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Continuing on our training tips, to have a lucrative home business training is key.  It must be complete and typically the best way to do that is to be multifaceted.  Here are some examples of what I mean.  You as a leader must be able to give specific steps to succeed that you do that work to each and every brand new person you work with, but you can’t stop there.  Everyone is different and every one learns differently and at their own pace.

Remember when you first started working from home or anything new for that matter.  Did someone ever share a tip or technique and you did not quite get it the first time?  Or you forgot it until someone said it later at a different time and you realized it?  Every single skill we learn in life from, riding a bike to driving or even our careers we all learned it differently and at different speeds.  So your training approach can’t be a simple training “book or audio” or a monthly call or even a Saturday training or even an annual seminar, it has to strategically be every thing combined.  Next I’ll share with you an example of our training and you’ll see why it works for so many people.

There are several layers of our training in DFI and with just one layer a person can get the info to succeed but people learn differently at different speeds.

1.  Automated Training:  When a new associate owns a DFI Live marketing system starting with the Boot camp and Quick Start and even detailed Quick Start Training in an automated form they have all the answers they need to be successful.  They can get these answers when they need them day or night.

2.  One on One Director Support:  With our company you are assigned one of our Directors as a mentor to support you one on one.  Someone who is being successful and actively building a lucrative home business.  They have all the knowledge you would need to do what they do except they also have that human touch.  No Director would be in the position they are in if they were not actively helping people to succeed.

3.  Core Training Calls:  Once again we need that human touch not just a book, manual or system.  Our core training calls consist of a simple to follow format to help a person who is serious no matter what step of the business they are in.  All of the calls are hosted by successful 6 figure income earners who are helping others become successful, passing on their knowledge.  All calls are LIVE and interactive so you can ask someone else how they build a lucrative income or make money from home.

Monday Evening, is the New Associate Training Calls were a successful Director is talking about topics specifically to do with a brand new person just getting started in their business and what they need to focus on first to have success.

Tuesday Evening, Learn how to get clients with our advertising companies and when they are calling you learn what to say to them.  Here new people and 6 Figure Income Earners role play what they say and how they say it.  If you can’t get clients and you don’t know what to say to them how could you possibly have success?

Thursday Evening, 6 Figure Income call is typically a call with more advanced training topics.  Once you have the basics down but you want to become more efficient or make more money quicker this is were you would plug into. 

Saturday Morning, On The Job Training is a live training call were successful directors actually are live on the phone calling clients and letting others listen in.  Toward the end of the call they open it up for questions about what they say or how they say it.  The even share which one of our advertising firms they are working with to get our clients.  We don’t have to do our own marketing.

There is definitely something to be said about having other people help train your new associate.  It saves you time and a person who may not be exactly like you can learn from someone else they may relate too.  Sometimes a stranger can say something much more impactful than you can because of your one on one connection.  Think about your kids has someone ever said something to them and your kids acted like it was the best advice they have ever gotten?  You may have been saying it all along but you were to close.  Our Core training calls and Dani Johnson help with that type of training to create 6 Figure or Lucrative successful home businesses.

4. Dani Johnson First Steps to Success:  Dani Johnson who went from homeless to millionaire in two years working from home does home business specific training events sharing how she created those kind of results.  You may have seen her on TV recently. Her training events called First Steps to Success has been the reason I’ve personally seen so many people create a 6 Figure Income in DFI.  It’s a live training event that you can travel too and meet some of the Directors you hear on our calls face to face.  But being immersed in that type of an environment which is not rah rah motivational but specific techniques and strategies are shared that you can apply, leads to incredible skill development and a lucrative income.

In retrospect a single form of training that can provide you with all the answers you need is good.  But having a multifaceted approach to match each person’s time line as they develop professionally that gives them different environments to learn from will lead to much greater success.  All you have to do is look at the success and growth that DFI has experienced in the home business industry.

DFI as an organization grew 38.9% during the month of Feb. 2010.  The largest growth in the 15 year history of Coastal Travel and quite likely the largest growth of any company in the home business industry.  Apparently the training works!  Stay tuned for more results!

To Your Success,
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S. Join our team in Jacksonville FL for the next First Steps to Success Event.


Home Business Tip of the Year

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What is your most valueable asset? Do you know?

It’s your database! What I mean is it is every single person that has requested more information about you, your company or your products. You should have some way of maintaining and communicationg with your database regularly.

In DFI our entire team uses the same marketing system and you can see who is opening and reading what emails. Pretty nifty really, it helps you see who is still interested in what you have to say.

So you may be thinking how do I use that database? I recommend communicating with them regularly, weekly or bi monthly at least. Sometimes the emails can be personal, like what you did over the Christmas holidays. Or it can be tips about working from home. Anything that would appeal to them and compell them to keep reading what you have to say. Keep building that connection.

I read a statistic once that 70% of people who request info about joining a home business joins one some where. If they requested information from you, you want to make sure that if they did not join but decide to later that the person they contact is you and not anyone else. If done properly you will always grow your income and momentum if you untilize your database consistantly

The end of the year offers a unique opportunity to educate and give a call to action at the same time. Below is an example of an email I just sent to my database this morning. 114 people have already read it with several replying.

Today is Monday, December 29, 2008. Counting today, you have exactly 3 days left.

Are you ready? You had asked me for information on starting a business for yourself. You wanted to create a different and better lifestyle for you and your family. Have you done that yet?

You are about to set another list of New Year’s resolutions…
do you intend to keep them this year? What if… in 2008…..

…you could achieve true success and wealth
…you could fire your boss …you could triple your family’s income
…you could take the family vacations you’ve only dreamed of
…you could spend more time with those you love
…you could finally check all the goals off your list by the end of the year

What would that mean for your family? In 2005 I set a list of goals for my family that included all of the above. I had set many of those goals for years before that, but had never achieved them. Finally, in 2006, I met or exceeded everything on my list, thanks to a business mentor who led me by the hand and showed me what it would take to finally do it.

I would like to extend that same gift to you. As you consider what 2009 will bring for you and your family, I would encourage you to view the following video about what others on my team have achieved for themselves and their families. –> <--

30,000 people will start a business next month. How many of those people will you be positioned to help? How many of them will choose to do business with you? That all depends on if you are in business for yourself yet, and if you are positioned to benefit from helping those people achieve success.

Oh.. and one more thing… the best time to start a business is before January 1st. You could literally get an additional $3-4K back on your tax refund weeks from now by investing in a business before the 1st. That extra capital can really help you get your business up and running fast. I can show you how. There’s a special website link I will send you that will give you instant access on everything you need to make sure you get more money back in February. All you need to do to get that info is go watch the movie at

Counting today, you have 3 days left. Are you ready?

God Bless and Happy New Year

Special thanks to Stephanie Johnson for giving me the idea for this particular letter! Stephanie is a 6 Figure Income Earner and leader within Coastal Travel. Anyone working with her one on one is absolutely blessed!

Thanks for visiting let me give you a tip that helped me make 19,410 dollars in one day.

I am about to give you a little known fact about the home based business industry! This is planting time! This is one of the best times of the year to be working. This is for several reasons, first many amateurish homebased business owners are slacking off due to the pending holiday season.

Second, people are still looking to work from home and still requesting information everyday. 30,000 people will start a homebased business this week! Right now there is less competition for those people, since the amteurs are slacking off. This time of year alot of people will look at a home business but may not get started just yet. This is of course due to the many distractions going on right now with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up.

However, these same people are still looking to work from home and if they don’t get started right away many will come back in Jan. to get started. The secret to having a massive 1st quarter of next year is to be working right now! It’s like getting a head start on next year.

It’s creating a wave of momentum and then having that wave come crashing down on you the first part of next year. Make sure you are not one of those slacking off right now, now is the time to be planting. Your harvest will come if you are planting now. If you have a home based business then go work it hard! If not then go here

Happy Planting,
Stacy O’Quinn

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When you own a Home Business cash flow is the key to keeping a successful business successful. It’s the same with any business brick and mortar or home business. If you don’t believe me just look at our economy and the 100’s of billions of dollars our government has thrown out to improve cash flow.

Moving forward we have to agree on one principle. It takes money to make money right? Let’s face it, is it “FREE” to start any business? Was it “FREE” to advertise? There are smart ways of doing business and some are less expensive ways. But at the end of the day it takes money or time and your time should have a value on it as well so that means money. The hardest thing anyone has to learn in a home business is to start making money.

What kills most people is when their cash flow does not flow properly. Here’s what I mean. Some how when we first start working from home we forget that the money we make needs to be applied to business at all. Let’s face it you have to always re-invest money monthly if you are going to develop and grow your business. Plus, you gotta pay taxes we can’t avoid that one legally.

Most people do fine in business once they start making money until there is a financial shift. At that point most people go out of business. Here is what I mean, let’s assume you are making 10,000 dollars a month and you are spending 1,000 a month in business development maybe it’s advertising? 10% overhead is dang good and you probably only have that in a home business vs a traditional business. You are left over with 9,000 a month and maybe you are living off of that. What happens if your company changes the compensation structure or you get sick or have an emergency in your family and you can’t work one month? If you don’t make the 10,000 dollars you don’t have the 1,000 to keep things going with. What if you owe taxes and did not have enough put back. I had one friend who made so much money in one year in Coastal she owed $52,000 and had been paying off debt and was not expecting that bill.

Your home business must always have liquidity, heck for that matter every business needs it. Look at our current banking system. IF you lose your cash flow and are not expecting it then you will be in a jam and could be forced to walk away from all the benefits of being your own boss and in charge of your own schedule. So how do you avoid it? Because change will come and challenge will always happen?

Here is a solution that Jackie O’Quinn gave me a long time ago and it works no matter what type of business you are in. First take all of your profit after business expenses for the month and divided it by 3. Apply those funds in the following way.

1/3-enhanced lifestyle, paying of debt, create financial flexibility, build security blanket, go on vacation or what ever you wish.

1/3-put back for taxes, will your taxes be this high? You will not know until the end of the year but you have the money put back regardless. If you pay your taxes and you have money left over you can then spend it freely. It basically becomes tax free income because it was designated to be spent on taxes but taxes are paid.

1/3-reserve for future business expenses. This is an account that should grow continually for quite some time. As long as this account grows then you will always be in business. Does it eventually max out? Maybe, but I would not max it out until at least a year’s worth of business expenses are put back and here’s why. Your current expenses may change? You may work part time and be forced to go full time then would your advertising go up or down if you worked more? In business as you grow opportunity presents itself, you always want enough cash on hand to develop any opportunity as well as to plan for the unexpected.

Owning a home business is absolutely incredible! It’s the best thing you could ever do. My kids don’t understand why other dad’s have to leave home to work. They are blessed! Together we can go farther. If you have any financial tips please share them with us and leave a comment.

To Our Success,
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S. To get more tips about owning your on Home Business join the 6 Figure Income Club

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When anyone starts a new business working from home being successful requires two things. The right tools and a simple process to follow. As you are looking for the right way to succeed from home. Even though we may never work together, let me share with you a couple of things that has created success for us.

1. Simple process – This starts with a marketing system and I’ll go into more detail on that next time around. Our team created over 72,000 dollars in profit for the month of September. It starts with a simple process where no selling is done by a person. It has to be done through exposure. First usually a website and then often times for us it’s a Live interactive conference call where questions are answered.

2. The Presentation- I’ll go into more detail on the website as I mentioned later. But first you have to fully understand that the last exposure has to answer most of their important questions and it has to be understandable and believable. No details hidden and be completely transparent. Below is an example of what I’m talking about. Shawn from CA, hosted one of our live calls and it’s recorded for you to learn from below. Take really good notes using this same system is not only how we created a 6 Figure Income but Shawn also made 50,000 dollars in 100 days. As well as how our team made 72,000 dollars in profit in September not counting Shawn or myself.

We may never work together but working from home can be extremely profitable if you have a system that allows for no one to be required to learn to “sell”. Pay close attention to the details that are shared about our company and product on this call to learn how to model it for your business. If you succeed in the home business industry is good news for all of us involved!

Good Luck,
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S. To continue to get details on how to succeed working from home Join the 6 Figure Income Club

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Dani Johnson is the only outside trainer DFI recommends on our team. We have multiple 6 figure income earners that do trainings several times a week. But our goals is to always share how are leaders got to where they are. The reality is Dani Johnson and her training has had more to do with our success as a team than any other factor.

DFI, would recommend Dani Johnson and her training for anyone looking to succeed in a home business. Our entire culture in DFI comes from First Steps to Success and Dani Johnson and apparently it works. We are the fastest growing group by far in Coastal Travel.

If you don’t believe it call Cutting Edge Media they are the primary advertising company in the home business industry and they have been watching the growth of Coastal Travel for years. You can reach them at 1.866.303.7207

Since documentation beats conversation here are some recent results from our team!

Lorraine Rodman from VA made $1,000 in the past couple of weeks

Kristi Engle from CA made $3,200 recently

Holly Marshall from TX made $6,200 in the past 30 days

Pat Smith from RI made $3,200 recently

Debbie from CA made $3,200 last week

Jackie O’Quinn from MI made $1,000 today

Terri from CA made $3,200 two weeks ago

Stephanie Johnson from GA made over $7,000 this week

Congrats to each and everyone of you for your success! You deserve it and it is a pleasure being in business with you. Your made headlines and were recently featured in a press release here. If you are working with either one of these leaders you are without a doubt blessed and should follow their every move! We are grateful for each of you!

To Your Success,
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S. Dani Johnson did a training call for just DFI if you missed it and you have a pen and paper to take notes. Remember Dani’s training cost 1,000 dollars for an hour so take good notes you don’t want to miss anything

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But it is certainly frustrating, thankfully I don’t have to worry about losing my job or paying my bills. But now that I’m visiting family in NC I’ve realized something. (Might as well do something good versus stay in some hotel.) How is it that people survive with out Internet these days? I didn’t even know it was possible.

I don’t get a good cell signal here in some places but thank the good Lord for what I do get. I’m looking forward to meeting Ellen a new member of DFI that is joining at the Platinum level thanks to Jill Albanys. So yes, I’m still working just limited greatly due to lack o Internet. What I know about Ellen so far is she has 2 small boys and she has drive and determination. Heck I haven’t even met her yet and I’m stoked out of my mind for her. Often times I wander will this feeling ever get old. That excited enthusiastic feeling you feel every time you see someone who joins the team and they have that natural drive.

You just know so many things that we’ve gained through this business is about to be theirs. As long as they follow the training and act. What we do in Coastal is so dang simple. Having a home business with DFI is one of the most amazing things that has ever happened to our family. Think about it. How many parents have the choice to be at home with their toddlers? How many parents face a natural disaster and can have a certain level of peace because we are not stressed about a job? How many parents are able to have a good income and think about using income and time to create memories with each other and their kids? Home many husbands and wives actually get the time to love and cherish one another?

Thank you God and Thank you DFI for the opportunity to own my own home business and so much more.

To Your Success,
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S. To be updated on our success’s and experience working from home join the
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Did you hear what Dani Johnson did? Did you know she did a training call for all DFI members specifically? She covered specific strategies that applied to being successful in a home business. Do you own a home business? Have you ever thought about owning a home business? Dani Johnson and her training is a definite reason for the success and continuing explosive growth with in DFI.

Do you want to hear what Dani Johnson taught us? Do you want to see what type of strategy Dani shared with us. She also explained why a Coastal business was a powerful business for anyone who needs to make money NOW?

Get your pen and paper handy this call was over an hour and it normally cost 1,000 dollars for and hour of Dani’s time. Dani Johnson fit DFI in her schedule and supports us as our trainer. So make sure you are in a quite spot and listen very closely. You don’t want to miss one single minute.

Turn up your speakers and LISTEN NOW!

Let’s Roll! See Ya at the top!
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S. To be part of DFI and continue to plug into Dani’s training join DFI Here!

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Recently I found this article that Dani Johnson wrote. It was powerful and had a lot of valuable points for any one that is in Decide Freedom International, Coastal Travel or any home business. I will provide you will some details on how with her training we made $253,000 dollars in two and a half years but first read this…

Many home business builders struggle with consistency or lack there of in getting results. The simple answer is contained in that dreaded four-letter word, WORK! I’m going to show you a little secret to keep you consistent and moving forward in your business…

The reason why most of us struggle with fear, inconsistency and lack of focus is really simple. We don’t give our network marketing business the same diligence and commitment that we give our boss every day on our job. This is the main reason we struggle with self-motivation, fear, procrastination and consistency.

Think about it, if you showed up on your job and you did not do the tasks that you are paid to do, what will happen? You would be fired! The same applies to your home business except for the fact that you will have to fire yourself. You will give yourself the axe because you can’t afford to stay and play with the rest of us.

To find consistency you have to work. This is not a lottery ticket. This is not a game. This is not something that is played by chance. This is hard work, dedication and commitment. If we give this the same kind of hard work, dedication and commitment that we do our job every single day, we will have incredibly consistent success.

This topic doesn’t call for a lot of elaboration or explanation. This is a principle that anyone can grab a hold of. The simple concept of giving your home business the same commitment to excellence that you give to your boss at work will shift your paradigm and create consistent results month after month.

Here’s the tough question you need to ask yourself. Based on how you’ve been working your business, would you hire you? If the answer is no then it’s time to step up and give the same effort and commitment as you do your job or do something else with your time. It really is that simple!

Dani Johnson is an author, speaker, trainer and founder of Call to Freedom Int’l. She went from living out of her car with $2.03 to her name to earning her first million in two short years by the age of 23. Dani regularly consults, mentors, and coaches business owners, entrepreneurs, and career professionals on business, leadership development, personal achievement, marketing solutions, profit strategies, relationship marketing, and team development.

Gain control now of your financial future with a free CD that was released from a private training seminar by Dani Johnson. This exclusive event and these tips, tricks and techniques are now available for you to claim immediately at no cost. Go to to grab your copy now and remove all barriers to your financial future now!
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No matter what your goal is, if you want to increase your SUCCESS! I’m confident Dani’s training will benefit you!

To Your Ultimate Success,
Stacy OQuinn
“Stay at Home Dad”

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Are you a Christian wanting to own your own business? Is their really a Christian company just for Christians to work with at home, or home based business just for Christians? Since it’s not really possible for any particular company to identify themselves as Christian inclusive only and that would be dumb because the reality is your market place is much bigger then Christians.

But Christians can absolutely become 6 figure income earners and we can succeed just like every one else. We even have the tool and know the direct result of what to do and how to create success because as Christians we have the manual for success. Being a Chrisitian is a condition of the heart just like success and failure. A Christian choosing to become a 6 Figure Income Earner is no different.

Recently Dani Johnson talked about this on Benny Hinn’s TV Show. Watch for yourself!

If you own a traditional brick and mortar business follow those principals!!!

If you are a Christian and you are willing to give it your all and work and
you want to be your own boss and in control of your life to further God’s Plan for you then don’t hesitate call us NOW! 888-572-8842

May God Bless YOU!
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S. You have to be willing to go to a First Steps to Success!