Free Fitness (and other stuff) for Being Stuck at Home

Stuck at home? Do not let being stuck at home hinder your fitness aspirations. This national emergency has definitely altered our way of life.  Gyms nationwide have closed, but you still can get your fitness in.

Daily Burn Free for 30 Days

Peloton App Free 90 Days

Get Healthy U $3 subscription for the year

Planet Fitness

Live streamed on Facebook every day starting this week at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. Planet Fitness classes will be free for everyone.

YMCA Online Classes Free

Blink Fitness is hosting Facebook Live sessions weekdays at 8 a.m. ET. The fitness chain will host virtual workouts, give tips to stay motivated and answer fitness questions from the comments.

Get Up & Blink! Join us live at 8 am M – F as we host virtual workouts, dish out tips to stay motivated, and answer your fitness questions.

Orangetheory is now offering 30-minute workouts daily. Give Orangetheory a try. The workouts don’t require any special equipment, but may feature everyday household items.

Gold’s Gym has opened their vault of digital workouts for free through the end of May. Its app offers over 600 audio and video workouts.

CorePower Yoga is offering free access to a limited collection of online yoga and meditation classes while studios are closed.

CARROT Fit is available on the App Store as a free download, compared to its normal price of $4.99. The app will be free for the next two weeks.

Crunch Live offers 100 workouts that can be streamed on phones, tablets or TVs. The app has a variety of workouts, including dance, yoga and kickboxing.  You can start your free trial.

305 Fitness is offering cardio dance live streams twice a day on YouTube. The sessions are held at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Barry’s Bootcamp is hosting 20-minute body weight workouts live on Instagram for free. On Tuesday, its 9 a.m. PDT workout was hosted by CEO Joey Gonzalez, and other 12 p.m. PDT workout was led by VP of Curriculum Chris Hudson.

You can download the collection of Down Dog apps on the App Store. The apps will be free until April 1.

Below are some of the national sources doing so, but be sure to check your local papers as well.

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Which programs are you using? Comment below and share which apps you are enjoying.




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Get Started Podcasting, 48 Hours or Less

Podcasting 101

Getting your podcast started in 48 hours or less sounds pretty lofty. However, it can be done! Podcasting can be simple if you know what to do and where to get started. If you have been pondering the idea of starting a podcast take a look at my infographic that can help you get started, quickly.

Getting Started

I started my podcast in less than 48 hours. Well, let me explain, the planning for my podcast took less than 48 hours. I am confident if podcasting was my full-time job, I would be able to pull off all these steps in about two days. Do you have a podcast? Are you in the planning stages? What is holding you up from actually putting out your podcast, so that the world can hear? Let me know in the comments below.

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Four Easy Steps to Creating a Successful Subscription Box Service

Have you ever thought about how a monthly or weekly successful subscription box service is a great way to make shopping more convenient? Additionally, subscription boxes are an amazing way to introduce consumers to new products. 

A great shopping experience is not consuming all your time waiting in long lines. That is so exhausting and stressful!  As an entrepreneur, we always want to give our customers the best experience. We want them to feel pampered and satisfied. Imagine when all they need to do is subscribe and pick the box that they feel and know they needed. Then, deliver it right to their doorsteps!

Does it sound amazing? Running a successful subscription box services can bring you money and create a list of happy subscribers and consumers. 

Indeed.

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Want to join the bandwagon of business owners that run a successful subscription box service? Explore and apply these strategies to all your products and services.

Read on and learn with us as we unearth some things you have to know. Before starting a monthly subscription boxes business.

#1: Start with a good business idea that will work with a successful subscription box.

An idea is the powerful ground of a business.  When we talk about the concept of a product or service, its appeal to the market is essential. Plus, coupled with the convenience that you are offering to them.

To get started with a successful subscription box business,  you need to select your niche.

A niche is a particular group of people or market for your product or services. Like makeup kits for people who love glamour and fashion, or books for the bookworms.

Then, know who you are competing with. To do this, you can check out Cratejoy Marketplace, and get some ideas.

Identify your customers.

Niche is a broader sense in targeting your customers. So, you need to dig in deeper and dissect the information to have and get your real potential users. You can cleverly do this by researching about your competitor’s customers. Take time to study the gender, age, income, and others.

#2: Set up your subscription business in the best platform.

Setting up a successful subscription box business is not really as easy as 1-2-3. But choosing the best platform that will help you in moving the boxes.

To consider in the selection:

  • Easy to use.  Use a platform which has built-in ready to use templates which you can customize that will fit your brand.
  • Billing. Get a system that would allow you for a recurring billings that is likely to be used for subscription boxes.
  • Think of the best marketing strategy. A platform that will help you in acquiring customers. A well-visited market place in a certain platform is a good avenue to get potential buyers.

#3: Find the product.

Your product must be something that your suppliers can provide. So, before starting a business such this, scout for a good supplier. Below are some of your options:

  • Local Stores
  • Wholesalers
  • Online E-commerce

#4: Pre-launch Website

Setting up your pre-launch website. It should match design for a subscription box business. Once the pre-launch phrase has completed, getting your customer’s orders would be next.

To learn more, visit Cratejoy and see if this business set up works for you.

Conclusion

Depending on the response of your target market, especially on the initial phase of the set-up. With the best information that you have gathered, study and think of the best product that will fit. Then, study every step of the way.

Make sure that you have understood and is willing to sacrifice for the success of your business.

Resources

The Logistics of Starting a Subscription Box: 3 Things You Need to Consider

4 Things You Need to Start a Subscription Box Business

How to Start a Subscription Box Business in 5 Steps

How to Start a Subscription Box Business in 8 Simple Steps

Body, Soul, and Entrepreneurship

Do you agree that entrepreneurship is a lifestyle rather than a career choice? Sometimes entrepreneurship sometimes feels more like a lifestyle and less like a career choice. It is important that you take care of your body and soul. Even during those stressful days and sleepless nights.  

Entrepreneurship is a choice but being in business means that you have to strive to achieve your goals on a daily basis. That can get very stressful, can’t it? You get to enjoy the benefits it gives as well about overcoming the different challenges. The challenges can lead to stress to your body and soul. 

Talking about the downs of doing business, this is not an easy journey to take isn’t it? Most of the time you have to deal with the stress, heartache, and restless nights, whether you like it or not. If you cannot deal with this you lose, not just money but your health as well.  

Dealing with the downside of entrepreneurship is stressful and yes it can take a toll of your health. Keep in mind that your health is your wealth. Running a business while being physically and emotionally ill is tough. Running a business when you are dead is impossible.  Follow these tips for strategies on displaying mindfulness and self-care, so you will be in tip top shape to be the entrepreneur that you are meant to be.

Here are 3 tips that we wish to share with the hopes that these will be a great help to let you carry on.

Tip#1: Exercise

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It is imperative that you make the time during the day to exercise. Being glued to the chair and on a laptop, all day is doing nothing for your physical health. Although there are many forms of exercise, I depend on yoga to get through the rough patches.  

Although there are many choices, my go-to yoga DVD is: 

 

Most successful business owners reached their goals. And it is because of the great idea that they want to bring to life. Remember that motivating yourself through money, isn’t bad. But it won’t be good either if it will become your only focus. As this will burn you out quickly.

So, do this for the best reason, which has a great meaning for you.

Tip#2: Acknowledge your mistakes.

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Failure is part of success. Instead of blaming yourself for the imperfection. Shift your attention to a better perspective. Like taking positive things out from a negative experience. Yes, look at them as your learning opportunities.

Think of this as your step towards being successful. Failure makes you closer to success. You never can tell that a certain mistake will lead to becoming a better business owner.

Just to cite an example, Ink-jet Printer by Canon idea sprouted from an accident or mistake. It was when a Canon engineer placed a hot iron on his pen. This event made the ink spillover from the pen’s point. And the rest is history.

So, learn to be thankful for every experience that you will encounter as an entrepreneur ( or in life ). Don’t judge. Instead, look at the bright side of the situation.

Tip#3:  Claim Success while you are working on it

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Success is a state of mind.  So you don’t have to chase it. Claim as it happens. Don’t mid if struggles come along the way, because it is always part of your journey to the road of happiness.

Stop thinking that you will be successful, but believe that you are now devouring and loving it.

As a bonus, here are some ways on how to spread mindfulness in your environment.

    • Walk the talk.
    • Let them dream.
    • Ask them questions.
    • Coach them how to have a positive mind
  • Take time to breathe.

Wrap Up

As our takeaway, a positive mind will take you to where you want to be. Yet, always remember that optimism may be reexamined to be sure that it is really a good option. Along with mindfulness attitude, also practice thinking right. As this may guide you to better determine which path to take.

So pick yourself, let’s dream on and claim that success is our destiny and purpose.

Resources:

14 Simple Steps To Encourage Mindfulness In Your Workplace

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Help Entrepreneurs to Thrive

Five Most  Profitable Direct Sales Companies for 2019

What are the five most profitable direct sales companies in 2019? Well, are you interested in venturing in a direct selling business?  You probably want to research all of your options before you begin.

Or maybe you are now doing it? But are still looking for an opportunity to be affiliated to new direct sales companies in 2019?

If your answer is yes, then we have great news for you!

We want to share these five new and most profitable direct sales companies to watch for this year. When we talk about direct sales, always take advantage of an unsaturated market. And build a robust and loyal customer base.

Before we go on, for the benefits of the neophytes, we will define what is the basic concept of good direct selling. And on how to earn huge income.

Direct selling refers to selling products to the consumer in a non-retail domain. But, sales occur at home, work, or other non-store places. The system is basically the distribution of products from manufacturers. Distributed directly to direct sales company or to the consumer. It eliminates the several middlemen involved such as a wholesaler and regional distribution centers.

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Types of Direct Selling

These are as follows:

#1: Single-level direct sales.

These type of sales are done one-on-one like door-to-door or one-on-one presentations. This can be done through online and offline as well.  You can earn through commission basis.

#2: Hosting or Party plan.

Sales are done in a group setting and income is based on commission, too.

#3: The third is Multilevel Marketing (MLM).

Sales are made in various ways either. It could be one-on-one presentations, party plan or overriding commission. And that is through business partner or recruits.

Let us present to you the list of new profitable and established direct sales companies. Wherein you can reap potential rewards of working this year 2019.

So, read on and keep rolling!

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List of recommendable companies to start direct selling this year

Company#1: MASKCARA

Maskcara is a direct sales company distributing new beauty products. This was launched last January of 2017. The brand based in Utah and founded by Cara, a beauty blogger, and makeup artist. If you want to engage business in Maskcara you can sale either a basic kit worth for $199 or a Pro Kit worth $399.

The good news is, the moment you purchase the kit you can avail already the artist commission. As a new business partner, you are entitled to a 40% discount on your next order. To remain your account active as Artist, you don’t need to maintain a certain quota. Unlike other direct sales company.

Company#2: MAX & MADELEINE

Max & Madeleine was started by two moms way back in 2016. After struggling to find products that would be safe for their children. They finally found the best product which is safe for people who are sensitive in chemical and food.

The company offered 25% commission on retail sales for the consultants. Plus 10% extra bonus to power sellers.

To join the program, you need to buy the enrollment kit for $99. The kit is composed of a brand’s of your choice top selling products. As well as catalogs and other marketing materials.

Company#3: MOJILIFE

MojiLife offers new product concept for home fragrance. And its primary product is a wickless, heatless home fragrance diffusion device. The AirMoji that can be used either in home or offices. If you want to become a distributor of the brand, all you have to do is purchase any of three different levels of kit.

The cost of the starter kit is $85 and includes one device plus two fragrances. While the elite kit is cost $335 and have the devices, six fragrances, a base, and various cleaning products. Commission begins at 20% and increases up to 25% after you have made $850 worth of sales. Packages include your own website from the brand. This is where to promote your products and no quota required.

Company#4: MAYBERRYS

Mayberrys is a Canadian legging and a fashion direct sales company. It made a trip south last 2016 of October. They offered an updated selection of comfortable leggings, tops, skirts, and dresses. Also, the company offers children clothing. To become the stylist of the brand you buy any of the three kits, lead stylist kit is $199 and includes $300 worth of products.

The sellers working strategy is through online most of the time. You will earn 20% commission on sales and receive a 30% discount on your personal orders.

Company#5: YOUNGLIVING ESSENTIAL OILS

The cost of Premium starter kit for Young Living essential oils is only $160 and has a retail value of $300. Upon buying the kit you will automatically become a wholesale member. And will receive 24% off your next purchase.

Final Thought

Actually, there are plenty of choices. Most especially when it comes to the top beauty direct sales companies for 2019. Wherein you can find what’s fit for your personality and offers you good income potentials. Of course when it comes to establishing your ground. It is always good to start distributing products that are not yet saturated in your area.

But we will not limit only to those direct sales companies that are already in the market for a long time. Like Amway, Avon Products and Herbalife.  As they are still in the Top 3 direct sales company as published by DSN of May 2018. And they are among the top 100 global direct sales company. You may still consider these companies as one of your choices for direct selling for 2019.

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References:

What is Direct Selling and Is it a Good Home Business Option?

Top Beauty Direct Sales Companies for 2019

DSN Announces 2018 Global 100!