home based business

Sep 24 2014

How to create a SIMPLE, POWERFUL, and EFFECTIVE videos

Looking to earn money from home?

I’m right there with ya! In my situation, I do it from my “home on the road” as you see, I live in a luxury 5th wheel and have the opportunity to travel and see some of the most amazing places.

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Yes, you CAN earn money from home


When it comes to success in a home based business today, video – especially powerful videos, those that communicate real “meat” are a great way to build a home based business and earn that income so many desire but don’t really know how to go about achieving.

Video can help you spread your message without having to follow the traditional (and all too often typical) strategy of “hounding” family, friends, and neighbors (until you end up in the “NFL” – watch the video linked HERE to learn what THAT is!)

A few thoughts about home based business, earn money from home programs, video marketing, and YOU

Let’s face it, YOU are THE unique aspect to any home based business or make money from home opportunity. That is, when you become a “Send Out Cards” representative, or affiliate with any network marketing company, you assume the same role that many others have before you. So, why will YOU succeed?

From my perspective, YOU need to set yourself “apart” from the pack!



AND… video is a great start!

Video is where (as I point out in this video), people begin to know, like, and trust you. In my opinion, you should also create some videos in which you also appear “on camera” to aid in this process (think about my Johnny Carson example cited in my video.)

And you know what?

To make a powerful video that produces results, you don’t need lots of special effects or high tech equipment – really!

Lets start with an overview of what is in the video posted below – within it you will observe a powerful video creation technique that does NOT require YOU to be “on camera”. Further, you’ll learn what company I have affiliated with to generate residual income that helps fund my RV Lifestyle, additionally, you will gain insights on why I selected this particular company – and a good portion of my criteria for how to look at virtually any home based business or earn money from home venture.

Here is what I used to create this video –

  1. A text writer – such as Word or Open Office Writer (free, use the link provided) to create the script
  2. A presentation tool – such as Powerpoint or Open Office Impress (this created the “slides” – again free, use the link provided)
  3. A good quality microphone – I used Sony’s bluetooth wireless mic system (Model ECM-AW3)  – it is very quiet, stable, and if I record outside, will resist wind noise. This system costs about $100., however to get started, you could use simply the mic that comes with your laptop or tablet.
  4. A video creation program called “Screencast-O-Matic” – cost $15/year for unlimited use.

Once I create the video in Screencast-O-Matic, I save it to my computer, upload it to YouTube (I also use Clipz – a service is illustrated on this page. You can learn more about Clipz HERE.)

The video, once uploaded will be “out there” for folks to view – and for those with whom it resonates to reach out to you and express their interest in doing what you’re doing – and achieving what you’re achieving. It is with this approach I became one of the top folks in a company in early 2013 and was even invited onto their advisory board to help steer the company as it navigated some troubled waters.

Ok, back to the video, and how to earn money from home

After creating the video, the next step is to get it ranked. Here is the big picture:

YOU are in a home based business and trying to earn money from home.

YOU want the entire world to get excited about the company that YOU are excited about – but your family, friends and neighbors don’t want to hear it!

BUT… there ARE people out there who want the same result as YOU. The key is this – instead of YOU seeking them out, THEY will find you IF when they do a “keyword” search (eg: make money from home), YOUR video shows up on page 1.

Top ranking is my personal goal for EVERY video I create (I set high standards!), and I am currently working on creating a formal training program where I will offer strategies (that I personally use) to rank videos. Until then, the best way to gain access to this information is to work with me as a member of my Send Out Cards team. As a team member, you’ll be able to work closely with me to learn how to create and more importantly RANK the videos you create so you find your phone ringing a few times each week with folks who ALREADY know-like-and-trust you!

Know that I’m a life-long learner. And that’s a good thing as getting videos ranked on YouTube is like following a moving target. Why YouTube? Simple – they are the #2 search engine – did you know that?!

And…once a video is ranked on YouTube, it has a good shot at appearing on a Google search as well (the #1 search engine!)

If you wish to speak with me, look for the “contact me” information at the top of this page.

If you review additional posts here on alansills.com, you will find plenty of videos where I’m “on camera” and speaking to you as if we were across the table from each other at your local Starbucks. THAT is a BIG key to all of this – as I pointed out in this video.

Returning to a point I made earlier, when you’re in a home based business, you must find a way to “stand out” and stand above “the crowd” of other affiliates – especially if your goal is to NOT bother your family, friends and neighbors with your “new and great business opportunity”.

Allow me to close with these thoughts…

If you wish to work with me, learn how to market via videos (and other methods as well) instead of the traditional approaches in the “network marketing” world, then have a look here – http://alansills.com/sendoutcards and follow the path to “marketing distributor” to get started. You’ll become a core member of my team, privy to my private training and coaching and have direct access to me so we can help you achieve your goals and dreams as you earn money from home!

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Jun 26 2014

Sendcere – a VERY brilliant idea…

What happens when you take a company with a service that is built upon acting upon your PROMPTINGS…acting in KINDNESS…and expressing GRATITUDE and “spice it up” with a NEW and INNOVATIVE concept in “social sharing” called SENDCERE?

Watch and discover…

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Pinterest achieved over 70 MILLION users in a VERY short period of time! Sendcere is built very similarly to Pinterest, but you can’t send out cards from Pinterest! Could Sendcere attract millions? My bet is YES.  (click each of the images below to see full size for better viewing)

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Sendcere (in time) will contain MILLIONS of cards – organized into intuitive groupings

Whether it is a humorous card, nature card, or whatever… it will likely be there in Sendcere for YOU to use OR to gain ideas to create your own in Send Out Cards.

Do you “get” how this could truly put Send Out Cards “on the map”? This is why I’m VERY glad I’m a distributor now – just ahead of Sendcere’s release! (Sendcere is currently in beta testing and will be released in the coming weeks or months – but as Kody has said… “not until it is ready”.


In Sendcere you will be able to search out the “perfect” card, “favorite” it, and even add it to your collection – you can act on a prompting ANY time and customize the card in Send Out Cards to YOUR needs.

The Sendcere collection will be EASY to search – favorite cards or add them to your collection – and make your own notes for future reference as to how you may use them!


Create a “collection” of cards for future use – and make your own notes to remember what you’re thinking right now!

Sendcere will likely come up at the top of Google when you search “greeting cards” (or something related)… and remember, with Send Out Cards you can add a gift (fresh flowers, brownies, canvas print, custom calendar, etc…) all from the comfort of your easy chair before pressing “SEND” from your computer, tablet or smart phone!

Remember – while the process BEGINS on your laptop, when you click “SEND”, a REAL card is printed by Send Out Cards and is then sent via POSTAL MAIL anywhere on the planet – WITH or WITHOUT a gift. This makes the service POWERFUL for businesses… individuals… and ESPECIALLY TRAVELERS! (Hint to RV’ers!)


Sendcere and social media… a POWERFUL COMBINATION

Consider the potential… you create a card in your Send Out Cards account… add it to Sendcere… then share it via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more – anyone who see’s that card and wishes to use it will need a Send Out Cards account… YOU will become their enroller (as a customer) and can later point them to this page (for some VERY brief videos) to decide if profiting with Send Out Cards as a marketing distributor is “right” for your new customer!

Want more info about Send Out Cards (and Sendcere)? Click HERE to learn how to get a customer account or for those who are a bit entrepreneurial… become a marketing distributor. (AND know this – if you opt in as a marketing distributor, I will PERSONALLY work with you to reach your maximum potential!)

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Send Out Cards – Send someone a heartfelt TODAY

To see what else is NEW and exciting (hint: Splash Packs)… watch the brief video below – 

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Splash Packs address THREE key factors when it comes to SUCCEEDING as you “work from home” (or anywhere!)

With the introduction of Splash Packs, Send Out Cards has addressed:

  1. The issue of receiving REAL value with your distributor “kit”. 
  2. Enabling YOU (the new distributor) to give away Splash Packs – and removes “selling” from the “equation”
  3. Helping the new distributor to earn their first “pay check” by simply GIVING AWAY 2 (of the 10) splash packs that came with their distributor “kit”.

Consider this – between Sendcere and splash packs… its a whole new Send Out Cards!

Want more info? Contact me! 

Call 561 676 1205 (pacific time)

OR via skype at alan.sills


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Jun 25 2013

Entrepreneurship – could it be for you?

Entrepreneurship … Did you know that MOST people were entrepreneurs – essentially small business owners with their own ventures in the 1800’s?

And y’know what? Since then… its been on the decline. Factories became more and more prevalent and “we” became employees.


So, is entrepreneurship a worthy pursuit these days?

I share my thoughts on this most relevant topic in today’s world here…

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HERE is the article I referred to in my narrative above. 

Entrepreneurship… is it for you? Does it mean you have to have “inventory”? (no) employees? (no)

In today’s world, you really can be “location neutral”! IF the points I raise in the above video resonate with you,

CONTACT ME! (I’m on skype as alan.sills) – or – I give my number in the video! 

As I noted in my video, there ARE pitfalls…I will make you ONE promise: When we talk, I’ll give you the “straight scoop”, and share with you the results of my experience – both the good and the bad – WITHOUT the hype. 

What will we talk about? Well, I’m NOT going to pitch you! But… I can assure you that ideas like the “40/40/40 plan” vs. “residual and leverage” will come up; along with the concepts of “marketing and promotion” WITHOUT evening hotel meetings and the need to ambush friends and family!

IF you’re looking to take action right now – and there is NO risk to what I’m about to share… a new platform and community called “Rippln” is just beginning to ramp up (ha! beginning? the company is nearing a community of 1 MILLION right now and is growing FASTER than Twitter at a similar stage in its development!) To learn more… click the banner below.


Entrepreneurship – Rippln will provide an incredible platform designed for success

The KEY to starting it all is entrepreneurship and having an “entrepreneurial mind set”. Ready for that conversation? Lets talk! 

Part II is coming soon as well.




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Apr 30 2013

Strike while the iron is hot…

strike while the iron is hot

According toThe Phrase Finder

Strike while the iron is hot means to act decisively and take your opportunities when they arise.

Quoting from the Phrase Finder…

This old proverb clearly alludes to the imagery of the blacksmith or farrier at his forge. If he delays in shaping the iron when it is hot a pliable the metal soon cools and hardens and the opportunity is lost.

The expression is recorded in Richard Edwards’, The excellent comedie of two the moste faithfullest freendes, Damon and Pithias, circa 1566

I haue plied the Haruest, and stroke when the Yron was hotte. 

1566, eh? Guess there were some really wise people around back then! Of course in reality, there have always been “go getters”. Remember the fairy tales we learned about various animals that prepared for winter? built a better house? And so on…

Allow me to be succinct – I see very turbulent times ahead. Times that at least two generations of Americans have never experienced. And, with the normalcy bias being what it is, most folks will simply go about their daily lives until…  (As I write this, the Dow is up about 110, and is at or near a record high… what will some people do when THIS bubble bursts?!)

You’ve heard me speak about this before – PREPARE! As I get ready to spend summer in one of the most beautiful spots in the nation, I encourage you to prepare for what is likely coming our way.

This leads me to talk about…


Now the word “opportunity” (in my humble opinion) is way over used in our society. Ambushing someone and bringing them to a “hotel opportunity meeting” gives the word “opportunity” a bad name! Opportunity only makes sense for YOU if … AFTER APPROPRIATE EVALUATION, you decide that there is GAIN for you – and – GAIN for others.

All business must be win-win – even a purchase at Ace Hardware MUST offer a tool for a price at which Ace profits AND you gain use and ownership of the tool at a price that makes it worth it to you.

So, what about timing? Well, in life, for those of us north of 20 or 30, timing is everything.


Allow me to help keep you alive – especially if you’re working with me… I want you here!

Cardio protogen is part of my DAILY routine – READ THIS to see why.


Now, if you’re currently working with me in one (or more) of my projects – you presumably took action because you saw “an opportunity”, but will you strike while the iron is hot?? One of the “things I do” – and as an educator, its a natural for me… is support my team(s) – so, if you are looking to strengthen your position in the business you’ve elected to profit with, just remember that the best time to act is now! 

Allow me to call to your immediate attention a company called Rippln. This is a company that has grown from less than 50 to about 300,000 in about 2 weeks (nearly 6000 are part of my team!), and because of the nature of Rippln’s business model, the number of “ripplers” may grow into the tens or hundreds of millions… if you are already enrolled, are you following the ancient wisdom – strike while the iron is hot?! If you want to know what all the buzz is about – this post details a bit more about Rippln.

My other business ventures, while not growing at the pace Rippln is, ARE paying me – and some quite well. I mention this as I sought (and researched) opportunity – and did not let “grass grow under my feet”. Part of my motivation (my “why”) is to be able to realistically live an “on the road” lifestyle in my (luxury) RV.

If you agree with the points I’ve raised in this post, and you see time slipping away before the coming economic turmoil – what is holding you back from generating some (or significant) “location neutral” income? If you’ve been pitched on dumb idea after dumb idea – I can relate! So… here is my closing thought –

If you contact me (my skype is alan.sills), I can promise you this – we will have a frank and honest conversation with NO hype. And I will assure you this as well… every project I’m working on is build upon solid and long term business principles.

So, the next move is up to you… Will YOU strike while the iron is hot?

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Mar 14 2013

Critical Thinking…Common Sense…and Home Based Businesses

Straight talk and common sense. THAT is what I’m all about. 

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired (as heck) of the deceptive marketing that tries to create (superficial) curiosity; stays just within “this side of the line” of promising riches; or in general appealing to our most negative “instincts” – including greed.

Is there a REAL alternative? 

I believe the clear answer is YES. It is what I’m building my online presence upon. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not perfect, and I have made my share of mistakes – but – I make (darn) sure I learn from them! I’m now in a situation where I am VERY satisfied with my life choices and life style (just read a few of my other posts), my income is growing as I continue to promote real and viable products and companies that I believe represent values and value. 

Check out my video message below…

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A view from my front door…

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