Good Strategies Behind Making Money From Properties

There is a lot of money to be made all over the world, yet there are only a handful of people who go and chase it. Most people settle with the jobs they have and the standard money that it brings in.

There are some people who are so career hungry that they chase more money and progress to higher roles. But the problem with this is that you’re always working for something that someone else wants you to do.

There is only so much money you can make when you’re working for someone else, and there’s only so much fun that you can have when doing it. Often, people get to the top of their careers and spend their time completely miserable because of how much work there is to do.

So, rather than letting you feel like that, we’re going to show you how there is plenty of money that can be made through property around the world. Whilst it might not be enough to allow you to leave your day job, it’ll give you a financial boost either in the short term or in the long term.

All you have to do is keep on reading to find out what you can do with property around the world.

Are you ready to start investing money into the property market? Here are some good strategies behind making money from properties. #makingmoneyfromproperties Long Term Investments

Sometimes you have to play the long game with your investments, and there is one big long game that suits property investments. All you have to do is secure a deposit on a location such as the Meriton Apartments, and then rent it out.

The reason it’s so long term is that you need to wait until you have rented it out for long enough to be able to sell it again when the mortgage is paid off. Think of the profit that you would have made on the property if you can find a way of being able to do this.

Property Flipping

Property flipping is an art that’s hard to master, and is often one that people are too fearful to get into. It’s the process of taking a run down home and turning it into something amazing that can be lived in.

The potential to earn a lot of money through this is high, you just need to make sure you pick the right home. A lot of it is to do with location and the amount of work that needs doing. There is no point going for a completely derelict home in a run down area and turning it into a palace, the potential to earn bigger amounts just won’t be there, and you may even find that you lose money.

You need to find a prime location and a home that’s looking a bit worse for wear. Put a deposit down on it only once you have figured out the renovation costs and the resale value it would hold. You then sell it on and make a profit on everything you’ve spent. But you need to have that initial pot of money to invest first of all.

Are you making money from properties? What’s your favourite strategy?  

Lessons in Debt Collection – Pacific Collection Group

Transitioning from consumer to business owner is an interesting path. There are so many things you don’t think about when you first start out as an Entrepreneur.   One of those things for me was debt collection.

Debt Collection – the Flip Side of Debt for Business Owners

I knew about debt from a personal perspective -from the consumer’s perspective.  I lived through the pain of being deep in credit card debt and I know just how long it took me to climb out of that hole.

What I hadn’t thought of, until today, was that one day soon – when I start selling more digital products, when I create a membership site, I may have customers owing me money – who can’t afford to pay.

As a business owner, debt collection can become a thing. 

Debt Collection Assistance

This post was sponsored by Pacific Collection Group, specialists in managing and collecting debt for businesses. Their goal is to simplify the financial settlement process in order to improve financial stability for both the business and the consumer.

Keeping it Simple – Cash Upfront

I’ve always loved the idea of simple transactions in business.

I started out in business as an Aromatherapist.  My clients were wealthy – most of them could afford to have a treatment once or twice a week.

My payment plan was super simple.  Clients paid me upfront for 8 treatments in order to get a discount.

It was a win-win.  They got a great deal and I got assured monthly income.

Cash upfront vs Accounts

The first time I discovered how damaging it can be to move away from the cash upfront model was a few years later when I was Head of Network Marketing.

The company had started out purely as a Network Marketing company but at this stage of their business journey, they had chosen two routes to market their nutritional supplements.

One was through Network Marketing (my division).

This was a pure cash upfront model and marketing was free because it was by word-of-mouth.

The other was through Retail.  The Retail division sold products to Wholesalers, who in turn sold into Pharmacies and Health Shops, who in turn sold to customers.

Margins were small and income was slow because the wholesalers insisted on paying in 30, 60 or 90 days.

Reaching the end consumer became an expensive exercise because most of it was above-the-line advertising – TV, Radio and Print Media.  What made matters worse was that it took months before we knew the results of these marketing efforts.

If there was little to no pull-through in the pharmacies, some of the stock would come back months later from the wholesalers, in damaged containers, close to expiry.

Moving over to Retail was one of the main reasons this company went into liquidation. The cash side of the business couldn’t cover all the costs of maintaining the retail side of the business.

Big lessons learned in this business and not an experience I would ever want to go through again.

How do you handle debt collection in your business?     These are lessons I've learned in debt collection over the years.     Post sponsored by Pacific Collection Group.     #DebtCollection #DebtCollectionAssistance #PacificCollectionGroup

Debt Collection in My Online Business

Back to the present and my business as a Digital Entrepreneur.

As I plan out my strategy for my online business, I am mindful of these important business lessons.

So far, debt collection in my business has been straightforward. I’ve mostly sold freelance services (sponsored posts and content writing) and been paid per job as I complete it.

There’s been the odd slow payer here and there and one customer who requested a refund on Paypal (a story for another day) but mostly payments have been almost instant or on-time.

The huge benefit of a digital business is that there are no physical products and therefore no returns and no consumable goods that can expire.

The problem with this model?  I’m still being paid by the hour.  There’s no passive income.

Which is why this year, I’m focusing more on Affiliate Marketing (write one post or create one video that goes viral, get paid for life).  I don’t handle the debt collection in this model, the Affiliate Marketing company pays me once they know their payment is secure.

I’m also trying my hand at Dropshipping (eek, physical products!) but again, the Dropshipping company handles the debt collection and returns (not me – yay!).

And planning to develop and sell my own digital products – online courses, virtual summits and ebooks. This is where I may need to some debt collection savvy.

How can I keep things simple?

Can I stick to either cash or upfront payments?

Is there a way to generate guaranteed monthly income as I did in my Aromatherapy business?  Is a membership site the answer?

Do I have a 30-day refund policy?  And if so, how can I keep refunds to a minimum?

These are the questions I will keep top of mind this year.

How do you handle debt collection in your business?

Thanks to Pacific Collection Group for requesting this sponsored post and inspiring me to think all this through.

*Writing and publishing sponsored posts is one of the ways I earn income online. All opinions are my own.

What is the Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday Special About? (Video)

This is the third year in a row that I’m purchasing Wealthy Affiliate’s Black Friday Special.  I save a big whack on Premium Membership fees at Wealthy Affiliate each year by purchasing on Black Friday.  Details are in the video below.


If you're looking to find legitimate ways to earn money online, you'll want to look into Wealthy Affiliate's Black Friday special. That's why I shot this quick video. #WealthyAffiliate #BlackFridaySpecial #NicheWebsites #EarnMoneyOnline #AffiliateMarketing #OnlineMarketingTraining #AffiliateMarketingTraining #WhatistheWealthyAffiliateBlackFridaySpecialAboutVery briefly, Wealthy Affiliate is the place where I got all my training, support and tools so that I could create niche websites and earn money online.

It’s a great place to learn about Content marketing, SEO, Affiliate Marketing and so much more –  everything you need to build a profitable online business.

And there’s also a supportive community to keep you motivated every step of the way.

You can read more in this post: How to Start a Blog Free

And this post:  Can You Really Make Money on Wealthy Affiliate

And this post: 23 Reasons to Take Wealthy Affiliate’s Black Friday Deal

Here’s where you can sign up for Wealthy Affiliate’s Black Friday Deal*This is an affiliate link.

  • Don’t pay $49 a month for Premium Membership at Wealthy Affiliate.
  • That works out to $588 a year.
  • Get Your Annual Membership on Black Friday and you’ll ONLY pay $299 for the entire year.
  • Saving you $289.
  • That works out to just under $25 a month.
  • It’s also a $60 saving on the usual Annual Membership rate.
  • On any other day of the year, Annual Membership will cost you $359.

Black Friday is coming.  And with it your chance to start a profitable online business for $0.82 a day.

If you’ve ever thought of making money online, this is the perfect place to start. Who’s in?

* If you purchase anything through a link in this article, you should assume that I have an affiliate relationship with the company providing the product or service that you purchase, and that I’ll be compensated in some small way at no extra cost to you.

Finance Solutions: Fast Ways to Get Out of Debt

Being in debt or short of cash before the holidays SUCKS. Especially if you have children you’d love to spoil.

Before you go out and sell your organs or your Mother-in-law, try these fast ways to get out of debt.

Cut Up Your Credit Cards

Being in debt or short of cash before the holidays SUCKS. Especially if you have children you'd love to spoil.  Before you go out and sell your organs or your Mother-in-law, try these fast ways to get out of debt.  #FinanceSolutions #FastWaystoGetOutofDebt #DebtConsolidation #CreditCardDebtA few years ago, this was me. Chopping up my credit cards. I had 3 and they were all maxed. I was borrowing from one card to pay the other each month and so I was never paying the debt down.

So I did it.  I cut up my cards.

Ask for Help

My boyfriend at the time paid up all my cards and put them on his bond so we could save on the interest rates. And stop the vicious cycle.

Now that’s true love. No surprise, he’s now my husband.

Set up a Debt Repayment Plan

And I started paying him back every month.  We decided on a set amount every month (half my salary) and I also paid a huge whack of my commission cheques every quarter (I was in sales).

You save a lot of time and money (in interest) if you pay off debt both monthly and every time you get a windfall.

My debt-repayment plan screeched to a sudden halt because we made a joint decision that I would leave my job to be a stay-at-home Mom when we got married and had our son.  I’m sure my hubby still lives in hope that one day I’ll resume my repayments. And that is my plan, once my online business really takes off.

Spend Less

I’ve never applied for a credit card since then.  Not having a fail-safe in credit cards has helped me respect money.

I spend less because I can only buy something when I have cash in hand.

I’m not saying I’m entirely debt-free – I still owe my hubby money. But I’m not clocking up debt every month anymore.  I keep a tight reign on my budget.

Get Expert Help

But what if you don’t have a benevolent friend, spouse or parent to rescue you when your finances are in a pickle?

Bring on the big guns, experts in Finance Solutions. They can help you come up with a plan to reduce debt fast using clever strategies like debt consolidation, refinancing a home loan or taking a loan against your life insurance.

Start a Side Hustle

Consider moonlighting.  Can you really make money doing what you love? Yes.  It all starts with evaluating what you’re most passionate about and what marketable skills you have on hand.

It also helps to know what type of entrepreneur you are and what’s out there. Find 8 different entrepreneur profiles and a long list of ideas of side hustles in How to Start a Side Hustle that Rocks 2020.

Sell Stuff

Another great way to get out of debt fast is to sell valuable goods you own.

There’s even a market for things you don’t think are valuable.  One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

Declutter.  Let it go.  Become a minimalist.

Or, if you’re creative, you could make stuff to sell.  Ever heard of Hipcycling?

I was struck by the inspirational story of Lizl Naude when I was given one of her gorgeous Lilly Loompa “toona cans” at a Blog Boss event last Saturday.  Lizl found herself in dire straits and started a hipcycling business, taking goods that land up in the recycling bin and turning them into beautiful, marketable household goodies.

I’ll leave you with Lizl’s inspirational story.

I was struck by the inspirational story of Lizl Naude when I was given one of her gorgeous Lilly Loompa “toona cans” at a Blog Boss event last Saturday.  Lizl found herself in dire straits and started a hipcycling business, taking goods that land up in the recycling bin and turning them into beautiful, marketable household goodies.

So there you have it.

Essentially there are two fast ways to get out of debt – spend less or make more money.  If you’re in a lot of debt, I’d say do both.

You can ask a loved one for help or get expert help and Financial Solutions.  Again, if you’re in real trouble, I’d recommend you look into both.

What’s Entrepreneurship About? (Video)


In this video, I discuss Entrepreneur qualities, a profile test to find out what type of Entrepreneur you are and how to go from Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur.

What’s Entrepreneurship About? 

See the video below.

This is the last video in our series on Free Traffic Bootcamp

This was a 30-Day Challenge I did through Legendary Marketer. You can read my full Legendary Marketer Review here.

You can find out more about Roger Hamilton’s 8 Wealth Profiles here.

What’s a Sales Presentation? (Video)


What’s a Sales Presentation?

Watch this video to find out.

As promised, here’s a link to the 15-Day Online Business Challenge.

You may want to read my review first though – as there are some special offers at the end of the review.

If you’re a digital entrepreneur or would like to become one I’d encourage you to do the Challenge. It’s AMAZING!

On Day 11 you’ll get to see Dave interviewing Kevin Harrington (former Shark) about those 3 steps to the Perfect Pitch I mentioned in the video: Please, Tease and Seize.

* If you purchase anything through a link in this video, you should assume that I have an affiliate relationship with the company providing the product or service that you purchase, and that I’ll be compensated in some small way at no extra cost to you.

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21 Success Quotes by Super Successful People (Video)

Success means different things to different people, right?  But what does success mean to YOU?

For some inspiration, watch this little slideshow presentation. These success quotes are by people we all know because they’ve made it to the top of their careers.

21 Success Quotes by Super Successful People

Download the PDF Presentation here

21 Success Quotes by Super Successful People from Lauren Kinghorn

What is Success to YOU?

If you’ve never stopped to consider your definition of success, then it may not be your focus and if it’s not your focus, you may not find yourself as successful as you’d like.

Because energy flows where attention goes. 

So today, we’ll give you a chance to brainstorm all the characteristics you would apply to yourself once you’re successful.

Go on, have some fun. This is your chance to dream big dreams.

Maybe you want to become rich and famous.

Then again, maybe not. Maybe you want to become a philanthropist and leave the world a better place.

Maybe your definition of success is steeped in thrills and spills and adventure.

You might want to invent something, create something or build something.

Maybe you’d feel successful if you achieved enlightenment.

Or maybe success to you is kicking back, relaxing and watching the waves roll into shore.

Share your own personal success quote or a favourite quote of yours in the comments below. 

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