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Sunday, September 30, 2012

The King on Twitter

Question: Hey Marc, I met you at an ETR conference. You were fabulous...not only in the after meetings, but as a regular guy and entrepreneur. Your talk on developing info products is still paying dividends for me! Anyway, are you on Twitter?
R.L. Phoenix AZ

Answer Marc Charles:

It's great to hear from you. I remember our meetings and discussions. My Twitter stuff:
http://twitter.com/AskMarcCharles

Later.....

Marc Charles
The King of Business Opportunities

Thursday, September 20, 2012

“How Can I Get Paid to Cruise”? by Marc Charles


“How Can I Get Paid to Cruise”?


Question: Dear Marc: there was a story on TV recently about getting paid to take cruises. I searched the Internet, but I can’t find a decisive answer. Is this true? How can I get paid to go on cruises?


7:01 AM

Dear Entrepreneur:

You’re right…there’s a lot of bogus information on this topic.

I’ve researched it and actually dedicated a section of a new book to it.

The book is How to Beat the System without Going to Jail”.

It’s true!

There are several ways to GET PAID to go on luxury cruises.

What’s more, there are also dozens of ways to get DEEP discounts to places like Bermuda, the Caribbean, the Bahamas and even the Mediterranean.

Cruising is expensive!

A 7-day cruise to the Caribbean can set you back $2000-$4000 per person (and up).

But some people don’t mind paying full retail, like my sister. She’s on a cruise as I’m writing this. The cost for the ticket and transportation was about $4,200.

I’ll show you how to get paid to cruise, and how to get DEEP DISCOUNTS if you don’t want to work.

On top of that, you won’t be forced into “off-season” trips, or third rate ships sailing into pathetic port-of-calls.

This has nothing to do with winning contests or sitting through ridiculous time-share promotions.

I’m talking about luxury cruises onboard some of the coolest ships on the planet!

And that’s not all……

In some cases your meals, entertainment and amenities will be included.

I’ll even show you how to stuff your pockets with savings of $1500 (or more) for your friends and family!

So lets’ get this party started…

The cruise industry has taken a big financial hit over the last 24 months.

Cruise experts claim the worst is over, and people are cruising again.

But the truth is the cruise industry has not recovered from the recession, the collapse in housing (mainly home equity lines of credit) and the plunge in the stock market.

For the first time in history luxury ships are sailing half full!
In some cases ships are running at 40% occupancy!

Mega-cruise ships like Genesis and Oasis of the Seas need 85% occupancy make money (according to a senior cruise director).

Cruise companies are extending huge discounts in an effort to turn things around.

Now don’t worry…

I’m going to show you how to cruise for FREE!

But I wanted to give you some insider’s secrets for getting great discounts for your family and friends too.

Internet travel “integrators” are offering 20- 45% off luxury cruises.

Travel integrators resell cruise packages to consumers on websites like CruisesOnly.com and Travelocity, or through “cruise agencies” like CruiseExperts.com.

What’s more, travel integrators also resell tickets for other companies, and earn a percentage of each sale.

Going Direct to Acquire Huge Cruise Discounts

We can’t overlook the benefits of going direct to a cruise company to get deep discounts.

Granted, it takes street smarts when approaching cruise lines direct. But it can be done! I’m living proof!

For example, I wrote to the Marketing Director at a top cruise line and proposed a win-win deal.

In exchange for a discounted luxury cabin and accommodations, I offered to write about my experience on the trip and post it to the top 20 travel blogs.

In addition, I offered to post my review of the cruise on more than a dozen high traffic travel websites like TripAdvisor.com.

The Marketing Director agreed and I received a 62% discount on a Caribbean cruise, which included a $550 meal voucher!

In order to get deep discounts like this you’ll need to talk to someone in senior management. Entry level managers in reservations, marketing or sales are rarely in a position to offer discounts or negotiate deals.

But don’t worry…I’ve provided contact information for the major cruise lines in this section.

Simply contact senior managers via a snail mail or email and make your request. I prefer snail mail…actually FedEx or PriorityMail….and this almost forces the prospect to read and consider your proposal.

In your letter be sure to focus on “what’s in it for them”.  This will increase the odds of obtaining a deep discount.

For example, you could mention you’ll document your cruise by writing a personal diary, and include HD photos and videos.

You could offer to post your “travelogue” on the top Internet travel and cruise sites. You could even post HD quality videos on YouTube and other popular online video sites.

Another strategy I’ve used is to build a travel website which focuses on cruises!

This would prove to the cruise lines you’re serious about promoting their products.


How to Get Deep Discounts on Luxury Cruises to the Caribbean and Other Exotic Locations

One of the best websites for obtaining deep discounts on cruises is called Cruise Compete.

You’ll find incredible deals on the site…..and I mean incredible!

For example, Carnival Cruises is offering a 7-day ALL INCLUSIVE Rock Cruise to the Caribbean for $848. This cruise typically sells for $2500 and up.

The price includes cruise ship tips ($50pp), alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, drink tips, taxes, concerts, and autograph sessions.

The price also includes private Deck Parties and the DJ Club.

If a rock and roll cruise is not your idea of fun, then consider the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines New Year’s Cruise onboard the Oasis of the Seas for $1227.

This cruise is typically priced at $4300 on the most popular cruise sites.

And if you haven’t heard…..the Oasis of the Seas is NOT a typical cruise ship!

Oasis of the Seas is a new class of naval-engineering genius. The ship features the first-ever “neighborhood concept” where everyone can find their unique experiences in one of our seven distinct onboard neighborhoods.

There are 28 ultra-modern loft suites and 2,700 spacious staterooms, contained in a16-deck marvel.

That’s just a snapshot of the deep discounts you’ll find on Cruise Compete.

How to Cruise Like a Celebrity At No Cost Whatsoever!

It’s true!

You can cruise to incredible ports-of-call free of charge, if you know the right strategies and tactics to use.

Tactic #1

Lynn Shaw perfected a great tactic for free cruises.

Lynn launched her side venture by reserving a block of cabins on a Carnival Cruise Lines. Then she sent fliers with the cruise information to a group of friends.

Lynn wanted to attract as many people as possible turn them on to a great vacation. But Lynn also knew if she sold enough cabins she would earn free passage under Carnival Cruise Lines “group policy”.

Lynn easily sold 22 people for the Caribbean cruise.

The “group organizer”, Shaw became the “tour conductor.”

Tour conductors work with a travel agency to make all the travel and onboard arrangements; their primary jobs are recruitment and communication.

All you need for this tactic to work is a group willing to travel together.

For example, a family reunion, a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding, a college reunion — or just plain fun! You can also book trips on “theme cruises” like the Rock and Roll Cruise, The Investment Cruise, or The Spring Break Cruise, etc. Sign up enough people and you’ll cruise for FREE!

Tactic #2
If you have an area of expertise, you could use John Hall’s tactic for getting free cruises.

John is a retired Louisiana State University professor of anthropology and geology. He provides cruise passengers with lectures on the characteristics of the destination.

In return, he gets a FREE CRUISE with meals, drinks and other amenities included!

John and his wife, Carol Ann (who helps with the presentations), receive a free cabin and meals, and most shipboard amenities.

Since 2002 John has taken a couple of cruises a year. He’s been to the Caribbean, Panama Canal and Alaska. On the Alaska cruise, John talked about glaciers and the Klondike gold rush.

Cynthia Barnett became a FREE CRUISE regular soon after she retired in 2003 at age 60.

During a typical 7-day cruise, Barnett gives four talks. Cynthia said this is a “great way to get a free vacation. On some cruises, I've taken family members as my guests."

Current Presenter Opportunities
Arts and Crafts Instructors
Teach craft classes onboard cruises. Projects range from watercolor classes, pottery, scrapbooking to macramé .



Bridge Players
If you enjoy playing bridge you could oversee groups in exchange for your cruise.

Computer Instructors
Most cruise lines actively seek individuals who can present classes on computer basics, the Internet or other related technology.

Tactic #3
Most cruise lines recruit "Gentleman Hosts”!

Gentlemen hosts are typically single men ages 40 to 70 who conduct dance classes or serve as dance partners for single, divorced and widowed female passengers.

However, the “Gentlemen Hosts” must sign an agreement specifying they won't get romantically involved with the guests!

In exchange for “gentlemen host” services men receive a free cruise with all shipboard amenities included!

Tactic #4
You can get a job onboard a cruise line!

You could spend winters in the Caribbean and summers in Alaska or exotic ports in Europe, Australia or New Zealand. 

Most people pay between $2,500 and $10,000 to live on the same luxury cruise ships. You can do that for free (you’ll receive free meals and accommodations) and you’ll get paid to cruise!

Can you think of a better summer job for students?

It’s impossible to snag free luxury cruises if you don’t take the right action.

What’s more, you need to be persistent.

Think about this for a second…..

How many people do think would love to receive luxury cruises for free? The answer is a lot!
However, it doesn’t matter how many people want free luxury cruises. They key is having the right information (which you do), and taking the right action.

The other key, as I said is persistence. Don’t stop until you get what you want!

Then write to us about your success.

All you need to do is decide which these tactics works best for you. Then contact the decision maker responsible for each tactic.

For example, if you’d like to receive a free cruise by becoming a “presenter”, then you’ll need to contact the individual at each cruise line responsible for securing “presenters”.

If on the other hand, you’d like to assemble a group tour for your friends, family or business associates, then you’ll need to contact the person at the cruise line of your choice who can set it up for you – and extend your free cruise.

There’s no time for discouragement. The cruise lines desperately need your help! This is one of the best kept secrets in the industry.

Start planning your free cruise today!

You can cruise to exotic locations around the world like a celebrity, and enjoy luxury accommodations - free of charge.
I’ve shown you four ways to do it!

I’ve also included action strategy and contact information at the major cruise lines so you can get started today.

Your humble host,

Marc Charles


(Ed Note:  Marc Charles is referred to as "The King of Business Opportunities" ....and for good reason. He should be known as "The King of Legitimate Business Opportunities"...because he's launched, bought, sold reviewed and advised on hundreds of businesses and money making opportunities. He understands legitimate opportunities. Marc has agreed supply League of Power members with crucial updates regarding legitimate business and money making opportunities.)

Action Strategy

Check out the cruise ship links today. You can find full-time, part time and even a temporary (seasonal) job or “hosting” position.

Cruising for cash can be a lot of fun.

Jessie Browner from Ohio works as a busienss class teacher and instructor twice a year, and her cruises are free, with food, drinks and entertainment included, plus a small stipend!

Valuable Resources

Cruise Lines Contact Information

2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Attn:  Assistant, Sr. VP Hotel Operations
310-785-9300

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 500
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334
Attention: Entertainment Department
800-477-7500
information@RSSC.com

110 East Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Attn: Onboard Entertainment
800.722.9955
954.356.5881

Corporate Guest Relations:
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami Fl 33132
Attention: Entertainment
800-256-6649





Attn: Onboard Entertainment
 24303 Town Center Drive
Valencia, CA
800-728-6273


Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH
Ballindamm 25
D-20095 Hamburg
Attention: Onboard Services
+49(0)40 / 3001 4600
+49(0)40 / 3001 4601

300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle WA 98119
Attention: Incentive Group 800-445-3731
206-281-3535
Fax: 206-281-7110

6100 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 400
Miami FL 33126
Attention: Shipboard Services
800-929-9391

Senior Cruise Director Mr. John Heald
3655 NW 87th Avenue
Miami FL 33178
888-CARNIVAL

Disney Cruise Vacations
Guest Communications
P.O. Box 10238
Lake Buena Vista FL 32830-0238
(800) 951-35
Attention: Onboard Entertainment
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami FL 33126
866.NCL.MEET

1170 Celebration Blvd, Suite 200
Celebration FL 34747
407-566-7100
Fax 407-566-7162
24844 Avenue Rockefeller
Santa Clarita CA 91355
Attention: Incentive Groups
800-774-6237

Royal Caribbean International
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami FL 33132
Attention: Onboard Opportunities
800-256-6649

362, Syngrou Avenue
176 74 Kallithea
Athens, Greece
Attention: Onboard Entertainment
866 335 4975

1411 Opus Place
 Executive Towers West II
Suite 300
Downers Grove IL 60515-1182
800.554.7016



96 Morton Street
9th Floor
New York New York 10014
212-765-7740
3 El Tayaran Street
Nasr City - Cairo, Egypt
Attention: Onboard Services
20-2-22628111
20-2-22628765

800-304-9616

57-08 39th Avenue
Woodside NY 11377 USA
Attention: Guest Services
800-348-8084 (USA & Canada only)
Fax: 212-818-9889

Windstar Cruises
2101 4th Avenue Suite 210
Seattle WA 98121
Attention: Onboard Entertainment and Services
(206) 292-9606
Fax (206) 340-0975

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Powerful Money Making Tool! by Marc Charles


A Powerful Money Making Tool!

A Gift from Financial Markets Delivered to You on a Silver Platter


8:04 AM

Dear Entrepreneur:

Lawrence M. made a fortune with this opportunity.
I’ve done incredibly well too.

But Lawrence has an “edge”…and I’ll show you what it is.

But first, a little tip (which took me years to understand).

In financial markets, the greatest principle wealthy traders will always proclaim is to manage downside risk.

Making and keeping money is fairly simple.

The real skill is managing or even eliminating the downside risk.

I found a “tool” which enables anyone to manage downside risk better than anything else I know. One reason this “tool” reduces or even eliminates risk is because any losses are limited to your initial investment. This makes them similar to commodity options.

This “tool” is perfect fit for beginning traders and speculators.

This Simple “Tool” Can Change Your Financial Story

The “tool” is an exchange-traded fund or ETF.

I love ETFs.  Mostly because they:
·       Limits Risk Big Time
·       Make it easy to enter and exit trades (and take profits)
·       Super leverage (they can’t compare to futures markets, but pretty close)

There is a new breed of ETFs available today which enable you to leverage profit opportunities in a big way.

The Powerful Money Making Ability of Modern ETFs

First….allow me to explain these babies…..

An ETF holds assets like stocks, bonds, currencies, or commodities.

ETFs trade close to asset value of its underlying assets.

The most of the popular ETFs track an index, like the Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ or S&P 500.

ETFs are attractive because of the relatively low costs, risk factor, tax efficiency, and stock-like features (which means they are easy to understand).

ETFs are like a mutual fund in that they can be purchased or redeemed for its net asset value (or NAV).

Believe it or not…..ETFs have been available in the US since 1993.

In 2008 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission authorized the creation of actively-managed ETFs.

A New Way to Make Money - Actively-Managed ETF

An actively managed ETF will have a benchmark index (like the S&P 500), but managers can change sector allocations, market-time trades and/or deviate from the index as they see fit.

This produces investment returns which often mirror the underlying index.
Passive ETFs typically follow indexes, which allow investors to track the fund pretty easily.

Oil Can Go Up or Down and You Can Still Make Money

The price of oil has climbed to historic highs.

However, not everyone believes oil will remain at historically high levels for eternity.

In fact, contrary to what believe, oil can plummet in price too! You can make just as money when oil drops in price as you can when it skyrockets.

You can make a fortune with ETFs when you go against the crowd at the right time. 

Make Money No Matter What Happens to the Price of Gold

Gold continues to hit historic highs.

But get this…….

You can make a fortune when gold plummets in price too!

This is one of best kept secrets in the financial markets today.

In other words, most people do NOT believe gold will fall in price over the next 12 to18 months.

The so-called gold experts try to convince people gold will surge in price for eternity.

But this is not always the case.

Granted, in times of panic, stock market crashes, war, and currency wars the price of gold “tends” to rise quickly.

But the price of gold can plummet during crises, too – as witnessed in the gold market recently when the stock market dropped 1000 points in one day!

For example, the price of gold surged from $400 an ounce in 2004 to more than $1000 an ounce in 2009.

However, at the beginning of the real estate and mortgage crisis in the first half of 2008 gold actually fell in price.

Whatever your view happens to be there’s likely a Gold ETF you can trade.

New “Ultra” ETFs Provide Phenomenal Leverage

If, as an investor or trader, you believe the price of something will go up, you are considered bullish, or a “bull.” If you believe the price of something will go down you would be considered bearish, or a “bear.”

Well, as an investor or a trader you might even be “ultra” bullish or bearish, meaning you think the price of something is going to go up or down in a BIG way.

That is the beauty of a new breed of ETFs called “ultras.”

Ultra Exchange-Traded Funds enable an investor or trader to leverage an investment in a much bigger way than just an ordinary ETF.

For example, here are a few “ultra” ETFs you can track on any financial website.

I’ve noted the corresponding or underlying stock, bond, currency, or commodity:

SMN UltraShort (Basic Materials)
SZK UltraShort (Consumer Goods)
ProShares
SCC UltraShort (Consumer Services)
ProShares
DXD UltraShort (Dow30)
ProShares
FXP UltraShort (FTSE/Xinhua China 25)
Proshares
SKF UltraShort (Financials)
ProShares
RXD UltraShort (Health Care)
ProShares
SIJ UltraShort (Industrials)
ProShares
EFU UltraShort (MSCI EAFE)
ProShares
EEV UltraShort MSCI (Emerging Markets)
ProShares
EWV UltraShort MSCI (Japan)
ProShares
MZZ UltraShort (MidCap400)
ProShares
DUG UltraShort (Oil & Gas)
ProShares
QID UltraShort  (QQQ) Twice inverse of NASDAQ-100
ProShares
SRS UltraShort (Real Estate)
ProShares
SDK UltraShort (Russell MidCap Growth)

How to Make Money with ETFs

Each investor has his or her view regarding financial markets, stocks, world affairs and the economy. This is why the markets move so dramatically – up, down, and sideways.

In order to make money with ETFs your view of the future needs to be fairly accurate, but not exact.

On top of that, your timing needs to be fairly accurate as well.

For example, in 1999 to 2000 my view was the dot-com hysteria was a joke. The market boom was not a joke it was very real.

But I felt novice investors and traders were swept up in the fantasy, and therefore I took the other side of the trade.

Granted, novice investors and speculators were making money on stocks of dot-com and tech stocks…..on paper.

My view was most of these traders were not going to leave the table with any winnings.

A funny thing happened…..

Almost no one removed profits from the dot-com fiasco by the time everything collapsed.

In this case my world view of the market was correct.

However, my timing was off by almost a year. So I incurred paper loses until the plunge occurred…..and it did occur.

Common sense told me the market would plummet at some point.

Your view of a market needs to be accurate in terms of “timing.”
So, in order to make money with ETFs you’ll need to carefully examine the market you’ll be investing…..and calculate a “reasonable” time frame.

For example, everyone knows the housing and real estate market has been in serious trouble for some time.

But some people believed the housing market would bounce back in a big way in 2009. Other people believe the worst is yet to come.

The reality is probably somewhere in the middle.

So if you believed the housing market will stay the same or get slightly worse there are two ETFs you could purchase to take advantage of your view:

Ultra Short Financials Proshares (Symbol SKF)
This ETF benefits when and if financial services suffer. This would include real estate lenders, international banks; property and casualty insurance companies; companies invested directly or indirectly in real estate; diversified financial companies, such as Federal National Mortgage Association, credit card issuers and investment advisers; securities brokers and dealers, and investment banks,

ProShares Short Real Estate (Symbol REK)
This ETF seeks daily investment results which correspond to the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate IndexSM.
The beauty of ETFs and specifically “ultra” and “double short” ETFs is they enable a trader to leverage markets (up or down) in a big way.  ETFs also enable you to reduce or contain risk, unlike most futures or Forex markets.

There you have it!

Everything you wanted to know about ETFs but were afraid to ask!

Plan your trading strategy.

Novice traders and investors don’t bother to plan a trading strategy.  This is why most of them lose money in the market.

The old trading adage “The Trend is Your Friend” is true….to a point. But you have to look at the real….underlying trend.

For example, the trend of the US Long Government Bond Yield since 1980 is clearly down. This may be the real, underlying trend too:

But when you plan a trading strategy it’s important to identify the real, underlying trend.

You Can Make Money If a Market Goes Up, Down or Sideways

The ETF market provides a great opportunity to profit when a market goes UP, DOWN, or SIDEWAYS!

The only thing most novice investors understand is buy and hold.

But I think the buy and hold strategy perpetrated by Wall Street money managers is the WORST thing you can do over the next five years.

For example, if you think the real estate market will continue to deteriorate you could buy the ProShares ETF symbol REK. This ETF seeks daily investment results which correspond to the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index

 In other words, if  the real estate market goes south you make money.

Here’s another example……

If you think the real underlying trend for stocks is down you could buy ProShares ETF symbol QQQ. This ETF seeks daily investment results which correspond to the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the NASDAQ-100 Index®.
In other words, if the stock market tanks you make money.

And, here’s another example……

If you think the oil and gas market will plummet….then you could buy ProShares ETF symbol DUG. This ETF seeks daily investment results which correspond to twice (200%) the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Index.

In other words, if you think oil and gas is overpriced and falls, and you own this ETF you will make money.

It’s that simple.

Paper Trading ETFs!

Here’s one of the great things about ETFs.

You can practice for FREE without risking a dime!

That’s right.

Simply plan your trading strategy based on a real underlying trend and choose an ETF which fits. Find the ETF and write down the symbol and current price.

There are hundreds of sites to find and research ETFs…I like Google Finance, ProShares and Bloomberg.

After you’ve selected an ETF, pretend you bought it and then watch it on financial websites to see if it goes up or down in value.

Develop an exit strategy.

In other words, think like a trader and entrepreneur. You can determine a reasonable profit and then place and automatic price to sell it.

ETFs are one of the greatest money making “tools” since commodity futures

Your humble host,

Marc Charles


(Ed Note:  Marc Charles is referred to as "The King of Business Opportunities" ....and for good reason. He should be known as "The King of Legitimate Business Opportunities"...because he's launched, bought, sold reviewed and advised on hundreds of businesses and money making opportunities. He understands legitimate opportunities. Marc has agreed supply League of Power members with crucial updates regarding legitimate business and money making opportunities.)

Action Strategy

ETFs are a free gift from financial markets brought to you on a silver platter. Start paper trading the ETF of your choice today.

Ultra and inverse ETFs enable you to leverage the market without undue risk, and make a bundle of money.

One contrary trade which could prove very profitable is shorting precious metals. Everyone and his brother is long (expecting prices to skyrocket for eternity). This is a prime “short” opportunity.

Valuable Resources: