GROUND FLOOR MISCONCEPTIONS!


GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR? WRONG!

SUCCESS FACTOR ONE (1): Strong Company Track record.

The truth remains MOST companies fail miserably and fail within the first 4 years. Many seem to fail sometime within their first ten years however, VERY FEW fail if they made it past the ten (10) year mark.

So, think about this: If you’re going to spend your time and possible money to invest in a long-term residual business doesn’t the company have to BE in business to send you the check?

Don’t waste your time playing Russian roulette with these start-up, ground floor “deals”.99% of them are junk and won’t be around long. Build a business to last a lifetime NOT a lunch-time.

Don’t believe me?  The hidden meaning of “ground floor”

What the ground floor guys (the promoters) are really saying is:                                            “Get in right now, while there’s still something to gain, because there’s no real future in this business… you get less value than I did, your recruits get less than you… it’s all downhill from here! So join now and make a quick buck at the expense of someone you recruit! Join now!”

Let’s dig a little deeper:

What is a ground floor opportunity?

One of the most common claims for “hot” Network Marketing (MLM) opportunities is that they’re “ground floor” opportunities. The implication is that you should get in now (RIGHT NOW!) if you want the biggest advantage for yourself. If you’re involved in a “ground floor opportunity” keep reading and find out why the ground floor is your destination not your starting point.

 Just like the DREADED pyramid scheme….

The term “ground floor” opportunity implies that those who get in “on the ground floor” have a very real advantage over those who follow in future. In other words, the opportunity and the rewards get worse as the company grows. This absolutely means that there is NOT a long-term, residual income opportunity AND certainly folks YOU share this type program with are at GRAVE RISK for LOSS.

A sound network marketing opportunity will get better as it grows. Not worse. So there is no need to rush to join a brand new company. You will in fact be taking a big risk doing so.

The more people who know about a genuine Network Marketing company, the easier it becomes to build your business, providing that the products and compensation plan deliver measurable benefits. (And don’t worry about market saturation. Nearly everyone has a mobile phone or television or fridge, but millions and millions are still sold to these very people every single month!)

The more that people know about the products of “ground floor” opportunities, the less they want to have anything to do with them!
The reason why so many business opportunities are “ground floor” is simple:

The products are shoddy, unsafe, overpriced, don’t work or are completely unnecessary. Or the rewards dwindle the further along you go.

The Infrastructure:                                                                                                          People getting involved in “ground floor” opportunities under estimate the importance of having proper training. Does a ground floor opportunity have sufficient training in place for you to succeed? Are the methods of getting, keeping, re-selling to, and pleasing customers tried, tested, proven, and improved upon? Is the “ready to explode” company able to cope with expansion, considering that it’s never expanded before? Is the ground floor opportunity going to be around in a year or 2 years? Is it going to be around for the next 80 years, like some existing Network Marketing companies?
The lack of support to build your business is one of the most notable reasons why people fail in Network Marketing (MLM).

So why do people join a company with a complete lack of support?

Because a “ground floor” opportunity will try to appeal to your greed, laziness, selfishness or stupidity. “Get in now before everyone else does, because then it will be too late and there will be no point joining then.” Hmmm…. Questions to ask yourself

  • How do you know the credibility of the people running the company?
  • What is their track record?
  • Do they have what it takes to create a million dollar bestseller of a product/company?
  • Will they ditch the distributors in future?
  • Have they been involved in launching companies before? How did these companies do?
  • Did they fizzle out, or did they take the world by storm and then get sold to Yahoo?
  • If you type the owners name into google, what comes up? Praise from the best newspapers, or scam alerts from the forum boards from people who got caught in the hype of their last company?
  • Is there any real need for the product? Would you pay the full price for it even if you weren’t promoting it?
  • Would you promote it even if you weren’t paid to?
  • If you get involved with a “ground floor” opportunity because you can get in “on the ground floor”, why would someone join your business further down the line, when it is no longer a superb “ground floor” opportunity?
  • Would your friends forgive you if they invested a few hundred pounds (or even thousands!) in this new company because of you only to find it wasn’t ever going to last?
  • Would you and your income (and your friends) be better off if you joined one of the numerous companies that exist that have a proven track record, proven sales figures, proven growth plan, proven effective training, and a product which people really do actually want?

 Would you bet your reputation on it?

You have little to gain and everything to lose by getting involved with an opportunity paraded round as a “ground floor” opportunity. Especially your good name. And your friends. Be especially careful of any network marketing business promoted as “a ground floor opportunity.” Is it really? If it IS, give it a miss. It has a very limited future. Even if you get in for a quick killing, it will be at someone else’s expense. And they really will spread the bad news about you, your business opportunity and your “business ethics” long and loud. You’ll find it increasingly difficult to build another business if you fall for a “ground floor opportunity” and start promoting it far and wide. You may also lose friends. If the business is NOT a true “ground floor” opportunity, take a long, hard look at the people trying to recruit you by telling you it is one.

They will fall into one of these three groups:

1. They’re trying to appeal to your own greed, laziness, selfishness or stupidity (or all of these!) to get you involved because they believe they have something to gain from you. After all, they’re already in before you, so you’re going to be worse off than they are (in their own minds)! If they’re willing to do this to you when it’s NOT a true “ground floor” opportunity, what might they be willing to do to you if it were? They’re out-and-out rip-off merchants, manipulators and exploiters. Sign up at your own risk.

2. They don’t understand what they’re doing. They’re just repeating what they’ve been told.
3. They think that it’ll be more appealing to present a legitimate business as a “ground floor” opportunity!

Remember… the last thing you need in a sponsor is exploitation, ignorance or foolishness. Unless, of course, you’re no different to them.

Sad but true!

I evaluate all and any business opportunity with my “Business Evaluation Tool”. You can find it on this blog. I do however, strongly encourage you to speak with me directly!

Send me an email request here: Yourwayoutforever@gmail.com

This is Your Way Out Forever.

Paul

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THE LURKING FINANCIAL CRISIS!

“LURKING”. Isn’t it already here?

NOPE. Not yet! The worst is yet to come…but it is coming! I am NOT staking a claim to “doom n Gloom” however, I am saying YOU better re-think your position on this planet. OUR way of life may change drastically over the next 12-24 months. AND I am not just saying we may have to give up high-ticket items. Our very existence is in jeopardy. The blog post below is HUGE. It will captivate you and I hope get you to re-think what you do each day to protect you and your loved ones. At the end of the post there are options to learn HIS financial strategies. I am not endorsing nor NOT endorsing them. Look into it and let me know what you find.

HOWEVER, I AM AGGRESSIVELY STATING YOU MUST LOOK AT THAT MY COMPANY CAN PROVIDE YOU.

What is it? click the tab “Your way Out” and listen to my audio on demand. Simply.

here’s the post:

WARNING: What you are about to see is controversial, and may be offensive to some audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

Hello. My name is Porter Stansberry.

A little over ten years ago I founded Stansberry & Associates Investment Research. It has become one of the largest and most recognized investment research companies in the world, serving hundreds of thousands of subscribers in more than 120 countries.

You may know of our firm because of the work we did over the last several years – helping investors avoid the big disasters associated with Wall Street’s collapse.

We warned investors to avoid Fannie and Freddie, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and General Motors and dozens of other companies that have since collapsed. We even helped our subscribers find opportunities to profit from these moves by shorting stocks and buying put options. To my knowledge, no other research firm in the world can match our record of correctly predicting the catastrophe that occurred in 2008.

But that’s not why I created this letter.

I reference our success and experience with Wall Street’s latest crisis because we believe there is an even bigger crisis lurking – something that will shake the very foundation of America.

And that is why I’ve spent a significant amount of time and money in the past few months preparing this letter.

In short, I want to talk about a specific event that will take place in America’s very near future… which could actually bring our country and our way of life to a grinding halt.

This looming crisis is related to the financial crisis of 2008… but it is infinitely more dangerous, as I’ll explain in this letter.

As this problem comes to a head, I expect there to be riots in the streets… arrests on an unprecedented scale… and martial law, enforced by the U.S. military.

Believe me, I don’t make this prediction lightly and I have no interest in trying to scare you.

I’m simply following my research to its logical conclusion.

I did the same when I tracked Fannie and Freddie’s accounting. The same with General Motors. And Bear Stearns and the rest. And when I began giving this warning in 2006 no one took me very seriously… not at first. Back then, most mainstream commentators just ignored me.

And when I presented my case and exposed the facts at economic conferences, they got angry. They couldn’t refute my research… but they weren’t ready to accept the enormity of its conclusions either.

That’s why, before I go any further, I have to warn you…

What I am going to say is controversial. It will offend many people… Democrats, Republicans, and Tea Partiers, alike. In fact, I’ve already received dozens of pieces of hate mail.

And… the ideas and solutions I’m going to present might seem somewhat radical to you at first… perhaps even “un-American.”

My guess is that, as you read this letter… you’ll say: “There’s no way this could really happen… not here.”

But just remember:

No one believed me three years ago when I said the world’s largest mortgage bankers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would soon go bankrupt.

And no one believed me when I said GM would soon be bankrupt as well… or that the same would happen to General Growth Properties (the biggest owner of mall property in America).

But again, that’s exactly what happened.

And that brings us to today…

The same financial problems I’ve been tracking from bank to bank, from company to company for the last five years have now found their way into the U.S. Treasury. I’ll explain how this came to be. What it means is critically important to you and every American…

The next phase in this crisis will threaten our very way of life.

The savings of millions will be wiped out. This disaster will change your business and your work. It will dramatically affect your savings accounts, investments, and retirement.

It will change everything about your normal way of life: where you vacation… where you send you kids or grandkids to school… how and where you shop… the way you protect your family and home.

I’ll explain how I know these events are about to happen. You can decide for yourself if I’m full of hot air. As for me, I’m more certain about this looming crisis than I’ve been about anything else in my life.

I know that debts don’t just disappear. I know that bailouts have big consequences. And, unlike most of the pundits on TV, I know a lot about finance and accounting.

Of course, the most important part of this situation is not what is happening… but rather what you can do about it.

In other words: Will you be prepared when the proverbial $@*% hits the fan?

Don’t worry, I’m not organizing a rally or demonstration. And I’ve turned down every request to run for political office.

Instead, I want to show you exactly what I’m doing personally, to protect and even grow my own money, and how you can prepare as well.

You see, I can tell you with near 100% certainty that most Americans will not know what to do when commodity prices – things like milk, bread and gasoline – soar. They won’t know what to do when banks close… and their credit cards stop working. Or when they’re not allowed to buy gold or foreign currencies. Or when food stamps fail…

In short, our way of life in America is about to change – I promise you. In this letter I’ll show you exactly what is happening.

You can challenge every single one of my facts and you’ll find that I’m right about each allegation I make.

And then you can decide for yourself.

Will you act now to protect yourself and your family from the catastrophe that’s brewing right now in Washington?

I hope so. And that’s why I wrote this letter.

I’m going to walk you through exactly what I am doing personally, and what you can do as well. I can’t promise you’ll emerge from this crisis completely unharmed – but I can just about guarantee you’ll be a lot better off than people who don’t follow these simple steps.

But I’m getting ahead of myself just a bit.

Let me back up and show you in the simplest terms possible what is going on, why I am so concerned, and what I believe will happen in the next 12 months…

The Greatest Danger
America Has Ever Faced?

In short, I believe that we as Americans are about to see a major, major collapse in our national monetary system, and our normal way of life.

Basically, for many years now, our government has been borrowing so much money (very often using short-term loans), that very soon, we will no longer be able to afford even the interest on these loans.

Again… I say these things as an expert in accounting and financial research.

You may not think things are THAT BAD in the U.S. economy, but consider this simple fact from the National Inflation Association:

Even if all U.S. citizens were taxed 100% of their income… it would still not be enough to balance the Federal budget! We’d still have to borrow money, just to maintain the status quo.

That’s absolutely incredible, isn’t it?

Yet I’ve never seen this fact reported anywhere else.

Normally I study these kinds of numbers when I’m looking at a business to invest in or to recommend to my readers. But lately I’ve spent most of my time looking into our national balance sheet, because as the banking system collapsed in 2008, all of the bad debts were absorbed by the world’s governments.

For example, when Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collapsed in the summer of 2008, the U.S. government responded by simply guaranteeing all of their outstanding debt.

Since then these companies have recorded hundreds of billions of losses – all of which were passed along to the government. Yes, you can still get mortgages today. And yes, Freddie and Fannie are still in business. But costs associated with these programs are piling up at the U.S. Treasury – and they are enormously expensive.

These losses and trillions in other private obligations are now the responsibility of the U.S. government.

The problem is, even before this crisis, our government was deeply in debt. With each additional commitment we sink further and further into debt… closing in upon the moment that we can simply no longer afford even the interest payments on our obligations.

According to even my most conservative calculations (using numbers provided by the Congressional Budget Office) a debt default by the U.S. government would be inevitable – were it not for one simple anomaly… the one thing that has saved the United States so far.

I’m talking about our country’s unique ability to simply print more money.

You see, the U.S. government has one very important weapon to use in this crisis: It is the only debtor in the world who can legally print U.S. dollars. And the U.S. dollar is what’s known as “the world’s reserve currency.”

The dollar forms the basis of the world’s financial system. It is what banks around the world hold in reserve against their loans.

That’s a secret that most politicians don’t understand:

As things stand now, the U.S. government can’t go broke in any ordinary sense of the word because it can simply print dollars to pay for its bad debts. (It’s been doing so since March of 2009).

That might sound pretty good at first. Since we can always just print more money, what is there to worry about…?

Well, let me show you…

You see, as things stand today, America is the only country in the world that doesn’t have to pay for its imports in a foreign currency.

Let’s say you’re a German and you want to buy oil from Saudi Arabia. You can’t just pay for your oil in German marks (or the new euro currency), because the oil is priced in dollars.

So you have to buy dollars first, then buy your oil.

And that means the value of the German currency is of great importance to the German government. To maintain the value of its currency Germans must produce at least as much as they consume from around the world, otherwise the value of its currency will begin to fall, causing prices to rise and its standard of living to decline.

But in America…?

We can consume as much as we want without worrying about acquiring the money to pay for it, because our dollars are accepted everywhere around the word. In short, for decades now, we haven’t had to produce anything or export anything to get all the dollars we needed to buy all the oil (and other goods) our country required.

All we had to do was borrow the money.

And boy did we. Take a look at this chart…


Even as late as the 1970s, America was the world’s largest creditor. But by the mid-1980s we’d become a debtor to the world. And since the late 1990s we’ve been the world’s LARGEST debtor.

Today, our government owes more money to more people than anyone else in the world.

And that was before the financial crisis!

In short, with all of these bad debts piling up, we’ve had to begin repaying our debts by printing trillions of new dollars. The impact of this is only just now beginning to be felt.

And once our creditors figure out what’s happening, they’re going to be very angry.

I believe they will either completely stop accepting dollars in repayment… or greatly discount the value of these new dollars. I’m sure you think that sounds crazy, but as I’ll show you, it is already happening.

And that will make our consumption-led way of life impossible to afford.

Just think about the price of oil…

Access to cheap oil has been America’s #1 gift of owning the world’s reserve currency.

This,  along with several other government policies, has made gas cheaper in the U.S. than almost anywhere else in the developed world. I know you may think gas prices have skyrocketed in recent years… but look at how much less we pay than other developed nations…

  • United States: $2.72 a gallon on average
  • Oslo, Norway: $7.41…….. (172% higher)
  • Berlin, Germany: $6.82…. ( 151% higher)
  • London: $6.60…………….(143% higher)
  • Rome, Italy: $6.40…………(135% higher)
  • Paris, France: $6.04………..(122% higher)
  • Tokyo, Japan: $5.40……….(98% higher)
  • Toronto, Canada: $3.81……(40% higher)

According to the most recent study (March 2011) by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, we pay around $3.61 a gallon on average, here in the U.S. But in Canada, it’s $5.56, the French pay a whopping $8.21, the Japanese pay $6.62, Australians pay $5.41, and the Chinese pay $4.54.

And here’s the thing…

If oil is no longer priced in dollars, the price of oil for Americans will skyrocket immediately. It will change our lives, overnight.

Airline travel will get much more expensive. The cost to ship goods by truck to grocery stores around the country will get much more expensive. Farming itself will get a lot more costly… so will commuting to work… taking a taxi… just about everything we do will suddenly get much more expensive.

And just remember: In order for prices to start skyrocketing, all that has to happen is that other countries start preferring payments in something besides U.S. dollars.

The U.S. dollar has been the world’s currency for decades now… so most Americans don’t have a clue about what the repercussions are of losing this status.

You might think this could never happen… but it happens all the time when countries get too far in debt or when they consume too much or produce too little.

In fact, the same thing happened to Great Britain in the 1970s.

Most people don’t know this, but British Sterling was the reserve currency for most of the world for nearly 200 years… for most of the 18th and 19th centuries.

It continued to play this role until after World War II, when America was forced to prop up Britain’s economy with foreign aid – remember the famous Marshall Plan, when we gave billions to help European countries rebuild?

Unfortunately though, Britain pursued a socialist national agenda. The government took over all of the major industries. Like Barack Obama, Britain’s leaders wanted to “spread the wealth around.” Pretty soon the country was flat broke.

The final straw for Britain came in 1967, when things got so bad the Labour Party (the socialists) decided to “devalue” the British currency by 14%, overnight. They believed this would make it easier for people to afford their debts.

In reality, what it did was make anyone holding British sterling 14% poorer, overnight, and it made everything in Britain, much, much more expensive in the coming years.

And for the country as a whole, it ushered in one of the worst decades in modern British history.

Most Americans don’t know about Britain’s “Winter of Discontent” in the late 1970s, when the government put a freeze on wages. There were continuous strikes in nearly every sector… grave diggers, trash collectors… even hospital workers. Things got so bad at one point that many hospitals were reduced to accepting emergency patients only.

In 1975, inflation in Britain skyrocketed 26.9%… in a single year!

The government also imposed what was known as the “Three Day Week” in 1974. In short, businesses were limited to using electricity for only three specified consecutive days’ each week and they were prohibited from working longer hours on those days. Television companies were required to cease broadcasting at 10.30pm… to save electricity.

The extreme problems in the economy led to Britain being nicknamed, “the sick man of Europe.”

Just how bad were things, exactly?

Well, listen to several Brits tell of their experiences. Their stories were collected recently by the BBC television channel…

John Blackburn, from Wetherby said:
“I was a control engineer at Huddersfield Power Station at the time and part of my duty was to switch off the supply to various substations around the town, according to an official rota. On many an evening shift I would have to switch off the power to my own home before going back for a candle-lit supper!”

Richard Evans, from London, recalls:
“My mother had to cross a picket line to get into the maternity hospital (they told her she couldn’t come in….). My Grandmother had to bring in food for her to eat, and clean towels and bedding.”

David Stoker, Guildford, said:
“I lived in the North East near Newcastle and I vividly remember my grandmother and I walking from one shop to another in search of candles to buy. All were sold out. Innovatively, butchers placed string down cartons of drippings which we bought… These worked although the smell and risk of fire made them less practical than candles.”

Imagine… Britain was a global superpower for 150 years. But when they started intentionally devaluing their currency, things went straight down hill.

Maybe you don’t think something similar can happen here… but I’m telling you… it’s already underway!

In fact, the exchange value of the U.S. dollar has plummeted in the past year. Look at this chart…

From June first of 2010 to June 1st of this year, the U.S. dollar has plunged 12%. That’s a huge move in the currency world. In short, people are quickly losing faith in the U.S. dollar.

What happened to the British currency is now happening to the U.S. dollar.

Not only will the price of gas, oil, and other commodities skyrocket in America, almost EVERYTHING we consume will immediately get more expensive. All the clothing, furniture, and household goods we import from China.

All the food we get from Central and South America… all the electronics, televisions, computers, and cars we get from Asia and Europe.

In fact, it’s happening, right now before our eyes: The price of gold is up 85% since the financial crisis. Oil prices have doubled. Soy beans are way up. Copper prices are up more than 170% since 2009. Cotton prices are up 80%… in just the past few months, since July of this year!

In fact, it’s happening right now before our eyes: The price of gold is up more than 100% since the financial crisis of 2009.

See Kitco historical gold prices. IN the beginning of Nov. 2008, gold was trading for less than $740. Now it’s over $1,500, so it’s up more than 100%.

As Wesley Card, the head of a clothing company that includes brands like Dockers and Anne Klein, recently said: “It’s really a no-choice situation. Prices have to come up.”

The chart below shows how much a few key commodities have skyrocketed in price, just since the beginning of 2009…


Of course, skyrocketing commodity prices are just the beginning.

There are other disastrous consequences to the U.S. dollar losing status as the world’s currency…

For example, there would be much less demand for U.S. dollars around the globe, so interest rates will skyrocket. Instead of getting a mortgage at today’s incredibly low rates of 4.5%, it might cost you 8% or even 10% or 15%.

Imagine what that would do to housing prices!

Stock prices will likely plummet by at least 40% in a matter of weeks as a result of this event in the currency markets.

It will cost every American business A LOT more money for supplies and materials. No one will be able to get a loan… and no bank will want to make loans.

In short, when the U.S. dollar loses its spot as the world’s ‘reserve currency,’ it will cause a brutal downturn in the economy, which I expect will be about 10-times worse than the mortgage crisis of 2008.

You see, what will also happen as a result of this currency crisis, and the end of the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency, will be massive inflation, the likes of which we have never seen before.

When everyone is trying to get rid of their dollars, the government is printing more and more to pay debts, and no one wants to own them, the crisis will reach epic proportions.

Just look for example, at what happened to one European country that faced this type of crisis in the 1990s…

This is what happens during a major hyperinflation in the real world.

By the early 1990s, the national government of one European nation had spent nearly all its savings. So what did they do next? Simple… they began to steal the savings of private citizens by limiting people’s access to their money in government-controlled banks.

And of course, to finance the daily operations of maintaining their basic infrastructure, they started printing money, big time. Even so, the country’s basic infrastructure began to fall apart. There were potholes in the street, broken water pipes… elevators that never got repaired… and entire construction projects that simply shut down, before being completed.

At this point, the unemployment rate was more than 30%.

Not too bad, right?

But it got worse… much worse.

You see, once you start down the dangerous road of printing money, things can get extremely bad, very quickly.

As San Jose State University Economics Professor Dr. Thayer Watkins, an expert on countries that try to inflate their way out of big debts, wrote on this particular disaster:

“The government tried to counter the inflation by imposing price controls. But when inflation continued, the government price controls made the price producers were getting so ridiculously low that they simply stopped producing. bakers stopped making bread… slaughterhouses refused to sell meat to the stores… other stores closed down”

So what did the government do next to try to curb inflation?

Well, one bright idea they had was to force stores to fill out government documents every time they increased prices. They thought that this would slow down price increases, because the paperwork would take so much time!

But like many government plans, this one had terrible, unintended consequences.

Since stores had to dedicate an employee to do nothing but register this paperwork, and since the process took so long, stores began to raise prices on basic goods at even higher rates, so that they didn’t have to come back and file more paperwork!

Incredible, isn’t it?

Then, of course the government did what all governments do during periods of hyperinflation: They created a new currency… which basically removed six zeroes from the old one. So 100,000,000 old units were soon worth 100 new units. Of course, this didn’t work either… it never does.

Between October of 1993 and January 1995, prices increase by, get this: 5 quadrillion percent. That’s…

5,000,000,000,000,000%
In other words, a loaf of bread that cost $1 in 1993, suddenly cost

$50,000,000,000,001
Yes, that’s $50 TRILLION.

I know, it’s laughable… but I can guarantee that the people of this once proud European country weren’t laughing one bit, especially those living on a fixed income.

Of course, at this point, the country completely fell apart. As Dr. Thayer Watkins wrote:

“The social structure began to collapse. Thieves robbed hospitals and clinics of scarce pharmaceuticals and then sold them in front of the same places they robbed. The railway workers went on strike and closed down the country’s rail system.”

At this point, businesses and citizens across the country basically refused to take the local currency.

Instead, everyone started dealing in German Marks. Keep in mind, the daily rate of inflation was nearly 100%.

Can you imagine the panic in a society when the price of just about everything doubles… every single day? It was absolute pandemonium, and the economy basically came to a grinding halt. It was like living in a war zone. Truckers stopped delivering goods. Stores, restaurants, and gas stations all shut down.

In fact, the only way to get gas was to buy it on the side of the road, from someone selling it out of a plastic can.

Steve Hanke, an Economics professor at Johns Hopkins, wrote that:

“People couldn’t afford to buy food in the free market – they kept from starving by either waiting in long lines at state stores for irregularly supplied rations of low-quality staples, or by relying on relatives who lived in the countryside.

For long periods, all [the] gas stations were closed, with the exception of one station that catered to foreigners and embassy personnel. People also spent an inordinate amount of time at the foreign-exchange black markets, where they traded huge piles of near-worthless money for a single German mark or US dollar note.”

The number of operating busses dropped by 60%… and busses were so crowded that drivers couldn’t even collect fares. Government ordered blackouts left people without heat and electricity for long periods of time.

In another ridiculous government move, they actually made it illegal to NOT accept a personal check.

Imagine… you could write a check… and in the several days that it typically takes for a check to clear, inflation would wipe out almost all of the cost of covering your check.

Of course, as is typical, the government took none of the blame. As Dr. Thayer Watkins reported, the government’s official position was that the hyperinflation occurred “because of the unjustly implemented sanctions against the people and state.”

Again… I know what you are thinking… “just because it happened in Europe doesn’t it mean it can happen here, right”?

Well guess what…

The same thing that happened in this European country – Yugoslavia – also just happened in Iceland and Greece, but on a less dramatic scale. Of course, the only reason the situations in Greece and Iceland weren’t worse is because of giant foreign bailouts. Yes… that’s right… more debt to solve the problem of already existing, insurmountable debts.

It’s all going to come to a head soon. Much sooner than most people think.

Remember too that in roughly the past 100 years this type of debt crisis has reared its ugly head in Germany, Russia, Austria, Poland, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Poland, the Ukraine, Japan, and China.

And I believe it will soon happen right here in the United States.

Don’t believe me?

Well, the truth is that it’s already happening at the local and state levels. Take a look…

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington, D.C.-based think-tank, at least 46 states face huge budget shortfalls for 2011, on top of the deficits they still haven’t completely figured out for 2010.

The center reports that the total state budget shortfall could reach $160 billion.

And although many states got federal help over the past year, that aid is now gone.

So what are these desperate governments trying to do?

You probably won’t believe their proposals…

* SELL EVERYTHING: The state of Arizona, for example, announced in early 2010 that it is selling $735 million worth of government-owned buildings, but will still occupy them by paying a 20-year lease. The government is selling the legislative buildings, the House and Senate, the State Capitol Executive Tower, the state fairgrounds, even prisons.

* RELEASE PRISONERS: In California, the state has taken the radical step of opening its prison doors and releasing thousands of inmates. About 11% of the state budget ($8 billion) goes to the penal system (more than they spend on higher education).

So California is slashing the number of inmates by 6,500 next year. In other words, they are cutting loose about 4% of the prison population.

Incredibly, other states, including New York, may soon do the same thing.

* LIFE INSURANCE: In Georgia, the government is proposing taking out “dead peasant” policies on state employees. When these folks die, the money won’t go to the dead person’s family… but to the state coffers, to help pay for more programs, insurance, and pension liabilities!

It’s simply incredible, isn’t it?

State and municipal governments are so broke, and so desperate, that they are taking unprecedented steps to at least temporarily avoid bankruptcy. Nearly every state in the union is talking about legalizing some form of gambling, to boost tax revenue. California still wants to legalize marijuana, even though it was defeated in the recent election.

Of course, none of these ridiculous steps will work on the long run.

And the truly amazing thing is that the U.S. Federal government is in even worse shape than the local governments! The only reason we haven’t seen the full brunt of this crisis yet on the federal level is because we’ve just continued to pile on more and more debt.

The states can’t print money… but the Federal government can (at least for now). And for the moment, this is all that is preventing a currency collapse of unprecedented proportions.

And this is the important point: What most people don’t realize is that the U.S. government can only continue printing dollars… as long as the U.S. dollar remains the world’s reserve currency.

In other words, this is all going to fall apart much sooner than people think. In fact, it’s already happening…

The first steps are already well underway. It is happening right now… before our very eyes.

I can’t stress this enough: You need to act now in order to protect your assets, and grow your savings in the next few years. In the next few minutes, I’m going to show you exactly how I’m protecting my own money, and what I recommend doing with your own.

But first, let me show you what exactly is going on right now…

“America… must be very worried”
Like I said, most Americans don’t believe the U.S. dollar could ever lose its spot as the world’s reserve currency.

But I am here to tell you… this process is already well underway.

For example, although it went almost completely unreported in the U.S. press, last fall, a group of the world’s most powerful countries, including China, Japan, Russia, and France, got together for a secret meeting – WITHOUT the United States being present or even knowing about the meeting.

Veteran Middle East report Robert Fisk reported on this even in the Britain’s Independent newspaper:

“In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese Yen, Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.”

Fisk also interviewed a Chinese banker who said:

“These plans will change the face of international financial transactions. America and Britain must be very worried. You will know how worried by the thunder of denials this news will generate.”

And sure enough, after Fisk published the details of this secret meeting, U.S. officials and central bankers from around the globe denied these plans.

But as the old central banking adage goes… how do you know exactly when a currency will be devalued?

The answer: Right AFTER the head of the central bank goes on television to adamantly deny that any such transaction will occur. (And guess who just went public in recent weeks with a statement about how the U.S. will “not devalue its currency”? Yes, you guessed it… U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.)

You see, the last thing a central banker wants to do in the midst of a devaluation is to give people a warning BEFORE he can devalue. So they have to deny, deny, deny. After the announcement is made, it’s too late for citizens and investors to get out.

Like I said, what’s incredible is that this story of a secret meeting among most of the major powers besides the U.S. was greatly under reported in the American press.

But you know what… the way I see it, it’s much more telling to look at actions rather than government press releases.

For example, here is what is happening, right now in the real world.

When you read these facts, I think you’ll agree with me that the U.S. dollar’s days are numbered, as far as remaining the world’s reserve currency.

China is getting out

Cheng Siwei, a former vice-chairman of the Standing Committee, said that China is going to stop putting so much money into U.S. dollars, and will instead look to the Japanese Yen and the Euro.

China holds more U.S. dollars than anyone else on the planet. But China is getting out of the U.S. dollar as fast as they can without crashing their own economy.

Look at this chart…


It shows that China’s holdings of U.S. dollars peaked in 2009, but China is unloading as many dollars as they can, as quickly as possible.

And this is just one sign of the end of the U.S. dollar standard.

There are many more…

The dollar is no longer good here

As I am sure you are aware, for years the U.S. dollar has been accepted almost universally around the globe.

Heck, many times when I’ve traveled, I never even bothered to convert to the local currency, because I knew everyone would take my dollars.

Well, that’s simply not the case anymore…

HSBC, one of the largest banks in Mexico, no longer allows you to deposit U.S. dollars into their banks. They’ve done this on the heels of money-laundering allegations, but we suspect they also simply don’t want to be stuck with tons of U.S. dollars, as the currency continues to decline.

This move would have been unfathomable 10 years ago… that a big bank in Mexico would no longer accept U.S. dollars for deposit. But today it is the harsh reality.

And Mexico is not the only place this is occurring…

Reuters reports that the same thing has happened in 2008 in one of Europe’s most popular tourist spots…

Currency exchange outlets in Amsterdam have been reportedly turning away customers who want to exchange their U.S. dollars for Euros.

As one traveling American told the Reuters news agency: “Our dollar is worth maybe zero over here,” said Mary Kelly, an American tourist from Indianapolis, Indiana, in front of the Anne Frank house. “It’s hard to find a place to exchange. We have to go downtown, to the central station or post office.”

In India, the country’s tourism minister said in 2008 that U.S. dollars will no longer be accepted at the country’s heritage tourist sites, like the Taj Mahal. And the U.S. dollar is no longer good anywhere in Cuba.

The New York Times reports that: “now, many shops in China no longer accept dollar-based credit cards issued by foreign banks… and foreigners cannot convert American dollars into renminbi beyond a given quota.”

Iran, of course, has already moved all of its reserves out of U.S. dollars, and Kuwait de-pegged it’s currency from the dollar a few years ago:

Bloomberg News recently reported that China and Russia plan to start trading in each other’s currencies to diminish the dollar’s role in global trade. “Given the risk to the dollar and U.S. assets from their fiscal position, they want to reduce their dependence on the dollar as an invoicing currency,” said Bhanu Baweja, of UBS bank.

It’s even happening here in the USA

Most Americans don’t know that some states in the Mid-West are already using “alternative currencies”…

An NBC News affiliate in Michigan reports that

“new types of money are popping up across Mid-Michigan and supporters say, it’s not counterfeit, but rather a competing currency. Right now, for example, you can buy a meal or visit a chiropractor without using actual U.S. legal tender.”

What most Americans don’t realize is that this is all totally legal.

The U.S. Treasury Dept web site says that, according to Coinage Act of 1965: “There is… no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services.”

I saw one report that says there are now 150 of these alternative local U.S. currencies being accepted around the country!

USA Today reports that the largest of these local currencies is a currency called “Berkshares,” which are being used in the Berkshires region of western Massachusetts.

According to the paper:

“Since its start in 2006, the system, the largest of its kind in the country, has circulated $2.3 million worth of BerkShares.”

And even in places that do not yet have local currencies, store owners may now actually prefer foreign currencies rather than U.S. dollars…

In Washington, DC, just 25 miles from my office, some stores have begun accepting euros. Of course, the euro isn’t much more stable than the dollar right now. But my point is that most people don’t understand there is NO FEDERAL REQUIREMENT in the United States for a private store to accept dollars for non-debt transactions.

You see, no matter what the government decides, stores and businesses will accept whatever they believe is a strong currency.

As Texas Representative Ron Paul wrote recently:

“If you walk into a 7-11 to buy a soda, the clerk doesn’t have to accept your dollars, he could demand euros, silver, or copper. But because legal tender laws backing the dollar have caused the dollar to drive other currencies out of circulation, [right now] it is easier for stores to accept dollars.”

Well, all that is quickly changing…

Many places in Texas now accept Mexican pesos for payment. “Euros Accepted” signs are popping up in of all places: Manhattan. And not only Manhattan, but in New York’s favorite summer playground… the Hamptons.

There, an art gallery assistant was quoted by The Real Deal: “I wouldn’t want to discourage a sale in any way because of a currency issue.”

And it’s not just small stores that are accepting other methods of payment besides U.S. dollars.

The Chicago mercantile exchange the world’s largest futures and commodities exchange board), now accepts gold to settle futures contracts. Until recently, the exchange typically accepted only U.S. treasuries and bonds as payment.

These guys obviously see the writing on the wall.

This would have all been completely unthinkable 10 years ago, but today it’s a reality. And this trend is going to keep moving incredibly fast.

That is why…

The smartest investors are taking action…

Bill Gross, who probably knows as much about currencies and debt as anyone in the world, runs the world’s biggest bond fund. He was quoted by Bloomberg:

“We’ve told all of our clients that if you only had one idea, one investment, it would be to buy an investment in a non-dollar currency. That should be on top of the list.”

Jim Rogers, one of the world’s most successful multi-millionaire investors writes:

“The dollar is not just in decline; it’s a mess. If something isn’t done soon, I believe the dollar could lose its status as the world’s reserve currency and medium of exchange, something that would lead to a huge decline in the standard of living for U.S. citizens like nothing we’ve seen in nearly a century.”

I know… you probably still don’t believe it can happen here in the United States. But think about it…

Are we as Americans really immune to the laws of economics and finance?

I don’t think so.

And every circumstance I know of, in which a government has tried to inflate its debts away, has ended in disaster. It will happen here too.

As Jim Rogers says:

“History teaches us that such imprudent monetary and fiscal behavior has always led to economic disaster.”

This is why World Bank president, Robert B. Zoellick, in a speech at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, recently said: “The United States would be mistaken to take for granted the dollar’s place as the world’s predominant reserve currency. Looking forward, there will increasingly be other options to the dollar.”

And this is why the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently published a paper calling for a new global world currency.

A paper entitled “Reserve Accumulation and International Monetary Stability,” written by the Strategy, Policy and Review Department of the IMF, recommends that the world adopt a global currency called the “Bancor” with a global central bank to administer the currency.

The report is dated April 13, 2010… and no, unfortunately this is not just a bad rumor.

This is a deadly serious proposal in an official document from one of most powerful institutions in the world.

Do you see where this is all heading?

As Brazilian economist and strategist Ricardo C. Amaral wrote:

“The US dollar served its purpose since the end of WW II and became the major foreign exchange reserve currency… [but] the days of the US dollar playing that special role… has reached the end of the line, since today that system is very sick and it is dying a slow death…

Mr. Amaral added that we will soon see: “the major collapse of the US dollar creating the biggest international monetary crisis the world has ever seen…”

This is why gold and silver prices are soaring:


It’s not a matter of “if” the U.S. dollar will lose its status as the world’s reserve currency… it’s simply a matter of “when.”

Investors know there are serious, serious problems with the U.S. dollar, so they are fleeing to precious metals, which have historically been very reliable when a country has major currency problems.

In short: It’s not hard to see why people are no longer accepting U.S. dollars… and why many foreign countries are pushing for a new world reserve currency.

The good news is, no matter what happens, I’ve found several ways for you to protect your savings – and you could even make 3- to 5-times your money over the next few years.

I’ll show you exactly what to do in a moment. But first let me explain why the collapse of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency could happen much sooner than most people expect…

The REAL State
of the U.S. Economy

I know many of my friends, colleagues, and family members are still in serious denial.

In the world of psychology, they call this the “normalcy bias.”

You see, the normalcy bias actually refers to our natural reactions when facing a crisis.

The normalcy bias causes smart people to underestimate the possibility of a disaster and its effects. In short: People believe that since something has never happened before… it never will. We are all guilty of it… it’s just human nature.

The normalcy bias also makes people unable to deal with a disaster, once it has occurred. Basically… people have a really hard time preparing for and dealing with something they have never experienced.

The normalcy bias often results in unnecessary deaths in disaster situations. For example, think about the Jewish populations of World War II…

As Barton Biggs reports in his book, Wealth, War, and Wisdom:

“By the end of 1935, 100,000 Jews had left Germany, but 450,000 still [remained]. Wealthy Jewish families… kept thinking and hoping that the worst was over…

Many of the German Jews, brilliant, cultured, and cosmopolitan as they were, were too complacent. They had been in Germany so long and were so well established, they simply couldn’t believe there was going to be a crisis that would endanger them. They were too comfortable. They believed the Nazi’s anti-Semitism was an episodic event and that Hitler’s bark was worse than his bite. [They] reacted sluggishly to the rise of Hitler for completely understandable but tragically erroneous reasons. Events moved much faster than they could imagine.”

This is one of the most tragic examples of the devastating effects of the “normalcy bias” the world has ever seen.

Just think about what was going on at the time. Jews were arrested, beaten, taxed, robbed, and jailed for no reason other than the fact that they practiced a particular religion. As a result, they were shipped off to concentration camps. Their houses and businesses were seized.

Yet most Jews STILL didn’t leave Nazi Germany, because they simply couldn’t believe that things would get as bad as they did. That’s the normalcy bias… with devastating results.

We saw the same thing happen during Hurricane Katrina…

Even as it became clear that the levee system was not going to work, tens of thousands of people stayed in their homes, directly in the line of the oncoming waves of water.

People had never seen things get this bad before… so they simply didn’t believe it could happen. As a result, nearly 2,000 residents died.

Again… it’s the “normalcy bias.”

We simply refuse to see the evidence that’s right in front of our face, because it is unlike anything we have experienced before.

The normalcy bias kicks in… and we continue to go about our lives as if nothing is unusual or out of the ordinary.

Well, we’re seeing the same thing happen in the United States right now.

We have been the world’s most powerful country for nearly 100 years. The U.S. dollar has reigned supreme as the world’s reserve currency for more than 50 years.

Most of us in America simply cannot fathom these things changing. But I promise you this: Things are changing… and faster than most people realize.

For a moment, just look at a tiny fraction of the evidence around us….

** 13% OF POPULATION ON FOODSTAMPS

And get this: The number of Americans on food stamps has now gone up every month for 37 months. That’s over three years!

Can a country really be in good shape when 14% of the population can’t even afford to buy food?

Or how about this…

** SHANTY TOWNS COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Although it’s gone almost completely unreported in the mainstream press, in a dozen or so cities across the nation (like Fresno, Sacramento, and Nashville), there are hundreds of people living in modern-day, Depression-era shanty towns.

The Fresno shanty town has received the most publicity, after a visit by Oprah Winfrey. There, about 2,000 residents are homeless. They even have a security desk at the shelter, because the encampment has gotten so large. City officials say they have three major encampments near downtown, and smaller settlements along two local highways.

Also…

** 43% OF AMERICAN FAMILIES ARE ESSENTIALLY BROKE

According to a recent article on MSN Money, about 43% of the American families spend more than they earn each year.

Look at this chart… it’s unbelievable..


The average household carries $8,000 in credit card debt… and personal bankruptcies have doubled in the past decade.

How in the world can we possibly spend our way out of the current crisis?

We certainly can’t do it with savings… the only answer is to print more money, which will hasten the fall of the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

** THE MYSTERY OF DISAPPEARING JOBS

There’s simply no one better at bending statistics than the U.S. government. Take the unemployment rate, for example. Back in the 1930s, anyone without a job but not retired was considered “unemployed.”

Today, however, the government calculates unemployment mainly by counting the number of people receiving unemployment benefits. So when people’s benefits expire, they are no longer counted… and the unemployment rate actually falls! Ridiculous… I know.

But the reality is, the true unemployment rate is much, much higher than what the government is reporting.


If you don’t believe me, look at two job postings I read about recently…

In Long Island City, an estimated 2,000 people waited in line at the local employment office – some for as long as four days! – to apply for 100 elevator mechanic apprenticeship positions.

And in Massillon, Ohio, 700 people applied for a single janitorial job… paying $16 an hour, plus benefits!

The point is, our country is not growing jobs, because the government makes it harder and harder for businesses. With current regulations in place, our country will never experience the type of growth necessary to dig our government out of the hole they’ve put themselves in.

I’m sure you think I’m exaggerating, but just look at what the CEO of one of America’s most important companies said..

Intel CEO Paul Otellini said in a recent speech: “I can tell you definitively that it costs $1 billion more per factory for me to build, equip, and operate a semiconductor manufacturing facility in the United States”

He said that 90% of the additional costs are not from higher labor rates… but from higher taxes and regulatory charges, which other nations simply don’t impose.

Cypress Semiconductor CEO T.J. Rodgers agreed that the problem is not higher U.S. wages, but anti-business laws. He was quoted in an interview with CNET News: “The killer factor in California for a manufacturer to create, say, a thousand blue-collar jobs is a hostile government that doesn’t want you there and demonstrates it in thousands of ways.”

Few Americans today realize that we have the second highest corporate tax rate in the world. And since Japan’s new prime minister just announced that he plans to reduce the country’s corporate tax rate by 15%… the U.S. could soon have THE highest corporate tax rate in the world.

Why would anyone want to start a business here, when they can do it for less money…and keep more of the money they make… by locating elsewhere?

It’s just another good reason to avoid the U.S. dollar…

So is this:

** DEBT-RIDDEN U.S. COMPANIES

Did you know that in 1979, there were 61 American companies that earned a top-level AAA credit rating from Moody’s?

Today, there are only four: Automatic Data Processing, Exxon, Johnson & Johnson, and Microsoft

Does this sound like an economic recovery to you… when only four companies in the entire country are stable enough to earn a triple-A credit rating?

Me neither. But it’s nothing compared to what’s going on in the housing sector…

** A CRAZY LAS VEGAS ECONOMICS STORY

You want to know how crazy things are in the U.S. right now…

Consider the bizarre state of the Las Vegas housing market, where The New York Times reports that building is booming again in a city where nearly 10,000 new houses are empty, thousands are in foreclosure, thousands of regular people have simply stopped paying their mortgages and average prices are down more than 60% since 2006.

What could possibly be driving this building mania?

Well, it turns out that buyers don’t want homes that were built during the boom, because they sit in neighborhoods that look like ghost towns, and because many of these never-occupied houses are filled with cockroaches and other critters.

So local builders are doing the worst possible thing they could be doing in Las Vegas right now… building more homes! Similar scenarios are taking shape in Phoenix and other U.S. cities.

Of course, this might look good for economic numbers, but all it does is make the situation much, much worse in the long run.

Want to see another crazy trick some businesses are using to artificially boost their earnings numbers?

This is just incredible to me…

** OUR HOPE FOR THE FUTURE: NEW JERSEY’S HOMELESS

If you’ve been reading my work at all over the past few years, you know that I am extremely bearish on the “for profit” education sector, such as University of Phoenix.

What could possibly be wrong with these institutions that offer inexpensive education to tens of thousands of students across the country?

Well, to me it’s just another symptom of how distorted and crazy our economy and country has become. Here’s what I mean…

One of the crazy practices institutions employ is to actually enroll homeless people into their programs.

You probably think I’m making this up… but even Business Week recently ran a report on this practice.

Why would they do this?

Well, because these folks qualify for federal grants and loans used to pay for college tuition fees. According to reports I read, the University of Phoenix, for instance, relies on federal funds for more than 85% of its revenues.

At another for-profit school, Drake College of Business, almost 5% of the student body at its Newark, N.J., campus is homeless, Business Week recently reported.

Of course, the majority of these students will never be able to repay their loans. But the colleges certainly don’t care… that’s the government’s problem… not theirs.

Once again, it’s the taxpayers like you and me who will be left holding the bag.

And here’s another good reason why investors are afraid of holding dollars right now…

** IN THE STOCK MARKET, IT’S 1937 ALL OVER AGAIN

One of the most worrisome problems in the stock market right now is that we could basically be repeating the exact same situation that occurred from 1937 to 1942.

Most Americans think we’ve had this amazing stock market recovery since the financial crisis of 2008… and we have to a certain extent.

But we are by no means out of the woods.

In fact, during America’s last real economic collapse, in the 1930s and 1940s, we saw a similar drop and recovery… before the markets crashed all over again.

In fact, the situation is eerily similar.

Look at this chart… it’s one of the scariest I’ve seen in a long time. It shows an overlay of what happened in the stock market in 1937 compared to 2008.


In both situations, we saw big crashes, of about the exact same magnitude… then a big recovery, again of about the same size.

But what will happen next?

Well, if history is any guide, we could well have another big leg down in the stock market. That’s exactly what happened 70 years ago.

And with all of the problems left unresolved in our economy today, it could certainly happen again, especially if the U.S. dollar loses its reserve status.

As The Wall Street Journalreported:

“Over the last year the stock market has followed a path eerily similar to 1937. First, a strong, rapid run to a recovery high – same pace, same magnitude. Then a correction – again, the same. Will we continue on the path that led the correction of 1937 into a collapse in 1938?

The point is, the cards are seriously stacked against us.

This looming currency crisis is inevitable.

Almost every state in the country is on the verge of bankruptcy. We have borrowed an impossible amount of money, which we’ll never be able to pay back.

Our economy is an absolute mess. Taxes are sky high already… and will certainly go much higher over the next few years. And nearly all of the world’s major financial players are preparing for an alternative to the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

To me, it is so obvious that we are about to experience a serious currency crisis, that I can’t believe people can deny this reality with a straight face.

Again, if you don’t believe a currency crisis is coming, just take another look at the price of gold and silver compared to the U.S. dollar over the past decade.


It’s obvious that smart investors want to hold gold and silver, not U.S. dollars.

Anyone with any sense or basic understanding of economics can tell that the U.S. dollar is doomed. And it’s going to have major repercussions, which the average American has not yet even considered.

So, what can you do?

Well, I’ve done a lot of research on this, and have found that there are a surprising number of simple things you can do to not only protect what you’ve currently got, but to also potentially make quite a bit of money as this currency crisis unfolds.

Here’s what I recommend…

What You Can Do to Protect
Yourself and Actually Make Money

So what should you do… to protect and possibly even grow your wealth in the next few years?

Well, there’s a series of pretty simple financial moves I believe you should begin making, immediately.

And here’s something I want you to keep in mind: I’m really only going to talk about your finances here.

As far as protecting your family… well… it depends on your circumstances. If you live in an urban area, I recommend making sure you’ve got somewhere you can go in case there are riots or food and water shortages. I think there’s a very good chance we’ll see that in the next two years.

Wherever you’re going to wait out the chaos, I recommend you have basic food, water, and medical supplies to last you for at least six months.

Remember, you won’t be able to count on the government during this crisis. Think about it… if the government couldn’t even save the city of New Orleans during hurricane Katrina, how in the world will it save an entire country when all hell breaks lose?

And as I said earlier, the truth is, the government won’t even try to save individual American citizens… the government will be much more concerned with saving itself.

As far as taking care of your money – to make sure you don’t lose money and even use this situation to come out quite a bit ahead – well, that’s where I can help you.

All of the moves I recommend are simple and fairly straightforward to implement – at least right now. If you wait to do these things, however, they will almost certainly get very expensive, difficult, and even impossible to do.

If you do these things now, not only will you be better prepared to weather the coming storm, I believe you could also make quite a bit of money over the next few years.

And if I’m wrong… well… that’s the best part… I think you’ll still make very good gains.

Even if all we get out of this crisis is a mild inflation, you will still be set up to do very, very well.

So here are the specific steps you should take…

STEP #1. GET SOME OF YOUR MONEY BEYOND THE REACH OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT (it’s perfectly legal, and a lot easier than you think)

I know you probably don’t believe me when I tell you that the U.S. government is going to implement policies to save itself, which are unimaginable right now.

But remember, desperate governments will do very desperate things. That’s why they outlawed the ownership of gold 80 years ago.

That’s why they are already talking about “nationalizing” automatic 401(k) and retirement plans… and it’s why it might soon be against the law to open a foreign bank account, or to move your money overseas without paying outrageous taxes.

The good news is, I met recently with a man who is considered one of the top “asset protection” attorneys in America.

In short, I learned that there are four simple investments you can make right now, which you DO NOT have to report to the U.S. government.

Don’t get me wrong…

When and if you ever sell these things, years down the road, you are still required to pay taxes on your gains. But the great thing is, while you are holding these investments, so long as you play by the rules, neither you nor anyone else is required to report them to the government.

And this benefit should be obvious…

The less the government knows about where you have your money, the better. They simply will have a very hard time taking what they don’t know you have.

I am personally putting a fairly significant portion of my portfolio into one of these assets. And I plan to hold it for a long time. No matter what happens, I know I’ll have a significant amount of money that is beyond the government’s grasp.

I’m not going to tell you exactly what I’m doing here in this letter, but I will explain everything in full detail in my new report, called: The 4 Investment Assets You Do NOT Have to Report to the U.S. Government. And I will gladly give you access to a copy, free of charge.

In addition to explaining how I’m protecting my own money, I’ll show you three other places you can put your money, which you legally do not have to report to the U.S. government.

Of course, normally it would cost you thousands of dollars to meet with my asset protection attorney, and to take advantage of his best strategies. But I’ll reveal everything you need to know to get started in this report.

Plus, I’d like to send you the information on…

STEP #2: HOW TO ACQUIRE THE WORLD’S SAFEST ASSETS, WHICH ARE LIKELY TO PERFORM BEST DURING THIS PERIOD.

What I’m talking about here is buying as much gold and silver as you can reasonably afford. I know… gold has had a huge run, jumping more than 400% in the past decade.

But believe me, when the U.S. dollar loses its status as the world’s reserve currency, this early run is going to be a mere afterthought.

I will be surprised if gold does not reach $5,000 or $6,000 an ounce in the next few years.

The smartest money managers in the world, people like George Soros, David Einhorn, and John Paulson, have all recently taken huge positions in gold. And I think you are crazy to not do the same.

How should you do it?

There are many options. And my research firm has recently published a great book, called The Gold Investors Bible, which details in full all of the best ways to own and hold gold bullion.

In this volume, we reveal dozens of secrets about the gold industry… specifically the best ways to buy, sell, and store your gold. It explains whey some gold coins are better than others. How to buy gold with ZERO dealer markup. How to easily and safely store some of your gold overseas, very cheaply… where to hide it… and so much more.

Not regularly available for sale, this book is valued at $24. I’d like to give you instant access to a copy, totally free of charge.

And what about silver?

Well, I believe silver will serve a unique role during this currency crisis.

Let me explain…

For most of recorded history, the price of gold has been around 16 times the price of silver. This ratio – the so-called “silver ratio” – has fluctuated from time to time based on silver discoveries and attempts by governments to regulate the silver-to-gold ratio. But… in a free market, where demand for silver as money exists, I’d expect the natural supply and demand balance to lead to a silver price around 1/16 times the price of gold.

If gold = $1,400…
Silver should = $87, but today it’s around $34.

Based on the historical ratio, with the price of gold around $1,500, the price of silver should be around $90. It’s not, of course. Today, silver is trading around $34. Today then, gold is selling for more than 44-times the price of silver.

What explains the difference between hundreds of years of history and today? Why is silver still so cheap relative to gold?

When silver is “demonetized,” as it is now (meaning it’s not being used for money, but just for industrial purposes), supplies soar as people sell silver for gold and other currencies.

On the other hand, during periods of monetary crisis, demand for silver as money pushes the silver ratio heavily in silver’s favor.

For example, the ratio returned to its historic range (16) during World War I. It happened again in the early 1970s, when Nixon abandoned the gold standard. It also happened most famously in 1979-1980, when it seemed as if America was really entering a serious money crisis

Most people don’t know this, but silver is actually the best-performing asset of this century… not gold.

As my multimillionaire friend and currency expert Chris Weber pointed out, Gold has risen from $256 to $1,500 since 2001. That is a rise of over 500%. Silver has risen from $4.02 to $34. That is a rise of 845%.

In short, silver is the best hedge against a money crisis.

As the dollar fails, silver will once again be in demand as money.

And my friend Chris Weber believes silver will likely hit $187 an ounce.

If that happens, you could make gains of around 450% if you invest at today’s prices.

So what are the best ways to buy silver?

Well, my firm has done a ton of research on this precious metal. We have found great ways to hold the metal personally… to have it stored in a secure location in the United States or overseas… and more. We’ve put everything we know into a valuable guide called: Secrets of the Silver Market.

I’d like to give you this valuable resource, also free of charge. I’ll show you how to get it in a second.

But first let me get to the 3rd financial step I recommend you take right now:

STEP #3: LEARN THE 100% SECRET

If you want the opportunity to make a lot of money during the coming crisis, one sure way to do it is to learn the intricacies of an unusual investment strategy that is now making some investors an absolute fortune.

At my research firm, we have been teaching readers this method for several years.

And get this: You don’t have to buy a single stock to begin using this strategy… and it has nothing to do with “shorting.”

In a nutshell, this is an approach that could enable you to safely extract gains of exactly 100% from the market… without ever owning or touching a stock.

Keep in mind: this strategy can play out in two very different ways. Though you’ll always be able to keep the initial cash you extract from the market, there is a chance you will be required to purchase the underlying stock, at a price less favorable that its current market value. So please understand, there is risk involved with this strategy, and it probably won’t be right for everyone.

But this can be such a sound market strategy, especially in times of financial uncertainty, that once you learn how it works, you might decide to never invest the old-fashioned way again.

That’s why I call this the 100% Secret.

For example, look at how it has worked for a few of the folks I taught this secret to in recent years…

Last year, for example, Peter Kos of Boise, ID began using this strategy. He says he now makes an average of $10,000 per month. And Randy Bowman of Annapolis, MD told me he’s made over $87,500 with this technique. Bernard Henderson of Carmel, IN, now collects an average of $100 a day. Another, Harold Welchik of New Brunswick, NJ, has made over $20,000.

Tim Hewitt from Sacramento probably put it best when he wrote me and said: “This has saved my portfolio.”

That’s why financial author Lee Lowell writes: “I’ve been a professional trader for 17 years… but many people have never heard of a [this investment], let alone used this strategy. This is a great way to get your hands on instant cash.”

Pulitzer Prize winning author James Stewart learned this technique recently and said: “[These payouts] are so rich I consulted a colleague to make sure they were real.”

This seldom-understood strategy is how we’ve helped dozens of people make incredible gains, even in a terrible stock market. And in all likelihood, when the stock market gets really bad, as I expect it soon will, this will be incredibly lucrative and safe strategy.

Everything you need to know is in my new report called: The 100% Secret – The Easiest Way to Make Money When Stocks are Risky.

I’ll explain exactly how this investment strategy works so you can decide if its something that might be right for you. And I’ll show you how you could begin to take advantage of it, starting immediately..

Believe me, this is something you want to learn about now. Because as the stock market begins to unravel, this incredible technique will likely get more and more lucrative.

And that brings me to:

STEP #4: MAKE SURE YOU OWN THE ONE ASSET THAT CAN HELP SAVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, NO MATTER HOW BAD THINGS GET

There’s no telling exactly how bad things are going to get as this crisis unfolds.

I firmly believe there could be riots, marches in the streets, bank runs, massive arrests, and periods of uncontrollable mayhem… at least for several months as things begin to unravel.

But the good news is that there is one asset you can own (now widely available in America), which should help protect you and your family from this chaos… and could also likely make you a fortune in the years to come.

I’m not talking about guns or bonds or gold or other precious metals… or anything like that. And of course this has absolutely nothing to do with the stock market.

What I’m talking about is a very powerful asset that wealthy families have used for centuries to protect themselves… and preserve and build their fortunes.

An index tracking this asset has absolutely crushed the stock market between 1991 and 2009, by returning about 430% more than stocks during that period.

Best of all, it provided these gains with almost no volatility. Just look at the chart below.

See how that blue line goes straight up, without any hiccups?


Multimillionaire investor Barton Biggs wrote that this type of asset, throughout history, “protected both your wealth and your life.”

During World War II, for example, when millions of families lost their entire life savings through inflation or government seizure, this was the one asset that enabled some families to protect, preserve, and grow their money.

What the average American doesn’t realize is that many of the richest people in the United States have a significant ownership stake in this asset: The Walton family (of Wal-Mart fame), Bill Gates, Ted Turner, the Hilton family, Charles Schwab, Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen, the Hunt family (of Texas oil fame), the Hearst family, the Ford family, and more

As I mentioned, you can easily make this investment today, here in America. Probably less than 1% of the population owns it today… but it is readily available, and fairly inexpensive.

I’ve written up all of the details on everything you need to know. My full report is called: The World’s Most Valuable Asset in a Time of Crises.

There are several ways to make this investment. I’ll show you what they are.

Like I said, this has nothing to do with stocks, bonds, precious metals, guns, medicine, or anything like that. Yet it could save your family… and make you very wealthy in the coming years.

As my multi-millionaire friend Doug Casey says, it’s the ONE THING you should own in the years to come.

I don’t want to say any more about it than that, here in this letter. The truth is, the fewer people who know about this investment secret, the better.

So how can you begin taking these simple steps, right away?

Well, my company, Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, is a financial research firm.

We have a staff of about 50 people, and our main objective is to find safe and profitable investment ideas that you are not likely to hear about anywhere else.

Since we started this business a decade ago, we have helped a lot of people make a lot of money…

Harold Thiessen from Montana wrote recently to say: “My IRA has gone from a low of $315,000.00 to the present high of $952,000.00. I can only thank [you] for changing my life so much.”

Dan Koffin, from San Diego, also contacted us recently to say: “Since joining, my portfolio has grown by several hundred thousand dollars. I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”

We even got an interesting note recently from a reader named Ulysses Reuter, who says he has been making a “small killing” – enough to buy a nice-sized boat and a house in Mexico. Here’s the photo he sent (below). He writes:


Mr. Reuter added: “We took delivery of her 3 weeks ago and are cruising the Bahamas. In October we will take her through the Panama Canal over to the Pacific side since I just bought a home in Mexico…”

Then there was the nice note from Mitchell Donavan, from Ithaca, New York. He said: “I was working long hours with overtime to make a living when I joined you. The excellent results have allowed me to retire early.”

Believe me, nothing makes me feel better than receiving notes like these.

But I have to tell you, right now, I am really worried that a lot of our subscribers and many, many hard-working Americans are going to get caught totally by surprise when this inevitable crisis hits.

That’s why I created this letter, and that’s why I’d like to send you the full details on exactly how I believe this is all going to unfold… and exactly how to protect yourself and even prosper during this crisis.

Remember: The government is not going to save you:

If the government couldn’t save one small city from the disastrous news coming, then how is it going to save all of us when the [beep] really hits the fan?

You can either let things happen to you… or you can take a few simple steps and take charge of your family’s fate.

Please, just give the work I’ve done a look… and I believe you will have all the information you need at your disposal.

The best part is, you can take a look at my research, and receive everything I’ve mentioned here, at absolutely no risk or obligation.

Simply let me know you’d like to take a trial subscription to my monthly newsletter, called Stansberry’s Investment Advisory, and I will immediately give you access to:

Research Report #1: The 4 Investment Assets You Do NOT Have to Report to the U.S. Government

Research Report #2: The Gold Investor’s Bible

Research Report #3: Secrets of the Silver Market

Research Report #4: The 100% Secret – The Easiest Way to Make Money in a Risky Stock Market

Research Report #5: The World’s Most Valuable Asset in a Time of Crises

Also, on the first Friday of each month, I’ll send you my monthly newsletter, Stansberry’s Investment Advisory. I’ll keep you up to date on exactly what’s going on regarding this financial crisis, and I’ll show you some unusual and incredible ways to make money now and as it begins to unfold.

We have found some great ways to make a fortune as the government continues to try to bail out one failing industry after another.

I’ll also keep you up to date on what I am doing to protect myself. I’ll make sure you stay abreast of changes to the laws and government interventions.

And… every day the markets are open, I’ll send you my paid-subscribers-only e-mail called the Stansberry & Associates Digest.

In short, I report on all the work my firm is doing… the most interesting investment ideas… what we’re researching now… and what we expect to happen in the months to come.

So how much does my work cost… and how can you get started?

Well, a one-year subscription, including everything I mentioned here, normally costs $99 per year – that’s what many others have paid.

But right now, you can try my research, for HALF-OFF the normal rate. You’ll pay just $49.50 for an entire year.

Why so cheap?

Well, to be honest, our business really only works if our subscribers stick with us for the long-term. But we realize you’ve got to try our work first, to see if it’s right for you.

And that’s why, through this letter, we’re making it so cheap, and essentially risk-free to try. What I mean is, you’ll have the next four months to take a look at the Research Reports I’ve just described, plus the next four issues of my newsletter… and the next four months of my daily Digest reports. Try it for 4 months – FULL REFUND – 100% Keep everything.

If you decide for any reason my work is not right for you, just let us know and you can receive a full refund… and keep everything you’ve received so far.

In other words, by taking me up on this offer, you are agreeing only to TRY my work to see if you like it.

I know it will be one of the best financial moves you ever make:

I hope you’ll consider this offer seriously. I know in my heart it will be one of the best financial moves you ever make.

To get started, simply click on the link below, which will take you to a secure order form. Your order will be processed immediately, and you’ll have access to all of my work in a matter of minutes.

Sincerely,

Porter Stansberry
Founder, Stansberry & Associates Investment Research
July 2011

DO THE PRODUCTS MATTER?

Is this a trick question? NOPE. It is NOT. naturally, the products certainly are a key element of success in the home-based business arena. Any business actually. However, it’s NOT as simple as you may think. There are a few key factors to think about before we move forward with this post.

  1. Why are YOU embarking upon this method of income or business model?         If it’s for a quick hit or to “make some money” then the product line will mean very little to you. For the short-termer, MLM puddle jumper you know how these work. They are ALL a numbers game. Period. However, if you truly want to build a long-term, reliable, residual income you better give this some thought.
  2. Like I said. This is a numbers game: you better be prepared to dig-in.              This business is NOT easy. If you really believe the on-line community of click, click, enroll and get paid…you are a fool. It WILL WORK and it will dissolve just as quickly. That’s if the company ism around long enough to watch it fall apart.So, if what I say is true, don’t you want to build it ONCE? I hope so. if you do, pay attention.
  3. PRODUCTS MATTER; We will dig into this. For right now, just understand that the right product offering matters if you have even a remote chance of building anything long-term or residual. In addition, there are 12 other CRITICAL FACTORS you must consider. You can use my “Business Evaluation tool” right here on this site. trust me. It won’t fail you.

Ok…PRODUCTS: Here’s a quick bullet point of factors to consider.                                We will dive into a few of them here today:

  • YOU WILL FAIL if your company markets one (1) product or service. If the company you are in or looking at has ONE flag-ship, sexy, trendy, home-run, sizzle product…you will FAIL. It is simply a matter of time before a better,cheaper, more readily available product comes along in that category and decimates your business. YES, even the ENERGY “deals”. Remember EXCEL? Enough said.
  • YOU WILL FAIL If your company markets products in one (1)category. Don’t believe me? How many nutritional supplement companies would you like to review. Sure, there are some that held-up however, MOST of the “distributors” have failed. A choice group of overachiever re the only ones that made it. AND trust me, they have struggled to maintain what they do have left!
  • YOU WILL FAIL if you ever have to inventory or sell any of these products or services. This is more of a “distribution” topic but it applies. People fail. Period. If you think you can build a long-term residual, self-replicating business based on selling and home-parties you are a fool. People will drop-out like flies around a bug zapper. It is simply a matter of time. Why make it difficult for yourself?
  • YOU WILL FAIL if your company does NOT produce / offer / distribute UNIQUE products and services. You better offer something unique to some degree. Does it have to be a world discovery. No, not really but it does have to be better than what can found elsewhere. Naturally, you can’t satisfy everyone all of the time, but you better satisfy most of them most of the time. It better be unique.
  • YOU WILL FAIL if your company offers products that households can simply do WITHOUT. I like to call it “anyway$$’. What does that mean? Get involved with a company that offers BETTER products that people MUST have every month. Period. Its your ONLY chance at a, long-term residual income. Anything otherwise is not a long-term opportunity…it’s more like  a lunch-time opportunity.
  • YOU WILL FAIL if your company does NOT offer cost-effective products and services. Does that mean CHEAP? No it does NOT however, if you are marketing on the high-end…you will fail. Those folks that purchase today most likely will NOT long-term. They will simply replace your over-priced potion or lotion with a cheaper, comparable product. Sorry, but it’s true.

I could go on…but i think I can sum it up here. lets’ talk about something I refer to as the ‘BREATHE THE OF THE PRODUCT LINE” Your very best shot of building a long-term successful, dependable, residual income will come from a foundation of [products and services that meet these requirements:

  1. UNIQUE & CONSUMABLE. BETTER Products that folks can find in the local Wal-mart , use (every day) and re-purchase EVERY month.
  2. COST-EFFECTIVE: Maybe they are simply less expensive. maybe highly concentrated, maybe come with a re-order incentive. What ever the case. They better be of MORE value than the local store or your soon to be out of business.
  3. SHOP ONLINE OR BY PHONE:: If your customers can’;t buy them directly online your soon to be dead. if they have to purchase them from YOU…your already dead.
  4. SELECTION:Think of it like this. Find a company that represents every ROOm in EVERY home. products you find in a medicine cabinet,bathroom, shower, and a kitchen. maybe a garage, locker-room and your purse or gym bag. NOT one room, all of them.
  5. SERVICES: Find a company that offers a huge product line of necessity products that are unique, cost-effective and simply better AND offers services we/you use every day. Wireless phone services, medical discounts, insurance, internet and phone services, i.d. theft, protection,travel AND online access to retail stores such as Macy’s , Sears and Target.
  6. SAFE-GREEN. Really? need I say more?
  7. CUSTOMER INVOLVEMENT; What does this mean? Well, try to find a company that shares revenue with a CUSTOMER. Yep, somewhat never has enrolled or sponsire3d anyone. if they get a little “thank-you check”. They will never leave. Period.
  8. COMPANY LEVERAGE; what does that mean? find a company that aggressively researches and develops NEw product s and services and markets those items to YOUR customers directly. Watch your group / volume grow with NO effort on your part.

So…does you company meet these requirements?                                                          If NOT, you better re-consider what your doing. I am dead serious. YOU and it will FAIL. Does a company exist that offers this type of product line AND meets the other 11 success factors or criteria I mentioned? Yes, it does.

Email me here for a method of getting all the facts about that company AND what I do. yourwayoutforever@gmail.com

or listen here:

This is you way out forever. Once and for all!

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THE PEOPLE’S FRANCHISE

The People’s Franchise
“The very best business model developed so far for ordinary people to achieve extra-Ordinary success. Now is the time of best investment for greatest returns in Network Marketing. It’s like having the chance to buy gold again at $49 an ounce!”
John Milton Fogg

“I would rather have one percent of 100 people’s efforts than 100 percent of my own.”  — Andrew Carnegie
I’m going to be telling you about The People’s Franchise…How ordinary people can achieve extraordinary success. Now, it’s probably bad form to begin with a quiz— but just for fun, let’s do it anyway. Don’t worry. This is really easy— and it’s multiple choice, too.
Listen to the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the list of choices at the end: “In most Americans’ minds it’s a ‘scam’ and a ‘scheme’ – questionable or unethical at best, immoral and illegal at worst. “Many own-your-own entrepreneurial
hopefuls have been hyped into turning over their life savings, only to see the company go out of business, taking their dreams down with them. “Politicians, regulators and the media (especially the media) cry ‘foul’ whenever its name comes up. Newspapers, magazines and television news and talk shows regularly expose it for the ‘flim-flam rip-off it really is.’ Major corporations who get involved go out of their way to avoid any appearance of doing so. There is even a move in Congress to
outlaw it altogether!” Now, guess: which one is the right answer?
a) TV ministry scams
b) Off-shore Investment schemes
c) Multi-Level/Network Marketing
d) None of the above
Did you pick a), b) or c)? Well, there’s probably some truth to all those choices— but none of them is the right answer. The truth is, it’s a trick question. The right answer, “d) None of
the above,” WAS correct— more than 40 years ago! Back then, that’s exactly what people were thinking and saying about a radical, revolutionary new business concept called Franchising. In the 1960s— before Ray Kroc and McDonalds, before Dunkin’ Doughnuts, Midas Mufflers, Molly Maid, Pizza Hut… and all the other successful franchise companies established franchising as a legitimate industry— all of those negative things were being
said and done about franchising. And yes, there was even a move in Congress to outlaw franchising. And today…?
Today, experts say the franchising industry is responsible for more 40 percent of all retail goods and services we buy and sell in the United States alone— over One Trillion Dollars!

Not bad for what just a few years ago was labeled “a scam and a scheme.”
Let’s take a closer look at franchising. Franchising truly was a revolutionary business concept— and it still is.
Take a look at your alternative: 80 percent of all small business fail in their first year. 80 percent of those that make it don’t survive to see year five— and of those that do, even fewer will last another five. Think about it: how many companies do you do business
with that have been around for 10 years or more? Not very many…Franchising is a way for the small business entrepreneur to boost the odds of success. A franchise takes the guesswork out of building a business from scratch. The franchise company creates a “turn-key opportunity”— a ready-made, off the rack business, complete with products or services, logos, uniforms, training, vendors, policies and procedures. Virtually anyone with
the desire and start-up capital can climb into this vehicle, turn the key, and drive off down the highway of entrepreneurial success. It’s truly brilliant. You don’t need to know all there is to know about building a franchise to own one. The franchise company has done all that
work for you. You simply pay your franchise fee, build or rent your location and furnish it with the equipment the company has already designed and successfully tested for you, hire your people, and then pay the company a percentage of your sales and profits.

A Question: How well do franchisees do?
According to its critics, the truth is about one third of all franchises fail. Another third break even, and only one third make a profit. In fact some franchise veterans say you can’t
make money in franchising today unless you own at least five or more individual franchises units! Still, that’s a much better average than the 80/20 failure/success rate of conventional small businesses.

Question: How much does it cost to own a franchise, today?
Ahh, there’s the rub. Franchises fees range between a low/low/low of $1,000 to $500,000
and more. The average fee today comes in at around a about $50 grand.
You can get a Molly Maid or a Thrifty Car Rental franchise for a fee of $17,500. Sir Speedy is $25,000. And the big guys, like McDonalds…, well even if you could find one— Forget It! It’s in the millions…. The really bad news is that’s only the fee. You’ve still got to pay for the
building, equipment, initial inventory, etc. – all of which can run into the millions or more. The average investment in a proven franchise opportunity is $250,000! Not quite what the average person can afford. PLUS, most franchise company’s take a percentage of your sales— not just profits, SALES— as their royalty commission! It’s tough to start a franchise today. It’s not like it was back when the industry was young and unknown. As in real estate, the stock market or most other opportunities, the real money is made by those who get in early. There’s a higher risk, and a higher reward. Once anything is a
sure thing, it seems everybody’s doing it. Today franchises are proven profit centers. That’s one reason why they’re so expensive. You pay for having less risk than a
conventional business start-up— and you pay for being a Johnny-come-lately, as well.
But there is a way to have the low-to-no-risk benefits of a proven, duplicatable business system like franchising, and still enjoy the rich rewards of a ground floor opportunity.

Frankly, most Americans don’t have the extra $25,000 to $250,000 or more that it usually takes to own their own franchise business. But almost every one of us can afford to have the next best thing. And that’s exactly what I’m telling you about here:

The NEXT… BEST… THING…. The People’s Franchise…
… Network marketing. Network marketing has taken the concept of franchising— providing independent entrepreneurs with a ready-made,low-risk, proven, turn-key small business opportunity— and made some genuinely remarkable improvements on it. Low Capital Investment— Little or No Risk How much money do you need to become an independent
network marketer? There is usually no fee required to start your Networking business. You’ll typically commit between a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars for your sales kit, training and sales and marketing materials, and your initial product inventory if you even need it. The Benefits and Tax Advantages of a Home-Based Business For most participants, network marketing is a home-based business, so you don’t have the high overhead of a retail or office location. The equipment you need to begin your Networking operation can be as simple as a telephone, desk and file cabinet. And the potential tax advantages of owning and operating a legitimate home-based business represent one of
the last forms of tax relief available to the average American today.
No Employees— You Are In Control As a network marketer, you are an independent contractor – the CEO of your own businesses. Think of it as “Me, Inc.”. You have
no “employees.” The men and women with whom you’ll work are also CEOs, running their own independent networking businesses. In network marketing, you don’t simply “own your own job”— you own your own business. And unlike most entrepreneurs, your business does not own you! You are truly in control of your work— and your life.
More Choices— Part-Time, Full-Time, Travel, National and Global Businesses
Every network marketer is a volunteer: You don’t “have to” do anything. You’re free to work the days and hours you want, where you want, doing what you want— and perhaps most important of all, you’re free to choose the people with whom you work. Although the majority of networkers work their businesses parttime— currently about 85 percent of the industry are parttime— more and more men and women are pursuing network marketing as a full-time career. Some work exclusively from their homes; some choose to set up formal offices; others enjoy traveling to other cities and even to other countries, building
their businesses on a global scale. Personal and Professional Support In network marketing, you’re in business for yourself – but not by yourself. Your network marketing corporation’s success depends on your success— they’re your business partner, so
they give you the support possible, each step of the way.

As a good franchise company would do, a good network marketing company provides you with the product or service to market, plus an R & D department, new product development, field training, sales and marketing literature and promotional materials, a distributor service department, and more. And today every network marketing company is Internet Friendly. You and your company are truly partners in a win-win opportunity.
Sound incredible? It is— but there’s more. There’s another very special reason network marketing is the next step beyond franchising. Which is why it’s sometimes called…
Franchising. When you buy a franchise, you acquire the right to market the
product or service provided by your company. It’s much the same in network marketing, except that you don’t have to pay a franchise fee nor the same huge startup and overhead costs, have a retail location and/or elaborate equipment, hire and manage employees or there are no geographic restrictions on your marketing territory. You also don’t have to pay a percentage of your sales back to the network marketing company, as you do in franchising. What’s more, you are an independent contractor – you work for you— not for “the company.” And as if all of that were not remarkable enough, a network marketing company does one more truly revolutionary thing for you. They give you the ability to
offer the opportunity to build a successful business to others in partnership with you, too!
In network marketing, you not only get to earn income from marketing your company’s products or services (like a franchisee), you can also earn income from the sales generated by people you enroll into your own network organization (like a franchise company). They’re your ‘Business Partners’, men and women who, just like you, own their own independent network marketing businesses. That’s why we call it Franchising2.
And that’s what creates one of network marketing’s most powerful and profitable features: it allows you to leverage your time, talent and energy to earn commissions from the sales
made by all the other people you bring into the business. Remember, Andrew Carnegie
said, “I would rather have one percent of 100 people’s efforts than 100 percent of my own.”
That’s just what network marketing enables you to do.

This explains why so many “ordinary” people can achieve extraordinary success in the network marketing industry. Conventional sales and distribution methods depend on a few,
select high-performance sales superstars, who each do a huge amount of sales volume. Network marketing is just the opposite: it’s based on a lot of people – doing a little bit each.
That’s why we call this concept “The People’s Franchise” Network marketing powerfully
combines all the income-building benefits of being both a “franchisee” and a “franchise
company” at the same time— while cutting out the major stumbling blocks of both.
• There’s no fee, because you’re an independent network marketer                                            • You don’t pay royalties from your sales back to the company.
• There’s no hiring, firing or managing employees.
• There are none of the all-consuming demands of a seven-day work-week and 15-hour-a-day retail operation.
• There’s the powerful marketing advantage of offering superior quality, one-of-a-kind specialty products and unique services that meet high consumer demand with
exceptional value through Relationship marketing.
• There’s the independence of choice: choosing with whom you work, when, where and how you work.
• There’s the freedom of owning your own home-based business— and the tax saving advantages that come with it.
• There’s the flexibility of part-time or full-time involvement, as your unique situation allows… as you choose.
• There’s the possibility to leverage your time and energy and earn income from the efforts of others: in time, 10s, 100s even thousands of others.
• There’s the limited risk of a start-up that requires only a few hundred dollars.
• There’s the proven potential reward of both earned income and residual income— which can range from an extra $300, $500 or $1,000 per month up to $10,000,
$25,000 and more.
• It’s a great business for the Internet, too. When you combine the high-touch of network marketing with the high-tech of e-mail and the world wide web, it just might be the most perfect business of all….
• And finally, there is still the opportunity for you to be one of the first to enter an industry— an industry that has just begun its dramatic growth curve… an industry that is creating a revolution in the way the world buys and sells everything!

There has never been a better time than now to take a serious look at Network Marketing. “The People’s Franchise” is an extraordinary concept whose time has come— today!
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What should small business owners focus their marketing efforts on in 2012?

Marketing is, always has been and will continue to be the “Way OUT’ of poor economics. You must out-market your competition. HOWEVER…keep in mind Marketing is NOT sales. Position in the Market place is part of your marketing efforts. Become a Marketing machine from home. Click “Your way out”

Marketing, Branding & Advertising

2012 is here and for small business owners the task of developing a solid online marketing strategy looms ahead, too.

What should small business owners focus their marketing efforts on in 2012?

What marketing strategies will yield high conversion rates and generate lucrative sales for small businesses?

Which methods of online marketing will give you the exposure you are looking for to grow your business?

Your online reputation is going to become more important than ever in 2012. You need to be aware, monitor and maintain your online reputation closely. You don’t want to lose potential clients due to a negative post that appears about your company in a search results. It’s important to take control of your online information. You’ve got to spend time each day putting out positive content about who you are, what you do and what you have to offer.

Spend 15 minutes a day putting out info about your…

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DIGITAL MARKETING!

3 Ways to Turn Your SMS and Multi-Channel Marketing Campaigns into MVPs
Posted in Email marketing,Mobile Marketing,Multi-Channel Marketing,QR Codes,SMS Mobile Marketing,Social Media Marketing,Tips & Tricks by Trumpia on January 21st, 2012 at 10:39 am
With the Super Bowl right around the corner, I’m reminded of what a powerful marketing opportunity this time of year brings to advertisers who have the budget and resources to make a statement. Taking on a one-upmanship role to outdo their TV spots from the year before – not to mention other advertisers – it’s the one day on which the big brands have a large, captive audience. Unfortunately, the Super Bowl is one marketing channel which most small businesses find beyond their grasp.

Thanks to multi-channel marketing technology, however, your small business can still have a huge impact – even if you are unable to afford the price tag of the Super Bowl. The best part is that SMS marketing and cross-channel promotions can cost-effectively give you the response rates you need to boost your sales and kick-off 2012 on solid footing.

Drawing from a few of the most motivational football adages, here are some tips for ensuring the success of your next SMS marketing campaign.

Have a Plan for Orchestration. You’ll need to touch your customers in multiple ways across several channels if you want to make your campaign memorable and significant. Why not send out an email several weeks in advance of your sales event? Then, tell your important customers to save the date. Follow-up by posting your event information on Facebook a week prior to your event. Finally, send out a SMS marketing message a few days before the big day. It’s the surest way to increase your chance of gaining the greatest turn-out.
Execute Your Offense by Reaching out to 100 Percent of Your Audience. To gain the best response rates, you’ll definitely want to use more than one marketing channel. Unlike the day of the Super Bowl, every day people are multi-tasking and toggling back and forth between various mobile devices and digital and new media channels. The best way to win will be to consider people’s diverse messaging preferences. Reaching different people according to how they like to be reached will allow your message to be heard in every corner of your market.
Leverage the Speed of Instantaneous Delivery. With more and more people adopting smart phones, everyone is getting used to immediate data exchange and delivery. So your customers will appreciate connecting with you for instant access to your deals, news and updates. You’ll want to maximize the number of people that join your marketing database by advertising your mobile keyword and short code on your business card and incorporating your QR Code in your campaigns whenever possible.
Whatever you do, remember to always apply your creativity. Using multi-channel marketing technology, together with a well thought out marketing strategy, you can realize the kinds of wins that will make a big difference to your business.

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INSPIRATION, DESPERATION OR INSULATION?

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People will make changes and take action for several reasons. I believe they boil down to one, two or all three of these categories. Let’s face it, our ‘spare” time is extremely limited. I just recently read that American working Moms (and there’s more than ever) spend 81 minutes a day with their children!

My point is (For this conversation) that we simply don’t have a lot of spare time in the first place.

So, why are YOU considering building a home based business in your relatively small amount of spare time. The “WHY”: I can’t answer directly however, I will be t it falls into the three categories above. Right?

Let’s talk about it briefly.

INSPIRATION:

Have you ever been inspired for one reason or another to achieve GREATNESS?

And yes I realize “greatness” can be many different things for different people. A great Father or Mother. A great employee or employer. A great athlete or teammate…or maybe a great entrepreneur or business builder. Maybe you just want to be wealthy and live a lifestyle that most only dream of. Is that GREATNESS for you? What your GREATNESS is doesn’t matter. The point is if you’re inspired to do so you NEED a vehicle or a method of getting you there.

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DESPERATION:

Well most of us have been here. What happened? Pay-cut, job loss, divorce, widowed, economic downturn. You know the list. Sometimes there’s nothing more powerful than desperation. When wants truly become needs. When we say “Put food on the table” and mean it. Inspiration or desperation…it really doesn’t matter which. YOU ARE dissatisfied and it is time to FIX it, once and for all. If YOU NEED to make changes NOW and turn your life around I can help you!

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INSULATION:

So, things are going pretty well. Solid income, great family, nice home and cars & retirement in-tact. Things are looking good for you right? NOT so fast, there are MILLIONS of folks just like you that at one time or another felt pretty secure, JUST LIKE YOU. I can only say that “things” happen and things can change VERY fast without warning. I certainly hope they do NOT for any of us but the truth remains that many times it simply happens. Now what? People in this situation are worse off! Why do I say that? You have plenty to pay for. Unless you’re willing to mass wholesale assets (Most are not willing) you have to find another job or develop a large income fast.  So, where am I going here? Insulating ones income and lifestyle is something many never considering before. Today, folks create home based business opportunities as their ‘plan B or safety net. Take your spare time and develop a revenue stream that DOES NOT have anyone’s name on it than Yours! Save those funds while simultaneously creating a secondary income stream you could utilize IF something was to happen to your current income.

I strongly encourage you to insulate your lifestyle…starting right now.

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Click “I want to know more”. Fill out form and open the link to report.

Remember, there’s three (3) reason why people like you and I do or should do a home based business. That does NOT mean just any of them. Many can hurt you just the same. Select the right one!

Go to my website. Watch my video. You can also look though this blog to find more info.

We call them “Success factors”!

Take care and take care of your lifestyle, your dreams and your needs ONCE AND FOR ALL!

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