EDIT: This is an old post from years ago. I still agree with everything I said, though I now am also publishing ebooks myself, because they’re the best monetization strategy for my new websites. Thanks!
Most affiliate programs suck. Few visitors care about them, few visitors end up buying them, the payout is low, and it’s usually just a one-time pay out. If this sounds like your program, think about starting over. Your success depends on your program: if it fails, you’ll fail. If it’s hopeless, the best thing you can do might be to just start fresh.
To find the best affiliate program, just do some number crunching. I know, I hate math too. But this is essential.
Let’s say you are selling an ebook. The ebook is 30 bucks. Let’s say … Read entire article »
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Entire books have been written explaining various ways to make money online. Yet several years ago when I first began my online business journey, I simply couldn’t find one article which explained the entire process. Instead, I spent my time reading a bit on domains, a bit on hosting, a bit on marketing, a bit on link building, a bit on advertisements, and wasted time bouncing from one article to another, often more confused than when I started. Such a hodge-podge, hit and miss approach to learning how to successfully make money online wasted months, while I spent countless hours while committing horrible errors.
One comprehensive how-to article would have changed my life.
This article is to fill in the gap, and provide you with a one-stop tutorial that covers the basics … Read entire article »
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The biggest business “sucker” is the person who buys because of emotion. An emotional sales pitch leaves them with a lame PDF and an empty wallet. Unfortunately, there are tons of these people. Unfortunately, a lot of greedy “marketers” have noticed this. They target the sucker, so they can suck money from the poor little mental sapling.
It seems both sinister and kind of smart. After all, you don’t have to have a great product if you are targeting the morons of the world, right? They’re morons, for Thor’s sake. They live their life making dumb decisions. They might as well make one that makes someone some money, right?
Most internet marketing scams do that. Rather than provide a quality service for a fee (like Ken Envoy’s Site Build It! or Brian … Read entire article »
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Okay. I decided /not/ to make this a “how-to” guide to making money online, and instead decided to keep it as a place to rant and rave, and post poetry and the like. For tips on making money online, check out my new website for the purpose: Work at Home. =p
::goes back to writing a rant::
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We’ve all read at some point that if we want to write some really good link bait, all we have to do is slap together a top ten list. We’re told that StumbleUpon and Digg users just eat that stuff up, so, if we want to manipulate them, all we have to do is spend five minutes on the list and BAM! we are going to have to upgrade the ol’ hosting, because our pipe’s just aren’t big enough to hold all the traffic. Or not.
Top ten lists don’t work as a rule. Blogging doesn’t work as a rule. Most things don’t work as a rule. In that way, the “secret” to social networking success isn’t a quickie “top ten” list — it’s deeper than that.
The key to success with … Read entire article »
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