Category: Company Profiles

Win free Bears gear, other prizes with fantasy leagues

Wanna get a free Chicago Bears jersey?

OR how about some tickets to an upcoming game?

Daily fantasy sports are basically your chance to see if that dream team could actually win games based on the players’ real stats while risking and sometimes winning real money.

You don’t even have to worry if somebody in your fantasy league wants the same player as you because draft picks are done completely independently. If you want to get a feel for how this works before you actually risk your hard-earned money, try some of the free options so you don’t get burned right out of the gate.

How do Fantasy League Sports Work?

Fantasy LeagueIt all starts by choosing not only your sport, but also your fantasy league. When you’re serious about doing well at fantasy sports, you need to stay realistic and do your homework on each online league.

Use promo codes if you can find them. FanDuel and DraftKings are two good leagues to join. Choose a fantasy contest with a low or free buy-in.

If you’re new at this, you might want to stick to the beginners-only contests and avoid the highly advanced Head-2-Head contests until you get a good feel for it. Draft your team while making sure to stay under the salary cap. You can change, add and remove players until you save your team, and then you’re in the running.

Be sure to read up on the types of contests that are available. While you’re still getting comfortable at this but have gotten the hang of the beginners only contests, you might try a 10 person tournament in which the top three walk away with the prize money or a 10+ person league that could involve a few dozen players.

Experienced players tend to do best at big field tournaments and large prize guarantees that could involve thousands of players during the sports season on the popular sites. But don’t lose too much sleep over this, there are easier tournaments you can join if you are still getting the hang of it.

If you want to reduce your risk, you might try a 50/50 or double-up game in which you double your buy-in if you can beat half the field. Just watch out for the clever players on this game and never bet more than you’re comfortable with. If you hate the salary caps, you might try the “pick ’em” games in which you simply pick the best player for each position from an available field.

You could also try buying “shares” in a player in which you’re basically betting on their future performance in the hope of selling high. It’s like the stock market for fantasy sports leagues.

When starting out with daily fantasy sports, it pays to start small and especially check out some strategy guides. Keep in mind that each site is likely to score results differently, so you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the system of any new site you join to make sure you don’t get burned by a different system.

This may wind up becoming a rather sharp reality check on what your dream team is like if you’re not careful. However, if you make wise choices, you can actually do pretty well with fantasy sports.

MOBE meetings starting to pop up in Chicago

This has been an exciting year because we’ve seen network marketing really come into its own. Many of the newer MLMs are going for larger, more mainstream audiences with savvy marketing campaigns to match.

And Chicago has a lot to offer for the home business community.

Some of the older companies have seen fit to follow suit and MOBE is one of them. Started in 2011 when MLM and Software as a Service (SAAS) were either unheard of or relegated to the dim corners of irrelevancy by mainstream audiences, MOBE has come a long way.

MOBE, by the way, stands for “My Online Business Empire”. They offer online business education products, mastermind event retreats, and a licensing business opportunity for those interested in generating income.

Their new website proves they’re smart about online marketing.

MOBE reviews are saying the website goes after the newbies. Even the website pushes elementary-level income-generating business opportunity aspect of their business. It was aimed at newbies who wanted to start an online business and focused on the extensive array of educational products and done-for-you services available to those who paid or subscribed.

It was a one giant sales pitch.

Nothing has changed as far as who the target audience is (newbies) and what MOBE would most like to sell visitors to their website (tickets to high-ticket events and subscriptions to the SaaS).

However, their new website goes about reaching that audience and achieving those goals in a much more effective manner.

Their home page is now an appealing business blog.

Rather than providing a sales pitch for their products and services on their home page, MOBE is now offering visitors an engaging blog for business owners.

If you want to see the difference for yourself, you can visit the old version of MOBE’s website on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine here.

In case they’ve changed their website again since I post this, here’s the current blog-centered home page, again thanks courtesy of the Wayback Machine.

Seems they just made the switch this past August 2015. Now, their homepage looks more like Inc.Magazine than a site that’s merely trying to hook affiliates.

MOBE’s strategic move speaks for itself as far as their products go.

Too few people find the irony in online business education programs whose websites aren’t effective at selling their own product.

MOBE no longer falls into that category. They’ve proven their mettle with their new site. It offers helpful, engaging, and entertaining small business articles for entrepreneurs, not a sales pitch for impressionable newbies.

MOBE is aiming for a larger audience with their new site.

By targeting current business owners rather than just newbies, MOBE is reaching for a much larger pool of leads.

And why shouldn’t they? By limiting their market reach to newbies, most of whom will fail in their first year, they were selling themselves short.

See for yourself the immense difference in internet searches between the term “online business” and the terms newbies would use (“make money online”, for example). The term “business training” is also significantly smaller than “online business”. This chart says it all:

By targeting a more successful pool of entrepreneurs, MOBE is staking its claim in the legitimate world of SaaS, meaning they “get it” and they mean business. Well done, MOBE.