Marketing by Email – The Absolute Best Way to Brand Yourself and Build Your Business on Auto-Pilot

Marketing and generating leads on complete auto-pilot of every network marketers dream. Today I am going to discuss with you a way that you can be marketing to your prospects and strategically moving them through your marketing funnel making money off of them, all while you are on vacation, or eating dinner, or simply just spending time with friends and family.

Auto responders are an absolute great way to educate all the people that opt into your marketing funnel. Marketing by email is easier now than ever. Auto responders allow you to stay in contact with your recruits branding you as a leader you need to be if you are serious about earning a residual income in this industry.

An auto responder campaign is one in which you have a series of emails set to be sent out to your prospects a certain number of days from when they opt into your list. You can set up a series of emails to go out for as many days as you like. As long as you are continually giving away valuable information in these emails, you can literally sell people anything.

The people in your list do not even need to join your primary business opportunity for you to make money off of them. People may not need a primary business, but if you give them tools that every network marketer needs, you will still make tons of money off of prospects that never join you. I have up to 20 different income streams, and I make sure, in a very professional way (one filled with valuable information), that my prospects are exposed to every single one of these income streams. I can do this because each tool is valuable, and can truly improve the quality of their marketing efforts.

Marketing by email is great because it is done on complete auto-pilot. Emails can be set up to be sent out the same day the prospects opt in. This gives them immediate information, and gets their curiosity started and slowly brings them further and further down the rabbit hole.

Marketing by email is a great place to connect with other people. Simple emails telling people that you want to connect with them on social networking sites such as Face book, Twitter, and You tube, allows you to better connect with your prospects and really find ways to help them achieve their goals.

If you are serious about becoming a top producer in this industry you MUST have an auto responder in your arsenal. Take a look at the link below and find out what other tools you could be using to improve your marketing campaigns.

Pre-Flight Checklists – Are You and Your Aircraft Ready For Flight?

Every day around the world thousands of private pilots enjoy the experience of flying light aircraft.  Some will go no further than a short journey in the local area around their home airfield while others will make longer journeys to airfields and airports hundreds of miles away and even across long stretches of open water.

Each of these pilots will, to one degree or another, carry out a sequence of checks that prepare both themselves and the aircraft for flight.  How many checks are carried out will depend on a variety of factors.  For example, how recently was the aircraft flown and when was the last time the pilot was PIC (Pilot In Command) of an aircraft?  It will also depend on the airmanship of the pilot.

Whatever the aircraft type and whether you’re a student pilot or a veteran aviator with many hundreds of hours in your log book there are some standard checks that should be carried out before every flight.  Even if some of them can be discounted without further attention the mental process of working through them and the physical process of walking around the aircraft will improve your airmanship and may one day save your life.

There are two mains sets of checks that can be carried out.  The first set comprises the considerations of the pilot’s physical, mental, and emotional state.  Fatigue, anxiety, and emotional upsets can all adversely affect the pilot’s ability to react and respond to emergencies as well as his or her concentration during flight planning.  If the pilot dispenses with traditional navigational tools such as the map, ruler, pencil and stopwatch and relies instead on GPS and other electronic aids then the selection process and data input require concentration if navigational errors are to be avoided.

During this first stage of preparation the pilot will also complete the flight planning in which he/she will decide upon the best route to the destination taking into account terrain, airspace restrictions, and weather.  For extended journey the pilot will also choose an alternate destination airfield should the weather deteriorate en route.  He/she will also check NOTAMS and other sources of information for any news about temporary restrictions or warnings about unusual activity.

The second set of checks comprises the sequence of checks carried out on the aircraft itself.  This is commonly called the ‘walk around’ as it involves just that; a walk around the aircraft while working through the aircraft’s check list.  This will be either memorized by the more experienced pilot or carried about by the student or less experienced pilot.  Just as each aircraft type has its own POH (Pilot’s Operating Handbook) so too will each type have its own checklist, but the basic principle is the same i.e. is the aircraft ready for flight?

Pre-flight checks on aircraft will include such things as; checking the overall aircraft structure, checking that the air vents and pitot tube are free from obstruction, checking the tires for signs of wear and tyre-creep, checking the propeller for any sign of damage or wear, checking the linkages on all moveable surfaces for signs of wear or breakage, and checking the levels of engine oil and fuel. 

The cockpit will contain fuel gauges but these cannot be relied upon for one hundred percent accuracy and it is much preferable to visual check to level of fuel in the tanks.  On a low wing aircraft this can easily be done by removing the fuel filler cap on the wing and using a tip stick, but on high wing aircraft like a Cessna a step ladder is required.  Fuel checks also include draining water from the wing tanks.  Water contamination of fuel is a common problem caused by the condensation that occurs on the walls of the wing tanks, but water is heavier than aviation fuel so it gathers at the lowest point of the tank where it can be drained off.

If the pilot is satisfied that he/she is ready for flight and that the aircraft is serviceable and prepared then there additional checks to be carried out depending upon the type of flight to be undertaken.  For example, does the aircraft contain the necessary emergency equipment needed for flights over remote areas or over water?

Pre-flight checks can sometimes seem laborious and tedious to those eager to get aloft and enjoy a few hours’ flight but they needn’t be a chore.  Repetition and practice will soon speed up the process and completing them will mentally prepare the pilot for flight.  Treating the checks as part of the flight will not only make flying safer for pilots and their passengers but will also train the mind to be alert and increase the confidence of student and veteran pilots alike.

Business Jets – The Dassault Falcon 2000

The Falcon 2000 is a twin-engine, slightly smaller development of the Falcon 900 trijet. Like the 900 the Falcon 2000 has transcontinental range. Also known as the Falcon X, it is a member of Dassault Aviation’s Falcon business jet line, and was announced in June 1989. It first flew on March 4, 1993 and certification was awarded in November 1994. Four months later the aircraft was delivered to its first customer.

The Falcon 2000 inherits the 900’s wing and forward fuselage, but it was designed with a range of 3000 nautical miles in mind, which is less than the 900’s range. This option removed the need for three engines for long-range overwater flights, allowing the two rear-mounted CFE738 engines to be fitted, which offer considerable maintenance and operational benefits. The 2000 fuselage has a similar damage tolerant design compared to the Falcon 900, although is 6ft 6in. The new fuselage has 66ft 5in length, 63ft 5in wingspan and 23ft 2in height.

Changes to the wing include a modified leading edge and the inboard slats have been removed. The landing gear is retractable, tricycle type, and each unit being twin-wheeled.

The cockpit features a Collins four screen EFIS avionics system with optional Flight Dynamics head-up displays. The instrument panel is fitted with a three-tube Engine Indicating Electronic Display (EIED).

The Dassault Falcon 2000 is powered by two CFE73811B turbofans specially developed for it, allowing a 0.85 Mach max cruising speed at 39,000 ft. The range at 0.80 Mach with eight passengers is 3,000 nautical miles and at 0.75 Mach is 3,125 nautical miles. The max certificated altitude is 47,000 ft; the empty weight is 20,735 lb.

The flight crew consists of two pilots. The cabin can be outfitted to seat up to 12 passengers in a number of custom configurations including club seats and sofas.

A subsequent extended-range version, the Falcon 2000EX, had its first flew on October 2001 and featured more powerful engines, extra fuel capacity and a greater range. The Falcon 2000DX, which is an upgraded replacement for the Falcon 2000, was announced in 2005 by Dassault, promising a range of 3,250 nautical miles, and first flew on June 2007.

The latest upgrade announced is the Falcon 2000LX, which will have a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 0.80 Mach. Blended winglets for increased fuel efficiency, reinforced straps added to the upper and lower wing panels and a reinforced servo actuator door are some of the new features promised.

How To Avoid An Expensive Service Call When Your Gas Heater’s Pilot Light Won’t Stay Lit

In nearly 30 years working in propane gas sales and service, the most frequent service calls that I receive are pilot light outages. Most of these calls take less than 5 minutes to fix, but cost the customer $30 to $50 depending on driving time. The only tools that I have to take in are a screwdriver, flashlight, and a can of electronics duster.

First, it helps to have a basic understanding of how the pilot works. The gas flows through a tiny orifice into the pilot tube. Due to something known as the venturi effect, air is pulled into the tube through holes in its side. This air is mixed with the gas in the tube to produce a mixture for optimal combustion, characterized by a strong blue flame.

This flame strikes a thermocouple mounted in front of the pilot tube. When the thermocouple is heated, it produces a tiny electric current. This current operates the gas valve.

If a small amount of dust is sucked into the pilot tube, it can disrupt the mixing of the air and gas. This may cause the pilot to exhibit a bright yellow tip or to be reduced in size and intensity. This flame will not heat the thermocouple sufficiently, causing the valve to shut off the gas flow, and the pilot to go out.

The system is designed this way to act as a safety. When the thermocouple cools, the heater ‘thinks’ the pilot has gone out, and cuts off all gas going through the valve. This would prevent the possibility of an explosion if it was really out.

In most cases, the dust can be simply blown out of the tube with a can of electronics duster (like you use to dust your keyboard). Just slide the straw to the bottom of the pilot tube, pull it back a bit, and pull the trigger. Slide the straw up and out as you blow.

Fan the spray and allow it to dissipate for a few minutes before relighting the heater, as these dusters will burn. Most also have a bittering agent added to prevent abuse. This produces a very unpleasant smell when it burns.

Understanding how various gas appliances operate can save you hundreds of dollars in unnecessary service calls. The most common calls generally involve cleaning some part of the appliance that could have been done by the homeowner with a little know – how.