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Canadians fear retirement savings will run out

014th Jan 2013Business News, Canadians, Home Based Business, Income, Retirement, Savings, Self Employed, Work from home, , , , , ,

Nearly one-third of Canadian retirees are worried that they’ll run out of money over the long term, even though they are generally satisfied with the current quality of retirement, says a new poll by CIBC.

The survey, conducted by Leger Marketing and released on Monday, found that 69 per cent of retired Canadians say the quality of their retirement is what they had hoped for. However, 28 per cent said they are afraid of running out of money over the longer term.

British Columbia retirees were among the most afraid (45 per cent) of running out of money to sustain certain lifestyles, while Atlantic Canadians were among the least likely (21 per cent) to be worried about running out of money.

“While it is positive to see that a majority of retired Canadians are living the retirement they hoped for, our poll findings also show there is concern around whether their retirement savings will sustain them in the years to come,” says Christina Kramer, executive vice president, retail distribution and channel strategy at CIBC.

Kramer added there are some unique factors facing retirees including low interest rates on savings and the need to make their retirement funds last longer than previous generations, which makes long-range planning even more important.

The results also showed that more than half of retired Canadians indicate that a short-term financial shock could cause cash flow problems, with 54 per cent saying they would not be able to handle an unexpected extra payment of $500 a month given their current budget. Of that figure, 34 per cent said it would be very unmanageable and 19 per cent said it would be somewhat unmanageable.

The poll was conducted online and used a sample of 867 pre-retirees and retirees between over a period of four days in late September, according to a CIBC release.

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Canadians fear retirement savings will run out

Retirement Income

An unfortunate reality in today’s world is that many people either in retirement or near retirement are struggling to make up the shortfalls that recent economic challenges and financial crises have created. So searching for a way to supplement your retirement income is completely understandable.

Further, the traditional pensions we all heard our parents or grandparents talk about or enjoy are also pretty much a thing of the past, so what is a person to do.

Some are forced into working part time at menial jobs such as greeters in Wal-Mart or McDonalds, while others pick up part time jobs delivering newspapers or tele-sales in an effort to supplement their retirement income, but for many health issues make it very difficult to take on part time jobs.

 

How To Successfully Implement A Social Media Marketing Plan

022nd Aug 2012Income, Internet Marketing, Money, Network Marketing, , , ,

How To Successfully Implement A Social Media Marketing Plan

Social media marketing is steadily becoming the most important media channel for marketers worldwide. However, given how new social media marketing is, there are a lot of business owners who know they should be using social media to market their business but don’t know where to begin. This article contains great suggestions on how to market using social media.

TIP! When doing social media marketing a product or service team up with other companies using the same idea. As such whenever a potential customer visits one of their pages there is a chance that they will see your link and click it.

To get your social media page off to a good start, be a good listener. Take the time to talk to everyone who stops by your page, and listen to their comments or suggestions. Doing this will make them feel loyal towards your company and will encourage them to share the content on your page with their friends.

Never spam when posting on social media. Posting spam is the quickest way to lose followers and damage you and you companies reputation. Spam posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites make any legitimate marketing difficult. If your posts are just a few words and a link to a product, you are posting spam. Give relevant content or reviews along with any links you post.

TIP! Putting videos and photos on your social media pages is essential. People are very visually oriented, and even if it is just your company logo, we want to see something that we can grab a hold of and associate your company with.

You can measure the success of your social media marketing by the sentiment and number of comments you receive about your posts. You need to pay attention to the comments because your followers will tell you if you are posting relevant information. If they are mostly positive, then keep up the good work. If they are negative, try tweaking your posts for a more positive sentiment.

Use social medias to get in touch with your community. You should establish yourself as a professional and a trusted resource regarding issues your community is facing. If you can, involve your company in fund-raising activities. This will help you add new people to your online network and foster a good image.

TIP! Always keep your Facebook and Twitter profiles updated. When consumers look for you on social media sites, they will also often look for contact information for your business.

When writing a social media blog for your business, remember to add Twitter. You can easily place a retweet button at the top of your blog. This will allow Twitter users to easily share your blog on their site. Think of all the potential that one button can have on your marketing efforts.

Have a reveal tab on your Facebook page: only your friends or followers will be able to see it. Encourage people to ‘like’ your page so they can have access to this unique content. You could for instance reveal a unique coupon code to the Facebook users who have ‘liked’ your page.

TIP! Find some influential bloggers that are out there in your niche and offer to be a guest poster on their blog. This would then allow you to have a link back to your blog.

Create an open forum in which you allow customers to be part of your creative process. You will be surprised at how well your customer base can help you brainstorm an idea, create the “blueprint”, and lay out the best implementation of the idea. When you have this kind of input coming from your customers, it is safe to assume they will buy when launched.

If your online presence involves any kind of a blog, make sure you update your Facebook page immediately after the blog is updated. This can draw Facebook users to your blog or website, and leaves no lag time between your blog post and garnering attention to it. As soon as you post a blog entry it starts aging, so getting the word out on Facebook immediately takes advantage of the fresh and relevant content.

TIP! Approaching social media marketing requires just that, “being social”. That means on each platform you progress to, you will need to create a unique profile that best represents your business.

With your social media marketing, do not be afraid to block people from your page. While it is rare, there are bad seeds out there that will spend a great deal of time posting things on your page that are inappropriate and offensive to some. Give them a warning first, and block their access if they continue to insure that they do not cause your business harm.

To maximize the benefit of social media marketing for your company make sure your web page is social media ready. Offer like buttons or twitter links next to popular products or articles to more effectively take advantage of social media marketing. When it comes to these social media buttons the more the merrier.

Social media marketing is a trend whose growth has been quite extraordinary. Unfortunately, due to the novelty of social media, there are still many business owners who are unfamiliar with it or how to use it. Apply this article’s advice and you’ll be on your way to marketing effectively on social media sites. You may find that this becomes a primary marketing channel for your business.

Home Based Business in America

117th Jul 2012Business News, Freedom, Home Based Business, Income, Money, Self Employed, Work from home, , , , , , ,

Home Based Business In America

According to MSN Money Entrepreneurship Starts at Home

The idea of waking up, putting on slippers and walking down the hall to “work” sounds appealing to a lot of people. But it’s not the main reason more than half of the nation’s businesses call home their office.

The contestants in StartupNation’s 2010 Home-Based 100 competition demonstrate once again that in today’s economic environment, homes serve as staging grounds for many an entrepreneurial dream. They nurture bold ideas and innovation.

An excellent info-graphic outlining a variety of statistics about Home Based Businesses in America may be found below.

Home Business In America

Source: MSNBC

 

Powerful Tips for the Newbie Internet Marketers

217th Jul 2012Direct Sales, Income, MLM, Money, Network Marketing, Online Income, Success, , ,

Powerful Tips for the Newbie Internet Marketers

For the newbie Internet Internet Marketers, here are a few of the most powerful unwritten rules that may well prevent you from ‘going off a cliff’. Make a point of reading through them periodically and keep your eyes on the prize

Advantages

First and foremost, let’s look at the advantages of creating and building an online income. Our place of business is open 24/7/365 so we can work when we want and for as long as we want. Many of our regular duties can be run on auto-pilot leaving us with more time for family, social and leisure activities. This situation offers a less stressful working environment, and to a certain extent we are in control of your own rewards. That said, you have to look it as you would any business, which, in order to be successful, requires commitment and a positive attitude right out of the gate. Like any business it can take time to earn money and a profit.

Focus

It is important to focus on your business to achieve success especially early in your Internet Marketing career. This can all be achieved as a ‘part-time’ activity. Don’t ‘fire your boss’ until you have created some consistent income and the confidence in your ability to maintain this regular income. There of course is a lot to learn but, trust me, if you’re focused, it will be worth the effort.

Be Organized

Be organized! Keep all your business activities logged and documents filed in the correct folders. Check your email accounts at least several times daily and respond as promptly as possible. Remember this is your business and service and professionalism are extremely important parts of achieving success and being taken seriously.

Mind your manners

Stick to the basic etiquette of Internet Marketing. Never send out high volume unsolicited email (spam). It won’t be worth the hassle believe me! Read the Terms and conditions section when you join a program and if you decide to sign up, make sure you adhere to those terms. You will make great contacts during your Internet Marketing career. Never ‘tread on others’ (Karma)

So that’s it! A collection of simple tips which, if applied, will serve to make your Internet Marketing career more profitable and enjoyable.

Follow the leader

015th Jul 2012Freedom, Income, MLM, Money, Online Income, Success, , , ,

Follow the leader

You’ve probably heard the old saying that goes something like “If you want success, do the things the successful people do and repeat”.

This isn’t brain surgery…

If you and Donald Trump both had the same investment advisor and both of you made the exact same investments I’m sure you’d agree that you would make a shitload of money within a few years.

While I am no Donald Trump, anyone who knows me knows I’ve made a few million bucks over the years online and I’ve just added a new income stream to my online portfolio.

I sincerely hope you’d want to know what that new income stream is, and that you’d want to jump in too.

Well, here’s that business:

www.createwealthandwisdom.com

Now, a couple of words of advice:

  1. You’ll literally be SHOCKED at how much money you can make.
  2. Because there’s so much earning potential, you’ll think it’s a scam of some sort. Rest assured it’s not.
  3. You might think this means I’m giving up on my other businesses…for the moment nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, they work very well together. This works to boost any business!

Just go here now and check this opportunity out….it’s only a few months old and it’s already proven to be an Instant Online Sensation.

www.createwealthandwisdom.com

As you may already know, I have always been committed to bringing the best, easiest, and most-profitable ways to earn money online to those who follow me.

So here it is…

www.createwealthandwisdom.com

You can buy me a drink on the beaches in Costa Rica soon to thank me!

Yours in prosperity,

– Ron