Friday, December 29, 2006

Liz Tomey's Resell Rights for Newbies Membership Site

OMIGOSH! I just found this wonderful site with free videos. You must join up and it's completely free. The site is called "Resell Rights for Newbies" and it is run by Liz Tomey, a famous and successful internet marketer.

On this site you will find videos teaching you how to do everything to setup your first resell rights product online!

You'll learn how to get a domain name, hosting, set your name servers, unzip your resell rights product, edit the sales page for your resale rights product (with your own information and order buttons), edit the download pages, and finally upload it all to your server completely ready to sell.

After you watch the videos you can read the "Ultimate Guide To Resell Rights Profits", also available on the site.

This guide covers resell rights from A to Z and will help you to quickly get started with making money with resell rights.

Then you can read the "Advanced Stealth Strategies Of Super Resellers" course.

This course is only for those who have a total understanding of how to setup a resell rights product. These are advanced strategies to really put your profits through the roof with resell rights products.

The 24 Hour Quick Start Plan To Resell Rights Profits

Once you have gone through all of the videos, and all of the other guides, you can use this plan to get up and profiting with a resell rights product.

There's a lot to cover on the site, so make sure you watch the videos first and then move on to the guide, and then the advanced course.

So, go right now and sign up for free at Resell Rights for Newbies!

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

40+ Ways to Make Money on the Internet

I found this cool blog that you may find useful called 40+ Ways to Make Money on the Internet.
It lists ways to make money on the internet
The owner says:
"What's NOT included: Taking Surveys, Get Paid to Surf the Internet, MLM, Programs with a ton of negative user experiences (based on researching forums, googling them, etc.), Contest Sites, "Buy my DVD, CD, Audiobook", etc.

What IS included: Things you can use to legitimately make money online - Everything from Getting Paid to review software to good ole' Adsense."

I found the site informative and refreshing.

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

SureFire Wealth

I have to tell you about another great membership site. It's called SureFire Wealth and it's run by Jeremy Gislason, a very, very successful internet marketer. I belong to at least three of his membership sites. You can get free membership in this site and this membership will give you access to loads and loads of free downloads. To date there are 25 pages of free downloads for you to choose from.
Check out Jeremy's SureFire Wealth.

I can't begin to tell you how much stuff is available free of charge on Jeremy's site. There are books, software, courses, videos, audios etc. on every imaginable topic like list building, mini sites, creating audio for you site, niches, teleseminars, network marketing, auctions and so much more.
Did I mention that you can also get reseller rights to alot of the stuff on the site?
I seriously have never seen a free membership site with so much available to members. It's unreal. I highly recommend that you scoot over to SureFire Wealth and become a member!!

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Free Adsense Templates from Joel Comm

Joel Comm, famous for his Adsense Templates, has come up with a great Christmas giveaway. He's literally GIVING away five adsense templates on different topics, complete with 5 PLR articles on each topic.

The templates are on the following topics: solar power, coffee, podcasting, allergies and flags/international theme. Each package includes 5 different formats: HTML, Hypervre, Wordpress, XSitePro, and PhpBB.

He's giving away another two freebies - How to Drive Traffic to Your Site Like Crazy and
Contextual Ad Systems - Earning Beyond Adsense.

Here's the link:
Joel Comm's Christmas Giveaway
Go on over and pick up your free Christmas giveaways!

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Mark Hendricks' Free Giveaways

I just want to remind everyone that there are many, many free gifts available at Mark Hendricks' site. It's for a limited time because it's a holiday giveaway. There is so much there, you'll have to be careful deciding what you actually want to download!

By the way, the "Give PPC the Finger" campaign is finishing up tomorrow. After Monday there will not be any more commissions paid for referrals.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"Give PPC the Finger"

I'm a little embarassed about the title and the picture on the site I'm going to tell you about, but there is a new free report out by Keith Baxter called "Give PPC the Finger". He's distributing it in a similar way to the "Death of..." reports. For each person you refer, you get $1 and for each person THAT person refers you get 75 cents. 50 Cents for third level referrals!!

This way, Keith builds up his mailing list and we get to make a few dollars. The first person to refer 1000 people gets a nice prize.

To tell you the truth, I haven't read the report yet, so I'm not going to tell you how brilliant and wonderful it is, but I don't see why I can't make some referrals in the meantime. Keith says that he's not going to be leaving it up indefinitely. A few weeks at most.
Check it out.

Give PPC the Finger

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Butterfly Blogging Giveaway

There's this great holiday giveaway on right now about blogging.
Go to Butterfly Blogging and get lots of free downloads about the topic of blogging. The giveaway is being run by Reed Floren and Stephanie Mulac.
Don't delay because Reed and Stephanie have already announced that these gifts will be gone forever on Midnight December 18th.

Till then, you'll be granted access and be eligible to download over $2778.95 worth of gifts.

Grab them here:

Butterfly Blogging

Happy Blogging!

P.S. These products are the real deal many of them are being sold for $27-$197! But for 10 days only they are yours Free.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Private Label Rights Membership Site

Well as you guys no doubt know, to really succeed with our internet marketing careers, we need to have great digital products that convert all of our qualified leads into real, cash-paying customers. For many people, coming up with products will involve creating them on their own, or it may involve them commissioning other professionals to do the hard work for them.

Chances are though, like most smart internet marketers, you probably want to save a whole lot of time and money. After all, if you were to create your own e-book for instance, expect to spend tens of hours doing the research you need, and then writing the book itself – and that’s if you’re only semi-decent at writing. If you’re a good writer, it will still take you hours and hours and if you’re terrible, well, forget it, because your e-book won’t sell!

Now, you certainly won’t go wrong by hiring a good writer to create a really good e-book, but think about how much a good writer is going to cost you. Wouldn’t you rather spend that money on getting visitors to your site so you can make more money?

I’m pretty sure that you’re always looking for ways to save time and money on your internet marketing business. I’ll easily spend hours each week just reading up on the latest internet marketing happenings and news, in the endless search of improving the way I do business. In my latest search, I came across a really unique website called PLR Wholesaler, that’s well worth you checking out if you are serious about time and money saving:

Now the name is pretty self-explanatory. This site was created by an internet marketer for internet marketers, and it’s a one-stop shop for PLR material. E-books, reports, training videos, e-courses – you name it!

The nice thing about this site though is that membership is free. You can sign up as a VIP Member, which won’t cost you a cent, and you can download a huge amount of PLR material for free!

You can sell that material yourself as part of your own internet marketing business, and of course, you can change any part of the product to suit your target audience.

Don’t be put off by the free part either, in terms of the quality of the material that’s on offer, because I’ve downloaded some of the the free PLR stuff myself and it’s good quality.

In addition to the free PLR material you can download as VIP Member, you can also access heaps of great information about how to improve your internet marketing business.

You also have the option of paying a small one-time fee to become a Full Member of the site, and that will entitle you to even more PLR products to download and sell, plus you can become an affiliate of the PLR Wholesaler website itself, and receive a great commission whenever somebody you refer signs up as a Full Member.

So, please join now – this is a site that’s definitely worth your time regardless of your level of experience in internet marketing, so visit it now at:
PLR Wholesaler

You won't be disappointed.

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Free Holiday Giveaways

Well, it's that time of year. Everyone seems to be in the mood to give stuff away for free. My inbox is choked with free giveaways that I don't even have the time to look at!! Now is the time to stock up on all the goodies that you feel you may need in the upcoming year of internet marketing. You can literally get almost everything for free now. Software, articles, Niche packages, sites - you name it.

Here is a big giveaway site that is not quite holiday related but it's loaded with free products (208 to be precise). It'll take you hours to go through it all!!!!
Viral Marketing Giveaway.
Check it out. You can also earn money by referring other people to it (You can collect commission from people who upgrade their memberships for a fee).

The most popular giveaway site this year appears to be Mark Hendricks' 12 days of Christmas.
Every day Mark is giving away different products. Today is day 2. So, today you can access the free products from yesterday and today. Tomorrow you will be able to see day 3, day 2 and day 1 and so on. Here is the address Mark Hendricks' 12 days of Christmas.
Here is a list of the gifts available for today:

E-Mail Marketing Basics - a gift from Doug Champigny
Meet Your Mentors - Free Membership - a gift from
Lee and Robin Collins
Lifetime Membership to - a gift
from Ken Reno and Gina Gaudio-Graves
The Triple SEO, AdSense and Niche Marketing Reports - a
free gift from Terry Markle now
Webmaster Audio Video Bundle! - a gift from Richard Wing
Resale Rights Masters Volume I - a gift from Arindam
Niche List Builder Version 2.0 - a gift from Munya
Self-Improvement Goldmine Elite - a gift from Michael Lee
Two Free Niche Reports - a gift from Joel Osbourne

I hope that's enough free stuff for one day. Should keep you pretty busy. You can look at it while roasting chestnuts on an open fire...

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Internet Marketing Forums

If you are a newbie you may not know that posting on internet marketing forums is a great way to learn about this industry. It is also a nice way to network with other internet marketers.

Forums are places where you can learn free of charge all kinds of stuff that you can pay tons of money for (we all know those expensive e-books that purport to teach us about internet marketing).
I like to spend some time in the morning and in the evening, just catching up with what's going on on the various forums. Posting to forums is also a great way to drive traffic to your site or blog. You probably found this blog through one of the forums.

One bit of advice: Before you go charging in to a forum to try to advertise your product or site, please read the rules of the forum. Most forums do not allow affiliate links. Some allow them in your signature (most, actually). Spend some time posting before you try to sell stuff to people. Otherwise, it's very, very annoying to the old timers and you'll miss out on the biggest benefit of belonging to a forum, which is building relationships with people/potential customers.

Here is a list of some forums that I have found helpful and where I am known to hang out:

The Warrior Forum
The Warrior Forum is probably one of THE best forums out there today. Lots of serious internet marketers hang out there and you can get an entire education from hanging out there!!

Conquer Your Niche
Conquer Your Niche is a revolutionary forum where you actually get credit for posting and reading posts. These credits enable you to display your ads in the forum. The latest rage!

Work at Home
The Work at Home (Whydowork) forum is more of a forum where people who are just starting out go to. It's a place where you can get ideas about how to make money on the internet.

Work From Home Moms
Like its name, this forum is geared more to work at home moms, but anyone can join. The people on the forum are often people with real niche businesses as opposed to internet marketing businesses.

Mike Merz's Newbie Forum
A newbie forum. Lately, the moderators have not been doing their jobs, so there is TONS of spam on the forum. Very annoying, but it has the potential to be a good forum.

Craig Desorcy's I'm4Newbies Forum
This forum is part of Craig's I'm4newbies site. Craig is an American living in Japan who is dedicated to helping newbies. It's still a very small community and therefore it is possible to get some personal attention and help from Craig. Craig is so nice, that when I told him about my blog and asked his opinion, he made me a 10 minute Camtasia video where he critiqued my site. What a guy!!

Joel Comm's Adsense
Nice little forum dedicated to discussing all the various Adsense issues. I joined it because I purchased Joel Comm's Instant Adsense Templates. There are people there with alot of site building experience and I always get good advice there.

Clickbank Success Forum
As its name suggests this forum is all about Clickbank. Run by Clickbank expert Harvey Segal. I don't go there often but it is a wealth of valuable information.

Here is Mike Merz's directory of forums. It's not the most updated in the world, so not all of the links work but it'll give you somewhere to start.
Internet Marketing Forums

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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Randy the Hermit's Marketing Beginners

I found a wonderful (free) site which you can sign up to and get tons of valuable information and educational videos. The site belongs to Randy, the Hermit and is called Marketing Beginners. Randy has 10 years of experience online and he is giving you 75 videos on all kinds of internet marketing topics FREE OF CHARGE. You can upgrade your membership and get even more stuff, but even the free membership is unbelievable.

His videos are of great quality. Clear and understandable. And Randy has this great, deep voice which is very easy to listen to (very often videos have lots of pauses and uhms and ahs or are very hard to hear without plugging in earphones). I have to tell you very honestly that this site is one of the absolute best sites I have encountered in a long time.

Editor's note: Check out the BEST beginner's e-book around - Breakthrough Marketing Secrets Revealed. It's inexpensive and loaded with great information for the newbie!

Randy also has a forum on the site where he is happy to answer newbie questions. It's not that often that you find someone who is just "there" for you, the newbie or the intermdiate marketer.

There is also a wealth of information on the site about resources that Randy recommends. You can tell that this guy is on the level. An honest, hardworking internet marketer that is out to really help others and not just make a fast buck. It's obvious that he invested alot of himself in this helpful site.

Needless to say, you can also earn money promoting his site. He even has a free e-book which you can rebrand and make your own.

Check it out!!! Marketing Beginners.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Affiliate Marketing - 6 Reasons to do it!

Affiliate Marketing is one of the most cost effective businesses to run.

What exactly is affiliate marketing? Affiliate marketing is all about selling someone else's products. Basically, you sign up with a vendor as an affiliate and then you drive traffic to the vendor's site. When someone makes a purchase from the vendor you automatically collect your commission. The vendor pays you a percentage of the sale price for bringing the customer to him.

Here are the 6 reasons that it is worthwhile to choose affiliate marketing as your form of home based business.

1. Relatively low cost

It usually costs quite a bit of money to start a home based business. There is always some investment required. An affiliate marketing business does not require a huge investment. Sure, you have to have a computer, connection to the internet and a printer. But that's not like the starting capital you would need for a business based outside your home where you sell physical products.

2. No inventory necessary

With affiliate marketing it is not necessary to have a warehouse full of products which you have to ship to your customers. Usually the vendor takes care of all aspects of product maintenance and supply.

3. Unlimited Income Potential

The sky is really the limit with affiliate marketing. You don't have to show up at the office. You do have to put in the necessary hours to promote your affiliate products and drive traffic to your or the vendor's site. But you decide how much effort you want to invest and you reap the rewards. It's possible to work "smart" instead of "hard".

4. The World is Your Market

When you have your store on real real estate you are limited to the people in your town or city. When you sell products on the internet your market is the whole world! The power of the internet is unbelievable and you can reach anyone who is connected to the world wide web.

5. Low Risk

There is very little risk associated with affiliate marketing, considering that the initial investment is very low. Yes, your time is valuable and you need to invest some money in essential tools to build your business but the risk is still relatively low.

6. No Closing Time

A website is (usually) up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your "store" can be making money while you sleep or are on vacation. It's kind of like a vending machine. It's always there even if you are not. People can come in and buy at any time.

These advantages are fairly significant when choosing a home based business.
Sure, there are many other factors to consider, which will determine the degree of success your business will have. But, all things considered, affiliate marketing is a pretty good deal and definitely a worthwhile path to take!!


Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Death of Internet Marketing

Ok, I want you to download this FREE report on "The Death of Internet Marketing" by Mike Filsaime.

Well, first of all, because I will get $1 for each person I refer to the report (and you can too!).

Secondly, although I haven't read through the whole report yet, it's really, really interesting and you don't have to buy anything!
Mike Filsaime has been in the Internet Marketing business for a while and is a very, very successful marketer. He is the author of Butterfly Marketing which has affected many in this profession. He has been around the block a few times and has very interesting observations about internet marketing - what's going on and where the whole industry is going. Specifically, he talks about marketing to other internet marketers, as opposed to working in niches. By the way, he's paying money to give away this report in order to build his opt in list (like what Scott Boulch did with his "Death of Adsense" reports)

So, what are you waiting for? It's free! The Death of Internet Marketing.


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Tutorials for PC and Internet Use

As you may know by now, I am always looking out for good tools for newbies.
There is so much to learn! Internet marketing is such a complex and sophisticated world (no matter what anyone says).
Then, there is the whole topic of learning how to deal with your own computer and gaining the skills necessary to run a business online. I know that these skills are a major challenge for me!

Well, I found a great tool to help a newbie learn the ropes in no time (well, in some time...).
PC & Internet Companion is the name of the course you can buy from the Newbie Club. It is a Mega library of 43 chapters and over 800 tips and tutorials. It's written in Plain and Readable English and will help any newbie understand all the gobbledygook associated with computers and internet.

Here's what it contains ...

6 Volumes,

43 Chapters,

32 Topics,

123 Charts, Images, and Screen Captures. And a

MASSIVE 849 Tips, Tutorials, and additional Resources.

It's specifically designed to be used as ...

A comprehensive in-depth course,


An occasional learning center to be dipped into as time


The ultimate reference library to refer to whenever you come
across a PC or Internet problem you don't understand.

That's why it's called Companion, because you can have it
sat on your PC desktop, ready at all times just to delve
into as and when you wish.

Check it out. PC & Internet Companion by the Newbie Club.


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

ListLotto - Play to win at the Double Opt In

ListLotto -

Building my list is at the top of my "to do" list these days.
I found what looks like a good tool. It's especially interesting because it's new and there is a chance to get in very high up, meaning you won't get mailings from a huge upline.

Lets look at what ListLotto is:

Its a Downline List Building web site that lets you email the list you build every 5 days.
There are many other sites like this on the market, such as ListDotCom, YourLuckyList and many others.

Each of these sites allow you to build a list, then mail out to that list every few days or so. The incentive is you can grow your list by sharing information about the main site, which in turn attracts new visitors and then means you build a list of your own.

Provided you build the relationship correctly with these people, you can then start to pull them across to your main sites and market to them from there.

In general, these downline list builders will also let you upgrade to a paid membership which gives you more access to mail more people on the site itself.

This is great in the early days of these sites launch as everyone reads the mail from them and you can get a great response.

Where ListLotto has set itself apart from the current trend of list building web sites, is it gives you the potential to email to the entire house list, no matter how big by winning the weekly free draw, hence the name List Lotto!

The cool part is, for every person you refer, you can gain a further entry into the weekly draw, thus making it Viral... Invite more people, the more chances you will have to win the weekly draw.

Now with the appeal this has, it means that thousands of people will be marketing this site with all the great tools included, even Blog Posts :)

The more people promoting, means the BIGGER the list will be on the site... Imagine for one moment the potenial to mail to hundreds, thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of people? Wouldn't that be simply AWESOME...

Well now you can...

ListLotto is the ultimate list builder online and its free to get started... You could win the weekly draw and be sending your information to thousands of interested people.. now that sounds like a list I would want to send to..


Monday, November 06, 2006

Reseller Rights - caveat emptor (buyer beware)

I wanted to mention something that you have to be really careful about.

If you sign up to different mailing lists like I have (usually in order to get freebies), you tend to hear from the mailing list owner on a daily basis. I get many, many mails with all kinds of offers.

This week I got a whopper freebie offer. There were about 9 pages loaded with all kinds of free stuff. That same day, I received offers from other people with only one or two of the products that I had already seen in the freebie offer. Except that people with reseller rights were now offering me the products for a much higher price tag.

Another thing that happened was that I received an offer for a product for $5 or $7 and that same day I got the same offer from someone else for (I think) $27. Wild, huh?
Just goes to show you that you really have to be careful before whipping out the credit card!!! it's like the wild west out there in internetland....


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Free Video Tutorials for Learning the Basics

Today I want to give you a nice link that will enable you to get lots of video tutorials for FREE. There are videos on all kinds of topic like:

How to Find Your Niche
How to Create a Minisite in 30 Minutes or Less
29 Easy and Instant Web Design Tricks
How to Master Web Graphics in 10 Easy Steps
Audio Mastery
Boost Your Web Traffic
10 Easy Steps to a Google Friendly Page
How to Set Up a Secure Members Area for Free
7 Fast Ways to Get Great Links to Your Website
How to add Automatically Updated Content to Your Website for Free
Secretly Spy on Your Internet Competition
How to Build Huge Niche Keyword Lists
How to Create Profit Pulling Toolbars for Free
Joe Cooper's Niche Profits Audio Course
Mike Filsaime's Outsource Secrets Course
5 Easy Ways to Maximize Your Adsense Commissions
Instant Blog Traffic
How to Get alot More Google Traffic for Free
Affiliate Windfall Secrets
Email Promotions Exposed
and more....

There are also some free software products like Promobuddy, a piece of software which enables you to manage and keep track of your marketing activity - affiliates, passwords, articles, ads, keyword lists, ezines etc. I use this software and find it very helpful.

Obviously, I haven't had a chance to watch all the videos. I did watch one, by Dave Isaacs about finding your niche. It had good information, although, I must admit that he is not the most dynamic speaker to listen to (and his Aussie accent is very strong). But, hey, free is free and the content is what counts!! There is a wealth of information here for which you do not have to pay. There is a "backend" offer, which you may decide to purchase, but you don't have to!! Just join the site and start to watch the videos.

It is one of the more useful membership sites and it's run by Dave Isaacs and Aaron Leighton.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Learn HTML and Other Basics

I found a terrific site just bursting with useful information for beginners.
It's called and it has info on topics ranging from choosing a domain name, hosting, building your site, affiliate marketing, advertising, autoresponders etc. etc.
Go check out this site. You won't be sorry.

Next, I found a nice site with an html tutorial. It teaches you the basics. I know that I would like to start understanding the code I see on my blogger template and my website templates which I'm working on. This is the place to learn it.

And don't say I never gave you good advice LOL.


Sunday, October 29, 2006

More on Membership Sites

Ok, so everyone is talking about how membership sites are the way of the future (ho hum). So, everyone and his brother/sister is creating one. It's a great way to achieve monthly income.
Now, I, being the sucker that I am for anything FREE - sign up for almost every single internet marketing membership site that comes my way. But, I always sign up for the freebie and the chances are infintisimal (spelling??) that I will upgrade. If I were to upgrade on each site I wouldn't have money left for food each month!!!!!
What do you guys think? Does anybody actually pay membership at these sites?
Would you?
If you're also a sucker for freebies, here is the latest membership site I found advertised in my inbox. It's all about making "Net Infomercials".
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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Adsense Templates

I don't remember if I mentioned it but I bought Joel Comm's latest set of Adsense Templates (150 of them). I am about to put up my first site and I figured I would use one of his templates. That way, alot of the technical work would be done for me and I could concentrate on content.
Well, it appears that it's not so simple because Google isn't crazy about templates.
Today, I got a very interesting email from Michael Campbell, and because I think that the information is very valuable I am going to post the mail in its entirety here. Anyone interested in templates should read this:

Internet Marketing Secrets Newsletter
Issue #104 Thursday October 26 2006

How to Modify Your Templates

In issue 101 "Modify Your Templates or Suffer the
Consequences" we learned that HTML website templates,
especially the AdSense ones, must be modified before you
use them. They leave giant footprints that are easily detected
and penalized by Google's engineers.

The most frequently asked question (FAQ) after issue 101
was, how to modify the templates, or what to modify, to
prevent getting penalized. Here are your answers:

(Get issue #101 and the follow-up discussions on the IMS
blog, or download it from the IMS archives page.)

IMS Blog & Discussions ==>

Archives ==>

Or if you prefer the condensed "single paragraph" version of
what we discussed...

Google employees went through the process of looking at,
and evaluating, sites that had AdSense ads on them. Based on
what the humans did, they created an automated computerized
version, a Quality Control Robot to do the same thing.

This QualityBot now visits all your AdSense sites to ensure
they are not auto generated, scraped content, or low quality
templates. If it finds "off the rack" template sites, they are
given a low quality score, meaning that you get a lot less
money, every time someone clicks on one of the AdSense
ads that are displayed on your site.

So here's what you can do, to keep your revenues up.

= = = = =

IMS #104 - How to Modify Your AdSense Templates

The way that the "Template Filter" works, is based on the
"travel time" between elements. Or in other words, the
interval, or the measure of the distance between elements,
and how long each element occurs.

Perhaps a better way to understand the concept is with a
musical analogy.

All Western music is based on the 12 notes of the piano.
Yet there's millions of original songs... how can that be?
It's the intervals and durations of the notes that let you
recognize patterns. The Template Filter - that my geeky
buddies to as K1 - is similar.

If I walk up to any piano in the world - it doesn't matter
if I play in the Key of C, G, or F - and I go "1 1 5 5 6 6 5"
you'd instantly recognize Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
It's the same way that the K1 filter can recognize any
template in its database.

Even if your template has perfect HTML. Even if it complies
to standards with a valid Doctype and an ISO
statement, it still doesn't matter. That's just like saying
your piano is tuned and doesn't have any sour notes.

So what can we do, to make the Template Filter think our
template is playing an original tune? First off we have to
look at the obvious basics.

Take a look at your template. Is the background green?
Make it yellow. Is there a masthead at the top? Resize it.
Is your column width 700 pixels? Make it 720. Is your artwork
in a folder called art? Give it a new name. And for heavens
sakes, rename all the photos and include ALT text.

These are just a few things we can do to reduce the
footprint of the template. But these alone are not enough.
These are just the surface items and the real work remains
to be done. Afterall, we're looking for intervals here, the
measure of the distance, or travel time between elements.

The elements that make up a web page are things like
graphics and photos, hypertext links, headline tags like H2
& H3, paragraphs of text, anchors, bold, italic, bullets and
other types of lists, rules, tables and ad blocks. What we
need to do is change the order in which the elements appear.

So if you look at your template and you see the following
items... masthead, ad block, photo block, ad block,
paragraph, paragraph. You are singing Twinkle Twinkle
Little Star to the search engine's Template Filter.

To make the song of the template your own, do something
drastic like deleting the masthead. Start with H2 headline
text containing your keywords. Move the photo block up and
put an ad block underneath. Then move up the paragraph,
and add a second ad block under the first paragraph.

Remember that it's not just the notes or elements on the
page, its the intervals between the elements, and how long
each element lasts. Just by moving the elements around,
you've created your own original symphony. One that the
search engine has never heard before.

To be successful, you must vary your templates. Modify
them, until each one can stand on its own merit.

Remember, the goal is to convert customers for the
AdWords advertiser. If you do that, they'll keep advertising
on your AdSense site, and you'll earn way more per click.
Then everyone will be signing a happy tune.

That's it for this issue my friend. Thank you for reading.
We'll chat again soon. Until then, here's wishing you all
the best for online success.

Michael Campbell

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Membership Sites

I don't know about you but I'm getting a little tired of all the "fantastic" offers in my inbox.
Yes, I'm guilty of opting in to various mailing lists and "newsletters" in order to receive a freebie. Subsequently I wind up with this jam packed inbox with so many offers, many of which are identical!! Especially when there is a big launch happening. Then, I get the same offer (almost) from many different people, each one offering his own bonuses. No surprise, by the way, when you see the prizes offered to the affiliates that bring in the most business. The most unique bonus I've seen so far is an electric scooter, delivered to any country in the world!

This week there were a few launches, one of which was the info blueprint program by Ken McCarthur. It actually LOOKS like a good program. He sounds very sincere in his sales copy and his bonuses alone are worth a fortune. The price, on the other hand is a bit steep. It's $1,497. Wow. Way out of my ballpark!

I have been fairly careful to stick with the very low priced items and the freebies. It's amazing how much information is available for free on the web!

Yesterday I joined a membership site all about PLR (Private Label Rebranding), which is the latest "rage" on the net. This site is run by Edmund Loh and Aurelius Tijn. The reason I joined is that I'm interested in learning all about PLR - what it is, what it's good for and how I can make money with it. I have so many PLR items gathering "dust" on my hard drive. Might as well find out what I can actually do with them.

If you are interested in a free membership you can join PLR Secrets Exposed.
You can listen to an interesting audio (or read it on a pdf file) which explains the whole concept. They also have a bunch of tutorial videos available (also for free).

The idea behind these membership sites is to get people to sign up for free and offer them value which will encourage them to upgrade their membership, thereby guaranteeing the site owner ongoing monthly income. This is the latest rage and you'll notice that everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. You also get the chance to earn money, of course, because each membership site offers you the opportunity to become and affiliate and then when someone you refer upgrades their membership - you can earn commissions.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Product Launches Exposed - Free Report!

Check out this free report on Product Launches Exposed
Find out what big mistakes the gurus and the newbies made and
learn from them!!

Negative Product Reviews

Today I wanted to talk about honest reviews of products.
Everything is great when the review you want to write is a positive one. That way, you can write alot of positive stuff and stick in a few negative points, if there are any. That looks pretty sincere.
But what happens when you really don't like the product?
Do you just keep your mouth shut?
Do you just say what you feel if someone asks you directly?
Is it doing other people a favor by telling it like it is and possibly saving them money?

The other day I wrote something negative on this blog about a certain audio that was mailed to me by an internet "guru" as a promotion for a big launch.
I listened to the audio and I hated it.
I posted about it here on the blog and also in the Warrior Forum in a thread about the program.
Subsequently (that night) I felt very bad about posting it because in the post/thread I criticized the person who made the audio. Someone else on the thread gave a much more professional and all encompassing review of the actual product which he had checked out. I felt that maybe I had hurt the feelings of the person who made the audio and I apologized in a private mail and later on - publicly on the forum.

I also erased the post from this blog.

It seems that there is a fine line. On one hand, I want to voice my opinion and my disappointment in the product I received. On the other hand, just because this is the internet and I can't see the person I'm talking about doesn't give me license to say what I want. The internet is kind of like one big meeting room. If I say negative about someone in the "community" it's as though I attacked someone in the same big meeting room. Do you understand what I'm getting at?

So what's the answer? Just to keep quiet? Someone on the forum suggested that negative reviews can be sent to people in our list instead of broadcasting them on forums.
I dunno. Alot of people (including me) really appreciate reading honest and unbiased reviews.
In this world of internet marketing everyone seems busy washing each other's backs because we are all selling to each other and JV'ing with each other. It's downright incestuous...
What do YOU think?

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Feedblitz and New Picture

Hi All.
Please notice that in the righthand vertical bar there is a place to enter your email address. This is a service provided by Feedblitz which will enable you to get updates to your email whenever this blog is updated. Don't worry. I would never give your email away to anyone!!

Secondly, please notice that I put a new picture in my profile.

Thirdly, I'm too tired to write anymore. Tomorrow....

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Domains and Hosting

Please congratulate me.
Today I registered my first domain name
Watch out world!!!!

I'm not totally sure yet what I will do with the site with my own name, but one of the reasons I got it (besides "branding") is that it is a good idea to "cloak links". If you use your affiliate link people can steal your profits by replacing your affiliate code with their own. Also, sometimes when someone sees an affiliate link they would prefer that you not get your commission and will go access the site without using your link. It also just looks a heck of a lot nicer and more aesthetic to have a short, professional looking link.

Here is an example of an ugly affiliate link:

Here is an example of a nice short link:

Isn't that so much nicer?

If you are interested in a whole article and audio about the importance of link cloaking leave me a comment and I'll send it to you.


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Michael Rasmussen's "Email Promos Exposed" Video Series: How to Write Killer Email Promos That Get Results!

As you may know by now, I am a sucker for freebies. The latest one is a set of 8 videos about email promotion.

Have you ever been faced with the task of having
to write an email promotion to your list, and
then realized that you didn't know what to say or
how to say it?

Michael Rasmussen's new video course "Email
Promos Exposed" promises to solve that problem
for you by walking you through the actual process
of creating killer email promos step-by-step.

If you're in a hurry, just go ahead visit here to get instant free access to these videos. I decided to see if Michael's videos live up to
their promise by trying them out myself. Here's
what I found:

Overall Quality

The first thing I noticed when I opened up the
first video was the stunning production quality.
He used Camtasia Studio for the production, which
is now the industry standard for creating
high-quality screen capture video products. The
audio is near studio quality, and the graphics
are very professional. These videos were made by
someone who KNOWS what he's doing. Well done!

I also liked how Michael divided the videos up by
section, and then again by sub-section. For
example, one video is all about the subject line,
and then there are different parts of that video
that each cover a certain area of crafting a
killer subject line.

Now let's move onto...


Here's a brief summary of each video. Obviously
it's impossible to list every single thing here,
but I want you to get a feel for what each one
covered, and how well it covered it.

If you want, just go ahead visit here to get instant free access to these videos:



This video served as an introduction to the whole
course. You get to see a picture of Michael in
his every day life, and he establishes his
credibility right up front by talking about some
of his massive successes online. He even provides
proof of credibility by displaying two checks in
the amount of $50,000 and $25,000 which prove
that, when it comes to the subject of making
money with email promos, he knows his stuff.

This is a good lesson for anyone to get. Whenever
you're teaching people how to do something, it's
good to establish your credibility up front, so
that there's no doubt about whether or not you're
qualified to talk about the subject. Most product
developers either skip or minimize this step.


This video talks about some things that no other
marketer has bothered to mention. You'll learn
things like:

* The mindset you need in order to write a killer

* The different tools you need before you get

* How to keep your emails laser-focused

* How to create an outline that practically
writes the email for you.

This was a fantastic video, and did a good job of
kicking things off.


The subject line is a confusing topic, because nobody's 100%
sure what the best tactics are.

Michael breaks it down, and reveals:

* The biggest secret for writing a subject line
that makes people insanely curious.

* Techniques for personalizing the subject line.

* Mistakes to avoid when using personalization.


This is where a lot of people slack off when
writing their emails. Michael talks about how
important it is to create an opening that is
conversational, and then reveals techniques and
examples on how to do that.

He also reveals:

* How to get people to keep reading your email
once they've opened it.

* How to make your opening interesting.

* Mistakes to avoid when creating your first few


This is one of the "meatiest" portions of the
course, because it reveals techniques that are
not widely discussed on the forums, blogs, and in
most eBooks. He talks about the importance of
keeping your body copy tight and relevant, and
then reveals how you can do that. You'll also

* How to write powerful bullets that make people
curious and want to find out more.

* Simple formatting tricks for making your body
copy easy to read.

* The secret of "bucket brigade copy" and how to
use it in your email promos to force people to
keep reading.


This is where a lot of people wimp out in their
email promos. They start out strong, but when it
comes time to ask the reader to click the link
and take action, they don't know what to say.
Michael talks about some of his favorite
techniques for making that happen, and also

* The "magic question" to ask yourself that will
make your close much more powerful.

* The secret of the "unanswered question" and why
handling this is a surefire way to get people to
act right away.

* The structure of a powerful close.

* Mistakes people make when creating their close.


Some people say that the P.S. is one of the most
important parts of the email, because it is often
the one thing that gets people to click the link
at the end. In this video, Michael talks about:

* Why you should including a P.S. at the end of
your email.

* The 4 different kinds of P.S.'s you can use
(this section was a real eye-opener for me).


Unless you're a seasoned pro, you're
probably guilty of some of the things that
Michael talks about in this video as well, and
that's why it's so valuable. I've shaved years
off my learning curve, because now I can avoid
some of the costly mistakes that I was bound to
make in the learning process.


This video alone is going to make me a lot of
money. Why? Michael showed me in this video how
important it is to send a follow-up promotion,
and he showed me exactly how to do it. He covered
things like:

* The psychology of follow-up email promo's.

* The 2 main types of follow-up promos that make
the most money.

* How to overcome readers' objections in your
follow up emails.

* The 2 most common mistakes people make when
writing follow-ups and how to avoid them.


Every marketing guru out there says that the REAL
money is on the back end. I'd have to agree with
them, but the problem is... most people have no
idea how to set up a back end system that makes
money. This video will teach you how to set up an
automated back end that's loaded with killer
promos that make you lots of cash on autopilot.
He reveals things like:

* The big difference between regular and back end
email promos.

* How to prepare a back end promotion sequence.

* Common mistakes people make when creating back
end email promos.


This could be the most important video of the
entire package for a lot of people, because most
people email their list to promote other people's
products as an affiliate. Let's face it, if you
only have 3 products, can you really afford to
only email your list 3 times a year? They'll get
bored hearing about the same old products over
and over again. This video sheds some light on
how to create killer affiliate promos. Michael
reveals things like:

* The two main types of affiliate promos.

* What makes affiliate promos different than
regular promos (and why ignoring this huge secret
could cost you big money).

* Michael's favorite tactics for creating
affiliate promos that no one else is doing.

* 3 different ways to add scarcity to your
affiliate promos (this is the most important
section of the video, so make sure you watch it
over and over again).


As you can see, Email Promos Exposed really packs
a lot of punch! Most of the courses out there
offer only watered down, weak content. Not this
one! These videos are going on my "A-list" for a
long time.

I plan on reviewing them every couple months
to make sure that I have the principals, techniques and
tactics burned into my mind.

If email marketing is an important part of your
business (and in my opinion, it's the most
important part of ANY online business), then you
owe it to yourself to check out Michael's
exciting new videos, Email Promos Exposed.

Get instant free access to the videos right now.

Monday, October 16, 2006


I received a very nice (isn't "nice" a great word?) about list building. I really liked the content of the video. It's about 12 minutes long a worth a watch/listen. List Building video.
I listen to stuff before I send it out!!!! Admittedly, there is a splash page after the video which tries to sell you software which helps build your opt in boxes. It looks good to me and I would like to purchase it but I'm not ready for it yet.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Free Advertising Report

Check out this Free Advertising Report. I'm a sucker for anything that's free (and that I can make money from).

Joel Comm's Adsense Templates

Boy, it's been a busy week for me. Not on the internet!
It's been the holiday of Sukkot and I have been busy with my kids for the whole week.
That's why I haven't posted.
But, I'm back and with a vengeance.

One thing I did do this week is make my first BIG purchase. I went and bought Joel Comm's
New Adsense Templates.
With all the talk going on about whether Adsense is dead or not, I came to the conclusion that any guy who makes almost $24,000 a month from Adsense must know something about the topic. His product had so many glowing reports that I decided to go for it.

What I will be getting (he sent it in the mail because it's too big to download) is 150 templates, each one in 5 different formats: HTML, HyperVRE, Wordpress, XsitePro and phpBB (forums). I plan to take one template and go "all the way" with it. This forces me to choose a niche from the 150.

Most of the technical work is done for me and I will be able to concentrate on content and driving traffic to the site.

By the way, there were a zillion bonuses that came along with the package, one of which is his book that sells for $97. He included 400 PLR (Private Label Rights) articles, a book on creating content, 10 "squeeze pages" for the niche sites (to help build a list), a squeeze page success guide, a web traffic suite of e-books, a Clickbank text ads generator and other stuff that I can't be bothered to add here. It's a huge package it'll be hard to get a handle on it all. But I'm sure that if I focus I will do good work with it and start seeing profits from Adsense.

By the way, to date, after 2 months (without Joel Comm) I have made a big $14 from Adsense on this blog.....

In case you're curious to know if Adsense is really alive(and you should be) here is a list of the top Adsense earners. It boggles the mind...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Flash: Adsense is Alive!!!

Ok. So Scott Boulch did an amazing marketing trick and said something really controversial in order to get zillions of people to sign in to his list. Now he has this HUGE list of subscribers that he can sell to. Pretty clever.

Joel Comm, a real Adsense guru, just released this report which is a complete rebuttal of the Adsense is Dead report. He does a darn good job of explaining it too.
It's free and I recommend that you read it.
Here is the link: Adsense is Alive .
Joel makes about $26,000 a month from Adsense. Wow. Hard to fathom. I would tend to go with HIS version...

By the way, if you download the free Adsense is Alive report Joel will also give you a free report on generating traffic. Grab it!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Stompernet - Andy Jenkins and Brad Fallon

Well, well, well, the wait is over. Stompernet has finally been launched.
The price is over $800 A MONTH. How do you like that?
Some people look at it as $26 a day and therefore - worth it.
That price is a biiiiiiiiiiit steep for me and I'll have to take a pass on it.

Of course, I was right about The Rich Jerk. All his nonsense and cursing
at "Brandy" were just a marketing ploy to draw attention to Stompernet.
He was the first guy I got emails from, promoting the program. He offered
a whacky bonus to whomever bought the program through his affiliate link.
He offered a free "ticket" to participate in his next infomercial. Whatever
floats your boat, I guess...

All the "big" gurus were trying to get me to buy in through their link.
Mike Filsaime, John Reese, Cody Moya and many more. It's a little hard to
trust a guru's opinion of a program when it's clear that they have a vested
interest in you buying through their link.

Which, is the problem with the whole affiliate marketing thing. There is so
much "incest" going on between all the different marketers. They all sell to
each other and promote each other's products. You don't really know who to
trust anymore!!! I wish I knew the answer. There really isn't one.

I actually do believe that Stompernet is a good program. Not quite sure if it's
worth all that money though... What do YOU think?

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

More on Search Engine Optimization

It's crucial to learn good methods to get your site to the top of the search engines. If someone does a search on a keyword and your site comes up on the 100th or 1000th page, what's the point? Who is going to scroll so far? The trick is to come up on the first page, people. And, apparently, it's possible!!

A while back I gave you a link to those free videos on SEO by Brad Fallon and Andy Jenkins.
Now you can find them and more at
These two very busy bees are now busy getting ready for their big launch today (I think). They have been doing so much pre-selling and already have a HUUUUGE mailing list of people like me that signed up for the free videos. No doubt it will cost a small fortune to join after they launch their offering....

On a side note, I don't know if you have been following their pre-launch marketing, but the Rich Jerk has been sending out some really obnoxious emails about this. He claims they stole his ideas etc. etc. and does alot of "badmouthing" about them. At the same time, he keeps sticking their links in his emails. From which I (oh so cleverly...) deduce that he is their affiliate and he is just doing a very clever job of marketing. His shtick is being obnoxious and using lots and lots of profanity. I guess it works from him.

Back to SEO, I found some nice marketing videos on the subject. They are done by Mike Pollock and he is very clear and concise on the videos. No "uhms". He also offers some samples of freebies on his site. So, you may want to check out the free ones before you spend money. I watched the free one about SEO and it was excellent. I haven't dished out yet for the ones that cost money! Even if you don't buy them now, you can bookmark them for a later date when you are ready to optimize your site. They look really good.

Brad Callen's free course on Search Engine Optimization
If you haven't done so yet please go HERE and sign up for your free 7 day course on SEO with Brad Callen. He really knows his stuff and he's giving it away for free. This is one of the best resources on the internet.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Safelists (??)

Do any of you have any experience with lists like Lucky List or List Machine?
You see, I don't have my own mailing list yet because I haven't had a way to capture emails from anyone. I don't have my own website yet. When I will I can put in a little box where I offer something nice that's free in return for the visitors' emails. Once I have a mailing list the possibilities for actually selling anything to anyone get much broader.

So, the solution for people without lists is to sign up (for free) with one of these so called safelists.

What happens is that you agree to receive mail from other people on the safelist and you get the opportunity to send out a mailing once a week to the people under you. Aha, therein lies the catch. How to get people to sign up under you? Well, you would have to advertise the link for one of the lists somehow. Well, I haven't been successful in signing people up from a link in my signature on forums.
Anybody out there have any ideas how to get signups and succeed with these safelists?
Any advice would be welcome!!!

Oh yeah, and here is my link, in case you want to sign up under me LOL...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


It was pointed out to me that I shouldn't have posted an affiliate link to the site where I bought the Adsense portals because I was posting about it on the Warrior Forum and from what I understood from the more experienced posters, it's really hard to make money with these Adsense sites. A site may even get banned from Google because the same content exists on other sites. This is the issue that I was concerned about when I asked about it at the forum.

So, please don't assume that the link I published in the last post means that I'm encouraging you to purchase sites like these.
I hope I have made myself clear.
Someone on the forum tried to make me out to be a liar for posting questions about these sites on the forum (and indicating that maybe I was a sucker for buying them), and then posting to the blog that what is left to do is customize them and get them running. Like I said in my post, I will work on only ONE of them to see if it's worthwhile.

Dime Sale on Adsense Sites

I've been a bit "all over the place" on the internet over the past couple of days.
I was away from my laptop for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana (Saturday and Sunday) and when I got back my inbox was bursting at the seams. Frankly, it's always bursting at the seams. As I type I have over 500 unopened items in my inbox and I don't know if they will ever be opened.
Instead of unsubscribing to alot of stuff I let it sit in there, thinking that maybe someday I will get to it!!

Anyway, I do open some of my mails and I do find things of value sometimes!
Yesterday I found a "dime sale", where someone puts up something for sale, starting at 10 cents and the price goes up by 10 cents after every sale. For $7 I bought 5 complete Adsense sites based on niche topics. These sites came with over 2000 pages. Now, I need to customize them, buy domain names and hosting for them and get them up and running. This is an experiment for me, since I don't have my own website yet. I'll take one of the sites and see if I can generate any income from it. If it doesn't work - I'm out $7. Here is the link to the site where I got the Adsense sites. (It is kind of funny that I bought this after posting the Adsense is Dead post, but I figured it's only $7.....)

Statistics on my blog

Up until yesterday I was getting my blog statistics on a trial basis (without charge) from here
( They cancelled me because I don't want to pay the monthly fee for the service. So, I moved over to here ( where they give statistics for free.
If you need stats for a website or blog you can check them out.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Death of Adsense

When I was a beginner, I heard all about how people put up websites full of Google "Adsense" ads and make alot of money from this. These ads are context-sensitive, meaning that they are related to the content of your web page. You let Google insert ads into your site's wep page and they pay you a few cents every time someone clicks on the ads.

I have a couple of Adsense ads on the top of my blog page. I make a few measly cents every day from these ads. Some people make alot more, depending on how much traffic they get at their site.

I just read a public domain report, that exposes the reason AdSense income sucks lately, even though many would be "gurus" on the net are pushing AdSense products like never before!

The report is called The Death of Adsense.

What's really cool is this guy (Scott Boulch, a "non guru") also explains how he went from a few hundred dollars in AdSense income to over $50,000 a month after he gave up AdSense!

He's closing the doors on the reports soon, so go grab The Death of Adsense while it's still a live link.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Hosting Companies

Oh gosh.
I just had to do a quick post about hosting companies.
I was surfing around and saw an ad for a company called I surfed in and saw that they had incredible prices for hosting with a free domain name included. I almost ordered but I asked on one of the forums I'm on and someone said to check out I haven't purchased from them yet, but they have some really important information on their site about how not to get SCAMMED by hosting companies.

They recommend going to and checking out the domain name of the company you are interested in going with (using the WHOIS function). Well, I entered checked out and you wouldn't believe it - their domain name is about to expire on September 22 2006!!!!!!! Can you imagine?
Just to give you an idea, Godaddy is registered till about 2012 or something. Well, that bit of information really saved me, didn't it?????

Another thing recommended is to check out the support of the hosting company by just calling their number and seeing if you get any response.......

Again, don't whip out that credit card just because you see a good deal. If it looks too good to be true, it usually is.....

Domain Names and Such

Today, I am busy deciding where to purchase my first domain name. Also, I am investing thought in what to call it. This is because, although I love having a blog, I feel that it is important for me to put up my first site already.

I found an interesting article about domain names and would like to share it with you:

How My Internet Business Improved When I Got My Own Domain Name
by Donovan Baldwin

Many people seeking to start internet business often ask themselves, "Why should I get my own domain name when there are plenty of free web hosting services around?" Or they might say, "I have joined an affiliate program, and they provided me a great looking website. What do I need my own domain name for?"
I'm not going to knock free hosting, because that's how I got started in internet marketing. The sites I created with free hosting services made money for me, and many are several years old and still making money for me. However, there are several benefits that I learned about when I got my own domain names.

1. The sites were neater and less distracting. A free hosting service will normally support its operations, at least in part, by putting banners on a site or by having popups, or both. Not only does this detract from the general appearance of the site, but it may cause visitors to your website to leave quickly and it may disguise your internet business in the sea of advertising which surrounds it. When I got my own domain name, all the clutter disappeared and my internet business became the only focus of the site.

2. I was able to improve the visibility of my internet business to the internet surfer when I got my own domain name. This actually improves visibility in more than one way.
First, I was able to pick domain names that reflected the thrust or intent of my internet business. For example, if a surfer is looking for travel agencies in New York City, the URL’s or are more likely to catch the eye than
Second, many successful internet businesses have used a ploy of catching the surfer's eye with a funny or slightly unusual name that sticks even though it doesn't exactly express the message. Don't believe me? How about,,, or even

3. I was able to improve my search engine visibility, ranking, and results when I got my own domain name. Not only was having a domain name that reflected my internet business area of interest valuable insofar as the human surfer's eye was concerned, but it could improve my search engine ranking as well. This is invaluable, because a properly selected domain name can both reflect the interest of the human while better meeting the requirements of the search engine.
Just for an example, if my internet business is selling free web hosting, having the domain may be good, but is going to be even better. If someone is seeking free web hosting, is probably going to catch their eye because it is exactly what they are looking for. Also, if they search for "free web hosting", there is a chance that if I have done a good job of optimizing my website, the search engine they use will add my domain name into the factors it considers while fulfilling the request and will show my domain name first.

4. I was better able to market affiliate programs when I got my own domain name. When I started out in internet marketing all I knew how to do was join affiliate programs. If you have ever seen the links provided by many of these affiliate programs, you probably were appalled and wondered how anyone could ever use one of THOSE links to attract attention. They are full of question marks and strange codes, and they tend to be excessively long and often don't say anything about the business that is being promoted.
Once I got my own domain names, I was able to redirect visitors to the affiliate site while using a perfectly sensible sounding, and looking, domain name. I was able to put recognizable and rational sounding domain names on business cards, which would have been impossible with the affiliate link. I was also able to design information sites under my own domain name which carried links to the affiliate site.

NOTE: Many affiliate links have other problems than just being ugly or unwieldy. If you have an affiliate link that looks like or, some search engines will only recognize the root domain, that is,, and ignore everything else.

Many affiliate pages don't actually have anything of interest to a search engine, such as titles, Meta tags, or content. This gets into another area, website design and search engine optimization, and that's outside the scope of this article. However, having your own domain, even a free one, can allow you to more effectively promote the affiliate program you have joined.
Finally, most affiliate pages look exactly alike, so you have no way to stand out from the crowd even if the page is fantastically designed and optimized to the max. However, if I get my own domain name, I can either redirect to the affiliate page, but use my own title and meta tags (and even content), or I can create a page of my own which leads visitors to the affiliate page through anchor text and other linking or lead building techniques. (Which are ALSO subjects of interest in their own right).

5. Once I got my own domain name, I was able to begin branding myself and some of my internet business sites and interests. Since I write articles like this all the time which carry links to various internet businesses with which I am involved, I have been able to create a brand name of sorts and have been able to interlink these sites, interests, and articles, thus creating a more visible internet image.

Donovan Baldwin is a Dallas area writer and network marketing professional. A graduate of the University Of West Florida (1973) with a BA in accounting, he is a member of Mensa and has held several managerial positions. After retiring from the U. S. Army in 1995, he became interested in internet marketing and developed various online businesses. He has been writing poetry, articles, and essays for over 40 years, and now frequently publishes articles on his own websites and for use by other webmasters. Learn one way to get your own domain name.
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Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Rich Jerk - Product Review

Hello Folks.

Today I am going to post a review of TheRich Jerk. For those of you who don't know, he's the character whose shtick is basically that he tells everyone how lazy and rich he is while putting everyone else down.

The Rich Jerk's book The Rich Jerk provided a very pleasant surprise. I fully expected to be turned off by his annoying attitude and language after reading his site. Instead, I discovered a book which is very well written. No marketing hype or fluff. Just pure information about how to succeed as an internet marketer. The Rich Jerk (actor, Kelly Felix, if you must know…) has such an obnoxious website, that I was sure his book would be equally obnoxious. Not so. This book is absolutely loaded with valuable information that would take years to implement. It is written in a very blunt and amusing manner. The Rich Jerk does not talk down to his readers like I was sure he would. He just tells it like it is. He is one smart cookie.

Topics Covered

He covers topics such as how to create an affiliate website that sells like crazy, creating ppc (pay per click) strategies that kill your competition (including Google Adsense and Adwords), search engine optimization strategies, creating and selling your own information product, ebay and more. He gives examples of websites that have earned him $1 million each. He recommends other online ventures. He also has an entire chapter geared toward the beginner. There is stuff in this book that I had never encountered in the other books I've bought.

The book is absolutely loaded with information and it is not surprising that it is one of the MOST successful e-books on the web.

Is it for Beginners?

I'm not sure that I would recommend it to complete newcomers, though. I would recommend having just a bit of background before diving into the Rich Jerk's Book. I read it after having just a few months of experience on the web and I was able to appreciate it much more than I would have had I read it straight out when I started internet marketing.


One thing I was not too crazy about in the book is that The Rich Jerk recommends things like "promising the world and then under-delivering". He recommends trying to appear as an "unbiased 3rd party" and then recommending only the products you are promoting. As a person who was burned by a site like that when I was newbie, I am particularly bothered by that idea! He recommends certain "black hat techniques" and explains how to use them.
These are the things that bothered me in the book.

That being said, there is still a wealth of valuable and important information in there. You can just disregard all the unethical stuff. You may make less money, but at least you'll be able to live with yourself!!!

In case you're interested, The Rich Jerk has made an unbelievable amount of money from the techniques he teaches in his book. He really is rich and, yeah, I think he really is an unethical jerk. But so what? I can simply take what I want from the book and leave the rest!

Is the Book Worth the Money?

Is this book worth the money? Absolutely. You can make the money back very quickly if you follow the Rich Jerk's advice. Also, there is a 90 day money-back guarantee. I say "Go for it". You won't regret it.
The Rich Jerk

P.S. I have bought books that I've been very sorry about and have wanted to return. This book is a winner.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Search Engine Optimization

We all know that putting up a great site is not enough. We need to have visitors at the site.
That's where search engine optimization (seo) comes in. We need to choose the right keywords for the site. I don't know anything (really) about that stuff yet because I'm just not there yet. Don't have my site up yet and it's one thing at a time.

BUT I do know that SEO is important and I have to read up on it so that I can and will excel when it's time!

I found a good, FREE course by Brad Callen on this topic.
Here is the link:
I promise you that this one is more worthwhile than the last free course I sent you to....

If you're not ready you can sign up and download them to save every time they come in the mail. People pay alot of money for this information and here it is for free.

Till next time...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Free Internet Marketing Courses

Today I am going to do something mean. I am going to say something not nice about a fellow internet marketer.
Remember 2 days ago I gave you a link to some free internet marketing courses by Cody Moya?

I signed up for the "course" and all I've been getting is some measly little emails with nothing more substantive than "fluff". Very disappointing, to say the least.

Especially in this day and age when there is so much material out there on the web which is FREE. I'm talking about good quality material from gurus like Jim Daniels, Perry Marshall and that great link I gave you to Travis Sago's Bum Marketing articles and videos. You don't have to pay through the nose today if you are a beginner and want to get your feet wet. Surf around ALOT before you pull out your credit card. And if you do decide to make a purchase, don't do it the first time you land on a site. Bookmark it and come back.
I came back at least 4 times before I bought Holly Mann's book. When I finally did buy it, I wasn't sorry.

It's so easy to empty out your bank account on e-books and such. Don't be tempted.
I bought another book this week for $30 but I didn't do it until I was really acquainted with the author from one of the forums. I read what he wrote and I started to trust him. That's what made me buy his book.
Stay tuned for my product review...

Monday, September 11, 2006

Musings about websites, internet and making money

I was just thinking today about how despite the fact that I've been in the Information Technology field forever and a day, I knew so little about the internet a few short months ago. I surfed around for recipes, medical information and lots of other things. My company had a website where we would see company-wide information. I paid bills via the internet, watched movies on YouTube and did all kinds of things.

But, I hadn't a clue to what is actually going on out there. I could never understand, for example, why someone would send out emails with jokes every day.

Helloooooooo. Earth to Dena. It finally dawned on me after a couple of months of surfing around and learning how to earn money. It's all about MONEY. I couldn't figure out why someone would put up a site with almost no content on it and the content that was there was such garbage. Now I finally understand. They put up sites with lots of Google ads in order to make money from Google Adsense. The content doesn't matter to some of these people who are out to make a buck. There are SO many low quality websites out there.

The funny thing is that there are zillions of people like me out there in the real world (and even in IT companies like where I worked) that haven't a clue that you can make money on the internet. These people surf around and don't know that when they click on a Google Adsense ad, that the owner of the site makes money. Or, that when they go shopping on the web that there are people out there making money from affiliate programs.

It's so bizarre. When I tell people at my old IT company that I want to make a living from the internet, they ask me "But how?". These are people that sell millions of dollars worth of software a year.

Go figure.

Maybe this means that the window of opportunity to earn money via the internet is still open and will be for a while...

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Oops. I'm sorry. I gave you the wrong link for the videos.
Thanks, Roy, for pointing that out to me!!!
Here's the right one:

Good Videos

Hey, check out this site and watch the FREE videos by Andy Jenkins and Brad Fallon.
They are really worthwhile.

They appear to be real experts in SEO (Search Engine Optimization), which is all about bringing traffic to your site. They have one website that brings in $16,000 EVERY DAY. One of their videos shows you different techniques they use on that site. They claim that natural search (free, through search engines) is much more worthwhile than paid search.

Another video covers stuff like how to increase coversion rates. A conversion rate is the % of people who actually buy. If you get 100 people at your site in one day and 2 people buy then the conversion rate is 2%. They provide ideas on how to increase conversion rates.

Other topics covered:

How to control your customers click activity by guiding them to specific areas on your page with the controlled use of images and text
The BBB (Better business Bureau) - Is it a scam or will it increase sales?
Do you need to answer your phone to make money?
Hollywood-Style SEO.
Turning 8 keywords into 8,000 RELEVANT keyword phrases
And more...

I might add that the videos are entertaining. This guy, Andy Jenkins, is funny and he also delivers the material in a clear manner. No "um", "er", "ahem" etc.

Here is the link:

p.s. Here is a FREE internet marketing course I came across by Cody Moya. I haven't done it yet but it's free and there is an opportunity to make money by providing it to others for free.
Free Internet Marketing Courses