Mentoring With Donna

Now available, on a strictly limited basis: Mentoring with Donna. You can use the “Book Now” button to schedule a time for me to help present our amazing business opportunity to your prospective team member.  You must pre-qualify your prospective team member by having them watch one of our business videos.  You will need to have a copy of our Team GamePlan in front of you, as well.  This Book Now feature is only available for 3-way calls with pre-qualified potential team members.   For information on pre-qualification process (if you are unclear), please email noting “Pre-Qualification” in the subject line.

Be sure to fill in complete details on your schedule request including your name,the name of your prospect and the product you want me to emphasize.

This service is ONLY available to members of my direct selling team.  Just click the “Book Now” button below:

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Another Great Review of Making Money From Home

5.0 out of 5 stars I purchased this book at a local Family Christian Store, March 22, 2010

This review is from: Making Money from Home: How to Run a Successful Home-Based Business (Paperback)

Browsing in a local Family Christian Store, I noticed this book. I have been reading up on how to start my own information marketing business online, but I bought a copy of this book, even though it is a little more general. The chapter on determining which home business is right for you is excellent. There are work sheets at the end of each chapter so you need a pen! and some paper if you don’t want to scribble in the book itself. She offers really solid advice to anyone interested in pursuing an online auctions business, affiliate marketing, information products online, or direct sales or network marketing. I am interested in starting my own information products business online. I recommend using this book in conjunction with the following titles:

For exploring what type of business is right for you: No More Mondays, by Dan Miller, and 48 Days to the Work You Love, by Dan Miller

For creating a business that is largely automated and less time-consuming than a service-business (i.e. stop trading time for money, and get more passive income from a business that is 70 to 80 % automated and/or outsourced): The 4-Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferriss

For creating an information products business: Your Portable Empire, by Pat O’Bryan; The Absolute Beginner’s :Guide to Internet Wealth, by Pat O’Bryan; Moonlighting on the Internet, by Yanik Silver; Start Your Own Information Marketing Business, by Robert Skrob; Write Your Own Ebook or Other Short Book Fast, by Judy Cullins; Lucrative List Building, by Glen Hopkins; The Ultimate Salesletter, by Dan Kennedy

For physical product development: The Mom Inventors Handbook by Tamara Monosoff; also find the Everyday Edisons program on PBS and their web site at EdisonNation (it’s a dot com).

For inspiration and soul-searching for the best business idea for you: "Turn Your Dreams Into Realities" by Sue Augustine; "Windows of the Soul" by Ken Gire; "How to Find Your Personal Path to Success" by Robin Chaddock; "Put Your Dream to the Test" by John C. Maxwell; "The Passion Test" by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood; and "The Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace D. Wattles (edited by Ruth L. Miller, ISBN 9781582701882)

Donna’s book is a GREAT starting point. It would make a great text for a small group study or class for women (and men!) interested in getting started in their own home based businesses.

I think a lot of Christian home business books focus a lot on business models that are outdated and easily outsourced overseas (i.e. virtual assisting is dead – anyone can hire a virtual assistant for $2 an hour or less overseas). Donna doesn’t rehash old outdated business models. She emphasizes only those that have a strong possibility of creating real income and independence for you and your family. These businesses have strong potential for creating passive income and automation. Service businesses have limited income potential due to your time commitments to your family (i.e. if you want to spend more time with your family, you can’t make as much money with a service based business). It is best to create a business that you can eventually limit to the Tim Ferris work week model of one day a week or less. Donna teaches you how!

Highly recommended!!!

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Alternative Retirement Plan

I’m really enjoying Mark Yarnell’s wisdom about where this country is heading financially.  I think he is spot on.  In this audio, he talks about an Alternative Retirement Plan.  If you’re existing retirement plan is in as sorry shape as most people these days, you might want to take a listen to this short audio:

Are You Headed For the Beach…or the Soup Line?

Are You Headed For the Beach…or the Soup Line?

If you’d like to learn more, please email with “alternative retirement” in the subject line.

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15 Years Left to Secure Your Family Financial Future

I found this audio by Mark Yarnell very intriguing.  He presents compelling evidence of what I sense intuitively: that the gap between the very rich and very poor is about to dramatically widen in the United States over the next 15 years.  The entire Middle Class in this country may very well become obsolete.  So your choice is: poverty or prosperity.  No middle ground.  This is also the theory behind the book, Why We Want You to Be Rich by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad).  It’s a very compelling book; as is Robert Kiyosaki’s book, The Conspiracy of the Rich, which sets forth some of the same evidence.  Here is some of that information in convenient mp3 format.

15 Years Left

If you find this audio compelling and would like to explore ways to secure your family’s financial future, please consider starting your own home based business.  I’d be happy to help you in any way I can.  Check out my Home Business Success Apprenticeship program.

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Biblical Basis for My Apprenticeship Program


Apprenticeship.  It was how ancient Rabbis raised up the next generation of teachers in Judaism.  It was the pattern Jesus established for his disciples. It’s the pattern the Apostle Paul modeled throughout the New Testament. It’s how tradesman throughout history passed down their trade.  It’s even Donald Trump’s success strategy!

Finally, after 20 years of working from home on my own, I’ve finally found a way to disciple others and duplicate myself.  It’s my new Home Business Success Apprenticeship Program.

Take a moment to listen to this teaching, that explains the power of Duplication.

Rabbis, Disciples and Modern Day Mentoring

Rabbis, Disciples and Modern Day Mentoring

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What Exactly Does Middle Class in American Look Like?

Despite the so-called recovery, many families continue to struggle, with income and other living standards slipping below thresholds that typically represent middle-class quality of life. We’ve assembled a variety of metrics to help determine whether you’re getting ahead, holding steady, or slipping further than most.


For the 50 percent of families in the middle of the scale, household income ranges from $51,000 to $123,000 for a typical four-person, two-parent family. The median is about $81,000. Those numbers are from 2008, and have probably fallen 5 to 7 percent since then, on account of the recession. Median income for a single-parent, two-child family is about $25,000.

Housing Costs

For two-parent families, the typical home is worth about $231,000, accounting for $17,600 in mortgage payments and other costs per year. Housing costs have risen by more than twice as much as income since 1990, a trend that may finally be reversing thanks to the housing bust.

Home Size

The housing bubble was one factor that boosted housing costs, but the typical family also lives in a much bigger home. The median size of a new, single-family home jumped by 40 percent between 1979 and 2007, to about 2,300 square feet. That may now be declining, as families downsize and some get booted from homes they can’t afford.

Medical Expenses

You’ve probably heard — healthcare costs are going through the roof. A study by the middle-class task force headed by Vice President Joe Biden says the median two-parent family spends $5,100 per year on health insurance and non-covered expenses—assuming an employer provides health insurance. Healthcare costs have risen far more than any other aspect of the family budget since 1990, with no end in sight.


They provide mobility and represent freedom, one reason the typical family spends about $12,400 per year on two medium-sized sedans or the equivalent, with a new-car value of $45,000. The recession may have dampened our love of the road, however: Americans are driving less and car sales are off about 40 percent.

College Savings

The typical family puts aside $4,100 for college expenses for two kids, estimated to cover about 75 percent of expenses at a state university. Financial aid helps with the rest. But if possible, toss more into the college fund: As states face budget crunches, tuition and fees are going up.


One week at the beach or another destination is standard, at a cost of $3,000 or so for four. More affluent families can afford two weeks, at a typical cost of $6,100.

Retirement Savings

A median-income family that saved 3.2 percent of its income—roughly equivalent to the national saving rate—would sock away nearly $2,600 per year for retirement. Of course many families don’t hit even that modest goal, and stock-market losses over the last several years have further shrunk the national nest egg.

Everyday Spending

Clothes, food, utilities, entertainment and other living expenses amount to $14,200 a year for a median-income family. Not surprisingly, this is one set expenses many families are trying to reduce, by buying more discount brands, using less or doing without.

Number of Earners

In 76 percent of two-parent families, both parents work. The higher the household income, the more likely it is that both parents are contributing.

Hours Worked

Few parents will be surprised to hear that Moms and Dads are working more than they used to. The total number of hours worked in a two-parent family is 3,747 per year, up 5 percent since 1990. The increased hours add up to more than four 40-hour weeks of additional work per family.


The typical household head has a high school degree plus about two years of college education, up by more than a full year of college since 1990. Good thing—education is a key factor in lifetime earnings, and high school dropouts face a dim future by nearly every measure.

Free Time

What’s your top priority? In a 2008 poll by the Pew Research Center, it wasn’t healthy kids, a strong marriage or a great career; 68 percent of respondents said it was free time. (And just 12 percent said it was being wealthy.)

Household Net Worth

The typical household has a net worth of about $84,000, according to the Federal Reserve. That’s down 30 percent since 2007, thanks to losses in stock portfolios and home values.


About 18 percent of disposable income, on average, goes toward mortgage payments, auto loans, credit cards and other forms of household debt. That’s a bit higher than it was in the ’70s and ’80s. But since debt payments peaked at the beginning of 2008, at 18.9 percent of income, they’ve been steadily falling.

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Is Network Marketing a Scam…or Is It a Legitimate Compensation Plan?

I’ve always been very skeptical by nature and had a very negative view of network marketing in particular.  However, in recent years, I’ve changed my view.  Now, I believe that anyone can earn extra money from home through a direct sales or network marketing company, as long as you don’t think you’re going to make quick riches overnight.  This fascinating video explains—without any hype or wild claims—exactly how network marketing compensation plans work. 

If you’d like to learn more about the network marketing companies I personally recommend, feel free to email

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Kimber King interview

If you read the opening story of my book, Making Money From Home, you’ve heard of the amazing Kimber King.  You can learn more about how she built a high six-figure annual income, working just 4 hours per day, in this how to buy a used ipad

rtow/2010/01/11/advanced-home-business-step-2″ target=”_blank”>incredible interview.  (Please note: the first part of the program offers some preliminary information about success in Kimber’s home business then moves on to the featured interview with Kimber.)

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