Monday, December 31, 2007

Your E-book is your Viral Salesman!

E-books are the future and the future is now. The printed word on paper and bound into books used to be the only way information was given and received. They were great, you could take them with you and put them on shelves and they do still exist and will continue to for the foreseeable future but the time of the E-book has arrived.

The marketing E-book is a slightly different from any E-book. Marketing E-books contain text, images, links to web pages and navigation controls. The marketing E-book has become a very important part of marketing on the Internet.

With a marketing E-book you can present your story in an effective way and include links to your web sales pages. Your E-book can become your best salesman.

First, your E-book needs to be interesting and informative. It always has links back to your web site and to your sales page.

Next, be sure that you have a prominent section telling readers that they are free to give your E-book away. Let them know that they can post it on their site as a free download, that they can use it as a bonus, and that they can bundle it with other products. This is the way to create viral marketing for your products or services. Remember those links back to your site contained in the E-book?

Last but certainly not least before you send your E-book out to the world, double check spelling and grammar and be sure that you have tested every link to verify that it goes where it is supposed to go. Obvious errors will reflect badly on you and will not be of much value to you, it could even be damaging.

Post your E-book to some of the E-book directories. Many let you post it for free, or will let you post a link on their site to your E-book.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Generate Traffic At No Cost

While there are ways to jump start your traffic flows, many sites don’t have the resources that others have to generate more traffic for your site. Well, you don’t have to spend a cent; all you need is the proper mindset and a lot of eagerness. You also must have the drive and perseverance to do hard work and research to generate more traffic for your site.

How sweet it is to have more traffic for your site without spending a single cent. Now it’s a sure thing that many sites have articles that offer tips and guidelines in how to generate traffic using only free methods. Because it is possible, you don’t need to speed a single cent, it may take time, to say honestly, I’m not going to beat around the bush with you. You get better chances by paying for your advertisements, but at least you get a fighting chance with some of these free methods I’m about to tell you.

Take advantage of online forums and online communities. The great thing about forums and online communities is that you can target a certain group that fits the certain demographic that you are looking for. You can discuss about lots of things about the niche that you represent or offer. Another great advantage is that you know what you are getting into and you will be prepared.

With online communities and forums you can build a reputation for your company. Show them what you are made of and 'WOW' them with your range of expertise about the subject, with that you can build a reputation and build trust with the people in your expertise and knowledge.

You can also make use of newsletters. Provide people with a catalog of your products and interesting and entertaining articles. If you make it really interesting and entertaining, more people will sign up for your newsletter and recommend it to other people. The more people who signs up for your newsletter, the more people there will be that will go to your site increasing your traffic.

Another great idea is trading links with other sites. You don’t have to spend a cent. All you have to do is reach an agreement with another webmaster. With exchanging links, the efforts both sites do will benefit both sites. Every traffic that goes to the site could potentially click on the link of your site and visit your site as well. This works well especially when both sites feature the same niche.

Write articles that could pique the attention of people that have interest in your product. Try writing articles that will provide tips and guides to other aficionados. Writing articles that provide good service and knowledge to other people would provide the necessary mileage your traffic flow needs.

Many sites offer free submission and posting of your articles. When people find interest in your articles they have a good chance of following the track by finding out where the article originated. Include a link or a brief description of your company with the article and there’s a great probability that they will go to your site.

Write good content for your site. Many search engines track down the keywords and keyword phrases your site uses and how they are used. It is not a requirement that a content should be done by a professional content writer. You could do yours but you have to make content for your site that is entertaining as well as informational. It should provide certain requirements as well as great quality.

Generally, internet users use search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines in return use keyword searching in aiding their search results. With the right keywords, you could get high rankings in search engine results without the costs.

All of these methods and more will drive more traffic to your site for free. All it takes is a bit of effort and extended man hours. Learn all you can about the methods depicted here and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without the usual costs that come with it.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy as You Want to Be

Almost everyone have heard the hit song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin. This song conveys its very simple message of being happy in a pretty catchy way.

Living a happy, resilient and optimistic life is wonderful, and is also good for your health. Being happy actually protects you from the stresses of life.

Being open to and accept the everyday changes can very much reduce stresses in life. One of the best things ever said is - "The only thing in life that will always remain the same is change", and in our life we have the power to make the necessary changes if we want to. Even if we find ourselves in an unbearable situation we can always find solace in the knowledge that it too would change.

Social networks or relationships are essential to happiness. People are different, accept people for who or what they are, avoid clashes, constant arguments, and let go of all kinds of resentments. If arguments seem unavoidable still try and make an effort to understand the situation and you might just get along well with

Happiness is actually found in everyone, growing it is actually a way to make your life more wonderful and also healthier.

To be happy is relatively easy, just decide to be a happy person. Abraham Lincoln observed that most people for most of the time can choose how happy or stressed, how relaxed or troubled, how bright or dull their outlook to be. The choice is simple really, choose to be happy.

There are several ways by which you can do this.

Being grateful is a great attitude. We have so much to be thankful for. Thank the taxi driver for bringing you home safely, thank the cook for a wonderful dinner and thank the guy who cleans your windows. Also thank the mailman for bringing you your mails, thank the policeman for making your place safe and thank God for being alive.

News is stressful. Get less of it. Some people just can't start their day without their daily dose of news. Try and think about it, 99% of the news we hear or read is bad news. Starting the day with bad news does not seem to be a sensible thing to do.

A religious connection is also recommended. Being part of a religious group with its singing, sacraments, chanting, prayers and meditations foster inner peace.

Manage your time. Time is invaluable and too important to waste. Time management can be viewed as a list of rules that involves scheduling, setting goals, planning, creating lists of things to do and prioritizing. These are the core basics of time management that should be understood to develop an efficient personal time management skill. These basic skills can be fine tuned further to include the finer points of each skill that can give you that extra reserve to make the results you desire.

Laugh and laugh heartily everyday. Heard a good joke? Tell your friends or family about it. Laughter is the best medicine.

Express your feelings, affections, friendship and passion to people around you. They will most likely reciprocate your actions. Try not to keep pent up anger of frustrations, this is bad for your health. Instead find ways of expressing them in a way that will not cause more injury or hurt to anyone.

Working hard brings tremendous personal satisfaction. It gives a feeling of being competent in finishing our tasks. Accomplishments are necessary for all of us, they give us a sense of value. Work on things that you feel worthy of your time.

Learning is a joyful exercise. Try and learn something new everyday. Learning also makes us expand and broaden our horizons. And could also give us more opportunities in the future.

Run, jog, walk and do other things that your body was made for. Feel alive.

Avoid exposure to negative elements like loud noises, toxins and hazardous places.

These are the few simple things you can do everyday to be happy.

And always remember the quote from Abraham Lincoln, he says that, "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Toast Bread and Leave Message for Family

Help !! I am confused...

I wonder if internet marketing is my cup of tea. When you are too into the technical stuff, you won't do well with the marketing. Being an IT guy, I admit that I don't know much about the marketing stuff and to be frank, I hate marketing.

From my observation, I notice that most of the successful internet marketers do not have IT background. I guess this made them more successful as they don't have to bother too much of the technical stuff as long as they are able to put up a website. They spend most of their time focusing on the marketing and bringing quality traffic.

Marketing.. I learn and learn, force and force but still not able to make myself to love it.

I know there are lots of website portals / marketing tools that are awesome that can bring lots of quality traffic. But honestly, I still can't figure out how to make these services into good use.

For example, MySpace, it's just a social networking site that allows you to know more friends, to grow your social network. How do I promote my business with it? I saw people putting up banners or advertisements on their MySpace page. I personally don't think that it's wise to do so. Website surfers are now smarter and they have seen too much of this promotional ads / banners. Their eyes are trained to ignore it. I think this happens to Google Adsense as well. Nowadays, Google Adsense Click Through Rate are also falling I believe as compared to those days. Surfers learned that they can't get any valuable FREE info from the Adsense ads, their eyes are simply trained to skip those ads.

Another example would be Squidoo lense, I still can't figure out what is it for and how to utilize it to bring quality traffic to my site.

Maybe you the smarter internet marketers out there can drop me a line or two to offer your 2 cents... I would really appreciate it :)

Monday, December 17, 2007

3 Reasons Why Adsense Is Essential For Content Sites

To understand why Adsense is essential for your content sites is to first understand how this works.

The concept is really simple, if you think about it. The publisher or the webmaster inserts a java script into a certain website. Each time the page is accessed, the java script will pull advertisements from the Adsense program. The ads that are targeted should therefore be related to the content that is contained on the web page serving the ad. If a visitor clicks on an advertisement, the webmaster serving the ad earns a portion of the money that the advertiser is paying the search engine for the click.

The search engine is the one handling all the tracking and payments, providing an easy way for webmasters to display content-sensitive and targeted ads without having the hassle to solicit advertisers, collect funds, monitor the clicks and statistics which could be a time-consuming task in itself. It seems that there is never a shortage of advertisers in the program from which the search engine pulls the Adsense ads. Also webmasters are less concerned by the lack of information search engines are providing and are more focused in making cash from these search engines.

The first reason why Adsense is essential for content sites is because it already has come a long way in understanding the needs of publishers and webmasters. Together with its continuous progress is the appearance of more advanced system that allows full ad customization. Webmasters are given the chance to choose from many different types of text ad formats to better complement their website and fit their webpage layout.

The different formatting enables the site owners the possibility of more click through from visitors who may or may not be aware of what they are clicking on. It can also appeal to the people visiting thus make them take that next step of looking up what it is all about. This way the people behind the Adsense will get their content read and making profit in the process.

The second reason is the ability of the Adsense publishers to track not only how their sites are performing but also the earnings based on the webmaster-defined channels. The recent improvements in the search engines offer webmasters the capability to monitor how their ads are performing using customizable reports that has the capacity to detail page impressions, clicks and click-through rates. Webmasters and publishers can now track specific ad formats, colors and pages within a website. Trends are also easily spotted.

With the real-time reporting at hand, the effectiveness of the changes made can be assessed quickly. There would be time to sort out the contents that people are making the most clicks on. The ever-changing demands would be met while generating cash for the webmasters and publishers. The more flexible tools are also allowing webmasters to group web pages by URL, domain, ad type or category, which will provide them some accurate insight on which pages, ads and domains are performing best.

The last and final reason is that the advertisers have realized the benefits associated by having their ads served on targeted websites. Thus increasing the possibility that a prospective web surfer will have an interest in their product and services. All because of the content and its constant maintenance. As opposed to those who are no using Adsense in their sites, they are given the option of having other people do their content for them, giving them the benefit of having successful and money-generating web sites.

Adsense is all about targeted content, the more targeted your content is, the more target the search engines’ ads will be. There are some web masters and publishers who are focused more on their site contents and how to maintain them rather than the cash that the ads will generate for them. This is the part where the effectiveness is working its best.

There was a time when people were not yet aware of the money to be achieved from advertisements. The cash generated only came into existence when the webmasters and publishers realized how they can make Adsense to be that generator. In those days, the content were the most important factors that is taken quite seriously. It still is. With the allure of money, of course.

My EzineArticles Account Has Been Reinstated !!

Finally Editorial Team has reinstated my account. What a blessing!

I guess I would not dare to take the easy way out in the future.

My EzineArticles Account is Suspended !!

I received an email from Editorial Team the other day, telling me that my account is suspended due to the duplicated content.

I admit that the article I submitted is not 100% written by myself. I extracted some of the points from a sales copy that included in a Master Resale Right package that I bought sometimes ago.

I am so naive to think that it doesn't break the copyright law and to claim the content to be mine.

I have really learned a lesson here. Never put up the whole articles or resources that you've obtained (regardless whether you bought it or got it for FREE) as it is, you can still use the points / concepts or ideas given in those resources, but try to re-write the article yourself and give it a twist in your own style.

Anyway, I have replied Editorial Team to apologize and explain to them my situation. Hopefully they accept my apology and explanation so to review my account for reinstatement. is one of my favorite Article Directories. It helps to bring quality traffic to my website. Submitting articles to article directories like is the simplest and cheapest way of publicity I would say. By showing your website URL in the Resource Box at the bottom of each submitted article, you are actually exposing your website URL to readers from all over the world who have either read or published your articles. Don't you think this is great?

Freebies' Got It All!

Those of us who regularly shop online are familiar with the array of free gifts, free bonuses and just plain freebies that are offered to a visitor to a website to encourage them to buy. How could you collect, select and offer free gifts, which will be valued as much as the original merchandise that is being purchased, put these gifts together and add them to your E-book? There are just three steps to do that very thing:

1. Identify your keywords in each chapter of your E-book. Now, type those words into your favorite search engine. You are looking for free E-books on the same subject in more depth, by a greater expert than you are, or by someone who gives a new and fresh angle to the topic. Add a link to the free E-book in each chapter of your E-book.

2. Research the Internet for related free gifts. Now you are looking for things that you could give as free gifts in your E-book that will make it more appealing and give it more pass-along appeal to your readers. For example: If you are selling gardening supplies, find a planting guide on the web that can be downloaded and include that as a gift in your E-book.

3. Download the freebies. Visit the freebies pages on those web sites. Most sites have freebies and encourage you to distribute them.

Other keywords I searched for are freebies, free E-books, and free reports and then use the keyword that I wanted the free stuff for. Like… “freebies for gardeners”.

Give your reader the vest that you can offer. Give them your book, additional reading material and free gifts to boot. Everybody loves a bargain!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Make Money Sending Death Note?

Make Money Sending Death Note?

Are you kidding?

How is that possible?

This is the first reaction that came into my mind when I was told to make money by sending death note.

I was skeptical at first, though I tell myself why not give it a try since I have nothing to lose even if I can't make a single dime by doing so.

I visited the website and created an account. There I was given all the necessary tools to help spreading the death of XXXXX.

I don't expect to earn much since I'm not really putting good effort on spreading the news, but you know what, at the time I'm writing this post, I have made US$8.75 by doing nothing except sending emails to tell people about the news. It's really unbelievable. Though $8.75 is little, but who cares, since it's extra income without doing much of the work!

Here is how to make money by spreading the death note:

1. Register for FREE with this site and update your profile so that they know to whom to pay to.


2. Share the news with your friends, relatives, team members, subscribers and anyone you know.

3. You are paid $0.25 for every single person that you refer to this site that enters their valid email address and creates an account.

4. You are also paid $0.25 for every person on your 2nd tier.


1. This is not some hyped up report to get you to join some other "Downline".

2. There is no 'Up Sell Offer' after you claim the report. In fact, there is NOTHING to buy at all.

3. This report will only be available for a very Limited Time .. Grab it NOW for FREE and share it with anyone you know to make $$$


So, wait no more. ACT NOW to start making money the easiest way.


Sunday, December 9, 2007

The 3 Most Common Affiliate Mistakes

Affiliate Marketing is one of the most effective and powerful ways of earning some money online. This program gives everybody a chance to make a profit through the Internet. Since these affiliate marketing programs are easy to join and implement and these programs pay out commission on a regular basis, more an more people are now jumping into this business.

However, like all other businesses, there are lots of pitfalls to watch out for in the affiliate marketing business. Committing some of the most common mistakes will cost you a large portion of the profit you make everyday. That is why it is better to avoid them than be regretful in the end.

Affiliate Mistake #1: Choosing the wrong affiliate program

Many people want to make money from affiliate marketing as fast as possible. In the rush to be part of one, they tend to choose a bandwagon product. This is the kind of products that the program thinks is "hot". They choose the product that is in demand without actually considering if the product appeals to them. This is not a very wise move obviously.

Instead of jumping on the bandwagon, try to choose a product in which you are truly interested in. For any endeavor to succeed, you should take some time to plan and figure out your actions.

Pick a product that appeals to you. Then do some research about that product to see if they are in demand. Promoting a product that you are passionate about is easier than promoting one for the sake of the earnings only.

Affiliate Mistake #2: Joining too many affiliate programs

Since affiliate programs are free and easy to join, you might be tempted to join multiples of affiliate programs to try and maximize the earnings that you will be getting. Besides you may think that there is nothing wrong and nothing to lose by being part of many affiliate programs.

True, that is a great way to have multiple sources of income. However, joining multiple programs and attempting to promote them all at the same time will prevent you from concentrating on each one of them.

The result? The maximum potential of your affiliate program is not realized and the income generated will not exactly be as huge as you were thinking initially it would. The best way to get excellent result is by joining just one program that pays a 40% commission at least. Then give it your best effort by promoting your products enthusiastically. As soon as you see that it is already making a reasonable profit, then maybe you can now join another affiliate program.

The technique is to do it slowly but surely. There is really no need to rush into things, especially with affiliate marketing. With the way things are going, the future is looking real bright and it seems affiliate marketing will be staying for a long time too.

Affiliate Mistake #3: Not buying the product or using the service

As an affiliate, you main purpose is to effectively and convincingly promote a product or service and to find customers. For you to achieve this purpose, you must be able to relay to the customers that certain product and service. It is therefore difficult for you to do this when you yourself have not tried these things out. Thus, you will fail to promote and recommend them convincingly. You will also fail to create a desire in your customers to avail any of what you are offering.

Try the product or service personally first before you sign up as an affiliate to see if it is really delivering what it promises. If you have done so, then you are one of the credible and living testimonial who is aware of its advantages and disadvantages. Your customers will then feel the sincerity and truthfulness in you and this will trigger them to try them out for themselves.

Many affiliate marketers makes these mistakes and are paying dearly for their actions. To not fall into the same situation they have been in, try to do everything to avoid making the same mistakes.

Time is the key. Take the time to analyze your marketing strategy and check if you are in the right track. If done properly, you will be able to maximize your affiliate marketing program and earn higher profits.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Be Alive with Cool Tag / Slogan

How to create a fun and cool signature tag?

1. Go to

2. Type in 2 words that represent your product or service type, its benefits or name

3. Then click on the button that says "Sloganize"

4. Keep clicking the "Sloganize" button until you see a slogan that you want to use.

5. Sometimes, the slogan might not be relevant, just ignore it, and keep clicking until you get the one you want.

See an example below:

Marketing with Forums? Yes, please.

How to find relevant forums?

1. Go to
2. In the search box, type in any of these phrases:

  • allintitle: filetype:html forum
  • + +forum
  • + +discussion board
  • + +newsgroup
3. Find at least 5 forums that are active with many members and lots of activities, register for each of those forums.

4. Post to those forums weekly.

What to post in the forums?

Use one of these top 10 powerful forum post tactics:

1. Ask a question
2. Answer a question
3. Request for a critique
4. Make a suggestion
5. Give an opposing view
6. Agree with a post
7. Provide a link to your YouTube video
8. Recommend a resource
9. Offer an insider tip
10. Post a summary of recent news that's relevant

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

How to Learn from Successful Marketers?

Ideally, everyone of us wants to make money on the Internet, right?

But we want to make it fast, what can we do to cut short the steep learning curve and make money?

I guess the first thing we could do is to get a mentor. I think most of you would agree with me that majority of the really good mentors charge fees that are off the scale for many of us who just starting out.

So, if you can afford then go for it. It will be an investment that would repay itself over and over.

But what if you can't afford the costly fee? You can always learn from the masters in other ways.

Pick a successful marketer that you really admire and look up upon, you are bound to have a couple of their products already, so make full use of those products - study the products, their marketing style and identify what makes the products sell, what makes you buy their products, what sets this product apart than the rest.

Study their websites, newsletters and any information you can find on the net about them. Identify their marketing strategies and tactics, learn as much as you can about them and take copious notes.

Now apply the same thing / process in your own online business.

Repeat this whole process with other top Internet Marketers and take the best of the best tactics and incorporate these in your offerings.

Don't copy word by word, try to put your own spin on things.

Internet Marketing forum is also a great place to learn from successful marketers, many of these forums have a number of gurus participating, making it easier for you to contact them, interact with them and request their help. You may find potential mentor to help you through the good, the bad and ugly times. You could request their help by offering a cut of the profits when you are successful.After all they will help you make the money that keeps the Internet Marketing world go round and round.

If you couldn't get a mentor for help, don't despair. There are always Mastermind Groups that are willing to share their knowledge. You can also work together with an accountability partner.

An accountability partner would be someone that you stay in contact with regularly, preferably each week, so you can set tasks for each other and accomplish more with each other's support as you are literally accountable to each other, hence the name.

Mastermind Groups, on the other hand, are a group of people supporting each other, bouncing ideas off each other, offering advice and finding solutions to problems. They usually have a mix of people from newbies to highly successful Internet entrepreneurs.

The best thing about Mastermind Groups is that you have a collective mindsets rather than just your overloaded brain. Mastermind groups are also the breeding ground for potential joint venture partners, mentors and cyber friends for life.

Monday, December 3, 2007

the DEATH is now official... Network Marketing died today

I just got an email about Ellie Drake's and Mike Filsaime's Free Report called - "The Death of NetworkMarketing"

I will admit, like you may also be feeling now, that I thought it was some hyped up offer to get me to buy something...

...Turns out I was wrong. Way wrong.

The bottom line is, this report really opened my eyes that Network Marketing may be dying.

When I read this, I immediately thought of sharing it on my blog

The times are changing for us and it would be a shame for you or anyone to not read this report and fail like many will.

I read it, and I wanted to share it with you ASAP.

I recommend you take a break from whatever it is you are doing if you can and get access to this report now.

Consider your future success by going here now...

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PS - Mike and Ellie say it will only be available for a few days or so, so do not delay...

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Become a Super Affiliate

Ewen Chia is the world #1 super affiliate, who has made more than $100,000 by just selling a $9.97 product. This is the guy who consistently amongst the top 5 affiliates for any product that he gets behind.

He has just launched the world's first and only super affiliate membership club. I can't believe the stuff he's sharing in the member's area - I mean this should be in some 5 figure coaching program...

Ewen has been widely recognized as super affiliate. When you are a super affiliate, product creators will literally beg you to promote their products.. and hand you jaw-dropping commission to do so!

Ewen has always over-delivered but this time, he has really gone out of the way...

He is going to show how he makes money online purely by promoting other people's product and you'll get to see the steps as a proven case study.

Ewen is kind enough to share his top-secret step-by-step strategy to transform you from normal affiliate into a super affiliate, and to rake unstoppable cash with your business.

This is truly a no-brainer system.

... PLUS, you get trained by him every month with all his super affiliate marketing secrets.

There is also a special bonus worth a real $797 for the first 500 members only and it will sell out fast.. I have just checked his website, there is only 298 seats left to be eligible for the $797 Launch Bonus.

I wonder how often does the world's #1 super affiliate willing and offer to take you by the hand and train you. I guess you probably know the answer to that.

Ewen is a great teacher with thousands of successful students around the world. He has always over-delivered his contents and he has the ability to keep things simple and comprehensible while getting you the results.