Thursday, June 28, 2007

Blogging for Money

Yaro Starak recentlly released an excellent, excellent, FREE resource called
Blog Profits Blueprint in which he discusses many aspects of blogging.
He's been blogging for two and half years and currently makes 5 figures a month from working on his blogs for a couple of hours a day.

The blueprint has a wealth of information for you and covers topics like picking a topic to blog on (Passion vs. Profits), how to blog, how to make money blogging, how to drive traffic to your blog, how to market your blog etc. etc.

I can't recommend it enough and you can download it for FREE . Blog Profits Blueprint (You just need to unzip it and save it to your own computer).

If you are seriously interested in making a living from blogging you would be well advised to also check out Yaro's Blog Mastermind. I joined today. Tomorrow the price goes up. I'll be better eqipped to report to you about it after I start to work on Yaro's lessons and avail myself of his coaching. In the meantime, just be aware that the price goes up alot tonight.

In the meantime, grab the free blueprint. It's very professional.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

What's New at Google?

Here's a really interesting article about new services provided by Google. Written by The one and only Jim Edwards (the minisite expert).


What's New At Google?

- by Jim Edwards

© Jim Edwards - All Rights reserved

The world's most popular search engine just keeps chugging
along - the little train that could (and did) make billions
of dollars and dominate the Internet landscape.

Like a giant tree with a root system extending deep into the
earth, Google seeks to expand and diversify far beyond mere
online search.

In their quest, the little elves at Google never seem to
sleep and toil endlessly to bring us new gadgets and gizmos
intended to make our lives better, both online and offline.

These four latest free offerings from Google's Labs - will help you do everything from
organize your thoughts to find the local pizza restaurant's
phone number through your cell phone.

** Google Code Search **

This one should have the geeks salivating like Pavlov's dog
sniffing out a rump roast!

This new search tool at Google allows you to search for
public source code, the lines and lines of code that make
your nifty software programs actually function.

Instead of writing all the code themselves, programmers can
find and grab huge chunks of code free for the taking.

This makes a great staring point not only for programmers
who want a leg up on finishing projects, but also neat for
would-be software entrepreneurs who want to surf for ideas.

** Google Voice Local Search **

Ok, I'll admit to some skepticism when I saw that Google
would help me find the number for the local barbershop just
by talking into my phone.

But Google actually surprised me when I dialed

The phone asked me to say the city and state I wanted to
search, and then asked me if I wanted to search by business
name or business category.

Once I found the business I wanted, Google went ahead and
dialed the number for me.

I found the service no worse than the automated search from
the phone company, and Google offers this service FREE.

Well worth a call if you find yourself paying some hefty 411
fees to the phone company or your wireless provider.

** Google Reader **

The jury is still debating whether my dear sweet mother will
ever subscribe to an RSS feed (the syndication feeds from
blogs, news services, and more), so I'm not sure how
universal RSS will ever get.

However, Google doess offer a free RSS reader online that
enables you to easily subscribe to blogs, news feeds, and
any other RSS feeds you like.

The readers lets you organize your feeds, update, and view
them all in one place.

Not as powerful as some readers you pay for, but very
functional and hey, you can't beat free!

** Google Notebook **

Google Notebook is the most recent graduate of the Google

This handy program allows you to organize your notes and
clippings as you travel the web.

Instead of just bookmarking a site in your favorites and
trying to remember why you liked it, with Google Notebook,
you can highlight what you want and click the "clip" button.

You can then organize your notes however you want and then
search through your note text at any time.

You can even share your notes with others.

Google Notebook is available through your web browser after
you download and install special extensions to help you clip
items you find on the Web.

Jim Edwards is a syndicated newspaper columnist and the
creator of - a hard-hitting, no-
holds-barred website that will teach you step-by-step and
click-by-click how to really cash-in online...

Discover what really works RIGHT NOW... plus the new twists
on tried and true Internet Marketing techniques that create
a profitable “real” business you can be proud of...

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Thoughts About "The Online Business"

If you are anything like me, your inbox is flooded with emails containing promotions. Every product in there is something that is the "latest" and the "greatest" and you can't live without it if you want to be on the cutting edge. *yawn*. Video, peel down ads, video tutorials, resell rights boot camp, ad infinitum.

I'm wondering - "They" say that you shouldn't bother marketing to the internet marketing crowd. But, obviously, it must be pretty lucrative if everyone is doing it! There is so much action out there. Launches and pre-launches and everyone promoting the same products but with different bonuses... You have to have unbelievable determination, persistence and SMARTS to swim with the sharks. At least that's how I see it.

Some of the smart people I respect online recommend sticking to niche marketing, where your target market is just a bit less savvy about internet marketing related matters. Regular people, who don't eat affiliate marketing for breakfast actually don't mind buying through your link (because they don't know that that's what it is) and they aren't constantly looking for ways to beat the system. They just care about finding out how to plant a better tulip, lose some weight or improve their golf technique.

I'm getting a little sick of the IM "rat race". I'm thinking that it's probably a good idea to put most of my eggs in the niche basket. The niche market is so much bigger! There is a whole world out there. When you market to marketers you are really limiting yourself. And let's be honest - how much potential is there REALLY? Unless you are one of the gurus, who have tons of business savvy. Don't forget that most of these gurus were successful offline and they just moved their expertise online. Internet marketing is not about picking up some affiliate links and slapping them onto your site.

To be truly successful you have to plan out your online business with as much care and detail as your offline one. There are plenty of expenses and these have to be budgeted as well. It's possible to pull it together but a plan is just imperative.

Another thing to take into account is that it's so easy to be all over the place, and never get anything done. It's important to F O C U S on one project and see it through till the end. Otherwise, you may wind up with dozens of unfinished projects and that's a darn shame.

So, I think that the bottom line of my musings today is
1. Niche marketing is the way to go
2. Focus, focus, focus
Nothing new here. Just reinforcing what we all probably know already.

What do YOU think?

Have a focused and fruitful day!

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Ameer Salim's Hot Marketing Videos - Freebie!

You know I'm always on the hunt for resources, free or low cost, to help newbies get started online.

Today I found a wonderful free membership site where you can watch hours of video tutorials to help you get started in online marketing. These videos will cost you nothing!

Aside from the free videos on this site there is also an unbelievable amount of other no-cost downloads that will help you online. I was really impressed at the quantity and quality of the videos. I bet you will be too.

Hot Marketing Videos

If you're wondering how Amir Saleem, who runs this site makes his money - there is a one time offer on the site and if you recommend these videos to your list you can get commissions if they purchase.

Rush over there and join this no cost membership before this guy wakes up, smells the coffee and decides to charge.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

George Pluss' TubePros STEAL

Boy, is this a crazy industry!

I have been receiving emails over the last week about this new product TubePros, which will teach you how to use YouTube videos to increase profits. The latest price I saw for the product is $13 on a certain marketer's site. Fine.

I just bought the product for 20 CENTS. Yes, you read that right. George Pluss is having yet another amazing dime sale. And this product, which George calls THE NEXT BIG THING is still being sold for under a dollar.

I've downloaded it but I haven't done anything with it yet, because I wanted to post about it before the price goes up too high.

This 68 page Ebook describes the best way to build traffic using services such as YouTube, plus there is an incredible bonus called Video Web Wizard that makes "flash videos" with
a cool player (actually a bunch of them) FOR YOU. There is also video instruction, and, you know what, it is loaded, your best bet is to take a look NOW, before the price goes up at:

Tube Pros

And don't say I never recommended nice, inexpensive stuff for ya ;-).

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Steven Wagenheim's Honest Income Program

Meet Mr. Overdeliver.

One my mentors, Steven Wagenheim, doesn't like to call himself a "guru" and he usually keeps a low profile. He makes his money in niches but also sells to the internet marketing crowd.

Today I'm going to tell you about Steven's Honest Income Program.

Steven is the author of "Honest Income Program" which is exactly that. A program which takes the beginning internet marketer, with NO STARTING CAPITAL by the hand and leads him/her through 3 proven systems of earning money. Steven is very, very knowledgeable in all things related to internet marketing and makes himself available to his customers at all times to answer questions about making a living online.

His Honest Income Program is actually comprised of a few different books.

The first one which details the 3 different systems for earning a living online.
This book provides:
* 3 Systems
* How Much Each Will Cost
* How Many Hours Each Will Take Per Day
* EXACTLY How To Run And Promote Each System
* How Much You Can Expect To Make For Each In What Time

Now, to be honest, I am not crazy about the third system Steven proposes to use.
But, nevertheless, there is so much valuable information in this book that it is still WORTH THE PRICE. Especially because this 144 page book is only the first of seven books in the package.

These are the additional books that you receive as part of the Honest Income Program Package:

* Killer Content in 30 Minutes

* The Complete Internet Advertising Guide

* The Complete Guide to Affiliate Marketing

* Supercharged Sales Letters

* Make Easy Money on Ebay

* Complete Clickbank Guide

* The Complete Guide to Paypal

* Honest Income Program Advertising Directory - the opportunity to
put your own add on Steven's directory which gets 10,000 visitors a month.

Honest Income Program

Steven is famous for OVER-DELIVERING. The amount of content in these books is simply overwhelming. Both in quantity and in quality.

If you are wondering how to get started and want some virtual hand holding I recommend purchasing Steven's Honest Income Program. Sure, you could buy a $7 report on each one of these topics but there is no comparison in quality. Honestly. Besides, here you get an MUCH cheaper deal and the amount of valuable information is truly mind boggling.

My recommendation for newbies is to check out Steven Wagenheim's Honest Income Program .

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Holly Mann and Affiliate KB - Make Money Easily

I found a site which is TOTALLY COOL!

Here is how it worked. I received an email from Holly Mann saying that she had written a really good article about her "secret niche" from which she immediately started earning $200 a month, and the number is going up monthly.
Here is the article she referred me to:

My Secret Niche

First of all, I read the article and it's excellent!! Holly is one of the best and most informative writers I've come across on the net.

But, the way cool thing is the way this site works. It's called "Affiliate KB Partner" and what is so cool about them is that they make it possible for you to earn money from referring people to articles on their site. KB = Knowledge Base, by the way.

They have various Clickbank adds appearing on their site. When you refer a certain amount of people to their site to read articles, they notice that and insert YOUR Clickbank ID into the links displayed. So, if someone makes a purchase YOU receive commission.

If you would like more details get on over to the site and check it out. It's free to join so there is really nothing to lose!!! I don't know why but I really like the idea of this site. Now, let's see if it brings in any $$.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

MME3 and Google Cash Detective

I don't know about you, but I am subscribed to ALOT of newsletters. I've unsubscribed from a bunch already but I'm always afraid I'll miss something!!

Well, the last few days have been "launch days" in the world of internet marketing.

The famous Marketing Main Event 3 (MM3) by Jeremy Gislason and Simon Hodgkinson ws released this week. It's an all in one software package which provides just about everything an internet marketer needs. It's dizzying just reading the (very long) sales page. And the bonuses! Geez. They are offering bonuses up the wazoo and so is every internet marketer around. I dunno. Anyone who buys this for the bonuses is nuts. The package itself is so much to digest.... Right now it's going for $997 but after June 13th they are raising the price to almost $4,000 (I think).

Then, there is Google Cash Detective by Chris Carpenter. Also a piece of software. Its purpose is to help marketers get the competitive edge in their Adwords campaigns. I never even go to see the sales page because when I clicked on the link a few hours after the launch it was already SOLD OUT.

Interestingly enough, the same day that Google Cash Detective was released Scott Boulch (famous from his "The Death of Adsense" report) released a report called "The Quick and the Dead". His report is a freebie and covers the same ground that Google Cash Detective does except that Scott teaches you how to do manuall what Chris' software does automatically. Very interesting, all in all.

Oh yeah. Here's the link to Scott's free report. Definitely worth a read:

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Eric Rockefeller's Affiliate Undercover - $7 !!!

Today I bought a great report called Affiliate Undercover from Eric Rockefeller (AKA Erock).
This report is jam packed with information that you need for success in affiliate marketing.

Here are just some of the stuff I found inside Affiliate Undercover:

* How You Can Use the Concept of Web 2.0 and Socialization to Swoop in and Sidle Up to Your Competitor's Traffic -- Right Under Their Nose -- Without Them Ever Knowing! 4

* The Danger in Using Stealth Affiliate Tactics to Increase Your Sales Conversions by at least 200%! 6

* 3 "Put-It-to-the-Test" Methods You Can use to Gauge the Profit Potential of Each Product You Intend to 8

* The "9 Demands" You Have to Make as an Affiliate to Cut Your Promotion Costs in 10

* An Idiot-Proof Way to Stay on Top of Hot, New Products in ClickBank So That You're Ahead of the Game and Dominating a Niche Before Other Affiliates Even Get Wind of 12

* ...And More Ways to Cut Into the Commissions of Your Competitors That Will Have Them Fighting Mad and Bewildered at Your Success...

This is a 59 page report packed with loads of valuable information to help YOU and ME increase our online profits.

The best part is that the price is only $6.97 and you can turn around and sell it for %100 commissions.
Believe me please, when I tell you that Affiliate Undercover is DEFINITELY worth the price!!!

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Auction Ads

I've added Auction Ads to my blog.

What is/are Auction Ads?

It's another advertising program that can help monetize your site. It's free to join and super easy to get started. Took me 5 minutes. Just go to Auction Ads and sign up. Then get your code, stick it on your site and wait and see the money start to come in. Every time someone clicks on your ad and buys something on ebay you get a commission.

You also get a $20 commssion for every new user of ebay that you refer.

The system even has a clever way of knowing where your viewers are located and can display ads that are appropriate for them. Apparently the dommissions in ebay Germany are higher than those in ebay U.S.A. Food for thought.

Anyway, it's worth a try. Costs nothing to join and just minutes to get it working.

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