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BILLBOARD CASH FLOW MACHINES

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It is time to get back in the game, there is still at least one business out there that is still making money and that is outdoor billboard advertising. Outdoor advertising is an annual  multibillion billion dollar business. Money markets, stocks and bonds, real estate you are just treading water and in many cases you are losing ground against inflation. I am sorry to say they don’t cut it in today’s economy.  You need to consider adding an alternative investment to your portfolio consider outdoor billboards it can improve your ROI (return on investment) dollars.

Did you know “Digital Billboards” in a great location can produce 6 to 10 times the revenue of a standard static billboard in the same location? Have you ever had a ROI on an investment on a $400,000.00 to $600,000.00 Investment produced $48,000.00 to $80,000.00 per month? Can your bank do that? Stocks and Bonds? Do the…

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HOW BILLBOARDS CAN MAXIMIZE YOUR REAL ESTATES INCOME

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FIND THE REAL HIDDEN TREASURE ON YOUR PROPERTY!

Have you ever thought about leasing a billboard space on your property? It’s a great way to generate new cash flow income 

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Today I want to tell you about a great way to generate an extra cash flow stream on your real estate property. If you are a property owner and have property along major highways, Interstate or busy street in the city, you  may want to consider leasing a space on your property for a billboard. It could be a more lucrative decision than you may think. I want to share with you a few tips about how you can get started. No it is not complicated or thousands of property owners across America and around the world would not do it.

Let’s get started. Leasing a location on your property for a  billboard and how you get paid. When renting a billboard space on your property to a billboard company, you have several different options ranging from a lump sum annual cash payments, to monthly payments, or combinations of both.

The sign’s footprint requires an approximate 5’ x 5’ space for a standard monopole steel structures so the impact to your property is very minimal and the return could be great. Not to get your hopes up but some property owners make more off of their billboard leases than of the offices or building spaces they rent. That is quite common in cities in high profile addresses. In rural areas it is generally more lucrative than to crop you plant in that 5′ X 5′ area.

You the property owner normally has the option to restrict advertising displays from adult entertainment ads, alcohol or tobacco ads, or any ads that would compete with a business at the billboard site location. In addition, the billboard company normally pays all Tangible Property taxes and permits associated with the sign structure.

5 things you should know about your property before you call the billboard company

1) Visibility. Do you have a possible billboard location on your property? First you need good visibility from the highway or street where the advertising will be visible from. A normal highway billboard location has a 4 to 5 second read from the highway for viewers. 3 to 4 second billboard reads, 5 and more are better. City billboard locations are more complex. You may have street viewers and slower traffic that should be taken into consideration as well as traffic. Times Square is a great example with over 1,000,000 viewers a day. Most are pedestrians.

2) Traffic Count. Does your billboard property have a good traffic count? That is going to be very important in evaluating what your future billboard locations value is. This is a very important part of the billboard evaluation equation.

3) Property Zoning. Know what your property is zoned before you get started. You are going to need this before you consult the billboard company, you also need the physical address and legal description of the property.

4) Billboard Government Regulations. Know what your local and state laws are governing billboards for your property’s location. Call the local city or county building and planning office, they can help. Ask for the person in charge of the outdoor advertising in the planning department. If your highway is a State or Federally funded Highway such as an Interstate check with your state Department of Transportation’s outdoor advertising division.

5) Billboard Separation. Each city, county and state has their own set of laws governing the distance between each off-site billboard location. Offsite billboards are billboards that advertise a business in a location other than a business located on your property. A billboard on your property is consider an on-site advertising billboard.

Once you have educated yourself on your property you are in a better position to negotiate with the billboard companies. Yes, it is a little work getting all of this together but it will bring you a cash flow for many years to come. I have seen it pay for many things from property taxes, college for the kids, vacations, new cars and even houses. Good luck and enjoy your new found cash flow stream.

By Thomas Gunter

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Why Smiling makes us More Successful!

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First: Our smile shows others people that we are friendly.
If a stranger approached you and gained eye contact with you and then treated you to a broad smile you will have a fairly good idea that they are being friendly and certainly mean you no harm.
By contrast we would find it far more difficult to offer trust to the stranger that wears a scowl or unfriendly face features.Second: A smile can make people happy.
When someone treats you to a smile, even a stranger, you usually smile back.  For that moment you enjoy a flash of positive communication without saying a word. As you walk through a crowed area such as a main street you can do this hundreds times in a very short period of time.
When you smile at someone who is not already smiling and they smile back you have brought a moment of happiness into…

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Is Self-Improvement Different For Women Than Men?

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This article is the starting point for self-Improvement. Is Self-Improvement different because of your sex?  Self-improve has become mainstream conversation in recent years, it seems to be showing up in articles almost everywhere. Almost everyone should work on their self-confidence, happiness, career, finances, relationships, home and health. Wherever you may be, whatever your situation, you should work on self-improvement.Get ready to change your life! Set up a program and start working on it.  You can reach your full potential and create the success you deserve. There is no quick fix; the road to change is not an easy one. For this to work you must commit to and dedicated yourself to bring new changes of improvement into your life.  I suggest you take it one step at a time, the greater the commitment the longer the journey.Ask yourself is self-improvement any different for women than for men?  My answer is yes and no.  However both male and females differ physically and the fact is that a woman does have circumstances that are different from those of the man, when it comes to self-improvements they are basically the same.

Have you ever though that some men and women are born leaders?  The answer to that is no, being positive and staying positive is a choice for both men and women. One must stay positive if we are to improve ourselves. Building self-esteem and drawing lines for self-improvement is a choice, not a rule. Leaders and positive thinkers are not born they are made out of the desire for self-improve. If you want to be a leader you have to develop a burning desire for self-improvement and stay with it.

Your changes must come from inside. Your work won’t improve unless you improve regardless what your sex may be. Your relationships won’t improve unless you improve. Society won’t change unless the people in it change, meaning you. You are the only person you can change. While self-improvement is not contagious, a change in you can influence a change in others.

Now it is time for you to start putting the puzzle together for self-improvement?  First be positive. Second be contented and most of all stay happy. Don’t forget to be appreciative.  Never overlook the opportunity to compliment someone.

A positive way of life will help you build a higher self-esteem, let this be your starting point for self-improvement. Turn loose your resistance, don’t procrastinate.  Find your internal motivation then move forward toward with your self-improvement. Discover your inner self and explore your own personal powers.

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This article is the starting point for self-Improvement. Is Self-Improvement different because of your sex?  Self-improve has become mainstream conversation in recent years, it seems to be showing up in articles almost everywhere. Almost everyone should work on their self-confidence, happiness, career, finances, relationships, home and health. Wherever you may be, whatever your situation, you should work on self-improvement.

Get ready to change your life! Set up a program and start working on it.  You can reach your full potential and create the success you deserve. There is no quick fix; the road to change is not an easy one. For this to work you must commit to and dedicated yourself to bring new changes of improvement into your life.  I suggest you take it one step at a time, the greater the commitment the longer the journey.

Ask yourself is self-improvement any different for women than for men?  My…

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Success And Happiness On “The Road Not Taken”

                     Success And Happiness On The Road Not Taken

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By Thomas Gunter – Set your goals high as you journey down the road to success. Raise the bar when you reach a goal and raise it even higher when you reach the next. Never give up! Remember it is your right to be wrong, because if you do not you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward. One who does not make mistake probably is doing nothing anyway. You cannot be a success without making a few mistakes along the way. Learn from your mistakes and try not to repeat them.

What is success? Is it someone who spent their life working 60 to 80 hours a week, living in airports and   hotels as they fight their way up the corporate ladder to VP of a Company? He would probably consider himself more successful than the guy who owns the local garage in his hometown. You know the guy that spends his nights at home having dinner with his family, the guy that spends his weekends and spare time at home with his wife, playing with his kids,  working on his hobbies.  Could it be the local garage owner may be more happier, healthier and live a fuller life? Ultimately, it is up to each one of us to decide what success means to us, it is important that everyone be mindful of the decision they are making or planning to make it will effect them the rest of their life.

Each one of us has to choose which road in life to take, with each different road come a different adventure, a different successful story and a different love story. Be careful which road you take and make sure it is the right one for you.

Remember I said you have the right to be wrong? Yes you do, you are going to make a few mistakes along the way but the earlier in life you can figure out what your mistakes and weaknesses are the sooner you can move forward and be more successful and happy with every aspect of life. Take charge of your life, if you want to be successful you have to be happy.  Without happiness wealth has very little or no meaning.

Don’t be afraid to change your mind, what is right for someone else may not be right for you.  We are all unique and different individuals; everyone must custom tailor their own life if they want to be happy and successful.

Myself, I took *”The Road Less Traveled” and like Robert Frost said in his poem “The Road Not Taken and that has made all the difference”.   Good luck my friends in making the right choice this is where it gets tough.  Taking the road less traveled was a very hard decision for me with so many roads to choose from.  Many of those roads were quite inviting but dead ends.  Once I made the right choice I never looked back except to measure my success and failures. From that point on I knew who I was and where I was going. For you the road most travel may the right choice for you, like I said we are all different. We see,we feel and we do things differently so don’t be judgmental of the people who choose a different road than you.

A man who also took “The Road Not Taken” was one of the most successful business men in today’s  business world; he was the late Steven Paul Jobs better known as “Steve” Jobs, co-founded of Apple IncorporatedSteve Jobs was a household name and American business legend in the world of success. He helped revolutionized the world as we know it today with his contributions as a designer, inventor and entrepreneur in the world of communications and computers technology.

I will leave you with the following thoughts you may wish to consider using on your own road to success, they were spoken by the late Steve Jobs. Steve had a set of principles he lived by which I would like to share with you.

1. Do what you love.

2. Put a dent in the universe.

3. Make connections.

4. Say no to 1,000 things.

5. Create insanely different experiences.

6. Master the message.

7. Sell dreams, not products.

I wish your luck on your journey my friends as you travel down your own road to success.

Thomas S. Gunter

4/11/2013