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Never Let Rules Defy Common Sense

Good news: It was a normal day in Sharon Springs , KS, when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek to Salina .

The Bad news: Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing became overheated and melted, letting a metal support drop down and grind on the rail, creating white hot molten metal droppings spewing down to the rail..

The Good news: A very alert crew noticed smoke about halfway back in the train and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the rules.

The Bad news: The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses.

The crew tried to explain to higher-ups but were instructed not to move the train!

They were instructed “The Rules” prohibit moving the train when a part is defective!

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1. Take a look inside your business. Are you so structured and procedural that your employees never have the chance to innovate and run with a great idea?

2. If you can’t trust your employees to use their best discretion when a challenge arrives maybe you need to refine your hiring practices.

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The Power of Affiliate Marketing

The power of affiliate marketing is indeed something that should be looked upon if you don’t want to start up your own product. Some new marketers do not realize how difficult it is to create their own product, weather it is an eBook, program, or a type of package. First of all, you must look into the time it takes to do programming or if you are outsourcing the project – you should know it will be quite expensive. Not to mention the time it takes to create your own sales page. You may have to write the sales script yourself or even hire an experienced copywriter. Finding a copywriter who has the skills it takes to convert your visitors into interested buyers can be very difficult so references will be needed. Unless you dream of selling your own products, why not try affiliate marketing? This way you don’t even have to have your own website to earn money from products.

To become a successful affiliate marketer, you should pay attention to popular trends based on certain niches. The best way to do this is by concentrating on a niche that you enjoy so this will give you the option of working more since it is a part of your passion. That way if people start asking questions about the product, it will be much easier to explain because you have had experience in the field before.

One thing you might want to look into as a beginner affiliate marketer is Clickbank. They are one of the top affiliate search engines for those who want to find products. They literally have thousands of items that you can sell. Most are digital products such as courses and forms of knowledge while others can be different types of programs. I suggest finding a program or course that is fairly new, that way you’ll be one of the first people to promote it and most people will be apt to buy it through you. Another idea is offering the product on discount. Say, if they buy it through you – you can give them back $15 on their purchase. People love discounts so just let them know you’re an affiliate and most of them are happy to buy. As you can see, the power of affiliate marketing is endless these days.

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