Wednesday, April 28, 2010

“How to Make $1000 a Month from Scratch Online”

Jay Stockwell is no dummy. When it comes to making money online heboy walks the talk and isn’t some imposter who isn’t doing it himself. His latest creation is a free ebook “How to Make $1000 a Month from Scratch Online” was created after his friends kept asking him how they could earn some cash online. I guess he got tired of telling them and now just send them a link to his ebook.

It really is meaty and well written and even an old online veteran like me learned a thing a two. He stresses that with focus and 5 to 10 hours per week and the belief that you can do it, are all you need. He reveals a business model that’s simple to follow that takes into account a person’s lack of time, money and expertise. You want to focus on subjects that involve a financial transaction, not one that people just search for information on.  He also stresses the importance of quality content when building your website for search engine optimization and in creating trust.

It all boils down to three components: sell your own product, sell other people’s products (affiliate programs), and contextual advertising on your site. He leads you through a brainstorming process in order to come up with a niche you’ll do well with.

If you’ve been struggeling to earn an online income, do yourself a favor and download it today. It’s free to pass along to others too.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

“Blogging Brings Fame and Income: Tips on How to Write Great Blogs”

Thanks to the internet, people from different parts of the world are now able to communicate and interact with each other for free. One way to reach out to people is through blogs. In fact, blogging can bring fame and even can let you earn extra cash if you're good enough. blogger_256

Basically, blogging was originally created as an online journal or diary where people were able to express their feelings and let other people know about their daily activities.

Today, blogging is now considered to be one of the most popular ways for people to interact with each other and share their point of view about different kinds of things.

From life experiences, to trying a particular product, blogging can definitely make you famous if you know what you’re doing.

First of all, you have to remember that blogging is all about writing. It's like writing a novel where you need to get people hooked into reading it. The great thing about blogging is that once people like what they read, they will often recommend it to their friends and so on. Word of mouth is a powerful traffic generator. Viral marketing at its finest.

You can also try posting in forums and on article publishing websites where at the end of each post, you will put in a link to the website where your blogs can be accessed in what is called your signature line.

Once you get loyal readers, you can start earning some cash. Depending on the subject of your blogs, you can become an affiliate marketer where you will include links of affiliate companies in your blogs.  You do want to make sure you post a disclaimer on your site that clearly states that you may earn cash through some of the postings and links on your website. You can also make money by selling merchandises by linking to items you my be offering online.

In order to become famous, you need to write blogs that people will want to read. If you are going to talk about your life experiences, focus on one
subject. For example, if you love the outdoors, try writing your experiences about it and don’t be afraid to bend reality and fiction. You can always mix both. It is also a good idea to mix in some sarcastic humor that people will surely love reading even if they get a bit offended. If you stir a reaction in people you’re bound to get “hate mail” so if you’re easily wounded it can be tough to put up a hard exterior and move past it.

The key to writing good blogs is by getting people's attention on the first sentence. Once you get their attention, then the rest of the blog you write should be able to keep them reading. Never go from one subject to another. When writing blogs, you need to be consistent and everything you write should be relevant.

Once you get people to read your blogs and if they really like what they read, they will often recommend it to their friends. All you need to do is sit back and watch it spread like wild fire. However, you have to remember that once you get loyal readers, they will keep on demanding more from you. Try to update your blog site in order for you to keep your readers loyal
and excited. Update on a regular basis, two or three times a week is best.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

"There Really is Such a Thing as FREE PLR Content"

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can sell that material yourself as part of your own internet marketing business, and of course, you can change any part of the product to suit your target audience. Don't be put off by the free part either, in terms of the quality of the material that's on offer, because I've downloaded the free PLR stuff myself and it's of a really high quality.
I've paid plenty of writers in my time to create digital products, and I can honestly say that the quality of this material is just as good, if not better – without me having to pay the money I would pay a writer. In addition to the free PLR material you can download as VIP Member, you can also access heaps of great information about how to improve your internet marketing business.

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

Regardless of whether you're a paying member or not, you will have access to a regular e-newsletter that gets sent out, and if the testimonials are anything to go by, it's definitely one e-newsletter that's worth your while. I can vouch for that too, and I am a real pro when it comes to deleting emails that bore me!

So, please do me a favor and join now now. This is a site that's definitely worth your time regardless of your level of experience in internet marketing, so visit it now at: Click Here  I promise you won't be disappointed. Until next time, may you keep on selling!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"New Affiliate Network, PaySpree Pays Instant Commissions"

If you sell digital products online you are no doubt aware of the two most popular affiliate networks, ClickBank and PayDotCom.

While both of these are great and I highly recommend each of them, today I came across a brand new service that really caught my attention. It's called PaySpree and the reason it caught my attention is that ALL its members get paid for their sales instantly by PayPal.

Even affiliates get paid for their referred sales instantly by PayPal. I expect it to become quite a hit as the lure of 'instant commissions' played a big part in the massive success of products such as 7DollarSecrets and the RapidActionProfits scripts.

I've actually come across products for sale that are just lists of affiliate programs that pay instant paypal commission. And I've seen many threads in the various internet marketing forums asking about where to find instant commission affiliate programs. Now there is an entire site and marketplace dedicated to them.

As soon as you become a member you can start promoting any product in the marketplace, and you can add your own products so affiliates can promote them for you. All commission payments are handled automatically by PaySpree, it sounds like a winner to me.

I've just signed up and had a look around the site and it seems pretty simple and non cluttered, check em out here and let me know what you think.

Monday, April 19, 2010

“Top 10 Traffic Ideas for your Blog”

Blogs are popular ways to create an online presence for personal and business reasons. You can build a blog for free and begin postingflowers content right away. But, what good is that content if no one is reading it. Here are ten ideas to bring in the traffic your blog needs to survive. Remember, if  you build it they won’t come. You need to work daily at bringing in those visitors.

Of all the successful blogs on the Internet, hundreds more have failed. Running a blog is like running a business website. Unless you are willing to put the time in and treat it seriously, you won’t be blogging long. The majority of bog owners give up in the first few months. It’s a lot of work, but if you make the time investment in the beginning it can really pay off in the long run.

That is not to say that the failed bloggers weren’t serious about blogging. Mostly, new bloggers aren’t prepared for the work that goes into creating a successful blog. Just building the blog doesn’t mean that people will read it. You pursue the audience and give them a reason to see what you have to say. And remember throwing in your personality is always a plus, even if you’re a bit controversial. Love you or hate you, getting people to react to you is the first step in getting loyal readers. 

ShoeMoney offers an extensive course on getting traffic.

1.    Fresh Content – no one wants to visit a blog day after day and see the same posts. Update your blog content at least twice a week, three times a week is even better. This will be easier if you write several posts ahead of time and upload them at the appropriate times. If you’re using Blogger you can save them as drafts and log in and publish them as needed.You should keep a notebook or folder handy where you put any new ideas you have for future posts.  For help see Bloggers PayCheck.

If you don’t have time to write your own content there’s plenty of PLR (private label rights) that you can purchase and edit at will to use on your blog. A few are:

100 PLR Articles Free
My Fav- Easy PLR
Rapid Product Formula

2.    Article Marketing – the niche you’ve chosen for your blog is one that interests you. If it is interesting you will spend more time doing it. Create content not only for your blog but also to be submitted to article directories. Use the resource box to advertise your blog so people can find you. Articles you’ve written make for great blog content and vice versa blog content can make for great articles. Make sure to get the most mileage out of your writings by using them for dual purposes.

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3.    Social Networking – these sites are everywhere. Join Facebook, MySpace, Squidoo, Twitter or a dozen others and make connections. You can join groups of likeminded people who are also bloggers or entrepreneurs. Make sure when you post an update on your blog that you send out the link to your Twitter followers and your friends on our other social networks. If you don’t want to do this one by one there are applications you can download that will update them all at once. One such service is

Easily manage your Twitter account and schedule Tweets with SocialOomph

4.    Viral Marketing – this is where you spread the word about your blog. Talk to friends, family and even strangers. Give out business cards that have your blog address on them. Social network marketing really is just viral marketing. You get people interested in your content in the hopes that they’ll pass it on to others. It’s the ultimate referral process.

5.    Use RSS Feeds – RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication.” Readers can subscribe to your feed and get email updates when new content is posted. It is an easy way for them to keep up with your blog without spending all day online. Feedburner makes it easy for visitors to subscribe to your blog . Owned by Google you can access it with your Google user ID and password. The easier you make it for people to keep up with your content the better. Options are a good thing.  Also see RSSTweets.

6.    Submit Blog to Search Engines – doing this allows your blog to be ranked. Google and Yahoo! are two of the most popular search engines you want to crawl your blog pages. It doesn’t guarantee top ranking, though. You’ll have to do a little more work for that. Make sure you have some incoming links first. Google won’t index your site if there are no other websites linking to it first. There are also numerous blog directories you can submit your site to with a list at

7.    Joining Forums – as a blogger you are a budding entrepreneur. Right now you are marketing yourself to find traffic and then profit. Become a member of business forums, work at home forums and others to meet new people and share ideas. You can add a link to your blog in the signature line so others can find you. Remember, be helpful, don’t spam people with your marketing message.

8.    Visit other blogs – show your appreciation to those who visit you by also posting comments on their blogs. It is a kindness that shows others you are not just out to advertise your blog alone. Add links to your blog in your comments. Just like re-tweeting with Twitter, the point is to help others with their blogs and they’ll be more inclined to help you. You scratch my back I’ll scratch yours.

9.    SEO Marketing – whatever you write, use relevant keywords. Keyword density between three and ten percent is good for getting higher page rankings in search engines. Base your keywords on a research you do to find the most popular words used in search engines for your niche. Keywords are really good for ranking when placed in the postings title.

10.    Social Bookmarking – submitting posts to social bookmarking sites allows others who are members of those sites to track you back to your blog.  Social Marker makes this easy and automated with  also see Google Social Search Secrets.

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Using any of these ideas will start the traffic moving in your direction. It takes time but you will build the readership you want. Like anything worth doing you won’t see traffic overnight. It takes a lot of time and good content, but eventually you’ll see the fruits of your labor. I promise.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

"What is Fair Use?"

WebProNews spoke with Pat Aufderheide, the Executive Director for the Center of Social Media at American University, and Attorney Michael Donaldson of Donaldson & Callif about fair use. An often misunderstood term by many, but something every online entrepreneur needs clarification on.

How much do you know? Listen in and learn. Leave your comments below.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rapid Product Formula

Rapid Product Formula – a course that takes the overwhelming task of creating an info product and turns it into a “no-fail” formula for success. Listen in on the telesiminar with Nicole Dean and Ronnie Nijmeh two online entrepreneurs who know what their doing and whom you can learn a lot from.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Twitter Launches "Promoted Tweets"

Twitter is an awesome micro-blogging tool that I personally love. Since their launch in 2007 they've been hard pressed to come up with ways to generate income. Let's face it, they're not in this because they want to give something away for free. Like the rest of us the goal is to make Twitter start paying off.

Enter "Promoted Tweets" - Similar to Google Adwords advertisers will bid on keywords and when someone conducts a search on Twitter for those keywords the Tweet (Ad) would be shown. This is the plan for the first stage of the roll out. In the second stage, ads will appear in the twitter "stream" itself. 

Don't worry, the ads will be clearly marked as such, and when hovered over turn a bright yellow color. That way they'll be easy to distinguish from regular Tweets. But that's power for the course as anyone who posts ads on Twitter need to mark them as advertising in order to be in compliance with the FTC.

Twitter's plan to measure how well the ads are performing is something they call "Resonance Score". It includes numerous factors a few of which are, how many clicks it receives, the number who viewed the ad, those who replied or forwarded it. If scores are too low, ads will stop running and advertisers will no longer pay for those ads.

Two initial customers of the service are Starbucks, and Bravo along with a few others. But I'm sure it won't take long for other big companies with deep pockets to jump on the Promoted Ad bandwagon.

No matter if you like it or not, ads are coming to Twitter. Myself, I don't mind. I use Twitter daily to post interesting links and keep up on current trends in the industry so a few ads won't bother me. What do you think?

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Twitter Reveals Ad Platform: Promoted Tweets

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

“The Art & Science of Obtaining Inbound Website Links”

Ever wonder how to build incoming links to your website? In the "old days" you would simply find a site related to yourstoots_2010 and ask for a link. In today's "what's in it for me?" society, it's not that easy anymore.

Link popularity, as it's often referred to, is important to ranking well with the search engines. Most search engines use it as a factor when determining your page rank. Basically, it's an indicator of how many other sites are linking to yours. If you have a lot of incoming links, the search engines think to themselves that your site must be pretty good and will give you a boost. Here's a handy tool for checking on incoming links to your website...

So how does an honest website owner get those incoming links? I thought you'd never ask. If you look at it  with a creative mind, there are many ways to get those links without directly asking for them.

Here are a few of my favorites:

1) Articles: There's been a lot of talk about writing short articles and having others post them on their websites lately, and for very good reason. Since articles all contain a short signature line that leads back to your website, it's a great way to get incoming links.

The other sites get content and you get an incoming link. It's a win-win situation for everyone involved. You should also submit your writing to the various online article websites that exist for this purpose. This is where many people go when looking for an article to post on their sites or to run in their ezines.

Article Marketing Automation can help in this department.

Article Writing Assistant can help with creation.

2) Blogs: Blogs are big and everyone and their brother has one. Many blogs will allow you to post comments in response to the postings. Make sure to include your url with your name. Of course, you should never post to any blog or sp-am a blog in order to get an incoming link. This is wrong. Don't do it. If you have something to add, then and only then should you post.

Due to some people abusing blogs for the sole purpose of linking, many have instituted the use of the "no follow" tags. What this does is tell the search engines not to follow posted links. For more information see:

Update your blogs automatically.

Of course if you publish your own blog you can include all the links you like. If you have numerous websites that need incoming links, this is an easy way to get them. F-ree Blogger accounts can be set up at

3) Discussion Boards: Believe it or not, most posts to discussion boards do get indexed by the search engines. Again, use a good signature line in your postings. I'm still surprised to this day when I do a search at Google and find a comment I posted to a board months earlier.

4) Press Releases: Writing and submitting press releases
online is often overlooked when it comes to linking. If you submit your releases to places like they'll be archived for the world to see for a very long time. If you do a search for "f-ree press releases" you'll find plenty of other similar sites that accept press release submissions. For more information on using press releases to help with your search engine optimization, see:

5) Ezine Archives: If you publish an ezine, you should be posting your back issues online. Since your ezine should always contain links back to your website, this insures an additional stream of incoming links. You can even post back issues on your Blog.

If you buy ezine ads in newsletters, make sure they post their back issues online so you can benefit from an indefinite link.

6) Natural Linking: Let's face it, the goal of most websites is to provide quality content. Do that and you'll find other sites naturally linking to yours due to the good information that you provide. You won't have to ask for a link, they'll just do it on their own. Here's a great article on this:

No man is an island, and on the Web you don't want to be. You want to be "popular" and by getting your link out there in Cyberland the search engines will look at your website in a more favorable light. And as Martha Stewart likes to say, "It's a Good Thing."

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Monday, April 5, 2010

“Download a Year’s Worth of Posts From this Blog”

OK gang, I’ve got a little belated Easter present for you today, just in case the Easter Bunny wasn’t all that good to you. <grin> I’ve taken a years worth of posts from my Blog “Blah..Blah..Blog..Rantings by Merle” and compiled them into a nice little PDF for you.

Please download it and if you like it, feel free to pass it along to others from your blog, website, or newsletter. Grab it here.

If you’d like to do something like this with your own Blog check out Blog to Book. Let me know if you’ve ever done something like this and what you think by leaving your comments.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

" How to Make Money With Your Blog"

In this video WebProNews interviews "blogging legend" Darren Rowse of Listen in as he shares some of his blogging secrets and how you too can make money with your blog.