Well, as you may know from other postings in the Duchess’ Diary, the Duchess of Earle is a fan of the great American pasttime, specifically of the Minnesota Twins.
So she is delighted to share in the excitement of the inaugural season at the new outdoor stadium (Target Field), made all the more special by the clinching of the AL Central Division last evening.
For those of you not yet in the know, the Twins had rallied to defeat Cleveland and then they and the fans sat it out, awaiting the results of the game the Chicago White Sox/Oakland Athletics game, which was still being played on the West Coast. The ChiSox failed to overcome a five-run deficit, which took the Twins’ magic number down to zero – and then the fun started. The team christened themselves – and, as you’ll see in the video below, even some of the fans – in celebration.
The Duchess offers her hearty congratulations to the entire team and to the coaching/managerial staff for this grand accomplishment, which feels especially sweet in light of this being the first year of the long-awaited return to outdoor baseball in the Twin Cities. What a way to close out the regular season!
Congratulations, Guys! We’re rootin’ for you in the post-season! Go! Go! GO!
What fun there is more than one kind of fireworks in Target Field this first year!
The Duchess of Earle has a friend that sent her a video that gave the Duchess such a wonderful laugh at the end that she simply cannot resist posting it on her blog, just for the enjoyment of her followers. Hope you get as good a laugh out of it as she did! By the way, that’s the late great born-in-the-State-of-Minnesota Frances Gumm, better known as Judy Garland, singing… Enjoy, friends!
The Duchess also located the video of the day after the interview on the Today show. The group came back for an on-air bridal party processional for the cameras and the enthusiastic onlookers. This is such fun! It’s late as the Duchess writes, but rest assured that she’s dancing right with them down the aisle – at least in her heart! Come join us! Have you got the beat? Are you ready? …Here we go – step-ping o-u-t! Party hearty, Bridal Party!
Well, dear readers, the Duchess of Earle thinks it’s just too much to pass up not to share with you – just in case you’ve not seen it or heard of it – the entrance of the bridal party here in St. Paul, Minnesota, a week ago. What a great celebratory way to enter the church! Watch, friends and enjoy!
Well, it’s late, but the Duchess of Earle is arriving at Steve Renner‘s office in Bloomington, MN, for a Tuesday evening meeting. It’s been awhile since she’s found her way here on a Tuesday – or even a Saturday, as life has been just a bit too booked. Mr. Renner used to have a live meeting every week, but then altered his pattern and adopted a “meeting in a secret location” strategy for some months, which rather altered the Duchess’ schedule and allowed other things to creep into her schedule and overtake this Tuesday evening slot. But she’s been in attendance online when possible.
Anyway, Steve is in full swing describing the iNetGlobal business when the Duchess arrives. As she sets up her computer and gets ready to relay the events of the evening in this blogpost, she notices that the room holds a small number of other guests. It was announced at the end of last Saturday morning’s meeting that Annie from Toronto would be here on Tuesday evening and she is indeed present, wearing a cute black and white outfit. Alongside of her sit two other people – a man and a woman of Asian heritage – whose identities are unknown to the Duchess. Jim Eng, one of the local leaders, is also here, along with omnipresent Jonathan, Steve’s assistant, who mans the computer and the cameras.
After finishing the presentation of the business plan, Steve takes us to Acesse.com, which is the iNetGlobal search engine, for a short tour.
Next, he talks about getting started in iNetGlobal, saying it’s A-B-C,1-2-3 easy: A) sign up, B) get your distributor kit and C) get started surfing. It’s that easy, that simple. Then, to start building your team, 1) find one person to join the program as a consultant. Then find 2) another and 3) another – and now you’ve gotten to the Executive level. If you add those people to your team and help them do the same thing you’ve just done, you’ll build a business in iNetGlobal and be able to make money. It’s possible to build a million dollar business with this company, as many are well on their way to proving. The global Chinese community in particular is doing well at demonstrating this. Annie from Toronto has really been building her team, not just in Canada, but in China itself.
If you’re new to this program, you can get started with the purchase of the Consultant kit for $59.95 USD. There is a professional support team that will help you get started and help your people do the same. If you want to begin with the small business package, there is a special match of 500 advertising packs. And there are other matches for the larger packages as well, which the Duchess will not attempt to duplicate here – she can’t type as fast as Steve can talk!
Steve now asks for comments from those present about their experience with the company. So first, Jim Eng gets up to say he’s doing nicely with the company as he approaches his first anniversary, which comes at the end of this month. This makes the Duchess realize that, to the best of her recollection, this very day is the anniversary of the launch of iNetGlobal’s AdPacs program. The Duchess signed up for it on July 23rd last year and recalls being surprised to learn they’d already been taking funds for two days – so she jumped in immediately. Steve next invites the Duchess to speak and share her iNetglobal story, which she does. He introduces her with the comment that she really didn’t know much about computers when she first came to his training class in December of 2007. She pipes up to say that she did know how to email and search on a search engine, but that was about it. She really didn’t even have a clue about packing up her machine to bring to a meeting and getting it set up once she got there. In those days, she relied on her beloved Duke for that detail – but she has long since managed to handle that on her own. So she shares how she got started, that she learned a lot through the MIT Training and finally got her blog started in February/March of 2008. She offers the information that her iNetGlobal AdPacs organization grew quite nicely right from the beginning, that as a result of her blogging her business went international when people in the UK signed up under her and that her earnings paid for their share of the expenses for their son’s wedding last fall. Then Steve invites the mystery man to speak. He turns out to be Dr. Lee – or is it Dr. Li? (The Duchess frankly isn’t sure about the spelling and herein humbly begs the dear Doctor’s forbearance for her ignorance. But for the sake of being able to proceed with this writing she’ll spell it Lee, and repair it if she learns otherwise.) Dr. Lee, who is here accompanied by his bride, has driven here from Chicago; he steps up and offers remarks. Lastly, Steve invites Annie to speak. She is a single mom who works from home. She has “incredible focus,” says Steve. He met her in Miami last summer at the iNetGlobal rally – and she just went home and exploded her business. She does six webinars a week and last night’s webinar had 200 people on it. She also regularly runs trainings for her people.
Annie tells how, after she joined the company, she learned the products and the compensation plan and then just shared them with a few of her friends. They shared with their friends and things took off. She says it’s easy to understand, easy to do and share. She offers webinars every day and trains in addition to the presenting the business opportunity. Now she has many businesss leaders around the world. They have a wonderful platform for online advertising, and if you have your own business, the company can give you the place from whence to market it. This is a “golden mine,” she says, both now and into the future. She brings the thanks of all her team to Steve for creating this wonderful business opportunity, so that they can all make a good living.
Steve takes the floor again and talks about how he started the business. A little over a decade ago, he’d never owned or even been on a computer. He was painting houses for a living, but had a desire to do something else to earn his keep. As he got familiar with computers, he started teaching himself how to design a website and then progressed way beyond that to making milllions of dollars on the internet. “If I can do it, anybody can do it!” he asserts. “I’m not highly educated. There are a few things that you need to know to be successful online. The best thing you can do is to gain knowledge. The more you learn, the better you’ll be! Those that are making money online these days are mostly young and very, very smart – and they’re out there making millions. They’re barely old enough to shave! I’m a grandfather, but still making money online.” He’s working to build a nice residual income for himself and his grandchildren. This is possible for anyone that builds a business in iNetGlobal, as it is becoming for Steve himself. He predicts that iNetGlobal and Acesse will be household names that everybody recognizes, just as Google and Microsoft are widely known today.
Well, says Steve, that’s the presentation for the day: If you want to build this, you can run your own webinars, as Annie does – and it’s bringing her “a couple thousand bucks a day.” Otherwise, get people on the iNetGlobal calls and we’ll help you build your businesss.
For our information Jim Eng has a webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22, at 2:00 PM Central time, on the business plan. At 3:00 Central time tomorrow afternoon there will be leadership training. The next company-sponsored webcast will be Saturday morning here at 9:00 Central time. The link for that last meeting is www.instantpresenter.com/upline1 and the password is imtrain.
So that’s a wrap – at least that’s what the Duchess thought. As it turns out, it’s only a break – during which Steve sits down to touch base with her, since they’ve not had a chance to chat of late. But then it becomes apparent there is more on the agenda: Annie is to make a presentation in Chinese to her leadership group.
Soon, she starts her presentation. She talks a bit and then introduces Steve to the group. He comes to the front of the room and Annie vacates her chair for him. Dr. Lee then kindly comes forward to sit in as translator: Steve talks, then Dr. Lee offers the Chinese version and they alternate their way through the information that follows. Steve explains that they’re having to do much work to bring things up to speed for the growing membership. We’re now approaching a total membership of 10,000, which is up from the 2,000 we had and is requiring upgrades in servers and software programming. There was an experiment conducted which, as it turned out, failed to calculate the commissions correctly. They are in the process of correcting the errors in the programming and he asks everyone’s patience as they build a system that will handle the increasing demands made upon it. (They expect as many as 100,000 members in the near future.) Once this is fixed, they will back to paying commissions on a normal basis. He thanks everyone for their patience while it’s being worked on.
Annie comes back to make some additional comments. She then introduces Jim Eng, who comes to the front of the room to make his remarks. Dr.Lee comes to sit alongside Mr. Eng and they work as before. First off, he expresses appreciation to the people that are listening in, acknowledging their hard work for the company. He also comments on how hard Steve and his team are working for us all to build the company so that it will serve us well. The search engines are powerful and offer a huge opportunity to build a fruitful business for us all. The best part of iNetGlobal is in the future – the next six months in particular will be big. If possible be at the next conference, which will likely be in Las Vegas.
While Jim talks and Dr. Lee translates, Annie sidles up alongside the Duchess and quietly invites her to speak to the group. While she certainly feels honored, the Duchess also is a bit stunned and hardly knows what to think that she’d say. Annie encourages her and next thing she knows, the Duchess is on her way to the front of the room. Dr. Lee once again graciously interprets. Well, the Duchess can’t recall all that she said, except that she felt quite honored to be invited and to welcome everybody to this meeting and encourage them to build their businesses. Steve encouraged her to mention her blog, which she did. When Annie sits back down, the question comes from the listeners about the address of the Duchess’ blog, so she comes back to the front and types it into the computer. (She’d like to say thank you to those that were so kind as to be interested enough to ask to visit this blog. It will be an honor to have you do so. )
After Annie wraps up, she comes back to thank those that have spoken. With a charming smile, she takes the Duchess’ hand and says, “Now you’ll be famous in China!” This makes the Duchess giggle a bit, as she has never really expected to be called “famous” – let alone in far-off China! As she looks back on the events of the year and a half since she took her first MIT Training, she is amazed to find herself doing things she’d never have dreamed. “Whodathunk” the events of this evening! Certainly not the Duchess!
In response to her question about the Chinese team reading her blog, Annie and Dr. Lee both assure the Duchess that many Chinese-speaking people read English quite well. So to the Chinese members of the iNetGlobal team, please know you are welcome here. If you look around, you will find notes from Mr. Renner’s MIT Trainings and those may be of some help to you as you launch your own internet blogs and businesses. You will also find this lady “has her fingers in a lot of pies” and sometimes posts things just for the fun of it or because they impressed her spirit. Hope you find things both useful and inspiring. Enjoy! If she knew how to say “Come again!” in Chinese, she would – but she’ll settle for sending the message conveyed in the video below, in wishing prosperity to all:
The Duchess of Earle breaks her blogging hiatus with a cheery little video that crossed her path today. Much has changed in the time since she last blogged and she is just starting to get back in the saddle. This video bespeaks the ageless attitude of joy and what it does for one’s perspective as life rolls along. These folks are having FUN, as they should be, even at an advanced age. So the Duchess hopes you’ll enjoy as much as she did this long-time wed couple and their talent.
Well, when the Duchess of Earle talks real estate investing, she is usually discussing things like short sales – such things as occur when missed payments and foreclosure enter the picture, things that used to be mysterious to the average Joe, but have come to be more widely known due to the nation’s present financial climate. But today she shares with her readers a little different slant on real estate matters. Different – and yet not at all so, for the task of making one’s house payment looms as a large challenge to many families these days.
While reading today’s edition of the Star Tribune, newspaper of the Twin Cities (for those of you outside the area that means Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota), she encountered an article about a Minnesota artist in a pickle about how to pay her mortgage next week. Melissa Robinson, of Cold Spring, has decided “to do something bold and dramatic.” She has put her life’s work of original art on eBay in the effort to market her way to making her house payment.
So the Duchess, who got into the real estate forum in the first place because of a friend who was facing foreclosure and divorce all at once, and who has an interest in helping people out when she can, has decided to write this post in the effort to assist this fellow Minnesotan in her attempt to make her payment.
The Duchess has gone both to eBay and Ms. Robinson’s two sites to take a peek. The works she finds are simple, folk art-type originals, some with words incorporated into the paintings, some not. It’s a rather whimsical style she has – trees float in the atmosphere, a cabin in the woods emits heart-shaped puffs of smoke, ducks ride bicycles and bird-shaped snow sculptures sport colorful winter gloves for combs and wear party-hat beaks (please note that not all works mentioned in this article are on eBay – some are on her website). In addition to such fun things, there are more thoughtful and inspirational/motivational pieces, charming in their simplicity and ability to please the eye. A tree standing in the middle of four blocks of color makes this writer think a bit of Paul Klee’s art. Many of the works are current too – one depicts an airplane in the Hudson River. The Duchess also located on the web a portrait of our new President Barack Obama, though this work is not amongst those shown as being for sale.
Now please know, dear readers, the Duchess does not personally know this lady, has never heard of her until the reading of this morning’s paper, but she puts this blogpost into the ether in hopes that someone out there will find an available piece appealing and take action. The newspaper article quotes Ms. Robinson as saying that the opening eBay prices are waaaay below what things have sold for on her website in the past, so if you’re an art lover you’ve got a rare opportunity – both to get a bargain on something you can enjoy for a long time and to help a fellow human being out of a jam. Even if the style is not for you, the Duchess hopes you’ll get a day-brightening smile or two, just for the experience of looking around on the eBay postings and Robinson’s website.
The Duchess closes this post with all best wishes to Melissa A. Robinson in her efforts to make that payment! You go, Girl!
Well, dear readers, the baby named New Year 2009, was born two days ago now and the Duchess of Earle wasn’t really quite ready for its arrival. But here we are, ready or not, with the infant year toddling along into January. So the Duchess is thinking it’s time to get going on this year’s posts.
Tomorrow morning, Steve Renner is hosting his first iNetGlobalAdPacs meeting of the year and the Duchess would like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join in the meeting. It begins at 9 AM Central Standard Time, January 3rd. He will be presenting the iNetGlobal array of services for internet marketing of both online and offline businesses. He will also share the opportunity that iNetGlobal provides those who are looking for ways to make money online. It’s well worth your while to check it out. For those of you that are in the area, please know that you’re welcome to join us at the Cambria Suites in Bloomington, MN, for the meeting. Come join us!
It’s Tuesday evening again and the Duchess of Earle drives across snowy, frigid Bloomington, Minnesota from west to east to Steve Renner‘s office conference room.
The room is full of people this evening as she enters. Steve is explaining a hiccup with the servers that occurred this afternoon. Then he greets everyone online on the webcast.
Pretty soon, he starts the business part of the meeting in earnest, sharing how they got started when the internet was a completely free service. It eventually spawned his Cash Cards International business, an industry in which he was a pioneer.
Later he realized that, with all the experience he had gained over the years, a lot of people needed the information he had. So he started The Affiliate Community (TAC), which eventually morphed into his internet marketing training company, Internet Marketing Train, better known as IMTrain. Over the years his company has generated over $60,000,000 in business online.
After forming IMTrain, Renner came to the conclusion that he should be offering services to the people he was training. Thus began his building of a greater empire, which today is called iNetGlobal and includes Cash Club (a club that pays rebates and commissions on online purchases), AdPacs (online advertising service), Host2Profits (webhosting), V-Shops (shopping cart and affiliate program), V-Mail (autoresponder service), V-Webcast (on which he is broadcasting right now), BlogPros (a service that offers backlinks to one’s sites) and now, a search engine called @cesse (he pronounces it “access”.).
Now he opens the IMTrain website to show how much training is available to the student/member. This includes even the pricey Microsoft training programs – stuff you’d pay plenty big bucks for if you went to a school for.
He mentions that V-Webs Site Builder has recently been added to the Host2Profits hosting service. They have some of the fancier stuff like Joomla and Druple too.
The Duchess goes, while Steve is talking, to @cesse.com to see how things are progressing with the spiders crawling it. For the very first time, her website comes up when she searches “duchessofearle.com.” Well, this is an exciting day! There are five listings for the Duchess. This is a sign to her that the spiders are getting deeper into the web and have, after a couple of months of spidering, finally hit on some items relating to her blogging efforts. This is cool to think that it’s coming to be recognized! Hooray!
Steve is wrapping up for the evening, so we’ll sign off here. G’night to you, dear readers!