Dirty Ugly Lies

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Investing, News and Society, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education
My £1 Million challenge continues this month after last month's general election caused a bit of a hiccup on the markets. I managed to make a modest £630.82 for June, my worst month so far. The markets don't like the fact there is a chance Jeremy Corbyn may get in power. It's a long shot currently, but the Conservatives have managed to shoot themselves in the foot so many times I'm amazed they're still able to walk. So a mixture of a terrible ...
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Your Chicken Or Your Life

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Self Improvement, Food and Drink, Reference and Education
I was thinking back today about a life threatening predicament my brother got himself into many years ago. It was a bank holiday weekend and he'd been out for a day down the local pub. After a good number of beers in the afternoon sun he made his way back home, deciding to stop for some fried chicken from a local takeaway. Eating his chicken, he entered his block of flats by the fire escape at the back and started to climb the ...
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5 Reasons Why Businesses Fail

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education
Your dream is to get away from the mind numbing torture of your current job and finally take the plunge and start your own business.  Yes, you know it will be hard work at first, but you know in your heart if you put everything into the business with your passion, enthusiasm and creativity, you'll be a surefire success. But ask yourself this. Are you REALLY prepared? Statistics state that Nine out of Ten businesses fail.  Now ask yourself again. So why do so many ...
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Blind, But Now I See

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Finance, Health and Fitness, Investing, Home and Family
So the journey to make £1 million continues and an encouraging first three months of trading puts me on course to hit my target for the year. I'm concerned about June, with the UK elections on the 8th. At least we'll get it out of the way early in the month. All I can predict (and it can be foolish trying to predict how the overall markets will react) is a potential for some big drops in the market if we get ...
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The Handshake

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, News and Society, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
So it would appear that Donald Trump is trying to use his handshake as a dominance play when meeting fellow World leaders and now many of these "allies" seem to be preparing in advance to make statements of their own. Instead of spending time on preparations for their political and social views, their time seems to be taken up with a very public game of who can pee the highest. So is that really what a handshake should be about and what ...
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Pretty Woman

by Mark Dwyer Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Some years ago I was sent on a training course by the company I worked for. As we all sat around our chosen desks the trainer, an extremely over-confident guy, had noted that every person in attendance that day was male. So he decided to perform a little trick to impress us. He asked us all to write down our favourite film title on a piece of paper. The film we find ourselves watching again and again and never tire of. We ...
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Could Your Dog Make You Money?

by Mark Dwyer Arts and Entertainment, Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Pets, Reference and Education
See Cosmo here? He's a loyal dog. He may chase the postman every now and then. He may try and steal a piece of toast in the morning. But he's got your back.  And if you had a great idea, like realising a photo such as this one of Cosmo could end up earning you thousands and thousands in repeat royalties, he'd gladly stick a bowler hat on his head for the next photo. Thousands and thousands of royalty income could mean a ...
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Pushing For Profits

by Mark Dwyer Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Reference and Education, Shopping and Product Reviews
Since starting my £1 million challenge, I've been looking at varied ways of making money from home in order to keep my challenge on target. Through my research I find and reject different methods (there are so many online that are a total waste of time). Then I come across a fantastic method of making money that ticks many of the boxes I need. Before I go on, I'll ask you 3 questions. Have you ever thought about selling products online but didn't ...
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Be The Good Guy Not The Nice Guy

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Finance, News and Society, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family
I've heard it said many times. "Nice guys finish last." People instantly go on the defence and say it's a lot of rubbish and the quote was made up by a "bad guy" who takes pleasure in defeating the "nice guy". But what if we take the bad guy out of the equation and compare the nice guy with the good guy. We start to delve into what really makes up the two types and see why the saying holds a lot of ...
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How Social Media Can Make You Money

by Mark Dwyer Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, News and Society, Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Today, businesses and entrepreneurs are making thousands and even millions from social media. The better news is that it's just the beginning and it's getting bigger every year with more and more creative ways of talking to your audience. So how can you take advantage of this growth and become a part of this global sensation. Here's a guide to the best social platforms available, how to use them to your advantage and get the world listening to your message. The top 5 social ...
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A Day In The Life Of A Stock Market Trader

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Communications, Home and Family
Since beginning my £1 million Challenge, I've had a few messages asking what it is I do all day. So, for those interested, here's an average type day for a bloke trading the stock markets, playing Superman with his son and running a make money from home website. Bouncing Out Of Bed My alarm goes off at 5.45am. No this isn't because I feel the need to check what's been going on in Tokyo. At this time in the morning I couldn't give ...
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Are You Afraid Of Money?

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education
Millions and millions of people the world over dream of becoming rich. They dream of winning the lottery or landing the dream job, having a beautiful home and enjoying the freedom that comes with having money. So why do they constantly fail at being rich? They manage to make enough to just about pay their bills, but something stops them from moving on and building the fortune they dream of.  When they think they're getting ahead, something always pulls them back and ...
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The Syrian Violin

by Mark Dwyer Arts and Entertainment, News and Society, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Every now and then a story comes along of someone who's fought against all the odds from a truly heartbreaking situation to fulfil their dream. This young man's story should inspire anyone who reads it. A Young Man And His Dream In 2015, a young Syrian by the name of Rami was studying music in the city of Homs. His dream was to become a world famous violinist. As the conflict in Syria worsened, the young man had no option but to flee in ...
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Building Multiple Streams Of Income

by Mark Dwyer Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education
"Don't put all your eggs in one basket."  A well known phrase, but also true if you really want to become financially secure for life. Having all your dependence on the income from your job is not just a bad idea for your finances but also your overall well being. Life is getting more and more hectic and work routines have taken over the majority of peoples' lives. There's a craving for everyone to climb the corporate ladder, and when we start to ...
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The Eye Of The Tiger

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, News and Society, Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education
This phrase is often heard on the sales floor. Sometimes used as the motivational last words when a sales assistant is making their move on a customer. A manager will say it, as they always feel the need to say something, or a fellow sales assistant may utter the words, sometimes with genuine support for their colleague or with a stab of sarcasm in an attempt to derail their rival's efforts. But, one thing is clear. The phrase means YOU against THE CUSTOMER. ...
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When your office is anywhere in the world.

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Finance, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education
So there I was, sitting on my luxury hotel balcony on a Spanish Island, glass of wine in one hand, phone in the other while working (well basically cashing in the profits from my weekly investments). The world has now become my office when I'm not working at home and I couldn't be happier. I couldn't help thinking back to my days working in a dusty factory and then a busy furniture store. Those two jobs had me working hard for not ...
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The £1 Million Challenge

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Reference and Education
And so the journey has begun. After losing my job, I started the merry-go-round of interview after interview. The habit of sticking to what you know, furniture sales in my case, was instilled into me. After the 5th rejection, I started to wonder what was wrong. I had a very good track record in sales and I answered all questions by the book. Was it my age? 40 is supposed to be the new 30, I thought. It was in the middle ...
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Is Your Job Safe From Technology?

by Mark Dwyer Arts and Entertainment, Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
In the latest book from the Millennium series, The Girl In The Spider's Web focuses on the advancement of Artificial Intelligence and how technology will not only replicate what humans can do but also do it with vast improvements. But how close is technology really getting to replicating and improving on the jobs we do, what jobs are most at risk and how long before humanity has to face "it's biggest challenge ever"? A Robot Revolution is coming It was revealed earlier this year ...
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The Power Of Residual Income

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education
Over 90% of people the world over are only familiar with earning linear income. Also known as regular income or work income, basically you are trading your time for money. You work a number of hours each week and get paid for the work you do within those hours. When you stop working the pay stops. If you get sick, become unemployed or retire you stop getting paid. With high costs that will only get higher and higher each year many face the ...
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Grow Your Own Money Tree

by Mark Dwyer Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education
So, you're in a job you perhaps like or don't like.  You're possibly working long hours or commuting long hours. Or both. Maybe last year you looked into ways of escaping the rat race, but you looked at the conventional businesses. The franchises, the high street or bricks and mortars type businesses and then you looked at the costs. You panicked and went straight back to the job you hate or don't hate and put the thought of escape to the back of ...
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