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How to Build a System and Make Money

Hey guys Chris Hughes here and right now I’m live at Finca Lerida here in Boquete, Panama.

 

In this video you’ll get to see the Finca Lerida coffee plantation. One of my buddies Cole, who was filming this video went to the top of the mountain there to have some coffee and share this experience with you.

 

This video is to show a little bit about the experiences I’ve been having while living in Panama.

 

The reason I wanted to create this short video was to show you how businesses are built in the offline brick-n-mortar world. You need to have some type of a system that you can run people through.

 

For example in the video here, we drove up an entire mountain to have the coffee that was produced at this place because the coffee there is so fresh and delicious and being above everything else is totally worth the experience.

 

The cool thing about Finca Lerida is that you get to see how everything is made.

 

When you are driving up the hill, you get to see rows and rows of coffee plants all over the place.

 

In the video I show some pictures of the rows of coffee, some pictures of the guys naturally roasting the coffee beans from the sun below where I am standing in that video.

 

In a little building in the distance of this video you get to see where the next step of the coffee process is, you know all the finishing touches and things like that.

 

To me, it is awesome to witness something like that where you get to see the entire process of being created and actually seeing where the product is being consumed.

 

When you are running a business you need to have some type of system in place otherwise you will not succeed. You see, Systems Succeed, People are the ones who fail.

 

Right now I’m actually using the Empower Network system to help train people on how to sell things online and earn an income from the internet.

 

If you want to learn more, which you know you do, all you have to do is click here.

What Can Napoleon Hill Teach You About Success?

The Importance of a Mastermind

 

Hey guys Chris Hughes here live from Boquete, Panama and I just wanted to show you the view here and I wanted to talk with you about something that Napoleon Hill originally spoke about in the book, Think and Grow Rich.

 

This video is going to be about forming a mastermind, which is basically a group of like-minded people to challenge you and elevate you to the next level and to become a better person. As well as to improve yourself and in the case of my mastermind, make more money.

 

You see, about a month and a half ago I really took the idea of a mastermind seriously and I took action and formed a mastermind with some of my closest Entrepreneurial friends.

 

This took place on a trip to Costa Rica and we all decided that it would be very beneficial for us all if we challenged each other, encouraged each other and shared resources that were helping us.

 

It was basically put together to force us to step out of our comfort zone and become better.

 

Now what happened was a little mind boggling…at least to me anyway.

 

I tripled my income and a couple of the guys in the group started taking their business seriously (now that the ego got involved) and they really started to do work.

 

Some of the other guys noticed that this put them on the path to ultimately get to where they wanted to be.

 

I really just wanted to share the importance of it because when I first learned about it, I did not take it seriously at all and I really missed out on a huge opportunity to grow.

 

My ego had gotten in the way and I thought that I knew better than Napoleon Hill and didn’t need to use his little success tips. Damn ego..

 

Now one of the biggest things I’ve noticed about this mastermind is that if you are truly struggling with something and you let other people in your mastermind know, they can help you overcome the obstacle.

 

Whether something isn’t paying off yet, or you have that little thing in your head telling you that you can’t do it, these guys/gals can help you break through.

 

It’s really a valuable lesson to actually create one of these masterminds because you’ll have people around you who want you to succeed.

 

You are probably aware and have noticed that a lot of people who you speak to about your business or your goals do not care about them.

 

Now what you want to do is start to find like-minded people to form a mastermind with you. Find people who are at the same level as you, or are just above your income right now.

 

Finding people like this forces you to become comfortable with where you’re at and it forces you to challenge each other to become more… plus, you can talk shit to your friends if you beat them in the mini challenges you guys come up with.

 

You can form a little facebook group and make it private if you aren’t in the same town/state/country. That’s what we’ve done with my private group. We’re all over the world but we keep in touch via facebook and meeting up around the world.

 

If you want to learn more about what I’ve been doing lately click the link here or watch the video below:

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How To Choose an Amazon Product to Promote for Affiliate Commissions

The Process I Use to Find an Amazon Product to Promote

Log onto Amazon Best Sellers list.

Step 1) Look for a price point of at least $250

Step 2) Look for a product rating of at least 4 stars

Step 3) Look for at least 20 or more Product Reviews

Step 4) Check the Product Demand using Google Keyword Tool

Step 5) Check Product Trends Google Trends

Step 6) Put the keyword in parenthesis on Google.com to see if it has under 300,000 competing websites

Step 7) Monetize your blog using Affiliate Blog Empire

Why I’m Switching: HostGator to BlueHost

I manage a lot of websites.

Especially since I started creating affiliate blogs.

With those affiliate blogs, I need to have every one of those little sites up and running every single day, all day long.

If I don’t have that site up and running and someone goes to the site that I personally recommend and put my stamp of approval on and that site is down…I lose credibility.

If I put my time into creating something or finding a site that I believe will be of value to my readers, I expect that site to work 100% of the time. Not 95% of the time.

Not 97% of the time.

Not even 99% of the time.

That site better be up 100% of the time.

HostGator didn’t do that for me. Well, they used to.

But it really wasn’t 100% of the time then either. It was more like 97% but it didn’t bother me because I didn’t have all those affiliate blogs up and running and making me money.

Now that those sites make sales at all hours of the day, they need to be up. If they aren’t, I miss out on money.

I spent time building those sites, writing content that helped people and monetizing those sites so that they would make me money.

I followed a specific system and it was working.

When one part of the system breaks, the whole thing breaks.

HostGator was apparently the weakest link, goodbye.

Anyway, I’m switching all of my sites over to BlueHost and will hopefully have a great experience with them.

You can learn more about BlueHost here. I should probably write about why I’m choosing them as my new host…

I’ll do that in another blog.

/end rant