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Praestabilis is Connie Ragen Green's podcast on marketing excellence for entrepreneurs. Discover the latest trends and strategies with marketing tips geared toward new and newer online entrepreneurs. Connie shares her experiences with authorship, affiliate marketing, information products creation, online courses, and membership sites.

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Praestabilis is Connie Ragen Green's podcast on marketing excellence for entrepreneurs. Discover the latest trends and strategies with marketing tips geared toward new and newer online entrepreneurs. Connie shares her experiences with authorship, affiliate marketing, information products creation, online courses, and membership sites.

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 49 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing

    In Episode 49 the topic is “Baby Steps: Are They Keeping You From Achieving Excellence?” The idea of taking small steps as you approach something new in your life may be beneficial initially. Over time, you must take regular and giant steps in order to achieve your goals.

    I have a new book with Ellen Finkelstein entitled Speakers! The Quick Public Speaking to Business Method: Turning Your Talk into an Ongoing Revenue Stream. Whether you are brand new to speaking or are a seasoned public speaker, this book will make a difference for you.

    The first book I co-authored with Ellen is Authors! The Quick Book to Business Method: Turning Your Book into an Ongoing Revenue Stream and in it we teach and explain how you can write a book that will represent you well and create multiple streams of income for you, as it continues to do for us and many others.

    I have just completed another new book titled Booster Rocket Launches: Helping Your Prospects to Find You Everywhere. I’m using my ongoing authorship as an example of why baby steps will never take you where you’d like to go in your life and business.

    Let’s Get Back to How to Create Passive Income

    For example, you’re a content writer and you get paid by the word. This means that if you write a certain number of words, you get a certain number of dollars. The rate you receive might be excellent and your earnings high. But there’s a ceiling that you’ll never break through because even at a good rate, you only have so much time and there’s only so much work you can do.

    Or, you write an eBook. You do some background work to create the book, publish it, and advertise it. This includes building a website where people can purchase and download your eBook, and efforts to drive traffic to this site. The site is totally automated. People land there and buy, and the cash rolls in without you doing anything further.

    Ideas for Passive Income Streams

    So, how do people create passive incomes? Here are some of the common ways people do this:

    eBooks. You can create eBooks and publish them on platforms like Amazon’s KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) as Kindle downloads or paperback books . You may also use a platform you own and control like I do with Nanacast for most of my products and courses. They can be selling on those platforms (as well as your website) while you take care of other business.

    Evergreen Online Courses. Offer online automated courses and webinars. These aren’t live courses, but pre-recorded and automated, and on “evergreen” topics that are always relevant.

    Digital Products. Create other types of digital products such as video tutorials and podcasts that teach your audience how to do something. These can be available for purchase and download.

    Membership Sites. Create a membership site that charges for membership or runs on a subscription basis.

    Affiliate Marketing. Sell similar products offered by other vendors for a commission. I have an active affiliate program you may wish to sign up for at Affiliate Links and Tools.

    Entrepreneurship Allow You to Call the Shots



    Having complete control over my time and income has provided me with a lifestyle I could not have previously imagined. This has spilled over to my personal life and to the lives of the people I love on two continents. If you are considering a life as an online entrepreneur and author I would be honored to be able to...

    • 21 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 48 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing

    In Episode 48 I share my “New Rules for 2021” to make sure you will achieve your goals and dreams going forward. You must change your mindset and your actions to ensure success. No more complaining about anything related to business being hard or difficult or even a challenge, because Brian Tracy teaches us that everything in business is a learnable skill.

    Get involved – with your family, your friends and neighbors, and your community. This concept lead me to a Rotary meeting in 2006 and I’ve been a Rotarian ever since. I’ve traveled around the world with this group over the years. And my business has grown with their help and guidance. I would not have had the opportunities for corporate consulting without Rotarians recommending me in this way.

    Create something unique and innovative! This could be as small as a one page checklist. Read and write every day, Create passive income. Passive income is actually “residual” income, and this means that you do the work once and then get paid over and over again for years to come.

    Setting up a viable passive income stream is the dream of many small business owners and freelance service providers. This is a system where you don’t have to be there and work every minute for the money you earn. You put in the work to set it up and then, as it runs, you earn. In other words, you don’t just earn money equivalent to the time you put into your work.

    Don’t take people or opportunities for granted. You already have everything you need in order to be successful in your chosen field or niche. Believe in yourself and keep moving closer to your goals.

    Let’s Get Back to How to Create Passive Income

    For example, you’re a content writer and you get paid by the word. This means that if you write a certain number of words, you get a certain number of dollars. The rate you receive might be excellent and your earnings high. But there’s a ceiling that you’ll never break through because even at a good rate, you only have so much time and there’s only so much work you can do.

    Or, you write an eBook. You do some background work to create the book, publish it, and advertise it. This includes building a website where people can purchase and download your eBook, and efforts to drive traffic to this site. The site is totally automated. People land there and buy, and the cash rolls in without you doing anything further.

    What a Passive Income Isn’t

    Unfortunately, there are some widely-believed myths regarding passive incomes as well, so let’s look at what a passive income isn’t.

    A passive income isn’t a lazy way to make money. You’re not going to be sitting on a beach sipping a frothy beverage while the money rolls in. There’s work to do to set up a passive stream of income. There may also be some light maintenance. Be prepared to put in this work.

    Passive income streams also aren’t just about making money. A passive stream of income can help you deal with economic insecurity. It can give you a “salary” that releases you from having to work for every penny. You can give yourself a financial cushion that allows you time to focus on other aspects of your business.

    Ideas for Passive Income Streams

    So, how do people create passive incomes? Here are some of the common ways people do this:

    eBooks. You can create eBooks and publish them on platforms like Amazon’s KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) as Kindle downloads or paperback books . You may also use a platform you own and control like I do with Nanacast for most of my products and courses. They can be selling on those platforms (as well as your website) while you take care of other business....

    • 26 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 47 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing.

    In Episode 47 I discuss the concept of creating passive income. For over twenty years I worked as a classroom teacher and simultaneously as a real estate broker and residential appraiser. During those years all of my income was active, meaning that I had to be actively present in order to earn money. Passive income is actually “residual” income, and this means that you do the work once and then get paid over and over again for years to come.

    Setting up a viable passive income stream is the dream of many small business owners and freelance service providers. This is a system where you don’t have to be there and work every minute for the money you earn. You put in the work to set it up and then, as it runs, you earn. In other words, you don’t just earn money equivalent to the time you put into your work.

    My background before coming online was as a classroom teacher and also working part-time as a real estate broker and residential appraiser. No passive income there; if I wasn’t doing the work myself I did not get paid. I did have people who helped me with my real estate business from time to time over the years, but I was hands on with supervising them and their activities at all times. In fact, this actually cost me money over the years because the time I was spending with them was time taken away from my work where I was earning the full amount.

    Let’s Get Back to How to Create Passive Income

    For example, you’re a content writer and you get paid by the word. This means that if you write a certain number of words, you get a certain number of dollars. The rate you receive might be excellent and your earnings high. But there’s a ceiling that you’ll never break through because even at a good rate, you only have so much time and there’s only so much work you can do.

    Or, you write an eBook. You do some background work to create the book, publish it, and advertise it. This includes building a website where people can purchase and download your eBook, and efforts to drive traffic to this site. The site is totally automated. People land there and buy, and the cash rolls in without you doing anything further.

    What a Passive Income Isn’t

    Unfortunately, there are some widely-believed myths regarding passive incomes as well, so let’s look at what a passive income isn’t.

    A passive income isn’t a lazy way to make money. You’re not going to be sitting on a beach sipping a frothy beverage while the money rolls in. There’s work to do to set up a passive stream of income. There may also be some light maintenance. Be prepared to put in this work.

    Passive income streams also aren’t just about making money. A passive stream of income can help you deal with economic insecurity. It can give you a “salary” that releases you from having to work for every penny. You can give yourself a financial cushion that allows you time to focus on other aspects of your business.

    Ideas for Passive Income Streams

    So, how do people create passive incomes? Here are some of the common ways people do this:

    eBooks. You can create eBooks and publish them on platforms like Amazon’s KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) as Kindle downloads or paperback books . You may also use a platform you own and control like I do with Nanacast for most of my products and courses. They can be selling on those platforms (as well as your website) while you take care of other business.

    Evergreen Online Courses. Offer online automated courses and webinars. These aren’t live courses, but pre-recorded and automated, and on “evergreen” topics that are always relevant.

    Digital Products. Create other types of digital products such as video tutorials and podc...

    • 29 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 46 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing.

    In Episode 46 I discuss the gratitude I have for my online business. For over twenty years I worked as a classroom teacher and simultaneously as a real estate broker and residential appraiser. Once I made the conscious decision to leave that life behind and come online in 2006, my life changed completely.

    Entrepreneurship Allow You to Call the Shots



    Having complete control over my time and income has provided me with a lifestyle I could not have previously imagined. This has spilled over to my personal life and to the lives of the people I love on two continents. If you are considering a life as an online entrepreneur and author I would be honored to be able to work closely with you.

    I would love to know your thoughts on these concepts. Please visit my main sites at Connie Ragen Green and Huge Profits Tiny List. Connect with me on Twitter for the latest updates and announcements.

    Get started with your own eBook empire by learning how to write an eBook from the person who continues to guide me along this lucrative journey. Take a look at How to Write and Publish Your Own eBook…in as Little as 7 Days from expert and author Jim Edwards.

    Thank you for this opportunity to serve you as I share my beliefs, perceptions, and experiences as an author, online entrepreneur, and marketing strategist with you. Marketing has become the joy of my life as I continue to learn, grow, and share concepts with others.

    I’m bestselling author, marketing strategist, and online entrepreneur Connie Ragen Green and I would love to connect further with you to help you to achieve your goals. If you are interested in learning how to optimize the syndication of your content, please take a look at my popular Syndication Optimization training course and consider coming aboard to increase your visibility, credibility, and profitability.

    • 27 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 45 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing.

    In Episode 45 I discuss the concept of reinventing your life. Also referred to as pivoting or starting over, the idea is that you can make the choice to change your life completely. Our world has turned upside during 2020 due to the pandemic worldwide and the politics and economy in the United States and everyone has been affected to one degree or another. Perhaps you are thinking about a pivot or a change or a full reinvention. I did that when I came online in 2006, and the world wasn’t even in a mess. I was ready to change me life. What about you? What are you thinking and which direction are you headed as we move into the new year?

    Constraints Allow for Creativity

    Did you know the popular book Green Eggs and Ham, written by Theodor Geisel in 1960 started out as a bet between him and his publisher at Random House? The publisher was named Bennett Cerf and the author became known as Dr. Seuss to the world.

    The bet set forth by Cerf was that Geisel could not write an entertaining children’s book using no more that 50 different words. Geisel took the bet and the book was published later that same year. Having the constraint of only being able to choose from fifty words of his choosing was not an easy task, but it was a relatively simple one. He played around with different words, selecting ones like “the” and “and” and “is” to begin with. Then he went for nouns and adverbs and began to write. Obviously, Theodor Geisel (AKA Dr. Suess) won the bet and the world is a better place because of his writing and his personal reinvention during this time.

    I would love to know your thoughts on these concepts.

    Get started with your own eBook empire by learning how to write an eBook from the person who continues to guide me along this lucrative journey. Take a look at How to Write and Publish Your Own eBook…in as Little as 7 Days from expert and author Jim Edwards.

    Thank you for this opportunity to serve you as I share my beliefs, perceptions, and experiences as an author, online entrepreneur, and marketing strategist with you. Marketing has become the joy of my life as I continue to learn, grow, and share concepts with others.

    I’m bestselling author, marketing strategist, and online entrepreneur Connie Ragen Green and I would love to connect further with you to help you to achieve your goals. If you are interested in learning how to optimize the syndication of your content, please take a look at my popular Syndication Optimization training course and consider coming aboard to increase your visibility, credibility, and profitability.

    • 26 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 44 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing.

    In Episode 44 the topic is “confidence and self-esteem” in your life and business.

    I went through most of my life not believing in myself. When there was something I wanted to do I told myself that others could do it, but not me. Even when I did manage to accomplish a goal I played down my role in achieving it. That all changed when I came online in 2006. A world of possibilities opened up to me. When I was willing to do the work great success followed.

    My confidence and self-esteem improved and now I believe I can do just about anything. I’ve allowed this belief to spill over into my private life as well. Whenever I feel like somebody else would be the one to step up, I remind myself that “somebody else” is me. This occurred most recently when they opened up a COVID 19 testing center in my community. When I discussed with my friends the possibility of volunteering at the hospital for this project they told me I should let somebody else do it because it might be risky. After checking out the situation completely and speaking with people I know at the hospital I came to the realization that “somebody else” could be me.

    I want you to believe in yourself, to the point where you know that you can achieve all of your goals and dreams. This all begins with the self-realization and self-awareness that you want and need to change your thinking, beliefs, and actions.

    If you begin with the precept that we are all just ordinary people, capable of achieving extraordinary goals then the next logical question is “What can you do today to move yourself closer to the life you desire?” I realize that answering this question may seem like an insurmountable task right now. You might even be thinking that if you knew what you do today, and each day to move closer to your goals you would already have arrived at the doorstep to success.

    Take Inventory of Your Thoughts and Feelings

    Writing or bullet journaling your thoughts and feelings daily helps you become self-aware. Doing this shows you how you react to situations. Journaling helps with connecting triggers of specific thoughts, feelings, and reactions to them. It can help you gain more insight into the problems you face daily and what you want to change. Every morning I write in my journal as a way of checking in with myself as to how I am feeling. I do this before going to bed as well. If there is anything bothering me I like to address it head on so I can move forward in a focused and positive way.

    Try starting your journal with a prompt. It can be as simple as “Today, I am feeling….” or “Today…” Write down how your day is going. You can start writing events that happened and how you felt and thought about them. Try to ask questions that focus on your thoughts and feelings to situations.

    Ways to Become More Self Aware

    You can perform several exercises to become more self-aware. Exercises can include meditation, mindfulness, and journaling. There are also quizzes and games you may wish to participate in to build your awareness of yourself. One of the most popular quizzes for self-awareness is the Proust-Questionnaire. French essayist Marcel Proust invented the quiz. It started as a parlor game. It gained popularity to build insight into yourself among popular magazines and psychologists. Another exercise comes by participating in a new card game called Go Wish. I’ve purchased a dozen of these to gift to friends and family members because I believe it’s so powerful.

    Self-awareness and self-realization help to take us to a higher level in our lives. Reading and working with mentors has made a difference for me and now I look for every opportunity to enhance my life experiences in this way.

    • 16 min

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