Scott shares his personal tips on becoming a blogger and making money with a free WordPress blog.

Ten easy steps to WordPress blogging success!

Are you looking to increase the traffic to your blog? Does your blog need something fresh? I can help turn your blog into a traffic grabbing machine! Blogging for dollars is easier than you might think. With my 10 step guide you will see a big boost in your blog’s traffic, making you more money. I hope you enjoy my 10 step guide to get your WordPress blog into the top spot!

Step 1. Start by reviewing your blog’s content, expand on the original ideas, link to articles and add helpful fun facts to your post.

Step 2. Build a solid amount of keyword-rich content surrounding your blog’s topic covering as much of the keywords related to your topic.

Step 3. Branch-out some – blog about events and niche subjects that have weaker competition that your blog is likely to rank better in, to draw ancillary traffic to your site.

Step 4. Blog swap – email other bloggers and swap posts inserting a link back to your blog, this is very valuable. This is almost as good, if not better than blogging on your own Word Press blog.

Step 5. Post blog comments – Spend a few hours leaving comment on other blogs with a link back to your blog.

Step 6. Buy some articles – You can hire freelance writers to write short 100-500 word articles from $2.00 -$10.00. With a small investment of fifty bucks, you could really improve your blog!

Step 7. Blog about upcoming events, like Black-Friday, Super Bowl predictions, events you are sure are going to draw lots of searches. These events happen yearly and can be relied on for excellent traffic. Some time posting silly things like when daylight-saving time will take place will return thousands of hits.

Step 8. Post useful information like deals, cheap gas, sales, review services, products, grandma’s recipes or something simple like how to save money on your Sprint bill.

Step 9. Start a link swap campaign – you can advertise on website like Sitepoint and Digital Point for other blog owners and webmasters to swap links. This can also be done by emailing blog owners directly.

Step 10. Merchandise your site, everyone wants to make money! But don’t make your ads a fly on the wall, instead cleverly include your advertiser into your post. You will get a better conversion rate!

Want to get a few more hits to your WordPress blog?

Here is a quick and easy tip for getting more hits to your WordPress blog

What happens when you publish a wordpress post?

This free pinglist will send your post out to news feeds giving you a back-links everytime you publish a post, all using a settings that is already on you WordPress blog right now! So in less than 3 mins you can give your blog a little booster shot!

Word Press already provides you with this setting located in your admin area of your blog:

To find this setting in your blog: GOTO>> Login to the admin>>goto settings along the left side>> then you goto reading>> and see the screen shot provided.

(To see the larger screen shot, please click on it.)

Copy and paste this list in to this Update Service area. then press save setting button on the bottom of the page. Then every time you make a post, these services will be automatically notified.

*you can also find list and other alternatives from WP here

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How to Create A Search Engine Friendly Website Design

There are some basic rules that you need to follow if you want to create web pages that are search engine friendly. You will need to keep these in mind when you are designing your website. If you are having a web designer do the work for you then you can pass these details on.

What about Frames?

Frames are a big no go area. Most spiders are not able to handle frames. If you do have to use them, which you shouldn’t, you will also have to create a NO FRAMES version of your website if you want spiders to crawl it.

Can I Use Flash, QuickTime, Plug-Ins etc?

Search engines are able to read and index flash websites so this is good. You shouldn’t however design your whole website in flash because it will be too hard to implement SEO techniques properly and if any issues arise, they will be very hard to resolve. A small amount of flash is fine as are small amounts of movies and other plugins. Remember flash, movies, audio, etc., are used for your human visitors and not the spiders anyway.

What about JavaScript?

If you use JavaScript on your website then you should know that it is invisible to some of the search engines as they can’t read it.

Are Image Maps Useful?

Image maps may seem like a great idea when designing your website but it is worth noting that not all the search engines follow them. Another downside to image maps is that you can’t include anchor text so I would advice using an alternative navigational design.

Do I Need To Validate My HTML?

Validating your HTML is a great way to check for errors in your code. There are a lot of times when you will get insignificant errors but on occasions you may find that you have forgotten to close tags or something else that will cause problems when spiders are indexing your website. The rule goes that you should always check you HTML and fix and errors you get.

What is RSS and How to Use It

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication” which is a powerful publishing tool used by websites that frequently update their content. When you’re surfing the internet you’ll notice just about every site has the orange RSS feed logo. Without getting too technical, it’s nothing more than a feed of that site’s most recent html content. If you click on it you’ll see something like this:

Screen shot of browser after clicking on RSS feed

Someone who doesn’t know what an RSS feed is would be very disappointed when they click on the link – it just looks like gibberish. In order to take advantage of a website’s RSS feed, you need a feed reader. There are a ton of feed readers available and they’re almost always free. The first step to using a site’s RSS feed is to have the reader so go get one. The second step is to insert the website’s RSS feed url into the feed reader. This is easily accomplished by right clicking on the RSS feed icon, selecting “copy link” and pasting it into your feed reader. If you do this, you have just subscribed to a website. Subscribing to a website is free and you’ll have an up to the minute account of that site’s latest content. Additionally, with the feed reader, you’ll have the ability to quickly view all of your favorite web sites in a glance. After this helpful how to subscribe to an RSS feed article now is a good time to practice what you’ve learned and subscribe to the site you’re reading right now.

What is REALLY happening on Associated Content (AC)?

Scott, I saw your article about relaxation on Associated Content (AC) and I read a little about writing for AC.  It looks like a fair opportunity to make money working at home.  What kind of money do you think I could make writing a few good articles a week?

Thanks,
Paul B., Minn.

Thanks for writing Paul.  I have written a few articles for AC and found them to be prompt in paying.  If you submit your content requesting an up-front payment, they review your piece and make you an offer within a week or so.  I haven’t been offered anything staggering for any piece, about $3 per article.  I made more money selling one item from the last storage unit auction I bought at but hey, it’s all about multiple streams of income, right?  One of the things I occasionally do to put things in perspective is to ask myself, what is really going on here.  It forces you to peel through multiple layers of reality.  To answer your question, I asked myself, “What is REALLY going on at Associated Content?”  Let’s look at it together.

Here’s Associated Content‘s vital statistics:

Associated Content, Inc. is a privately held Delaware Corporation.  This is only significant in that AC does not have any public reporting requirements as publicly traded corporations do.  Read – they do not have to publicly state their income – no biggie, right?  What they earn is their business.   According to Silicone Alley Insider, it is estimated at a value of $65 million.   The Associated Content site has a traffic ranking of 773 according to Alexa – compare eHow at 476.

According to AC,

  • Associated Content publishes authentic, useful and informative content on nearly every conceivable topic, produced by real people sharing real-world expertise from diverse perspectives.

Anyone who knows anything about the internet knows that “Content is King,” and AC has an army of Content Producers (CPs) constantly churning out articles on just about any subject or topic imaginable.  The site is covered in advertising links which generate impressions and clicks leading to advertising revenue.  I suppose it is remarkable that they pay writers anything since it seems people will submit content to many popular websites that don’t pay anything.  And this formula works – the payments keep many people actively creating content which draws search engine, direct and organic traffic to the site.

I didn’t start writing on AC to make money – I can make more money in a weekend selling goods than in a whole year of writing for AC – I wanted to promote my website.   AC allows you to put your website after the article, which I thought was great as I would be in essence, backlinking from AC to scottrasher.com – which could only improve my website’s search engine ranking.  I discovered today that this is not the case.

I went straight to the source code of one of my article pages.  Here is a snipet of code relating to my website:

[<li><a rel=“nofollow” href=“http://scottrasher.com” class=“link_383838”>scottrasher.com</a></li>]

No follow?  Apparently, AC does not want search engine robots to not follow the link.  So the only benefit of having the link is if someone reads the article and follows it – which is a potential although my stats don’t show any referrals from AC.  My website isn’t getting any search engine benefit from AC links.

Another thing I realized today is that I’m on my own promoting this content.  I’ve never seen it show up anywhere on the site. A google search of Associated Content revealed this discussion which you might be interested in reading.

It’s interesting to read through the disclaimers/terms of use you agree to when you sign up at AC.  You get paid for the page views where an advertisement impression occurs.  Here’s what AC says about that, “*Page View. means one view of a single page of Content on the Site containing an advertising impression. AC shall in its sole discretion determine the type, frequency, and category of advertising impressions served on the Site in general and any content page in particular.” and “3. Your Acknowledgments. You acknowledge that:

a. You understand that the data presented in the Beta Program may not be accurate, and that you will not rely on those numbers in any way“(emphasis added).”

I guess the lawyer in me just can’t help but be fascinated with the disclaimers we accept without even reading.

Paul, it seems there’s a little bit of money to be made but if I were you I’d get a hundred monkeys to each type ten articles a day and submit it to AC, then you could really make some dough.   It’s all a numbers game really.

Good luck!

Google Real-Time Search in Action – Search Results Fast

I decided to do a little test to see just how well Google Real-Time search might work. It turns out it works pretty well for a blog post. Here’s what I did, I made a blog post about snow on I-90 in Coeur d’Alene. As soon as it was posted, I did a Google search for the terms “I-90 Snow at Coeur d’Alene”, switched the results options from “Any time” (default setting) to “Latest.” If you want specific instructions on how to use Google Real-Time search, read here. Surprise! Here’s what Google Real-Time search results served up:

Implications? Well, imagine you’re traveling through Coeur d’Alene this morning and you’d like to know what the weather is like on the I-90. If you used Google Real-Time search function, you’d have my weather report or anyone else who bothered to get out in the snow to take a picture of it.

It seems as if Google’s new real time search feature might put the right information in the hands of someone searching on topics that are time specific. It could also be that most of the search results will be irrelevant or spam.

For bloggers, or anyone regularly updating content, it’s an opportunity to bring time/date specific information to readers requiring such information. I just thought it was pretty cool that my blog post was available as a google search result within one minute of posting. I’m sure there will be much debate in the internet community regarding the relevancy of such searching.

How do you feel about Google real-time search?

How to Analyze Keyword Density

Hopefully you enjoyed my article on How to Write a Good Internet Article and are practicing your skill in writing keyword dense articles. This article will describe how to analyze the density of your internet articles, blog posts or web content.

How to Analyze Key Word Density
Anyone writing content for the internet should be concerned with keyword density. Internet writing differs from other media in how readers find you. If you’re writing for print, key word density is of little or no importance. Keyword density is applicable in internet writing because it is a factor in how search engines determine what is relevant to a user’s search. Unless your readers are coming to your site directly (ie. you’re famous and have a built in readership) or they are referred by another site, your readers find you from a search engine. There are other factors search engines use in ranking your page as relevant to a user’s search but clearly, the key words in your article are a huge factor on relevance. If your goal is to write an internet article that is discovered by searchers, you need to analyze your keyword density.

For demonstration purposes, I’m going to show you how I analyzed the keyword density on my recent article about writing good internet articles. I chose the title to capture anyone who inputs the search, how to write a good internet article. But let’s face it, I really want anyone who uses the terms internet article used together in their search so I’ll show you how to analyze these key words.

If you drafted your internet article as I proposed, you have a natural keyword density. I pulled up a tool to analyze text for density found here. I copied and pasted my text into the text box on their site, chose the terms internet article to analyze and let it do its thing. Here’s what it returned to me:

Now, this is a tool that tells me the density of my keywords “internet article”, just from the text without any analysis of my meta-data is 4.4%. I’m typically shooting for 5 percent but I don’t ever want my article to sound like spam so I’ll accept 4.4%. The nice thing about this site I’m using here is you can change the text in the box, add more keywords and re-analyze your keyword density. A brilliant idea if you think you might not have written them densely enough on your first draft. Happy with the keyword density of my article I added my meta-data, a custom description, a custom excerpt, key words and tags. So let’s look at what my key word density is after this little extra (which by the way is super simple if you’re using WordPress.) I go to another site for this analysis here.

I ask it to go to my post and analyze the keywords “internet article” including the meta-data and here’s what it showed me:

Screen shot of keyword density analysis

I’m not even going to try to explain what all of this means – it’s a science all it’s own and the two sites I’ve used for demonstration purposes are not the only services available for keyword density analysis – they just happened to rank high on google so they get some free advertisement here. I’m just happy that overall, after analyzing the article, the terms “internet article” was used 44 times and has a density percentage of 4.5%. That is in my books, a key word rich internet article and it doesn’t sound like spam.

If you’re writing for sites like eHow, associated content, hub stubs, or just want to have more traffic to your website or blog, I hope this article on analyzing keyword density has been helpful. As usual, you are free to use this free internet article any way you see fit, just don’t forget to link back. Good luck driving massive traffic to your site with keyword rich internet articles.

The benifits of selling your website on Flippa vs. eBay.

Recently – Selling websites on the web has become very problematic. “Just-how-much” is a website worth these days? I personally build websites and then turn-around and sell them to people that want to be in business on the web. This is a very tricky market, to sell your website you need to reach real buyers. I have sold websites on eBay, but I have only listed websites for sale on Flippa, never actually sold any. I will share my experience and what I think are the pros-and-cons of selling websites on eBay versus Flippa and give you some valuable tips for saving money and getting even more money for your website!

I was reading is article I found – I think it was the USA Today, it said any website or domain name in 5 years could be worth 500x times what it’s worth right now.

The number one problem you face when looking to get a good price for your website, is the mound of horse-shit scam websites that promise large returns for no investment. This is what buyers that are looking to buy websites have to wade though when looking to buy. Stupid and ridiculous domains priced for 1 million, affiliate websites scams, all kind of scams.

The other problem – It is difficult to sell a website to just anyone, most people are a little intimated or simply have no idea what they are even looking at. I don’t think either eBay or Flippa really offer the “optimal selling experience” for selling websites. Ideally  you want to list your website where you will attract the most potential buyers. Buyer beware!

Flippa – They boast making something like 10 million in sales, to be honest I found this very hard to believe. I didn’t feel like that many of the listings on Flippa ended in a actual sale of the website. All I seen was a bunch of junk websites and maybe 2-10 real offerings. The websites I listed on Flippa, I feel really didn’t attract much attention. …and it was over priced, but again when I listed my sites for sale it was about 12 months ago. 😉 Last I heard it was even higher now, with some “success fee” bullshit. read more about dat chit

eBay – has the traffic and the following, brought you lots and lots of potential buyers, also you can list the website for sale in the niche category you are looking to target. Example: Remote Control Cars. I think eBay brings a stronger buyer base to the table than Flippa does, and at a reasonable cost.

*** SCOTTY – FUN FACT***: You can also buy traffic for your listing, or what you could do instead – Make a single sales page with blogger, or even a page on the website that your selling, then set up AdWords account and bid on keywords against Flippa, targeting keywords like; buy websites, website investments, website business, web business. This will allow you to go-directly to the horses mouth for real website buyers not just a bunch of lookie-losers.

*This is also a good way of selling your website, with less chance of your site being copied by a fake-buyer.

I had my best results selling website – When I self-marketed the website, I was WAYYYY more effective. Or you can look at it this way… The few hundred bucks that you would pay for the “success fee” for selling your website on Flippa, can be used to get more targeted clicks from AdWords, and you might even save a few bucks!

RECOMMEND: Craigslist, AdWords.

*This is how I selling my websites now: http://scottrasher.com/domains-for-sale/

These days I really don’t spend time selling websites, I spend more of my time blogging about stupid shit like this. But I found posting websites for sale on blogs or free classifieds like Craigslist and self marketing, was by-far the best way to sell your websites.

Selling websites FAQ:

Most people buying website don’t have any idea what they are buying.

What you need to guard against is being robed for your intellectual property.

You are not covered under Paypal terms in a transactions a tangible product in not present. Example: files, websites, domains

Fun Facts:

I have sold about 50 websites on eBay and about 100 total.

Other places you can sell your website:

COMING SOON

How to Write a Good Internet Article

How to Write a Good Internet Article

There are many reasons you might want to write a good internet article. You need good web content, you are writing for an employer or you write freelance internet articles. Since content is still King, skills in writing good internet articles are a premium.

First, let’s distinguish between an internet article and a blog post. Let’s create definitions.

A blog post is any combination of image and/or text that is uploaded to a weblog and cataloged by date, category, tag or other fashion. A blog post may be personal, random, from an RSS feed, humorous, boring, nonsensical, blasphemous, heretical or otherwise. A blog post can, but is not always an internet article.

An internet article is typically a well written (although I’ve seen many claiming to be an internet article that was not well written), keyword rich essay on a specific topic, intended to inform and entertain readers seeking information on that topic. The hallmark of a good internet article is a logical structure that leads the reader to accept the conclusion the writer proposed. It should be persuasive.

Like any style of writing, there are forms which can be practiced and with continued use, will lead to better results. During law school, I learned a form of persuasive writing which I have adapted to writing internet articles. Here’s my formula:

1. Issue
What are you writing about? Why should the reader care? This requires a clear and concise statement.

2. Research
What have you discovered about the topic? You need to state what you’ve found and imply or state your qualifications to write about the subject. Nobody cares about your brother’s opinion on whether we landed on the moon in 1969. Why does your opinion matter to the reader?

3. Analysis
Here you begin to take the logical steps that will lead the reader to your proposed conclusion. You began with the conclusion in mind when you started or you wouldn’t be writing an internet article in the first place. Show the reader why she should believe in your conclusion.

4. Conclusion – you precisely restate the idea that you wanted the reader to accept – usually the title of your article.

You can observe the application of my internet article formula in this very article.

1. The title is a clear and concise statement of the topic – how to write an internet article.
2. I define what an internet article is, why the reader should care and what I know about the topic.
3. I offered the reader a theory – a rationale – a practice that can lead, in my opinion to the conclusion I propose which is how to write a better internet article.
4. The conclusion is following.

Writing in a form such as this maximizes your keyword density without sounding unnaturally repetitive. I’m sure you’ve seen articles where the use of key words seemed ridiculous and you probably concluded it was spam. A good internet article does not leave the greasy after taste associated with spam. Rather a good internet article leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling like perhaps the internet isn’t such a bad place after all. A good internet article reminds you why the internet was invented in the first place – to freely exchange ideas – not just to look at porn and sell hair growth products. Ironically, a good internet article will sell things but that’s not its true purpose. It should simply give the reader the answer to the question they were looking for when they searched for it and hopefully you didn’t bore them away from your website.

Writing a good internet article is easy when you have a good idea and a form to follow. I hope this internet article is of assistance to you in your internet article writing endeavors.

That was the conclusion to the article but you’ll want to see my next free internet article where we dissect the keyword density of this very article. Stay tuned!

As always, our free internet articles are open for you to put on your website. Customize, quote or just copy and paste them but don’t forget to link back. Good luck driving massive traffic to your website.

Implications of Google Real-Time Search

Anyone who’s been trying to keep up with how search engine users find internet content had to be blown away by the announcement of Google’s Real-Time search function.

Today a representative of Google stated, “relevance has become the critical factor.” My question is what was it before? It’s always been relevance that Google used to index the internet, right? Well, relevance and a website’s ranking according to a super top secret formula creating an entire industry attempting to “crack the code” as it were.

Assume for a second that it is even possible for any search engine to be able to spider the entire internet on a real time basis. If that is true then anyone with a blog has the possibility of thousands of views from a speedy post about a current trend. In the past, trending can give even a poorly Google ranked blog a shot at some internet traffic. If you were willing to get up early and hit Google/trends you could often predict something that would peak later in the day and an early morning blog post might show up by the time it peaked. When I wrote for paying article sites, they tended to rank higher and would receive more traffic than my blog posts with the same keywords.

Google Real-Time, according to Google will provide real time information from tweets, blog posts and sources like MySpace and Facebook. I guess I missed something but aren’t tweets usually just spam? Why would anyone searching for “relevant” information want to see what Bobby Joe in Tucson thinks about Tiger Woods affair and bothered to tweet or post on his MySpace page? In order to actually be in “real time” Google must be tapping into various RSS feeds to collect this information. I cannot see how the information could come in real time from spiders. But then again I’m not an engineer – I’m just a speculator. For Google’s real time searching, are there sites favored over others? This I will like to see.

While my mind is still boggled by the full array of implications raised by this search function, I think it could actually benefit bloggers and article writers willing to work fast and hone their trend prediction skills. I guess we’ll see.

How to Increase Page Views by Trending

This article describes how to make more money on eHow and other paid writing sites by using Google Trends to create timely, SEO articles.

things you’ll need:

A computer with an internet connection

1 If you’re like me, you probably have a notebook full of ideas for “how to” articles you’re just itching to get written to start making money on paid writing sites like eHow, Associated Content and other sites. I have written several articles for these sites and paid particular attention to the page views my articles receive. Articles I have written that happened to correspond with search engine trends have exponentially received more page views than other articles. Open your web browser and check out Google.com/trends to view the top 100 search engine terms.

2 Spend some time checking out the random and often bizarre search terms that are currently popular. For instance today, would be a great day to write an article on “How to lose weight like “How to lose weight like Paige 22 to 0.” Paige Schmelzer is a lady who went from a size 22 to size 0 by diet and exercise and I had never heard of her until today. There is one article by Lynwood Enterprise, USA which comes at the top of a Google search that is getting thousands of page views because there’s really nothing else on the internet addressing the topic.

3 After you review the Google trends, you write your article very quickly and let Google do the rest of the work. eHow has a very high page ranking. Check Alexa.com for current statistics. What that means to you is that your timely article on a trend is likely to rank higher in a Google search than written on your blog or lesser sites. Compare the Alexa ranking of eHow at 468 to Associated Content at 769. In theory, the same article written for eHow should rank higher than if published on Associated Content. It really doesn’t matter though, you’re just trying to get page views by writing current, search engine friendly articles.

4 Write your timely, trending article using the key words as many times as you can get away with that the article still makes sense. In other words, don’t spam the key words. You can use headings to increase the density of your key words without offending your reader. For instance, in the article about Paige 22 to 0 you might have a header that reads, “Who is Paige Schmelzer” and later in your article, “About the Paige 22 to 0 Phenomenon.”

5 As a final example for your consideration. I was trending one morning and saw that the search terms “2009 Calendar” was high on the list. I wrote a quick article, and to the top I went!

Instructions

Things you’ll need:

A computer with an internet connection

eHow article about making a 2009 calendar with your own photos. The article took me about ten minutes to publish and it has had three to four times the page views of any other article I wrote that month.

Tips & Warnings:

To effectively use google.com/trends, start early in the morning and work fast, the quicker you get your articles up, the more page views you will receive If you pick trends that reoccur you’ll already be poised for the traffic spike you’ll receive next year

Resources

Google Trends

Alexa

How to Use the Google Real-Time Search Feature

Google surprised the world recently when it announced a new search feature it calls Google real-time search. This new search feature includes search results from blogs, and social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook and Myspace public pages in real time. Now, Google results on search terms are available from many different sources as they are being published.

1 Open your favorite web browser and go to google.com. Type the search terms you’re seeking and press the Google search button as you’ve done for ordinary Google searches. You’ll be given the Google search results as you’ve always received them. The new Google Real-Time search feature is not the default setting.

2 On the Google search results page, notice the white and blue plus sign button in the top left with the words “Options” next to it. Press the plus sign button and you’ll be given several blue links on the left of your search results.

3 Click on the link entitled “Latest” and you’ll see the Google Real-Time search results above the regular search results. As you watch the page, particularly on popular search terms, new search results will appear as they’re published. Congratulations, you’ve just learned how to use Google’s new Real-Time search feature!

Instructions

things you’ll need:

  • A computer with an internet connection.

Tips & Warnings:

  • You can see your own tweets in Google Real-Time search results if you Google search the keywords used in your tweet.

Resources

Scott shares his Shark Tank presentation.

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After recently catching an episode of the TV show The Shark Tank. I thought it would be fun to give my Shark Tank Presentation to get investors for my idea! Why not right? I have no idea if my business venture is any good, but like the others coming on the show to pitch their business idea to the investors, I thought why not pitch mine?? I have been working hard and have been very passionate in pursuing my idea for about 18 months, and have had some impressive results. I am not a dotcom millionaire, at least not yet! But it beats flipping burgers.

What is even more interesting about my business idea versus anyone else’s. I believe my idea to be so good and easily accessible, that no matter what your budget is, you can take my idea and earn money on your own.

My name is Scott R. Asher, I am an entrepreneur. I had started this blog to share my twisted and silly ideas with anyone willing to read. I have been unable to return to regular employment after being laid off from my job about three years ago. Making this website and taking part-time freelance positions from anyone willing to pay, is basically what I have been doing to pay my bills for the last 3 years.

  • My Domain cost $10.00 year
  • My hosting cost $60.00 a year
  • My WordPress CMS is is 100% free.

SO THAT BEING SAID! If you just-so-happen to have $70.00 laying around, and are looking for ways to make money, this might interest you.

Scott R Asher – Shark Tank Presentation

The Million Dollar Idea