Friday, November 10, 2006

17 Important Points To Consider Before You Hire A Law Marketing Consultant

by: Trey Ryder

As we fast approach the new year, many firms are preparing to launch their 2006 marketing efforts. If you're thinking about hiring a marketing specialist, make sure you consider these 17 key points.
1. Objective Advice. Consultants who are paid fees are more likely to give you unbiased advice than consultants who earn commissions based on the amount of money you spend. If the consultant profits from ad agency commissions, he has an inherent conflict of interest because the more you spend, the more he makes.
2. Experience. Marketing is so specialized and complex that I recommend you hire someone who has provided marketing services for a minimum of 15 years. But, don't assume that because the person has been in business 15 years, he has the knowledge, skill, judgment and experience you need. Make sure you thoroughly interview all consultants you are considering.
3. Workload. Does the law marketing professional do the work for you? Or does the marketing person serve as a coach and simply tell you what you should be doing?
4. Service. Do you feel that the consultant wants to provide you with the help you need to make your program succeed? Or do you get the impression that he is looking for bigger fish to fry and that you're just a small fish in the ocean?
5. Access. Is the consultant hidden behind a wall of secretaries, account executives and administrative assistants? Or is he readily available to you by phone, fax, and e-mail?
6. Stability. Has the consultant been providing marketing services for some years? Or is he new to marketing -- or new to lawyer marketing -- and just waiting for the opportunity to move on to something else?
7. Marketing Focus. Is the consultant a full-time marketing professional? Or does he offer advice in other disciplines, such as management, human resources, training or finance?
8. Authority. Does the consultant have enough experience that he is a recognized authority in his field? Or is he still a relative unknown?
9. Size and Efficiency. Does the consultant have a large staff and/or a penthouse office that his clients pay for? Or when you write a check, are you paying for his high level of knowledge, skill, judgment and experience?
10. Markups. Does this consultant mark up outside services he hires on your behalf, such as graphic artists, printers, photographers, web site technicians, and so forth? Or does this consultant provide those services to you at cost?
11. Travel. Does the consultant travel around the country from one client to next, running up airline bills? Or does the consultant keep costs down by working efficiently with you by telephone, fax and e-mail?
12. Coverage. Does the consultant have a competent marketing specialist who covers for him when he travels? Or are you relegated to an account executive or administrative assistant who takes messages and tries to relay them to the consultant while he is on the road.
13. Attention. Does the consultant have so many clients he can't provide you with the personal care and attention you deserve? Or does he limit his services to a few select clients who receive the best he has to offer?
14. Work. Does the consultant himself perform the work on your behalf? Or does the consultant delegate your work to a junior associate?
15. Marketing Specialization. Is the consultant a marketing professional who works only with one type of marketing? Or does he try to be a "jack of all trades" so he can provide whatever marketing services you want to buy?
16. Writing Skills. In marketing, nothing is more important than for your consultant to have superior writing skills. And don't expect the consultant's writing to follow the rules of what you and I learned in school because marketing writing is different from academic writing. To sample your consultant's writing style, read published articles and marketing materials that your consultant wrote. You'll know right away whether they come across as warm and friendly -- or if the writing seems cold and impersonal. The way the consultant writes for himself will be similar to the way he writes for you. So make sure the consultant you choose has a writing style you admire.
17. Testimonials. Does the marketing consultant have comments from other lawyers you can review? The consultant you're considering should provide you with at least 30 or 40 testimonials from other lawyers. If he provides only a few, you may be reading comments from his in-laws.

About the author:
TREY RYDER LLC Education-Based Marketing for Lawyers. Lawyer Marketing Advisor http://www.TreyRyder.comTrey Ryder is the Lawyer Marketing Department Sponsor For Jersey Justice.

6 Article Marketing Smarts: How To Get More Reprints And Exposure

by: Priya Shah

Article marketing is the latest buzzword for marketers looking to promote their sites and products online. But how do you measure the success of your article marketing campaign?
It probably depends on what you expect your article to achieve for you - better branding, more sales, or more publicity.
One way to measure article performance is to check how many times your article has been picked up and reproduced on various sites.
To do that, just copy and paste the article title in quotes into a search engine like Google, and you'll see how many sites it's been reprinted on.
My article "How To Get To The Top Of The Marketing Food Chain" shows 1061 links in Google.
That means Google has indexed 1061 sites on which this article appears.
This gives me about 1061 quality links to each of the sites I included in my resource box.
As you can see, this makes article marketing a very powerful way of building quality links.
So how do you ensure that your article gets picked up and reprinted by as many publishers as possible?
1. Pick A Topic That's Hot Or Always Fresh
For instance, my article on Neuromarketing got picked up pretty quickly because it was a hot topic.
The problem with hot topics is that they also tend to cool off quickly. So while they may get a lot of reprints over a short time, they may get very few reprints once the craze is over.
There are some articles that are slow starters but eternally fresh, like the one I wrote here.
To Be A Champion, Become A Child (591 links in Google)
These are the ones that will give you reprints over a longer period of time. I think in the long run, these are more valuable.
2. Target A Large Audience
Another way to get a lot of coverage is write an article for a large target audience or one that is very active online - like bloggers.
This article gave me 164 links back, mostly from other blogs, even some for which I had to use a translation service :-)
This shows 248 links back
316 links for this one
But again, it’s the quality of links back that matters - not the quantity.
Another large target audience is the health market. I get a lot of links back from my health articles.
3. Craft A Catchy, Relevant Title
A catchy title ensures that your article gets the attention of publishers - the first step to getting your article published.
Follow the basic rules of copywriting to make your article interesting and readable.
Publishers are more likely to pick up an article if its title includes the keywords that they (and you) want to target.
Use your main keywords in your title, preferable in the first half (like I did in the title of this article), to ensure better rankings for those who reprint it.
4. Offer Publishers A Monetary Incentive
Give people an incentive to publish your article. I have an affiliate program and I allow publishers to use their affiliate link for my ezine in the resource box.
Allow publishers to earn by publishing your article and they will gladly reprint it.
5. Write An Article Series
Break up a long article or report into a series of articles like I did with my "Marketing With Blogs" series here.
Marketing With Blogs - Part 1, 2, 3 and 4
These gave me 5270 links back in all. As you can see, a series of articles can be a very powerful link-building technique.
6. Distribute Your Article Widely
Ensure that your article is distributed to the best and most appropriate article directories and announcement lists online.
Feel free to browse through my own collection of article directories and announcement lists

About the author:
Priya Shah is the CEO of eBrand360. She writes the Marketing Slave blog and publishes an internet marketing newsletter.

5 Reasons NOT To Have a Marketing Plan

by: Bobette Kyle

Imagine your perfect customers -- the ones that will eagerly buy your products or hire you for premium pay. Imagine being able to bring those perfect customers to you and having them buy your products or services not once, but again and again. That's what an effectively executed marketing plan does. It reaches the people who want what you are offering, convinces them to take action, and keeps them coming back.
Sounds nice, right? So why doesn't every business have a marketing plan? Let's take a look at some of the reasons you may not:
1. "We had a marketing plan once, but it didn't work. It isn't worth the time to put one together."
No marketing plan will work if you do not work the plan. The planning document is there for business managers to use as a strategic reference throughout the year, as programs in the plan are executed and as other opportunities come along. Any marketing plan that is filed away and forgotten as soon as it's written is useless.
2. "So-and-so had a marketing plan and it didn't help his business at all!"
Marketing is a process, not a singular event. A marketing plan is only the first step in that process. It points your business in the right direction by detailing marketing strategies and programs that will move you toward business objectives.
You must execute the programs in your plan so that you can evaluate program success. Rarely does a marketing program work best on the first try. It is up to you to analyze barriers to success, then tweak and tinker until you are getting positive results. If you ignore critical follow-up, most of your marketing programs -- whether you have a marketing plan or not -- will fail or fall short of their potential for success.
3. "Marketing planning is too hard."
Writing a marketing plan doesn't have to be complicated. There are different levels of planning. More intricate marketing planning processes will result in more refined strategies, with better potential for success. But, if you have limited resources, a top-line approach to planning is much better than none at all.
4. "We don't know how to write a marketing plan."
There are numerous books, software, "toolbox" resources, and articles that take you step-by-step through the process of creating a marketing plan. Frankly, not knowing how is an excuse, not a reason, to avoid marketing planning.
5. "My business is too small for a marketing plan."
Sound marketing strategy is critical to small business success, especially new businesses. Statistics vary widely depending on the source, but most reports cite failure rates for small business at 65% -- 90%. Knowing ahead of time how you will compete and how you will be successful in your marketplace can dramatically increase your chances of success.
Your marketing plan is a vital key to small business success. If you do not have a current plan, start one today. Your company's success depends on it.

About the author:
Bobette Kyle has been proprietor at
http://www.WebSiteMarketingPlan.comsince 2002. For tips on how to make the marketing plan process go smoothly, visit http://www.MarketingPlanArticles.comand read "Tips to Help Calm ‘Marketing Plan Panic.'

Thursday, November 09, 2006

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Constantly writing enriches and enlightens you because you have to research on a plethora of topics ranging from popular to obscure. However, ghostwriting does restrict you in one way: you need to write as per your clients’ requirements.
Don’t worry if you’re not a super expert in coining words. You don’t even need to have a degree in literature to make money from writing. If you’re planning to specialize, let’s say as a medical ghostwriter, then having a strong background in the fields of science and technology will work to your advantage. Find your innate capabilities and interest.
How do I start?
Finding writing jobs is easier nowadays with the availability of several online marketplaces wherein you can bid on writing jobs. Sign-up as a service provider at GAF, Scriptlance, FreelanceWorkExchange or other similar contract-based work sites. Then bid on the projects that suit you. Be creative in marketing your services. Buyers would usually want to see your portfolio - articles you have written in the past. Don’t give up if you’re not awarded a project immediately. Keep on bidding. Sooner or later, you’ll get your hands full with multiple writing projects.
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Will I really make money by simply writing?
Ghostwriting doesn’t involve any cost apart from the internet charges that you incur while bidding for the projects. There are certain online marketplaces that require service providers to pay a monthly or annual fee for anything between $75 and $350. They will usually get a commission fee for every project that you’ve gotten through their site. Charge around $5 to $10 per article. With this, your initial costs can be covered with the first three or four projects.

For Those Who Are Really Sick Of Their Jobs Working For Others

by: Woon Sung Liang
Copyright 2005 Woon Sung Liang

If you’re given a choice of making $500 as a one-time payment OR getting only $100 but paid this amount every month, for 20 years if not for life, which would you choose?
If you work only once and get paid many times over, you’re earning a RESIDUAL INCOME. Of course you’d choose the latter.
Elvis Presley to day “continues” to earn residual income even after death because his records continue to “work” for him due to continued demand from his fans.
Therefore it goes without saying that in order to build wealth, you need to tap into RESIDUAL INCOME.
Very often, this is also referred to as “PASSIVE INCOME”, because you could afford to be passive or non-active (i.e. not having to work) and still continue to receive income.
If you're like most people, you've been conditioned your whole life to think about income as a process of trading time and effort for money. Like the majority, you have been brought up to have only one major objective in life – JOB! Incidentally, if don’t already know, to many, JOB stands for “Just Over Broke”.
You work hard in schools so that you could get good grades to advance to colleges and universities where you work even harder so that you could get a good and secured JOB. Once you’ve got the jobs you want, you continue to work very hard in order to maintain them and to climb the so-called organizational ladder of success.
As a result, many have fallen into the trap of the RAT RACE and you know very well you can’t afford to stop because if you did, so would your income!
Although some of us could be drawing quite a handsome income, we’re not truly “wealthy” because we’re not free to do what we want and when we want with our money.
I’ve heard of many sad stories of “rich” EMPLOYEES not being able to spend badly needed valuable time with members of their families who’re sick in hospitals because they could not afford to be away from their place of work for too long as their services are urgently required by their employers. Doctors could not even really relax and enjoy a long vacation for fear of the loss of income or patients while their clinics remain closed.
Can I really have PASSIVE INCOME? You might ask. Indeed you can!
About 60 million people have access to the Internet - and yet it is still in its infancy. Every month millions of newcomers and thousands of businesses are reported to be setting up online. With this huge, expanding audience and the fact that marketing and advertising can be done on the Internet so easily and at only a fraction of the costs of traditional methods we now have a fantastic opportunity to be successful in online business.
Many companies have now aligned themselves with the Internet which has created many new paradigms in the past few years. Residual Incomes are made available to people from all walks of life. You can now make money online with simple and proven formula used by many to earn multiple streams of residual income.
However don’t believe what you’ve heard or seen in the Internet. Skepticism is encouraged because there are some dishonest people creating a lot of hype, unfulfilled promises and scams going around the Internet.
Fortunately however, these are the exception, rather than the rule. You must be able to feel absolutely confident about using the services offered by “Internet Business Gurus” to help you make money online before you sign up.
If you have any slightest doubt at all, drop it and move on to another. There’re many who belong to reputable organizations such as iCop? and Better Internet Bureau? as part of their commitment to uphold the highest business and ethical standards possible.
Many programs are designed for newbies who have no time or interest to learn HTML, Java, PHP and ASP. With a simple Control Panel, you’re only a few mouseclicks away from having a complete and professional website to start your online Internet home-based business! You need not have sleepless nights worrying about programming, web or graphic design, scripts, or content and product creation.
Further more, with some programs such as AFFILIATE PROGRAMS, all the order processing is handled behind the scenes on your behalf. This includes credit card authorization, order fulfillment, product shipping, and customer service. Also, there's no worry about inventory. There’s no staff to hire and pay, no merchant accounts to set up, and no costly and time-consuming application process for licenses and permits to go through.
You have a website which sometimes could be created free of charge. It captures visitors automatically and follows up with them 24 hours a day and 30 days per month for 365 days a year! Your visitors’ names and email addresses are automatically recorded for you and follow-up automatically with a pre-written email marketing campaign.
However, like any ventures earmarked to be successful, you need some planning and consistent effort. To help you in this effort, here are a few guides you can follow in order to develop good habits for achieving your goals:
PLAN YOUR WORK AND WORK YOUR PLAN: Like any other forms of work, you must have a plan for your Internet business. Set an achievable short term, medium term and long term objectives, prepare a budget and stick to them as far as possible. Carry out periodical checking to determine any deviations from the plan and take the necessary remedial actions.
BE ORGANIZED: You need to download a lot of software, ebooks or PDF books from specific individuals or organizations for your continued education. You’d have a lot of contacts which could be your potential leads or customers. Chances are that you’d belong to many membership sites that require passwords which are first cited in their "Welcome" letters.
You therefore need to have a systematic procedure to keep all these vital information and data in the right and proper folders for quick and ease of retrieving. This would prevent loss of time and undue frustration.
You could create a simple HTML home page of your own with hyperlinks to all the important websites. This could be kept in your desktop for easy access
BE FOCUSED WITH CONCENTRATION: Although this is a home based business with all the freedom in the world, it’s prudent to have some form of discipline. Once you’ve decided to sit in front of the computer to start working online, you must stay focused and do not allow any distraction to affect your concentration.
Treat it as your business and not a hobby. It’d be nice to stick to a schedule which is also made known to other members of your family so that they’d know when to leave you alone. However do not get carried away and spend too much time in front of your PC because your loved ones, including your pets also deserve your attention and time.
BE CONSISTENT: You’d be tempted with countless of seemingly very attractive offers and promises from the Web to help improving your business. Do not fall into the trap of some of these promises. Just stay with a handful of strategies that work and stick with them. For example, if you're submitting articles to drive free traffic to your sites and it’s showing positive dividends, stick to it and continue with this strategy while improving and fine-tuning others.
IF FAILED TRY AGAIN: Like any other conventional businesses, there’d be time when you’d encounter failures and disappointment. Do persevere as this is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes time to see the fruit of you effort although it’d definitely come. Use any failures to your advantage by learning from them. See success in every failure and opportunity in every threat.
”Intention decides what you want but action determines what you get”. Please persevere with your action and don’t give up.
I wish you all the best in your Internet journey towards the continued flow of PASSIVE INCOME!

About the author:
Woon Sung-Liang is a Rubber and Latex Consultant with more than 20 years of experience. He enjoys writing, travelling, playing flamenco guitar and singing. Not long ago, he didn't know ANYTHING about Internet marketing... However, within just a few weeks, he launched his own website AND learned how to profit from an opt-in list, pull in sales with ezines, make money with Google Adwords and setup his own BLOG! Check this fantastic website to find out how he has done it:

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by: Jeff Schuman

Do you want to make money quick? In this article we are going to talk about one of the quickest ways you can make money. Making money quick is not only possible there are people doing it everyday with Google Adsense.
Google AdSense delivers text and image ads that match the content on your website. These are very targeted ads that you can choose the size and color of and they come across to your customer as helpful more than an ad itself.
Google Ads require virtually no maintenance and they help you put advertising on your website without actually having to deal with advertisers yourself. If you can copy and paste a small code you can have targeted advertising on your website in minutes.
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Once you have joined Google Adsense you will want to combine Google search with AdSense to monetize more of your web pages. You can do this by placing a Google search box on your pages. Google AdSense combines Google's search technology with thousands of keyword advertisers to deliver targeted text-based ads to search result pages. People find these ads useful and click on them, and when they do, Google pays you.
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Currency Exchanging...Turning Computers into Cash Registers

by: Al Walker

By the time you finish reading this you’ll know all about the newest way to make money online. It’s called Currency Exchanging!
When I say Currency Exchanging people often think that I mean Foreign Exchange, Day Trading, Buying and Selling of Stocks and things that involve risk. This is totally different.
In reality, there are global currency exchanges available that will pay you in excess of 20% of your working capital in a period of days, all risk-free.
This is a business that you can do from home with your computer. There’s no selling involved. There’s no recruiting involved because this is not a multi-level marketing company or an affiliate program of any kind. Once you know what to do you don’t need anyone else to make a nice daily income for yourself.
I came across this program by accident late last year.
In November of 2004, I learned how to set everything up and put $500 in which started making money right away. I decided to take a little break through the Christmas holidays and by the end of January 2005 I had made over $13,000 profit with very little work.
Once you’ve made this money you can cash-out and spend it with a debit card or use your profits to buy units of Gold and put this money into a portfolio that will pay you a risk-free 2% a day.
On the downside there is a small learning curve and you’ll need a computer that’s connected to the internet.
As far as making money is concerned, this system has 2 parts. The Console and the Portfolio.
Let’s start with the Console first. The easiest way to understand how you make money with your console is to use the example of the ATM machine at your local gas station……. Imagine that you are the person who fills the ATM with fresh $20 bills every 3 or 4 days. When you put your money in the machine you are paid a nice commission and when the money is all used up you also get a bonus as well. You see an ATM machine never loses money because it always charges that $2.00 service fee for every withdrawl that’s made. These fees are used to pay you your commissions and bonuses.
The company’s name is DX Gold and they are a reputable financial network kind of like Paypal or Stormpay but 1000 times bigger. Major corporations and businesses are using DX for transferring millions of dollars globally for making purchases and sending huge payrolls… 1.7 Trillion dollars a day to be exact.
Now let’s say a businessman in Japan wanted to buy some Persian rugs from a company in Arabia. The Japanese would have Yen to spend and the Arabian would expect to be paid in his currency, which is Dinars. This is where a common “go-between” like DX Gold makes perfect sense. The Japanese sends his payment through DX Gold where it is put into the Arabian’s account, but he can’t touch it just yet. The Arabian sends the carpets to Japan and a couple of days later they arrive. Everything checks out and the Japanese businessman gives the OK to DX Gold to release the funds to the Arabian. DX Gold collects it’s fee and both parties are protected and happy with the results. They’ll probably do business this way, again and again.
DX Gold doesn’t use a bank for their funding. Over the last 5 years they’ve perfected a much more efficient way to do this and that’s where you and I come in. We become, what is know in the industry as Money Merchants. And we are paid handsomely to supply funding with bonuses and commissions.
This can be $5-$50-$500 to $5,000 or more depending on the current demand…..which is always high. When you put money in you receive an instant commission of 3-5% and when this money is given back you receive a bonus of 6-9%. Your payments are securely made to your own account and all information is supplied to you in one place…Your Console.
Here’s where it gets interesting…DX Gold is owned by GDT. GDT holds the patent on the Retinal Scan. You see the eyeball is like a human fingerprint except much better……10,000 defining points on the eyeball …..Not letters or numbers….but symbols….When the eyeball is scanned you have a 10,000 symbol password that is impossible to hack or crack. Now…..What is the number one concern on the Internet today?…..Security, right. Security from Fraud and Identity Theft! DX Gold will be the only global financial network with a Retinal Scan.
Are you starting to see the Big Picture?
This business has been around for about 5 years but unless you know someone who’s involved that can show you what to do, (you won’t lose any money), but you can make a lot more, a lot quicker.
It gets even better when you add your Portfolio profits. Income that you’ve made with your console and money that you want to invest can be used to buy increments of Gold from over 150 registered companies worldwide. This adds to your portfolio’s diversification and any money in this Gold Portfolio receives 2% interest every day.
If that weren’t enough DX will automatically lend you (based on your portfolio amount) 80% to buy more increments of Gold for your portfolio and you never have to pay them back. After all, it is your money.
So if you have $100 in your portfolio, they will lend you $80 to buy more gold so your portfolio will grow immediately to $180 and you will be paid interest on that amount in the next session. This process will continue again and again. Within a month $100 will become $400, $1000 will become $4200. Personally, I saw my own portfolio jump from 11,000 to 26,000 dollars in less than 1 month. That’s a $15,000 increase. This compounding effect is very powerful.
Lastly, let me share this with you. Once you have built a sizeable Portfolio…which doesn’t take long working with your console. DX Gold will approach you to become what is know as an LDX….Licensed DX Merchant. This is when you are assigned a Fortune 1000 company as your client and you alone would act as their private Money Merchant. This would amount to millions.
I recently explained this business to a colleague - a keen business entrepreneur who hadn’t made any serious income from any of the online ventures he’d tried. He was now very skeptical and fearful of all money-making programs.
This is what he wrote to me later:
"I don't know how to thank you enough for the information you described to me over the phone the other day, it helped me enormously!"
The following week he sent me this message:
"This account continues to build income everyday and again last night – I’ve been trading for under an hour a day and my account continues to grow at a very strong rate. I finally found something that makes money. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s brilliant!!!!!!!"
Now that you are armed with this information you might want to look into this option a little deeper.

About the author:
Al Walker is a DX Gold expert who has taught over 2700 students how to earn large incomes in the Currency Exchange business. For more information go to:

Which Niche To Conquer?

by: Russell Brunson

I'm sure that you've heard about how many start up companies fail when they first begin, and the reason that most (if not all) of their failures is because they don't create a good fountain to build on.
If we start right, it is easy to go right all the time. But if we start wrong, it's much harder to go back and get it right. So please pay close attention, get out your pen and pencil, and let's get to work.
When you first start, you need to decide which niche are you going to conquer.
When I first started my online business, I made the same mistake that 99.9% of people make. I read an ebook about how to make money online, and I decided that I would...
can you guess...?
I wrote my own book about "how to make money." I compiled all of the regurgitated information I could find, put a twist on it, and started to sell it. After 2 weeks and a little over $30 in sales I started to think:
"Why am I selling a book about how to make money... when I have NEVER in my life made any real money!?!"
You may laugh, but it took me a few weeks before I realized that there was a problem there. I decided to stop selling my book, and started to look for other ways to make money online. What I stumbled upon next really gets exciting.
I was going to college at the time, and my degree is in "Computer Information Systems." I knew some things about programming, but not enough to create anything real. What I did know is where programmers spend their time online.
So I started visiting places where you could hire programmers and got to know a few. I then started to search for a market that needed something.
What I came upon was the "Resale Rights" market. Basically this was people buying and selling digital products (ebooks and software) that they could then go and sell to other people. This concept really excited me. I purchased a lot of these products, but struggled to sell them because all of the products had links back to the author's websites.
These authors were making money every time I sold these products... on the backend. When I realized that, the first thing I thought was,
"I wish that had a way to brand all of these files with my own links."
And there the idea was born. I just needed to create a product that would brand these "resale rights" products. I wouldn't be competing directly with that market, but make a complementary product that would benefit them all.
I went back to the programmers that I had been building relationships with, and gave them my idea. Within a matter of weeks they created a product that is now known as Zip Brander. (You can see the product at
I'm not going to go into how I marketed it in this lesson (I'll save that for another day), but with the one product I made over $1,000 my first month with it, and it made us over $50,000 in 2004 alone.
Since then I've been able to branch out to a lot of various niches and have had amazing success in most of them. In other issues I will share exact case studies of these that you will be able to model in your businesses.
How To Pick The Right Niche
I want to show you now how to choose your niche. Just follow these 3 simple steps.
Step 1 - Do not choose the "how to make money" niche. I'm not sure why, but I made this mistake along with thousands of other people. This is the most competitive niche in the world. If you want to fight against the marketers, good luck. But there is a lot more money (and it's made a lot easier) in the niches I'll explain below.
Step 2 - Look at your personal talents, and start from there. I have had this conversation more then once - usually every time I discuss an online business with someone.
I ask them what their hobbies are that we could market, and they almost always they tell me that they don't have anything they could sell. The problem is that people usually look at their current job, and can't think of ways they can market that skill.
Don't look at your current job, but look at what you do on your free time. The thing that is your passion. This is where you'll find your niche.
Here are examples of the last 3 conversations I've had:
Friend #1 - works construction, and couldn't think of a marketable skill. After 3 1/2 minutes realized that he has twin girls. Found there was a huge market for informational product in this niche and him and his wife are now working on their first product.
Friend #2 - works as a manager at Office Depot. One the weekends loves to shot guns with his dad. They are creating a software program that helps people to increase their accuracy when shooting. They are also creating video demonstrations on how to improve your accuracy.
Friend #3 - came to me asking for help promoting a "how to make money online" course. He had to call me using a video relay because he's deaf. I told him that he was going in the wrong direction with what he was promoting. He had no experience making money online. I asked him what his hobbies were, and surely enough told me he didn't have any that he could sell. Before I even asked that question I knew what his niche was. He's been speaking through sign language his whole life, and there are thousands of people searching every month on how to learn sign language.
What do you do in your free time when no one else is around? Are you good at video games? Are you a good cook? Do you play any sports? Do you throw dinner parties? Do you collect anything? Can you play an instrument? What is your passion? When you can answer this... then you know what your niche is.
Step 3 - Research your market. Don't worry - this part isn't nearly as hard as you'd think. Within about 5 minutes I can usually tell if a niche is worth looking at. There are 3 things you need to do, and you'll know if it's the right niche.
First - Check out the search engines. There are a lot more advanced tools then this, but this one is completely free to use. Go to and type in your niche. This will show you how many times that word was searched for that month on their search engine. If there are a lot of people searching for it each money, the it's likely a good niche.
Second - Search for online communities related to your niche. People with similar interests migrate to the same places online. Wrestlers hang out at wrestling forums, poets hang out in poetry message boards, etc... Go to and type in "________ forums" or "_________ message board" or "_______ groups" (put your niche in the blank). Visit these forums and see if they are active and how many members they have. You can often find forums with 10,000+ members in it. If you find good communities focused around your niche, then this is another good sign.
Third - Search for similar products. If you can find others selling products in your niche, then it's usually a good sign that there's some life there. Purchase their products and get to know your competition (because they are going to become your JV partners in another lesson).
After getting this far, you should have a good idea about which niche you would like to conquer, as well as some idea about if it is a profitable niche.
In the next lesson we are going to discuss how you can turn those talents into a product. Product creation is one of the most exciting parts of the game for me, so look out for that lesson coming soon.
Russell Brunson

About the author:
Written by Russell Brunson editor of www.conqueryourniche.comnewsletter.

The Secret to Adwords Success

by: Darren Power
Copyright 2004 Darren Power

It seems at the moment that everybody is telling you that the easiest and quickest way to make money online is with Google Adwords and affiliate programs.
It sounds so easy. You join a programme, get a link, choose a couple of keywords, put up an ad and the money flows. Many have tried and many have failed.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s possible to make money this way and to be very successful. There are many people making $100’s per day from their Adwords campaigns. But those that are successful don’t follow the herd, they think for themselves.
As with all things in life the greater success is found on the ‘road less travelled’ which means if you do what everybody else is doing you will get the results that everybody else is getting. And the fact is that everybody else, or at least the majority, are trying maybe making a little money, getting disheartened and moving on to something else.
We need to be different.
So what does our average money maker do? First he goes to Click Bank and visits the ‘Money & Employment’ category and he selects one of the top 10 products. That is not bad strategy but maybe we should be a little different if we must sell in the making money online space then why don't we find excellent products that aren't available on Click Bank.
A little but a bit of work at Google will uncover a number of directories where we can find products to promote. Or better still why not find out who the top names are in the making money online space and search out their affiliate programs. Yanik Silver, Marlon Sanders & John Reese all operate their own affiliate programs & these guys also have excellent materials that will help you to sell their products.
But even better still we could target a totally different market. There are millions of people spending millions of dollars on things other than how to get rich products. Checkout these links to see what people are searching on this month.
Once our Money Maker (MM) has selected the same product to promote as everybody else he then chooses the same keywords as everybody else to bid on at Google. He will type those words into the Keyword tool at Overture or into Adwords Analyzer. Then he will have a big list of the same keywords as everybody else promoting that product.
Do you think there might be a little competition for these keywords? You think those words might be expensive to bid on? You betcha.
What we need to do is think a little differently whatever market we choose there will be competition and if there is no competition it probably means that nobody is spending in this market. We need to think ‘outside of the box’. We need to get inside the minds of the typical buyer of a product. We need to think what related problems they may be having what other things they will be searching for and we need to create our own keyword list.
Finally MM writes one ad, that will show for all his keywords. His ad describes the features of the product. We on the other hand will write an ad highlighting the benefits of the product. All those eyeballs will be attracted to our ‘sizzle, not the sausage’. We will include a call to action.
We will have multiple ad groups separated out into themes, our ads will be relevant to the keywords in the group and we will have two ads for each group so we can see what works and what doesn’t. We will test, test & test some more.
Our success will be found on the road less travelled.
There is still plenty of room in the Adwords pool as long as we are prepared to think for ourselves and not expect a free ride.

About the author:
Darren Power is the author of The Money Seed your step by step guide to making money online. You can pick up his free ebooks at www.themoneyseed.comFor further free resources related to this article visit

9 Ways to Make Money On-line

by: Lisa Jay
Are you making money hand over fist with your website? If you are then you don’t need to bother reading this article because it is not for you. If you are like most of us your website sales are slow and unpredictable and you need to think of new ways to make money online without taking more time and effort. All of your time should be dedicated to producing your product, right? Well, here are just a few ways to make a little bit or a lot of money online without any effort.

1. Affiliates Sign up to become an affiliate for other businesses that are on the net. I only sign up with the companies that I honestly would recommend to anyone. All that you have to do is refer your customers to these sites. Once one of my referrals makes a purchase, I receive a small payment. With some of the affiliate programs the fee is quite large.
2. Google Ads I was not too sure about this one but I signed up and I am now convinced. The first week that I had Google ads on my website I made $.18 and the next week I made $6.45! Wow! Big boost. If I keep this up, I just may be able to pay for my web host by the end of the month!
3. Google Search Works close to the same way as the ads. People use your search tool, make a purchase and then you are compensated.
4. Amazon Another great tool that will trickle in a few dollars here and there, all for 10 minutes of your time putting a little code into your website and Amazon does the rest.
5. Selling Ad Space You could sell ad space if you have a site that has high traffic.
6. Selling Subscriptions to Your Newsletter If you have a newsletter that has high demand information, you could charge for your newsletter.
7. Selling Ad Space in Your Newsletter Sell ad space in in your newsletter. Same drill as with ad space on your website. Just put a box on your newsletter with a note inside it that says "Your Banner Could Go Here" Then have a page that tells how many subscriber that you have, how often your newsletter goes out and what type of content it usually contains plus the price per ad.
8. Selling E-Books Do you know something about your craft or hobby that you know people would pay to learn as well? Then sell it in an e-book. What a great way to make a little extra money. You take the time to write a good quality e-book then just fill the orders. You could even set it up so that once the e-book order has been processed and paid for, it goes out automatically using an auto responder without you even having to lift a finger, except to go to the bank to collect your money.
9. Consulting - Offer your services Do you sell wedding supplies and know all of the best suppliers around? Do a little research and offer your services as a wedding coordinator. Offer your assistance to the people that want to plan their own wedding, but need a little bit of help.
Remember, you wont get rich with just one of these programs, but you just may make a tidy little sum every month with a combination of all of them.
About the author:Lisa Jay is a freelance writer and the jewelry designer behind Lantana Designwear. You can visit her websites at http://www.LantanaDesignwear.comand www.JewelryMakingHQ.comBe sure to sign up for her newsletter at receive helpful information on making your business a success.

Work from home

by: Gerardas Norkus

Are you a stay-at-home Mom? A college student? Looking for a part time business opportunity? Maybe you are saving up for something special or just need to pay some bills? The bottom line is that you could use an extra source of income. Well, the Internet offers some great ways to get paid without going out to get a job.

Maybe you have considered doing something like stuffing envelopes from home as a way to make money. If you've searched on the Internet, you may have noticed that there are a lot of outrageous claims being made about how much you can make doing something like stuffing envelopes. But think to yourself: What kind of idiot would pay someone $5 to stuff one envelope? So you investigate further. They want you to pay a $25.00 application fee even to be considered as such a high paid "envelope stuffer." Look around the site and you'll notice all sort of links that might appeal to the financially desperate. They are trying to take advantage of you!
Don't let them. There are other ways to earn cash on the net, and you don't have to pay an application fee. You can get free money if you are willing to spend just a little bit of time.
There are companies out there that want to offer you an incentive for getting involved with their business online. Look at the various ways that you can earn free cash rewards on the Internet:
Get paid to accept offers
Get paid to read emails
Get paid to take surveys
Get paid to play games
Get paid to shop

How does it work? Well, it's simple. Businesses want you to visit their sites, become aware of their products, and take advantage of their offers. Reward programs partner with top online advertisers who pay to get connected to consumers like you! The reward program then passes most of the reward onto you. In essence, you get free money for spending some time getting involved with various advertisers.
So, don't go chasing opportunities that are too good to be true. While you are waiting for your costly envelope stuffing application to be processed, you could be earning real cash today through a quality reward program. Most reward programs even offer a cash reward (up to $5) just for signing up!

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Paid Surveys Online - An easy way to make money online?

by: Shaj Mohamed

Paid surveys are being promoted as an easy way to make money online. Some ads promise you up to $250 per hour for taking paid surveys. Are they realistic? Can one really expect to earn that much money from online paid surveys? Let us find out the answers to these questions.

Such advertisements are usually put up by paid survey database companies like Surveyscout. They charge you for giving access to a database of market research companies, often in the range of $30 to $60. They typically have 400 to 500 survey companies in their database.
Is it worth paying these companies to get access to such a database? Whatever information you get from these companies, you can get for free on the internet on many free online survey sites. Secondly, these survey database companies do not send any surveys by themselves, and you have to join each market research company in their database individually to get any surveys. In addition, most of the survey companies in their databases are good for nothing. Only about 40 to 50 survey companies are really worth joining.
What does this mean? If you are planning to try online surveys, you never have to pay anyone. You can get the list of the best survey companies for free on the internet. You can join them and get started.
Now let us take a closer look at on the rewards offered by paid online surveys. Survey companies can be divided into those which reward you with cash for each survey, those that give you points which can be redeemed for cash, and those which enter you into sweepstakes or prizedraws.
Survey companies that pay cash give $1 to $20 or more per online survey depending on many factors. This group includes many of the best survey sites like American Consumer Opinion Panel, Surveysavvy, Ciao Surveys, Greenfield online(Gozing) and Pinecone Research. You can expect to get 1 to 4 surveys per month from each site.
Surveys that reward you with points let you accumulate reward points which you can later redeem for cash or gifts. Some of the most reputed market research companies like Globaltestmarket, Opinion Outpost, NFO Mysurvey and Lightspeed Research reward you in this way.
Yet other companies enter you into draws for cash or gifts as reward for taking surveys. Although many people don't like this form of reward system, your chances of getting the prize is quite good as the pool to select the prize winners is usually small. Some good survey companies that follow this reward system are Synovate, NPD Research, NOP World (, ECN Research and Nielsen Netratings.
Another important factor which determines how much you can earn from online surveys is your profile, particularly your country. Generally residents of the USA and Canada can expect to make more money from paid surveys, as there are more market research companies operating in these countries. Also they get more frequent surveys. However, participants from other countries can also hope to make some good extra money from paid online surveys.
All said and done, the maximum earnings an average person can expect from doing paid surveys is not more than $200 to $300 per month. This can be a good source of extra income for some people. But the claims that paid surveys can make you rich or replace your real job are largely unfounded. Hence, it is always best to stay with free paid surveys.

About the author:
Shaj M is the owner and webmaster of the free survey resources site The site has separate sections for USA, Canada, UK, Australia and rest of the World, each of which reviews free paid surveys for that particular country. For example, the USA Surveys section features more than 50 free survey companies accepting members form the USA.

How To Make Money Online Without A Website

by: Melanie Mendelson
You don't need to have a website to make money on the Internet. Here is a proven strategy to make money online without a website:

Step 1: Find Affiliate Product
Find a product to promote where you make good commission on each sale. Generally, you will get the biggest commissions on digital products. Digital products are defined as something that is downloaded directly to a customer's computer after purchasing, like electronic books or software.
Since there is no extra cost per unit, no inventory and no shipping, the commissions are much greater than on regular "physical" goods. The most common commission on digital products is 50%. The best place to find such products is
Sign up as a reseller (also called affiliate) for a product that looks the most appealing to you. After you sign up, you will get a unique affiliate link where you need to send people to purchase the product.
Your affiliate link will have a special code that will tell the product owner that it's you who referred the customer. The affiliate link code will allow your commissions to be tracked correctly and assigned to you.
Step 2: Get Domain Name
Get a domain name to redirect to your affiliate link. A domain name is a .COM name (like You can get it for under $9 at will allow you to redirect your domain name to your affiliate link at no extra cost.
So when someone types in your .COM domain in their browser, it will go to your affiliate link. The visitor will see the website with the product you promote, and the commissions will be tracked correctly.
The reason why you need a domain name is that it's memorable and it makes you look more trustworthy. Affiliate links tend to be too long and arouse suspicion. For example, most people would rather click on the link as opposed to
A domain name will make your affiliate link look like it's your own website. So basically, you will have a product to promote and a website to send people to and get commissions - without really having your own website.
Step 3: Drive Traffic
In order to make sales, you need to get visitors to your domain name (which will forward them to the website of the product that you resell). You can pay for advertising and hope that your profit will be greater than advertising cost, or you can use free ways to generate traffic.
The most effective way to get free targeted visitors to your domain name is by writing and submitting articles. You can write short articles on the topic related to the product that you promote. At the end of the article, you include your author bio and your domain name link.
You will then submit your articles to various websites, and allow them to publish your articles as long as your link is included. Your articles will get published in many places on the Internet, and will be advertising your affiliate link at no cost to you whatsoever. People will read your articles, like what you have to say and click on your domain name link ready to buy.
Once you start getting regular sales from your articles, you can go back to step 1 and find another product to promote using this strategy. After a while, you will build up a nice source of Internet income - without even having a website.

Work From Home Internet Business Opportunities-Advantage And Disadvantages

by: Tom Worsley

People often ask me how I make money online working from home. When I tell them, the response is usually, COOL I WISH I WERE DOING THAT! But there are some minor disadvantages of having a work from home internet job.
My number 1 disadvantage of working from home on the internet is interruptions by family members while I’m trying to do something productive. Sure there are always interruptions at the office but my work from home internet business resides in my kitchen. There are ways to get around this if you have a spare room that you can use to set up shop in. I do not unfortunately.
Number 2 is just plain laziness and procrastination. As my own boss it’s easy to put off work from home business in exchange for a nice quiet day in front of the TV watching the discovery channel. It’s rally hard to get motivated sometimes. Especially when everyone has left the house and you are all alone.
Number 3 is finding a good balance between family time work from home business time and my full time job. Yes I still have a full time job. One of the reasons I started a work from home business is so I would have more leisure time with friends and family. But until I am making enough to quit my full time job, it does not look like that will happen.
Number 4 is security and not knowing how much money your work from home business is going to make from month to month. Also waiting for checks to show up in the mail that are a few days behind when you need to pay a bill or the mortgage can be an inconvenience. When you are working for someone else for a set amount of hours and a set hourly rate you know exactly what your income will be.
As for the advantages, well I think the advantages far out weigh the disadvantages.
My number 1 work from home advantage is the ability to work whenever I want anywhere I want. With a lap top computer I can pretty much do business anywhere In the world. No matter were I am, on vacation or on a business trip or whatever. The internet and today’s technology makes a work from home internet business my business of choice.
My number 2 work from home advantage is not having to commute to work every morning. We have all hard the phrases rat race, no commute required and work from home in your pajamas. I have actually worked in my pajamas on the internet with a hot cup of coffee. Knowing that you do not have to get up at 6:00 am to go to work in the morning is a beautiful feeling.
My number 3 work from home advantage is not having a boss to tell me what to do all the time. The only boss I have is my consciousness that tells me to get up off the couch and go write an article on my computer or look for places to submit my web site URL to.
And finally my number 4 work from home internet business advantage is the income potential. Basically the income potential for a work from home internet business is endless. It all depends on how hard you want to work and how much time you want to devote to your work from home internet business. And with the amount of people joining the internet community every year, the future is bright.
About the author:
Tom Worsley is a successful work from home Internet marketer and independent representative for Strong Future International (SFI), Owner and Webmaster for This article may be re-published on your site or in your newsletter as long as this resource box is included.

Persistence…It can pay off big for you.

by: Tal Fighel
Copyright 2005 Tal Fighel

Do you know what is one of the main causes for failure in a home based business environment? It is the lack of persistence.
Many people lack persistence because they are not willing to keep on going when they see the first signs of defeat.
The majority of many people, when they first encounter defeat, tend to throw their goals, desires, and purposes overboard. They tend to give up at the first sign of “failing”, while very few keep on going until they reach their desired goals.
When a person starts a home based business opportunity of some sort, it is essential for them to never give up and stay persistent.
Many people will start something, like an internet business, and as soon as they don’t see the results that they were looking for, they do the most common thing and that is quitting. It is very important to keep going and to try different approaches.
You see, when I got my first site,, built for me about a year and a half ago, at first I didn’t see any results. I advertised here and there. I spend a lot of money on many advertising techniques that never did me any good but I learned that I have to keep on going and keep trying new things all the time until I do find my advertising niche.
Because of my persistence to try different adverting approaches and my burning desire to succeed, I am now just finding the right ways to get more traffic and more sales.
Now, persistence does not mean this:
You try one advertising strategy and it does not work well. You keep on doing the same thing over and over again. That's not the right word for being persistent. It is just plain silly. Why would anyone keep on doing the same mistake over and over again and never learn from it.
Persistence does mean:
You must try something else until you do find a strategy that does work well and then you can keep on doing it because it is bringing you the results that you are looking for.
So how do you develop a “persistent” attitude?
You must:
1. Have a burning desire to succeed. It is not a need. It is a MUST.
2. Picture yourself reaching your desired goals in your home business or online business.
3. Have faith that you will reach your goals.
4. Have something that can push you on a daily basis to do something. Maybe it is your job that you don’t like and this can be a great motivator to never give up. Maybe you want to improve your income, and knowing this will give you the ability to keep on going despite many failures along the way.
5. Tell yourself that you will succeed and you will do what ever it takes to make your business a success. You have to feed your subconscious mind with positive self –talk.
6. Make your own decision that this will work and don’t listen to negative people who will tell you that you should quit. Choosing to be your own boss working from home is YOUR decision and no one else’s.
7. Read motivational books and listening to tapes. This will give you the right motivation and encourage you to continue.
8. Associate with the right people who will guide, teach, and encourage you to follow through.
9. Make a commitment. This is one of my favorites. Once you make a commitment, there is no going back or quitting. Ok?
So stay persistent. Never give up. And reach for the stars. You will succeed.

About the author:
Tal Fighel has several websites dedicated to helping people make money, make money at home, and make money online.

5 Quickest Ways To Massive Windfalls Of Cash Online

by: Ewen Chia
Copyright 2005 Ewen Chia

These days everyone wants to know how to make money online.
Yet, for some, this lifestyle seems out of reach. Does this describe you at all?
If you’ve been banging your head against the wall trying to figure out the quickest and easiest methods to generate cash for yourself online, then these five tactics should have you opening your eyes wide and wondering: “Why didn’t I think of this before?”
Cash Tactic #1: Affiliate Products
Affiliate products offer the small, home-based business owner the opportunity to make truckloads of cash, while investing a minimum in over head.
Low overhead is the primary benefit of affiliate marketing. You don’t need your own merchant account. You don’t need to pay a web designer and programmer to create a huge e-store for you. You don’t handle customer complaints, refunds or returns...
All you do is refer the prospect to the merchant’s site, and the merchant handles the rest.
I believe the best affiliate products are information products. Your commissions on information products tend to be higher simply because the author can price an information product higher than what the average shopper spends on a tangible product sold online on a typical day.
This is because the value of information is ambiguous at best, and subjective to how the prospect sees value. People are willing to spend much, much more in order to acquire a solution to their problems.
Cash Tactic #2: Resale Rights
Resale rights are the lazy marketer’s salvation. You don’t have to create your own product. You don’t have to write a single word. You may not even have to lift a finger on sales page creation when the resale product comes with a ready-to-upload sales page.
All you do is pay the licensing fee to acquire rights to the product, perform a small amount of editing to change the payment link over to yours, and upload the sales page and product file to your web server.
The trend is taking a turn for the better in 2005 while the marketing world goes through its latest “next big thing”: niche marketing.
Today, you can find products with resale rights for such things as cooking, golf, arts and crafts, self-improvement and more.
Seizing on the profits promised by demand for niche products, there are dozens of new authors out there who have devoted themselves to turning out these niche products, and offering them with resale rights.
Cash Tactic #3: Special Reports
A special report is a ‘mini e-book’ of no more than about 5 to 12 pages in length. While you can certainly create a mini-ebook that sells (provided the information it contains is perceived to be valuable enough), the best use of a short report is as a lead generating tool for your affiliate campaigns.
The mini-ebook is the ideal viral tool. You create (or acquire) a mini-ebook which is branded with your affiliate links and/or your main URL.
The focus of the report should be niche specific and completely focused on the pre-selling of the affiliate product.
Cash Tactic #4: Interviews
It’s a piece of cake to churn out products created from interviews. In fact, it may be one of the laziest content generation methods available.
Interview packaging is easy, too. You can present the interview as a written transcript, an audio transcript, or both. You can offer a downloadable mp3 file or you can burn the entire interview to CD, put an attractive label on it, and instantly raise your price by at least 30%.
Cash Tactic #5 Teleseminars
Do you want to know something interesting about teleseminars?
While they’re becoming a popular marketing method, the field is really wide open for you to cash in on them because very few marketers understand how to pull them off.
A teleseminar requires advance planning and a willingness to overcome a bit of stage fright. The average marketer in competition with you avoids teleseminars for these reasons.
They’re intimidated by the idea of showing up on time and speaking, even via telephone, to an audience of a couple hundred people.
You can cash in on this technique in a big way. Teleseminars, right now, are popular mainly among the internet marketing crowd and tend to focus on marketing-related subjects; but, just imagine what you could do if you held teleseminars for non-internet marketing niche audiences?
The field is wide open and vastly under-exploited.
There you have it - five quick and easy methods to generate windfalls of cash online!
It’s really amazingly simple, isn’t it? Every tactic is really just a vehicle of delivery for an idea. Your profits begin in an idea which spawns market research. This spawns an analysis of the best approach for delivering your idea to buying public.
While there are many more secrets and techniques to generate massive cash windfalls from the internet, as a start, you should put any one of these methods to good use.
I promise that you will finally get a taste of what it’s really like to succeed wildly online if you do so!

About the author:
Ewen Chia has just revealed his *secret toolkit* that will blow up your bank account like a thick balloon...and stuff more orders into your inbox than you can handle!

You too can make money online

by: Tom Higgins
Have you ever wished that you could make money online from the comfort of your home? Are you confused about all the schemes that are promoted as valid ways to make money? Are you unsure if it is really possible to earn a substantial income online?
The truth is that you can certainly make money online. But it is equally true that it is not "easy" and just like with anything else worthwhile, it will require work. And this is so even if you already know what you are doing. If you are new to the internet, or to internet marketing, there will be some things to learn.
So where does one start? It is a good idea to become familiar with the various ways to make money online. You see them promoted all the time. Some of the ways that are heavily promoted include working at home with an online based job, selling on eBay, making a website, promoting affiliate programs or writing information products (ebooks). People can and do make money using these strategies.
The next step would be to determine what you would like to do. Do you like to sell? Do you like to write? Are you creative? What skills do you have right now that could be applied to an internet based career?
One way to begin is to consider becoming familiar with affiliate programs and the world of affiliate marketing. Affiliate programs pay people to sell products and services for a company. You simply promote the affiliate program, getting potential customers to your "link", with the goal that they make a purchase. One way to promote affiliate programs is through creating a website and then promoting the website. If you learn how to do this you will learn many valuable skills that could be applied to many ways of making money.
Making a website to promote affiliate programs will require you to learn about affiliate programs, html and website templates, internet marketing and search engine optimization. This may sound daunting, but if taken slowly, you can learn how to do this. The reward can be very great.

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Can You Really Make Money with Surf for Cash Programs?

by: Ed Zivkovic
Copyright 2004 Ed Zivkovic

This article will focus on the Spedia Surf for Cash Program.
I first came across from my Alexa Toolbar as a result of visiting another non related site. I was looking for programs to promote and spedia sounded good on the outside and I almost signed up in order to refer others into the program.
It all sounded too good to be true. The 5 level deep payout structure would ensure a decent income after some heavy promoting but my intuition told me to do a quick search for the term "spedia scam" and see if there was any negative spedia information around. The results speak for themselves.
An abundance of warnings and people's negative experiences with spedia. The most common complaints seem to be that they don't pay. Other complains include system crashes and spam if you cancel your account.
The Spedia Terms of Service
The Spedia Terms of Service can be found at You must agree to these terms in order to participate in the Spedia Surf for Cash Program. It is a very interesting page. Especially clause #16 whereby you agree not to participate in a Class Action Law Suit against Spedia but you are "allowed" to make a claim as an individual.
Personally, I cannot see any one person taking Spedia to court for 30 bucks which they did not pay. If you cannot participate in a Class Action whereby thousands of individuals can make a claim with one court case and with one attorney, what chance have you got to get your money?
Spedia and Surf+ Scumware
It seems that by downloading and installing the spediabar, you are also installing a Scumware program called Surf+. This is not a good thing. The Surf+ Scumware has the ability to change plain text words on any web page into hyperlinks. These hyperlinks are inserted without the permission of the webmaster in order to hijack you onto another site. More about how Surf+ works here:
Certain Spyware and Scumware programs will require special attention to be removed from your system because they cannot be removed by the regular add/remove programs method. If your computer has been infected with the Surf+ virus, you will need instructions to remove all invisible components from your system.
Instructions for removing Surf+ here:

A Better Way to Make Money Online
It seems that even IF you find a legitimate Surf for Cash program, it will take ages to get even a $30 payout. I still think it is much easier to sell either your own products or other people's products and services via an affiliate program. To do this you will need your own website, register your own domain name, select a web hosting company and learn how to get traffic to your site.
Are You Wasting Time
It's time to ask yourself, "Am I wasting time on the Internet?" and "Does it really serve me to do what I am doing?".
If we are doing the same old things and not getting the desired results, it may be time to shift our thinking and open up to new ideas, or do some of the stuff we know we "should" do but have been to lazy to do it.

About the author:The author, Ed Zivkovic is a self-taught webmaster

Focus and Fear of Success - The Biggest Monkey on Your Back?

by: Jack Humphrey
Copyright 2004 Jack Humphrey

If you have been on the internet for awhile, you know that there are millions of people trying anything and everything to get your attention. They want in your wallet. It's a great big money grab out there folks, and the net has become the biggest marketing arena on the planet, driving whole industries and generating Billions of dollars in sales.
So what's the problem? Well, none if you are one of the small businesses with focus. A whole lot of problems if you lack focus.
There are myriad small business opportunities on the net today. And if you do your research and find something you want to associate with, or you create a product for a well-researched target market, you are well on your way to financial success. Or are you?
You see the more you become active on the net as either someone looking for the right opportunity, or as someone who has found the right opportunity already, the more you are bombarded with choices. Everyday you get emails saying that the next best thing since sliced bread has come along.
The new "thing" demands your attention and you get nervous that you might be missing out on another opportunity for financial success.
But don't you already have one? At least, haven't you been presented with several great opportunities in the last week? So why on earth take a serious look at yet another? Why fragment the time you need to spend on your current business with all the marketing it takes to get yet another off the ground and profitable?
What I am talking about here is something I call "Sign-up-Itis."
(Not to be confused with Sinusitis, which can be just as debilitating.)
It goes like this: You find your focus, you are fired up. All is good and you are ready to start working on the hundreds of little things you need to do to get traffic and make sales. You need to get good search engine positioning, you need a links campaign, you have to research ezines in your niche and place ads, you need to set up joint ventures, you need to create and update content on your site, set up a merchant account, a delivery system, and the list goes on from there.
Then you get an email from a friend or associate telling you that you HAVE to check out the latest and greatest. You do. It's an awesome opportunity. You look at your plate and it's already full with your current project, but the plate has a lot of things on it you really don't enjoy doing. It's a lot of work to make any business pay off, as you can see from the short list above.
"It's Much More Fun To Think About Success Than It Is To Do The Work It Takes To Achieve It"
But this NEW thing is exciting, fresh, new. It draws you in and it's MUCH more fun to think about success than it is to do the work it takes to achieve it, so you buy in. You get a ton of tools to start this new venture. It's all overwhelming, especially since you have gone back to your first venture and realized you now have TWO great things that can both make you money, but they BOTH need your attention on a grand scale in order to see profit.
Now, here is the part where most people give up. They say to themselves "Internet marketing is nothing more than a series of steps that I cannot complete. I am always excited when I get started on something, but when it comes down to DOING what I start, it gets hard and doesn't happen as fast as I would like it to."
Let me make one thing clear right now: It is not the net's fault for not providing us with real opportunity.
Opportunity abounds and is right there for us to snatch up and achieve success. Never let yourself fall into the trap of reasoning your way out of success. "It's not for me." "I can't do this - it's for people much better with computers and internet marketing than me."
The problem lies with your focus and your fear of success. You must CHOOSE the opportunity you are passionate about, or create a product you stand behind and love, and then hunker down for the long-haul! Make yourself do everything you are taught to do to build your business and build it - all the way or not at all.
It should be no surprise the next time you get an email with the next best thing inside. You should say to yourself "That's great! Another opportunity for someone has just been born! But I am busy with MY business and cannot take on another venture at this time."
We Do It On Purpose
Lack of focus is sometimes a purposeful self-defeating tactic your subconscious uses to keep you from success. Success is NOT a destination. It's a journey.
And that journey scares the hell out of 99% of normal, everyday people. So be it. It IS scary to think of radical life changes, even if they are for what you consider to be far better than your current situation!
But don't let a lack of focus and your fear of success tear you away from your dreams. USE your fear and confront it, right now. Today.
Make hard decisions and stick to them, then begin the process of working on a focused, tight marketing campaign to make whatever venture you choose the venture that sets you free.
Wear electronic blinders. Keep lean and mean and only take on new responsibilities that will be good for your CURRENT business.
Throw the rest in the trash.
We all know there are tons of opportunities out there. That is a fact. It's time now to get the stars out of your eyes, choose your niche, your product, your affiliate program or your MLM, and get to work. Make a vow not to stop until you are where you want to be financially.
The question is not "Can you really make money online?" This has been proven time and again over the years by thousands of people,many of whom you read about all the time.
The question is "Do you really want to be one of those people, or are you stuck in a cycle of constantly sabotaging your success with a lack of focus?"
The cure for Sign-up-itis is focus and hard work. Success is something you decide to achieve one day. It's that decision that is often the biggest hurdle any future success story has to conquer

About the author:Jack Humphrey is an internet marketing expert and consultant

How to Run A Successful Affiliate Program

by: Adam Waxler
Copyright 2004 Adam Waxler

There are many people who log onto the internet everyday looking for a way to make money online.
They start with all the best intentions, but unfortunately, before they know it they are getting bombarded with information and are simply spinning their wheels.
I completely understand this. There is so much internet marketing information online and once you get started it seems like “information overload”.
Therefore, I will try to keep this as simple and short as possible.
Many people will sign up with an affiliate program promoting the affiliate’s product or program. This makes sense. Starting as an affiliate marketer is probably the easiest way to get started online. There are many affiliate programs out there that will give you everything you need to promote their products or program…Well almost everything.
You see, many of these affiliate sites will give you a website, but you don’t own the site. It is a gateway site. You don’t even own the domain name for that matter.
Being part of one of these programs is not bad though. I belong to several. SFI is a perfect example. I joined their program and have several sites that they gave me to promote their products and their affiliate program.
But if you are truly going to make money with these types of sites you are going to have to do a lot more than simply sign up for their program.
It is simply unreasonable to think that people are going to just stumble upon your site and sign up for your program and start making you money.
There are a few things you need to do if you truly want to make an affiliate program work.
First of all, you must have your “own” web page with your “own” domain name and your “own” host. You will then have links from your “own” site to the other “gateway” site(s). You will promote your gateway site it, but you will promote it through your own site.
There are so many reasons for this I couldn’t possible fit it into this one article, but basically the site is yours to run the way you want to. Think of it this way…it is “your” store and you are selling “their” product.
Your web page could be designed as a short sales letter that focuses primarily on this one program if that is what you choose. Or, you could focus on several affiliate programs and products within the same market. For example, a sales letter with the top 3-5 money making opportunities.
THIS IS IMPORTANT: Either way, promoting one program/product or promoting several, you will not only want to own your own site, you definitely want to be able to “drop in” on potential customers from time to time. What I mean by that is you want to capture email addresses of people who visit your site.
To do so you need to give something away that is of enough value that people are willing to give up their email address and receive something from you week after week or at least month after month.
A newsletter/ezine is perfect for this. Send out a weekly or monthly newsletter on your topic that includes articles, tips, e-courses, bonuses etc. This way you can plug your programs over and over again (not just once).
I know this sounds like a lot…design your own web site and your own newsletter.
However, there are programs available that actually set everything up for you, including a website, an autoresponder, a pre-written newsletter, and even unlimited support.
Plug-in-Profit (PIPS) ( is a perfect example. You can have a web site that site is 100% yours to change however you wish. The site comes ready to promote 5 different programs. You could work with as many of them as you want and you can also add your own.
You also get a pre-written newsletter and autoresponder that is also 100% customizable. The newsletter is obviously designed to promote the programs that come with the web site, but you can change it however you wish.
PIPS may or may not be what you are looking for; however, if you truly want to be successful online you will definitely need your own web site and your own newsletter.

About the author:
Adam Waxler owns and operates The Money Teacher web site and publishes The Money Teacher’s Home Business Tips Newsletter teaching others how to reach online success.