If you ever wanted to start a new business and needed cash to get it off the ground, you will know how hard it is to find capital to get a great idea started.
The banks only want to borrow money to people who already have money and even then they are very reluctant to lend money to a new business.
You can borrow money on the black market, but normally the lenders are sharks who charge you interest in the region of 24% per year or they want the bulk of shares in the company or the idea you started.
This is where crowd funding can help.
Crowd funding is by definition, “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.”
There are some web sites where you can register as either an investor or a business seeking funding.
For some time now I have been frustrated with Acrobat Reader. It is a big slow program which likes to make huge updates. It uses more than 100 Mb of disc space.
I once caught while it was trying to do an automatic update to the tune of about 110 Mb. At the time I did not know about it and soon learned that the default setting on it is to do automatic updates. If you do not know to always go and switch off Acrobat’s automatic update feature then it will eat all your bandwidth.
I know in 1st world countries bandwidth is not a problem because you get it for free or pay virtually nothing for it, but in South Africa it is hell expensive and you cannot allow a program like Acrobat to steal your bandwidth. Read more ›
We often see newspaper articles saying that online sales are rising. More and more people are buying goods online.
I think people are working all day, then sit in traffic and only get home after the shops closed. So they do not have time to visit the shops and that is why online shops make so much sense. You order your goods and it gets delivered at work or home.
If I look at what online shops in other countries have to offer I think online shopping in South Africa is at the tip of the iceberg . There are still lots of potential for us.
Can you really make money with an online shop?
It all depends on your setup and the product you are selling. If you run a professional service with good and fast delivery and the correct product with a big enough profit you will make money. Read more ›
Here is a way to make money without having to pay any monthly or joining fees.
You make money by simply buying pre-paid airtime and selling it to your friends, colleagues or clients
There are two systems available:
1. Airtime4Profit.co.za is for the smaller retailer who sell more than R150.00 worth of airtime per month. This is a web based system. You can also use it on your smart phone. You simply buy the airtime on the web site and then sell it to your client. When you buy the airtime you have the option of viewing it on screen, printing it, email it or sms it to your client (sms at your cost). You get a flat rate of 5% discount on all the networks. This includes Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Virgin Mobile, Telkom, Worldchat, Neotel, WorldCall, 8.ta, Bela, Eskom. You can also recharge our special low call cost handsets if you have one. Talk to us about it. (Note: there is no discount on ESKOM, it is for convenience only.)… Read more ›
September was another good month. We had just under 200 new Members upgrade.
Welcome to all our new Bronze and Silver Members. It’s great to have you on board.
We hope your membership will be enjoyable and wish you much success.
IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY
Be Motivated Today celebrates its 3rd birthday this weekend. We have had 3 years of growth, with members earning passive incomes every month. We have given hope to thousands of people. Those who have persevered have reaped the rewards of their labor.
We move into a new era with the implementation of the Depth Builder Strategy. It is a strategy that helps everyone. Capable and successful members move their members deeper into their matrix and provide security for themselves and financial relief for their members… Read more ›
I often enjoy Gary Wilde’s newsletter and today I received one of those emails which I wish everybody in this world could read. What he says make so much sense and I hope more people will realise it.
If I had to count on my fingers the number of times someone has told me that their struggle with debt is not their fault, I would need a lot more fingers than I have! When people tell me this, I can see they really believe it… but is this true?
People get great satisfaction out of being praised or applauded for their successes and achievements in life, because it appeals to their need to be socially accepted, appreciated, admired and respected. As a result, people are very enthusiastic about taking the credit for their achievements and triumphs! Read more ›
Did you know that web sites like these are only free because they generate an income from ads. Your ad blocker is one of the reasons why the internet will one day not be for free anymore. Would you please de-activate your ad blocker?