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May 13, 2019

How To Publish a Book w/ Author Jeremiah Knight

Up2Paar Podcast I interview Mr. Jeremiah Knight.

Jeremiah Knight is an amazing inspiration to anyone that crosses his path. He encourages everyone to win and always makes the statement “I believe in your dreams”.
I believe he will be a best selling author this year with a little guidance and see his NEW book turning into a movie.

Join us to be inspired and to learn how to become a best selling author.

Purchase his book at https://amzn.to/2USAixR

Anyone that purchases his book in the next 24 hours, I will have you on my podcast for my group conversation.

? To learn more about Jeremiah Knight and to connect with him, visit the links below;

Website: https://diariesofaholyknight.com/

Book Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgraan7HIH0

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeremiah.knight.9
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diariesofaholyknight/

Photos courtesy of Jeremiah Knight

 — withJeremiah Knight and Jim Paar.

April 10, 2019

Top Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail in 2019

Failure is not something you will consider when starting a new business. But research also suggests, the failure rate for new startups within five years of their business is near to 50 percent. Most of the entrepreneurs follow all the golden rules of becoming successful. Nevertheless, there are a lot of reasons and causes behind an entrepreneur’s failure, and today we will talk about the top factors forcing entrepreneurs to fail in 2019.

Lack of Vision

It is an assumption that loving something or having so much passionate about a thing is enough reason to make it a business. But people don’t understand the broader picture, the most necessary thing when starting a business is the vision. A clear vision will help you to focus and can stop you from moving in a wrong direction.

Selection of a Business

Selection of business is eventually one of the top reasons why most entrepreneurs fail. One of the tricky moments in an entrepreneur’s life comes when he or she decides which business to adapt. Yes, every business has a potential of millions in it, but you have to understand that not every business is appropriate for you. Doing proper research before selecting a business is essential. Write down pros and cons of every business idea that comes to your mind and then go with the most suitable one.

Lack of Proper Planning

Improper planning is another common reason why entrepreneurs fail and go out of the market. A lot of first-time entrepreneurs often neglect that having a business plan is a very vital part of starting a new business. The planning should include a long-term and a short-term strategy. Your business vision will help you to set a goal but to achieve that goal a master plan is a key.

Not Having Enough Capital

Starting a business without sufficient capital is almost certainly a suicide. New entrepreneurs often don’t realize the importance of cash flow or underestimate the value of money they will need to run their startup smoothly. You may also take services of a financial advisory firm; they will help you to predict how much money you’ll need to launch your business.

Poor Implementation of the Plan

A master plan is worth nothing without proper execution. There are many reasons behind the failure of implementation, but the most critical reason is ineffective leadership. Implementation of new strategies comes with enormous challenges; leaders must have the courage and determination to overcome them with patience.

The Hiring of Wrong People

Hiring the right people is vital to the success of any entrepreneur. Hiring a wrong person is not only a waste of resources, but it also creates a negative work environment which is not a good sign for your company. Instead of regretting a lousy hire, take a wise move to replace it with a right one.

Failure in Marketing

Marketing plays the vital role in the success of every business, and it is also among the most significant factors in the failure of entrepreneurs in 2018. You can get many potential buyers for the services or products you are offering with the marketing; it is a reliable process that can significantly contribute to your business success.

Expanding Very Early

The expansion and growth are the primary goals of every entrepreneur, but an early evolution can lead your business to death. You must decide about growth only after carefully reviewing and analyzing all the aspects. Just keep in mind, after the expansion it will be much harder to manage your business, and you must do it at an exact time.

Underestimating Competition

An important reason to mention for why entrepreneurs go out of business is underestimating the competition. To take a valuable share of a market, you must understand your competitors and think them as a severe threat. To increase your odds of success, keep a keen eye on your competitor’s strengths and weaknesses.

Giving Up Very Early

The cause which is very common in the failure of every entrepreneur is that they give up and shut down all the projects. It’s tough to encourage and pick you up in massive frustration, but there is no magic pill to turn failure into success. It’s time to face the truth; the path of becoming a successful entrepreneur is full of hurdles and roadblocks. Instead of giving up, learn from your mistakes and try not to repeat them.

There are many other reasons behind the failure of entrepreneurs in 2018, but these ten are most common and obvious. You’ve just got to deal with all of them to become successful.

April 3, 2019

Up2Paar Interview w/ Shane Ray, How To Brand Your Contractor Business – Up2Paar Pocdcast UP011

I interview Shane Ray aka “The Big Kahuna”. He coaches contractors with his new program “The Ultimate Contractor” Academy. Shane will be giving golden nuggets on how to brand your business, he is a master when it comes to branding. He helped grow his family business Aloha Air Conditioning & Heating very fast with some eye-catching branding! ? ? ?

For those contractors looking to grow their current business and brand new buisness you must check out this FREE training Shane Ray put together at https://theultimatecontractor.com/success

? To learn more about Shane “The Big Kahuna” and to connect with him, visit the links below;

Website: https://theultimatecontractor.com/

Buy Big Kahuna Gear: https://theultimatecontractor.com/products/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shane.ray.33
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ultimatecontractor/

Photos courtesy of https://theultimatecontractor.com/

March 20, 2019

Hottest Ways To Start An Online Business in 2019 – UP2010

In this podcast Jim will give you some of the hottest tips and neccesary strategies to launch a successful business online.

March 14, 2019

2019 Top Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners – U2P009

Jim Paar shares some of the top marketing tips for business owners and entrepreneurs for 2019. He shows you how to have explosive growth this year by implementing simple tactics you can start today.

Visit Jim Paar’s agency at Paar Media Group https://paarmediagroup.com

February 28, 2019

How To Achieve Explosive 10X Growth with This Mindset – UP2008

It’s not that growing your business by 10x is easy.  Doubling your business is harder than multipling it by 10 times.  When you’re trying to double your business, you’re making progress in small increments based on doing more of what you’ve already been doing.  You’re using your current operational capabilities and resources, but just trying harder, which places a greater and greater strain on you and your team.

Going for 10x growth, on the other hand, would take extraordinary levels of creativity and innovation.  It would mean making massive steps forward in your efficiency, resourcefulness and value creation.

February 20, 2019

How To Become A Direct Sales Superstar in 2019! Up2Paar UP007

How to Building a Successful Network Marketing Business

Direct sales, in particular it’s sub-type, network marketing, is often viewed negatively. A bad experience with an overzealous or outright dishonest rep, as well as myths and misunderstandings about direct sales keep many people away from this home business option.

However, direct sales is a viable way to start a home based business if you go in with the right attitude, knowledge, and willingness to work. Here are tips for achieving success in direct sales and MLM.

1) Understand that it’s a business like any other business.

Direct sales marketers have the tendency to water down the plan so that it’s easy to understand, but that can also give the impression that it’s easy to do. “Help five people get eight people, and you’ll get a free car.” What they don’t tell you is that you’ll need to talk to at least 50 people to get the five people, and help them talk to at least 80 people each to get their eight. While these numbers aren’t exact, the point is, that you’ll receive a lot of ‘nos’ in your quest to find your few yeses, which can be discouraging.

2) Use your company’s products and services.

Your customers will know when you’re giving a spiel simply to sell them something versus if you’re excited about what you’re offering. The best direct sales reps use and love their products. They talk about them with enthusiasm, which is what helps sell them. Using your products and services also gives you personal experiences and information so you can discuss them honestly and accurately with potential customers.

3) Read and understand your company’s marketing and compensation plan, and policies.

Some companies forbid you to use their name in your marketing. Others don’t allow you to set up your own consultant website. The point is, buying into a business opportunity means there may be rules and restrictions you need to abide by.

Further, to maximize your income, you need to know the best way to make money. Which products are the most popular and earn you the most income? How can you earn bonuses? What are the overrides by helping others start a business?

The better you understand the terms by which you can run your business, as well as how you get paid, the better you can maximize your income.

4) Determine the best buyers for your products and services.

Further, in direct sales, there is a tendency to focus on targeting people who want to make money, and that’s not bad, but you’re better off focusing on people who want to make money AND would like your products and services. People aren’t going to be successful selling something they can’t get behind. Further, retail sales is a part of how money is made, but you can’t sell products to people who don’t want or need them. In fact, many people who start a business in direct sales were customers first, and they liked the products so much they decided to sell them.

5) Figure out where you can find your target market.

Use tools like Facebook Audience Insights to study your target. General advertising and promotion doesn’t work as well as sending your message directly to the people who are most likely to buy what you’re selling. What websites do they surf, what magazines do they read, what organizations do they belong to, etc.? That’s where you want to focus your marketing efforts.

6) Differentiate yourself from the thousands of other people who are working with the same company.

Why should people buy from you rather than that other rep who lives next door? Some ways to set yourself apart are to offer a higher level of service, give discounts or freebies, set up a loyalty program, etc. The key is to find a way to stand out from all the others selling the same thing you are.

7) Develop your own website and marketing tools, if allowed by your company.

This is another way you can differentiate yourself and customize what you offer. For example, on your own website you can offer an email newsletter with tips and helpful hints. Print business cards with an offer, such as a free consultation or a discount.

Be sure to read your company’s terms of service, as some have rules about creating your own website or what you can reveal about the company on a website.

February 13, 2019

14 Most Profitable Business Ideas of 2019 You Can Start Today! Up2Paar UP006

Today I am sharing the MOST PROFITABLE BUSINESSES IN 2019

Hey what’s up guys Jim Paar here from Up2Paar, I provide knowledge and clarity to be profitable on your own and gain your independence.

Today I’m gonna share a few guys fourteen different online business ideas that I would personally pursue myself if I wasn’t so busy as you guys could probably imagine I’ve got a lot going on I’ve got a lot of distances and projects and I can’t do it all so oftentimes what I do is whenever I have ideas for things I write down on my phone in Evernote.

Doesn’t matter what everyone is doing, you need confidence in you because and bet on your own self.

Make sure you master the first business before moving to the next business. Don’t spread yourself out so thin.

1. How to be a blogger (course) also start a blog
a. Passive income generator form
i. Sponsors
ii. Adsense
iii. Affiliates

2. Online mini courses ($300 – $5000)
a. How to get followers on Instagram
b. How to start a YouTube channel (promote on Instagram
c. Identify niches, I have a worksheet called the Invisible Knowledge to find your talents.

TIP: Many people quit when they get one bad comment, Those people will never be successful at anything because they give up so quit. Remember disregard the lurkers and idiots, they have nothing better to do.

Quit taking life so serious.

3. Start a business on Amazon
a. Research products to sell
b. Be an affiliate, of course less money but good passive income

4. Meal prep business if you love to cook, so many people have no time to cook.

5. Personal trainer – yes not at the gym but online
a. Trainize is a great platform but build an online business with a real program and even have a LIVE daily program for a higher membership price.

6. Rent websites to people that wants leads in a niche
a. No tech skills
b. Low overhead
c. Make $1000 to $5000 per month

7. Flip online businesses
a. Buy expired domains
b. Go to flippa.com and buy an existing business
c. They have domain authority
d. Many people start a business and have no idea how to market the business.

8. Daily planner – 30 day challenge
a. Morning rituals
b. Evening rituals

c. How to strategic plan your day for success
9. Publishing company
a. Easy to do
b. Much of this can be outsourced

10. Supplements of your own
a. Lots of companies to white label your products.
b. Create your own favorite Keto Product
c. Sell on Amazon, huge dollars if branding is good
d. Niche products like for Memory, Energy, aging

11. Software
a. People are big into Amazon, CBD’s, Cryprto
b. Develop a software that makes this easier.
c. Easy to find programmers on Upwork or Freelance
d. Simply explain it.

12. Start a YouTube Channel
a. Find your passion
b. Millions of views on affirmations and mediation

13. Done for your services – think of it like if you buy a grill at Home Depot, you can get it already put together or spend hours putting it together yourself.
a. Sales funnels
b. Websites
c. Build an affiliate business
d. Build a passive blog

14. Last but not least – Coaching and consulting
a. Creating a group coaching platform.
b. One on One LIVE online

February 6, 2019

Up2Paar Interview w/ Eric Zuley, Learn the Secrets of Eric Z’s Empire – Up2Paar Pocdcast UP005

Jim Paar interviews Eric Zuley, Learn the Secrets of Eric Z’s Empire Top Influencer Eric Zuley

Up2Paar Interview w/ Multi-Media Mogul Eric Zuley LIVE – Top Influencer of 2018

Born and raised in Mission Viejo, CA, Eric Zuley is one of the world’s Top Ten Social Media Influencers in the world. In 2014, he was recognized by congress with The Robert Novak Award as an influential digital journalist.  Eric was also honored by Hollywood Weekly Magazine’s with the 2017 Digital Trailblazer Award. He had the distinct pleasure of honoring E! Entertainment Co-founder Larry Namer, Creator of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Frank Shankwitz, Kate Linder (The Young and Restless) and several others.

Eric is the creator of the Social Network, ezwayfam.com. He has several YouTube channels, one of which has over 14 million views he created the eZWayWall Of Fame with over 75 celebrity influencers and entrepreneurs. His company, ezwaypromotions, has worked with Americas Got Talent, Domino’s Pizza, Pamela Hasselhoff, to name a few.

Having produced over 250 red carpet events, eZWay Promotions has helped raise millions through eZWay Cares. Eric is a talk show host on KDOC and KXLA television, Voice America l, and i-Tunes.  He’s the 2019 Family Film Awards host, along with over 50 other stages, he’s the CMO of Evander Holyfield’s family’s TV distribution network, overseeing 14 channels, including his own, EZWAY.TV

His cover of Hollywood Weekly was the biggest selling cover of all time. He’s also been seen in Influential People Magazine, and on Fox, ABC 7, E!, EXTRA, and several other covers of magazines. He was the face of Axe Body Spray and acted in an 8-time Emmy award winning show “The Bay”.

He Recently joined forces with NFL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE TIM BROWN, creating the solution for fundraising, the eZWay Smart giving Debit Card.

Known as the influencer whisper and multimedia mogul for the last 15 years he’s self built a social media empire and house- hold brand online.

Eric is the CEO of eZWay Promotions which specializes in building their customers social proof, social boost and is a game changer in lead generation and business developing and branding.

Eric has interviewed over 2000 celebrities like Carl Weathers, Alicia Silverstone, Anthony Anderson,

Some of the celebrity supporters that do it the eZWay include Christopher Lloyd, Frank Shankwitz, Kate Linder, Kevin Sorbo Berny Dohrman Chairman CEO SPACE, Ron Klein creator of the magnet strip on the credit cards, The Pointer Sisters, Gloria Allred, Former Vp of Warner Bros John Matta, Former director of the Golden Globe Awards Chris Donovan, CEO of Letip International Kim Marie, Dr. Joe Vitale, Forbes Riley, Tom Green just to name a few.

Check out Eric Zuley at: https://www.ericzuley.com/

EzWay Mobile App: https://upgrade.ezwaybroadcasting.com/ezwayapp/

January 30, 2019

How To Find The Best Coach or Mentor

Marketing companies that deliver poor value to the consumer are a disservice to the entire financial education industry and give legitimate coaching companies a bad name.

This guide is my attempt to clean up this industry by revealing the red flags that can alert smart consumers to a potential bad apple.

We’re not alarmists here at Financial Mentor. A great marketing company can still provide great coaching services. The two activities are not necessarily mutually exclusive. They can co-exist… in theory.

Unfortunately, they usually don’t in practice – and that’s important for the consumer to understand and beware of.

For that reason, none of the following 12 symptoms qualify a coaching program as a rip-off on their own. It’s the weight of the evidence that you want to pay attention to and use as motivation for greater due diligence.

Below is a checklist of characteristics that should serve as warning signs that you may be dealing with a dream merchant instead of a legitimate money coach.

1. Checkered History

You usually don’t have to dig real deep to find relevant dirt on some big name gurus playing the dream merchant game. Top internet search engines provide an excellent due diligence tool. For example, according to John T. Reed:

  • Charles Givens, author of “Wealth Without Risk,” was successfully sued by a former customer for faulty financial advice and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 1995.
  • Robert Allen, the author of “Nothing Down” and “Creating Wealth,” declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy in May 1996 after publishing several bestselling books.
  • Ed Beckley, author of “Million Dollar Secrets,” declared bankruptcy in 1987 and was sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud.
  • Dave Del Dotto, author of “Cash Flow System,” was charged by the FTC with misrepresenting products in 1993 and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 1995.
  • Wade Cook, author of a long list of financial best sellers, declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy twice – both in 1987 and 2003.

This list is by no means complete. It’s just a tiny excerpt of the research compiled by Reed showing the sordid financial history of a surprisingly large number of supposed money experts. All this information is free for the asking with a simple online search.

Just imagine… if these dream merchants’ personal financial practices land them in bankruptcy, what does that indicate about the credibility of their financial advice? It’s certainly not encouraging.

Keep in mind these guys were all big names in their day and received tremendous media exposure which created the appearance of legitimacy.

The unexpected realization is how the implied endorsement built into massive media exposure created through marketing campaigns means little in terms of actual credibility and safety to the consumer.

You must still research the legal history of your prospective guru and pay attention to factual evidence indicating potential problems – even if he’s famous.

2. Conventional Information Repackaged At A High Price

Many “boot camp” and coaching programs charge thousands of dollars for information you could buy at a bookstore for less than $100.

This is particularly true for the big name gurus because their marketing prowess and media exposure creates an implied endorsement and high perceived value for their services. This lowers the natural skepticism of buyers, which can be very dangerous.

A simple step to prevent being taken in is to always check the bookstores and internet to see if you can find a more affordable way to learn the same information – regardless of how famous the person is standing behind the product.

Make sure that what they’re teaching you is sufficiently unique and valuable to justify the price.

3. High-Pressure Sales Tactics

It’s relatively simple to distinguish legitimate coaches from marketing organizations by their sales practices. Legitimate coaches offer free sample sessions with the actual coach you’ll work with so you can test-drive their services first-hand and determine if the fit is right.

Marketing organizations show their true colors by employing professional sales people that use high-pressure marketing tactics in an effort to close a sale for a “coaching package”.

If anyone from a coaching company ever pressures you into buying, they’ve clearly demonstrated their focus is marketing and sales – not coaching.

It’s antithetical to the trust required for a positive coaching relationship to allow high-pressure sales tactics to ever enter the picture.

4. Target Market Is Beginners

Nature demonstrates that predators hunt the sick, injured, and inexperienced because that’s the easy kill. Marketers follow the same natural instinct when they promote expensive coaching and mentoring services to beginners.

Beginners lack the experience to separate charlatans from legitimate financial experts. If the marketing emphasizes that “anyone can do it and no starting capital or experience is required,” then you’re likely dealing with a predator.

If the coaching is mass marketed rather than targeted to the narrow audience that can truly benefit, then you’re likely dealing with a sales organization and not a true coaching company.

5. Contractual Obligation

If a coaching company requires you to pay a large, up-front fee for a service delivered over many months, then be wary. It’s likely a marketing gimmick.

After all, if the coaching truly delivers value, then you would gladly continue consuming, so there would be no need to lock you in with an up-front fee. They’re clearly telling you they’re worried you won’t like their service and want to stop paying.

That’s why they want your money up front and need to lock you into a contract. Smart consumers should view this practice as a red flag indicating “proceed with caution.”

6. Secrets of the Rich

Anybody who claims to teach the supposed “secrets of the rich” is likely a dream merchant. The secret is there are no secrets.

Unfortunately, aggressive marketers seek to exploit the human frailty of wanting to believe there are secrets only the rich understand that explain why they have no money, but the rich do.

The fact is most everything you need to know to build wealth can be learned for little or no money and is already well-documented and proven. The exception to this rule is specialized niche knowledge explaining new developments and strategies within an industry.

Otherwise, anyone claiming they have secret knowledge to riches is probably a dream merchant employing a marketing gimmick that legitimate money coaches normally avoid.

7. Emphasis on Luxurious Lifestyle

Building wealth is hard work, takes time, and requires financial prudence. Dream merchants want you to believe it’s quick and easy and requires little or no effort.

Beware of marketers touting private jets and lavish yachts to show the more/better/different lifestyle you can enjoy when you learn their “insider secrets”. This isn’t selling educational information, it’s promoting a dream.

The goal of the marketer is to make your greed glands salivate enough to overcome your usual sense of prudence and caution. Legitimate money coaches don’t use these marketing practices

The self-made rich I know don’t wear fancy jewelry or drive in flashy limousines; they lead comfortable, but relatively normal lifestyles, while building portfolios of wealth by consuming less than they can afford.

They work hard to build businesses and invest their savings prudently. The luxury appeal is a marketer’s gimmick designed to prey on your feeling of lack and your desire to have more.

The get-rich-quick appeal is designed to activate your sense of entitlement and laziness. Don’t get suckered in by these dream merchant tactics.

8. Bogus Testimonials

Legitimate testimonials should be written by the actual person and provide their full name and city location. Beware of testimonials that sound like they were written by one (the same) person, or provide outlandish claims of superhuman success.

This includes video and audio testimonials that appear legitimate on the surface, but could easily be faked by professional actors (don’t laugh – it has been done). Dishonest testimonials are another marketer’s gimmick designed to convince you to part with your money.

9. Up-Sells

When you purchase a seminar or coaching program, you should receive a complete package of the guru’s best stuff that’s completely actionable as a stand-alone product.

Unfortunately, marketing companies don’t play fair and use a strategy of “progressive commitment” to separate you from your money. Here’s how it works:

  • You’re sold on a free or low-cost seminar that’s never disclosed as a preview event, but instead is promoted as a complete package of information.
  • You attend the free event and are up-sold to an affordable event portrayed as the “whole enchilada,” but it only teaches the basics.
  • At the “basics” event, you are up-sold to the big event for big bucks.

Each step in this process is a progressively larger financial commitment designed to extract the most money from the most people.

Aggressive marketers know full well customers are more likely to spend thousands of dollars on a high-priced seminar after several smaller sales have already established a relationship than they would if they asked for the money up front.

Legitimate educational companies (like Universities) show you their entire product line (course curriculum) and don’t hide high-ticket items that are only sold as a bait-and-switch from lower cost products.

Also, beware of pitch-a-thons where a variety of speakers parade across the stage selling you their big-ticket courses.

When you purchase a seminar, you should receive the full education you paid for, not an interim appetizer designed to motivate your hunger for the main meal. The entire educational curriculum should be disclosed up-front and not hidden as a back-end sales marketing gimmick.

10. Best-Seller Status

Beware when buying a coaching or mentoring program from a high profile guru who developed large media exposure and reached the New York Times bestseller list.

Ask yourself, “Who will I be working with?” High profile media personalities achieve their stardom by focusing on their media and marketing – not their coaching.

In fact, you would be wise to look behind-the-scenes because many times, the coaching company isn’t even run by the guru. The coaching is just a “private label” service that’s sold and packaged to a variety of  gurus.

The coaching company produces generic coaching services as a back-end product for their guru clients, and the guru provides the marketing and brand-name recognition that sells the coaching services. It’s a match made in heaven for everyone… except the client.

11. Trendy

Most people succeed at building wealth by overcoming their personal obstacles to success and applying timeless, proven strategies with sufficient discipline and persistence to actually produce results.

There’s nothing trendy, sexy, or cutting edge about this formula. It’s a well-known and fully proven process for achieving financial success.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t sell well because it lacks sex appeal. That’s why marketing driven companies hop on the latest hot trend (no money down, wraps, Forex, day trading, etc.) with whiz-bang coaching programs designed to capitalize on what’s hot and in the news – it sells well.

If you buy the latest, trendy investment seminar instead of focusing on applying timeless wisdom, realize you’re likely dealing with a marketing-driven organization rather than a company focused on your long-term education and success.