15 Sep 2008

Have You Ever Earned Income With Google Adsense?!

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This is an opportunity to learn how to add revenue to your bottom line using Adsense from Google.

I, personally have a few adsense sites that bring in monthly income.

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12 Sep 2008

“When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get………Grateful”

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Life is tough and even those who wish to “look on the bright side” still get rained upon. And even when it appears that you are doing all that you know to receive the desired outcome and it still doesn’t come, what are we to think? Is it us? Are we expecting too much? Too little? Lazy? Working too hard at it? God doesn’t like me anymore? Guilt of some kind?

Did the cards get dealt to me with an unfair deck? Or maybe I am just destined to struggle?

As you can see, there are many ways to think about “why”.

But did you notice one thing?

Look again at the possibilities…..All my thoughts about my particular problem are negative. Amazing isn’t it? We naturally think this way and I could give you my well thought out reason for this but that is not the point of this article.

So, what can we do to instantly make change take place?

There’s good news and bad news. Actually, there is good news and more good news if you can follow along with me.

The truth is we have a challenge that appears to be hanging around much too long and it’s not what we asked for…or is it?

Let’s first look at what we asked for. And let’s say for fun we wanted to be a great teacher. You prayed to God and asked for just this one request. You wanted to be remembered for being a really great teacher.

Several teaching jobs become available and you jump at the chance only to watch another person get the job. And this goes on for much longer than is in your plans. Is this a good thing or a “not so good of a thing?”

Most of us know how a valuable pearl is refined. A whole lot of friction from the sand constantly rubbing up against it with no end in site. The poor little pearl has no idea if it will ever get out of its misery. It might even think its good enough at a certain point and just want to be done with the whole process.
But on and on it goes and then finally, one day it’s made into a very fine necklace and gracefully lying upon the skin of a beautiful women for all to admire. It paid the price, even when it didn’t want to.

If we could know now that the outcome would be exactly what we thought was best for us and it came exactly when WE thought was the best timing, do you really think we are that smart to know all this? I know I’m not.

So here’s what I do….

I make a decision that I am being watched over and there is a perfect plan for my life and for the issue I am dealing with. I choose to believe that whatever challenge that comes my way, is some form of sand working on me to prepare me for the position in life that I want, or believe that is best for me. So, while I am waiting and the sand keeps on rolling over me and it’s quite painful on many occasions, I can be thankful for that “friction” that is making into the great teacher that I wanted to be.

Actually, the more friction, the better if I want to be the best. In fact, “bring it on” as fast as possible so that I can be created and refined through all trials as quickly as possible so that when my opportunity comes, I am truly ready. The little pearl thought he was ready many, many times but he wasn’t. He didn’t know what he didn’t know.

I think we are like that too. So, whatever you are facing or have been facing, the very best way to succeed through it is believe now, believe today that the friction rubbing against you is exactly what you need and have asked for if you want a goal to go beyond “average”.

Your thoughts and your actions can be all negative just like the way this article started out or you can make a choice to pick out the 500 to 1000 things that are going great for you right this very moment.

Just to get you started let’s list just a few. And if you have anything over 50% of this small list, you are pretty darn fortunate.

You are still breathing
Most arms and legs still connected
Can smell a rose
Can see a sunrise
Able to hear beautiful music
Ah, the taste of your favorite food
[You don’t take any of these for “granted” do you?] A quick test to see if you do is asking yourself if you thanked your God today for them. Did you? Whoops.

Ok, a few more and then I’ll let the rest up to you.

Are you currently living inside a dwelling?
Any food recently? [Within the last few days]
Any money at all coming in?
Is there anyone who loves you? How many?
Could you smile right now if you wanted to?
Is it possible to make someone else happy right now with a kind word?

Ok, I think you see where we can go with all of this. It all comes down to a choice. Your choice. You are in total control. You choose to think and act the way you decide. No one does it for you.

So what does it really take? Well, it does require a conscious decision. You do have to want it and it takes courage. This world will pull you down and it will pull hard and often.

The question is, Are you going to let it rule you or are you deciding today and every day that you are the decision maker in your life?

I wish you all the success and to have the courage each day as the friction of the sand shapes you into the “pearl” you are becoming.
Embrace each obstacle, knowing that you are on your way to your destiny!

12 Sep 2008

I Just Love PPC [Pay Per Click]

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Hello everyone! When it comes to getting new business Google’s PPC ad program is the best thing going for the money in my opinion. To be able to write a few simple ads and test and change them anytime you want is amazing.

You can set your budget for 5-10 bucks and then roll it out bigger when you see some positive result.

Free 5 Day Course

Google has so many helpful tools that can start you on your way and Perry Marshall has a nifty little Free course on Google adwords that really is meaty.

You can get it by going to Adwords Made Easy

Let me know what you think and if you need any more help driving traffic to your website, I’ll be glad to help.

You may be only minutes away from letting Google Adwords Help you explode you business.

01 Sep 2008

Here Is A Great Education On Creating Download Pages For Selling Online Products.

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Hey folks, Michael Nicholas is a great marketer and offers some very fine training on creating download pages. I am passing it on to you.
Let me know if you need any help. Austin

Here goes… The tutorial begins here ===>

6 Easy Steps to Creating A Download Page, Your Gateway To
Selling Online Products

A question online I seem to hear a lot goes something like
this:

How can I find out how to set up a download page to sell my
products? Other marketers that I’ve asked won’t take the
time to tell me how it’s done…

While that’s a pretty common question that seems to stump
many who download products all the time, but have no idea
how it’s done.

If you are one who wants to get on the other side of the
sale – the selling side – the following information will
show you how it’s done.

Here’s a way to set up a download page so you can have your
own products ready to sell.

The first thing to understand is that a download page is
associated with a web site domain. It’s one of the elements
within the domain where you’ll have a main sales page that
offers your product. Then, after a sale takes place, the
customer must be sent to the download page in the process.

Setting up web directories (simple folders) and webpages is
what this entails.

Note: Part of this process includes having an autoresponder
to generate email receipts to confirm sales orders. However,
the usage of autoresponders is another subject all in itself
that we won’t cover here. But you will need use an
autoresponder in conjunction with the download process so be
sure to learn more about that as well.

Check out Aweber.com or GetResponse.com, etc.

Let’s get started on setting up the download process…

Follow these 6 steps to create your digital download system:

1) Create a new folder within your main website root
directory and rename it.

For the sake of example lets say your main website is
My-New-Site.com. Right click inside that folder and from the
menu select new folder and rename it. Now you have created a
new sub folder directory within the root directory to house
your product.

(Keep in mind there will also be a separate sub folder to
house all your images for instance, like an ebook cover,
etc)

Now let’s rename this new added sub folder, MyProduct.
(Note: you can name the folder anything you prefer that
would be appropriate for your product).

Now we have http://www.My-New-Site.com/MyProduct as an
added sub directory to the root site folder that points to this
product you want to set up for download.

Important Note: In each folder on your directory should
always create an index.html page which is the default page
for a particular directory.

This is in case someone tries to find what’s in your web
folder by backing-off characters of your URL. Without index
pages in your folder directories they could find all your
links leading to all your pages and files making them
vulnerable. But with an index page inside the folder, it
will default to that page only and that’s all they will see.

Note: An index page can be the main default page to the main
website or a product sales page, landing page or even an
error page, etc.

When you use an index page as an error page, it mainly
deflects your site links from being revealed. Thus, any text
you want them to see can be displayed on the error page to
greet them.

For instance, in case someone finds one of your inside
folders within your URL, you could have this type of message
in text there…

You Have Reached This Page In Error. Please Click This Link
To Continue.

Then point them to your main home page or someplace else.

Now getting back to our scenario of your download page set
up…

The content of the index.html (or index.htm) in the
MyProduct folder can have on it sales page copy that sells
the product you want to offer. Therefore, when someone types
in: http://www.My-New-Site.com/MyProduct
your sales page will appear.

i.e. The sales page could have sales copy, order buttons and
links on it, etc.

2) Now let’s name your product, ebook-xyz.pdf. It’s the PDF
file you want to sell and have ready for download.

3) In your MyProduct folder copy your download file/s like:
ebook-xyz.pdf, etc, into it. Note: You can have several
download items in your download folder. These could be PDF
ebooks or .EXE software in zip files or even fre e reports
to give away, etc.

Also note, you could set up yet another sub directory for
all your download products however for the sake for this
tutorial we’ll keep it simple.

4) Now let’s create the actual download page and name it
something like: dlp.html.

That stands for “download page” but don’t name the page so
blatant if you don’t want people to easily figure out your
download web address.

But for purposes of understanding this download page concept
we will use it as an example only.

Create a new web page in your web editor program. For
example, in the MyProduct folder you’ll create, name and
save your download page as: dlp.html.

Now add written content to your download page that will
instruct your visitors on downloading from the links you’ll
provide on this page.

5) To create a download link write text that says something
like: Click Here To Download. Next, highlight that text in
your web editor and while it’s still highlighted go to the
area where you can insert a hyperlink and then type in the
web URL to create your download web address.

6) When creating a download web address (which is a webpage
your customers can download from) what you’ll include is the
http, the www, your domain name, your product folder and
your download page name itself. And that’s how we arrive at
this download page web address:
http://www.My-New-Site-.com/MyProduct/dlp.html
(this is your download page you send customers to)

Once your customers click on your download link and if you
have all the elements loaded up to the web server in the
proper folders, they will be able to download the designated
file to their computer hard drive.

And finally, when you add the actual file name of your
download product (ebook-xyz.pdf) onto the very the end of
your web address, it will look something like this:
http://www.My-New-Site.com/MyProduct/ebook-xyz.pdf

This is your download link your customers actually download
off of your download page.

Also, try to comprehend the info from this following page
which is also related to setting up folders for a website.

Scroll down the page and look at how the web site folders
are laid out…

http://www.123WysiWyg.com/help

Be sure not to have any spaces between your characters when
creating your web links used for sites and if you want space
between characters, use hyphens rather than underscores.

Now your download web address can be put into a web browser
and your customers download the product/s they bought and
you’re in business!

IMPORTANT: When you create this download page you must
understand you’re building it on your computer’s hard drive
first – then after it’s completed, you must load up the web
folders, i.e. your webpages and all their files sent up to
your web server creating a duplicate website copy online.

This procedure is called FTP as in, File Transport Protocol.
But don’t let the name scare you as I have a free report
that simplifies the process and you can get it free right
here: http://www.ImpactInfoMarketing.com/FTP-Made-Simple

Also Note: To sell digital products online you’ll need a
shopping cart so you can receive payments and give your
customers a way to pay for your products.

Here’s a few good ones you can use that make it easy:

Paypal.com
Clickbank.com
PayDotCom.com

If you want more shopping cart options, you can do a web
search on the term “online shopping cart”.

Just let the shopping cart handle the order processing and
once you get your order button links set up on your sales
page, you’re ready to start selling online because now you
know how to deliver digital download products.

By Michael Nicholas,
Copyright, All Rights Reserved.

30 Aug 2008

Michael Rasmussen’s “Email Promos Exposed” Video Series: How to Write Killer Email Promos That Get Results!

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Have you ever been faced with the task of having
to write an email promotion to your list, and
then realized that you didn’t know what to say or
how to say it?

Michael Rasmussen’s new video course “Email
Promos Exposed” promises to solve that problem
for you by walking you through the actual process
of creating killer email promos step-by-step.

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If you’re in a hurry, just go ahead visit this
URL to get instant free access to these videos:

http://www.emailpromosexposed.com/?thankyou-page=103972

I decided to see if Michael’s videos live up to
their promise by trying them out myself. Here’s
what I found:

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Overall Quality
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The first thing I noticed when I opened up the
first video was the stunning production quality.
He used Camtasia Studio for the production, which
is now the industry standard for creating
high-quality screen capture video products. The
audio is near studio quality, and the graphics
are very professional. These videos were made by
someone who KNOWS what he’s doing. Well done!

I also liked how Michael divided the videos up by
section, and then again by sub-section. For
example, one video is all about the subject line,
and then there are different parts of that video
that each cover a certain area of crafting a
killer subject line.

Now let’s move onto…

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THE ACTUAL VIDEOS
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Here’s a brief summary of each video. Obviously
it’s impossible to list every single thing here,
but I want you to get a feel for what each one
covered, and how well it covered it.

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If you’re in a hurry, just go ahead visit this
URL to get instant free access to these videos:

http://www.emailpromosexposed.com/?thankyou-page=103972*************************************************

VIDEO 1 – INTRODUCTION

This video served as an introduction to the whole
course. You get to see a picture of Michael in
his every day life, and he establishes his
credibility right up front by talking about some
of his massive successes online. He even provides
proof of credibility by displaying two checks in
the amount of $50,000 and $25,000 which prove
that, when it comes to the subject of making
money with email promos, he knows his stuff.

This is a good lesson for anyone to get. Whenever
you’re teaching people how to do something, it’s
good to establish your credibility up front, so
that there’s no doubt about whether or not you’re
qualified to talk about the subject. Most product
developers either skip or minimize this step.

VIDEO 2 – BEFORE YOU WRITE THE PROMO

This video talks about some things that no other
marketer has bothered to mention. You’ll learn
things like:

* The mindset you need in order to write a killer
promo

* The different tools you need before you get
started

* How to keep your emails laser-focused

* How to create an outline that practically
writes the email for you.

This was a fantastic video, and did a good job of
kicking things off.

VIDEO 3 – THE SUBJECT LINE

I liked this video, because it talked about one
of MY biggest weaknesses when it comes to writing
email promos… the subject line. The subject
line is a confusing topic, because nobody’s 100%
sure what the best tactics are.

Michael breaks it down, and reveals:

* The biggest secret for writing a subject line
that makes people insanely curious.

* Techniques for personalizing the subject line.

* Mistakes to avoid when using personalization.

I was surprised to find that I was making some of
the mistakes that Michael mentioned in this
video, but now I know better.

VIDEO 4 – THE OPENING

This is where a lot of people slack off when
writing their emails. Michael talks about how
important it is to create an opening that is
conversational, and then reveals techniques and
examples on how to do that.

He also reveals:

* How to get people to keep reading your email
once they’ve opened it.

* How to make your opening interesting.

* Mistakes to avoid when creating your first few
paragraphs.

VIDEO 5 – THE BODY COPY

This is one of the “meatiest” portions of the
course, because it reveals techniques that are
not widely discussed on the forums, blogs, and in
most eBooks. He talks about the importance of
keeping your body copy tight and relevant, and
then reveals how you can do that. You’ll also
learn:

* How to write powerful bullets that make people
curious and want to find out more.

* Simple formatting tricks for making your body
copy easy to read.

* The secret of “bucket brigade copy” and how to
use it in your email promos to force people to
keep reading.

VIDEO 6 – THE CALL TO ACTION

This is where a lot of people wimp out in their
email promos. They start out strong, but when it
comes time to ask the reader to click the link
and take action, they don’t know what to say.
Michael talks about some of his favorite
techniques for making that happen, and also
reveals:

* The “magic question” to ask yourself that will
make your close much more powerful.

* The secret of the “unanswered question” and why
handling this is a surefire way to get people to
act right away.

* The structure of a powerful close.

* Mistakes people make when creating their close.

VIDEO 7 – CREATING AN EFFECTIVE P.S.

Some people say that the P.S. is one of the most
important parts of the email, because it is often
the one thing that gets people to click the link
at the end. In this video, Michael talks about:

* Why you should including a P.S. at the end of
your email.

* The 4 different kinds of P.S.’s you can use
(this section was a real eye-opener for me).

VIDEO 8 – COMMON MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE

I loved this video, because it showed me some
mistakes that I was making that I wasn’t even
aware of. Unless you’re a seasoned pro, you’re
probably guilty of some of the things that
Michael talks about in this video as well, and
that’s why it’s so valuable. I’ve shaved years
off my learning curve, because now I can avoid
some of the costly mistakes that I was bound to
make in the learning process.

VIDEO 9 – HOW TO CREATE FOLLOW-UP EMAIL PROMOTIONS

This video alone is going to make me a lot of
money. Why? Because I used to only send out one
email promo for each affiliate promotion I was
doing. Michael showed me in this video how
important it is to send a follow-up promotion,
and he showed me exactly how to do it. He covered
things like:

* The psychology of follow-up email promo’s.

* The 2 main types of follow-up promos that make
the most money.

* How to overcome readers’ objections in your
follow up emails.

* The 2 most common mistakes people make when
writing follow-ups and how to avoid them.

VIDEO 10 – HOW TO WRITE BACK END EMAIL PROMOTIONS

Every marketing guru out there says that the REAL
money is on the back end. I’d have to agree with
them, but the problem is… most people have no
idea how to set up a back end system that makes
money. This video will teach you how to set up an
automated back end that’s loaded with killer
promos that make you lots of cash on autopilot.
He reveals things like:

* The big difference between regular and back end
email promos.

* How to prepare a back end promotion sequence.

* Common mistakes people make when creating back
end email promos.

VIDEO 11 – CREATING AFFILIATE EMAIL PROMOTIONS

This could be the most important video of the
entire package for a lot of people, because most
people email their list to promote other people’s
products as an affiliate. Let’s face it, if you
only have 3 products, can you really afford to
only email your list 3 times a year? They’ll get
bored hearing about the same old products over
and over again. This video sheds some light on
how to create killer affiliate promos. Michael
reveals things like:

* The two main types of affiliate promos.

* What makes affiliate promos different than
regular promos (and why ignoring this huge secret
could cost you big money).

* Michael’s favorite tactics for creating
affiliate promos that no one else is doing.

* 3 different ways to add scarcity to your
affiliate promos (this is the most important
section of the video, so make sure you watch it
over and over again).

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CONCLUSION
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As you can see, Email Promos Exposed really packs
a lot of punch! Most of the courses out there
offer only watered down, weak content. Not this
one! These videos are going on my “A-list” for a
long time.

I’ve already watched them twice, and plan on
reviewing them every couple months to make sure
that I have the principals, techniques and
tactics burned into my mind.

If email marketing is an important part of your
business (and in my opinion, it’s the most
important part of ANY online business), then you
owe it to yourself to check out Michael’s
exciting new videos, Email Promos Exposed.

Here’s the URL where you can get instant free access
to the videos right now.

http://www.emailpromosexposed.com/?thankyou-page=103972

Sincerely,
Austin

23 Aug 2008

What Can You Learn From A Donkey?

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One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a
well. The animal cried piteously for hours as
the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the
well needed to be covered up anyway;
it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and
help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began
to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the
donkey realized what was happening and cried
horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he
quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally
looked down the well. He was astonished at what
he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his
back, the donkey was doing something amazing.
He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farm er’s neighbors continued to shovel
dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it
off and take a step up.

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey
stepped up over the edge of the well and
happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds
of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well
is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of
our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out
of the deepest wells just by not stopping,
never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.

Free your mind from worries – Most never happen.

Live simply and appreciate what you have.

Give more.

Expect less

NOW …….

Enough of that crap. The donkey later came back,
and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him.
The gash from the bite got infected and
the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.

MORAL FROM TODAY’S LESSON:

When you do something wrong, and try to cover
it up, it always comes back to bite you.

08 Aug 2008

Ebay Genie Now Avaliable For Free!!

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This is really cool! The Free Ebay Genie is automatic when it comes to searching.

When you do a search on a search engine like Google all the information you could ever want about your search comes up that is also on Ebay.

Watch a short demo and see what I mean.

Now That’s Funny!

Here is what I mean. I started giving away this cool tool and I started getting a check in the mail on a weekly basis. It wasn’t big but it was something.

Now I hear things are getting even better.

Anyway, check it out here. http://www.mymarketinggenie.com/shopnow

07 Aug 2008

Join Local Internet Marketing Group

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Would you like to learn how to increase your business on the net?

Would you like to earn a great living selling products or services online?

Austin Helsel is heading up a group of people interested in learning how to use the internet

including PPC, SEO, writing copy, landing pages, using articles and other tools to

earn icome on the internet.

If interested, call 717 687 5250 for local training times in lancaster ,pa

07 Jul 2008

Mark Hendricks Is A Good Guy

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When Mark sends me something I find it to be worthwhile. Below is the email he sent me. I don’t make any money on sending you to him but go to the link below and see it you like the quick story that he shared with me.

Let me know what you think!

Mark’s email.

Most people make things hard…way too hard.

I prefer to simplify to get more results for less work.

I’ve got a special gift for you, you don’t have to sign
up for anything, or get hit with OTO upsells, or any
of that nonsense.

And you may give it to as many people as you want,
or just forward this email to them (I would edit off
the unsub info at the end before you do, just in case
they would click on any of those links :-).

It’s a story that has had a terrific influence on my
thinking and my success — may it also be a positive
influence on you in those ways too.

http://www.hunteridge.com/download/obvious.pdf

05 Jul 2008

Yellow Page Ads Done Correctly

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Have you ever compared yellow page ads of, let’s say plumbers? Do you see how they all look the same? “been in business since 1957”, pride ourselves on quality, great prices and fast service…blah, blah, blah.

Can you say BORING?

I’ve been working with Alan Saltz who is an expert when it comes to writing ads that get stunning results.

And I’m talking about 100% to 300% better results than my clients have ever received.

Now that’s something to write home about.

Normally what I do is meet with a new client and make sure that they are spending there marketing dollars wisely and look at the whole picture but if you want to check out what Allen has to offer yourself, go right ahead. Of course You can call me and I will help you with the bigger picture but I think you will enjoy what Allen has to say. Check it out now!

Austin Helsel 717 687 5250