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3 easy ways to make money with WordPress

If you are looking to stand out apart from your competition, WordPress is certainly the platform to get you there. Not only is it user friendly but there are so many things to customize and make personable in regards to your specific niche. WordPress feels like more fun than work, when you get the hang of it.

Most people who are just starting in a business website or blog are looking to earn any way that they can. WordPress allows you to do this very thing in a variety of ways. Once you have decided on a plan of action, it is merely time to get a website or blog up and running. This is the easy and/or fun part of things.

Let’s go over a few of the basics in regards to putting a great website together on WordPress. These tips are set fourth in general with no specific niche in mind and are almost fool proof for every niche.

Traffic- it is important build a social network of blogging buddies via, comments, guest posting and activity. It is a huge plus to not only have readership and their activeness on your blog but other influential members of the blogging community.
Research and understanding of your niche. Research is a critical aspect of blogging. When starting a blog or web based business, it is important for you to be considered legit and an expert within your specific niche. You will need to stay on top of the latest news and trends within the niche.
Consistency- this is another critical aspect of your new site. Readers will not frequent your site if you the same unpolished content up for months at a time. You need fresh, crisp, quality and interactive posts. Posting daily is not necessary though okay but, it is important to keep a strict schedule for posting new content. The search engines like this.
Optimize- keywords, keywords, keywords. Keywords are a large part in how the search engines find you and report back to an internet searcher. Back linking and proper placement of keywords within your article and its title, your site may be easier to find.

Once you have the concept down, you are ready to jump into figuring out how to earn. Whether or not, you provide a service, specific product or are strictly an informative website, these three ways of earning on WordPress can work for you.

1. Adsense- One effective way to earning money regularly is through Google Adsense. This program posts relevant ads onto your site. If you have a steady and large amount of visitors, this will be very lucrative. If you have a brand new website or are still gaining traffic, you are still able to make money but it may be lower numbers until you build up more traffic. The Google Adsense program pays per visitor click from your website.
2. Affiliate Marketing- another lucrative way to earn money through WordPress. Though, you are selling other people’s products this way, you have the ability to choose the products in most cases like with Amazon Associates. This allows you to keep everything related to your niche and not turn potential readers in a state of confusion or completely different direction. To be a top earner, traffic to your blog will be essential.
3. Direct Advertisements- advertising directly for another company or individual can be highly lucrative. You again, will be selling and promoting someone else’s products or services, you have the potential to make a great income from doing so.

No matter the method(s) you choose to earn through WordPress, you can make each work specifically for you. And, don’t worry, if you are selling homemade orange juice, the advertisements would not be about foot cream. It is all relivent to your site.

Also, it takes great readership of a site to make top profit. The more clicks you get the more money making potential that you have to earn. WordPress is set up so that it is very user friendly and comfortable to move about. The settings of ads, etc will be important and WordPress can help you to eliminate a cluttered site. Everything is one hundred percent customizable. Once your site is set up, set your schedule for posts and sit back, WordPress can do the rest.

Unemployed? Scott R. Asher shares how to make money with a personal WordPress blog.

In recent years, so many people have been unemployed and for a long durations. It is not easy to get your foot back in the door of the work force and this forces many to get creative in finding ways to earn money. There are a variety of ways to make money and one is through blogs and websites using programs like, WordPress. To those of us already in the business, WordPress is a way of life. For those that are looking for a way to earn some cash without spending a ton out of pocket, WordPress is a great step forward. The best part about it is you do not necessarily have to be a website developer to utilize this fantastic money making tool.

There are many angles to making money using WordPress. Whether you blog about your backyard barbeques or have a product to sell, WordPress has the right themes and set up for you to start earning in no time. While, it may not happen over night, there is massive potential to earning using WordPress’s platform.

Here are a few methods to success with WordPress:

Selling your own products, whether you have a product that is informational, freelance services or a physical product that a consumer can purchase; a WordPress blog is a great and very beneficial option for you. It is understandable that since you have been unemployed, money is tight and you may not have a lot to put into a business right away. WordPress offers a free platform for users. While, I would recommend self-hosting your blog through platforms like HostGator, WordPress leaves that decision up to you. Either platform you choose with WordPress will give you endless options. There are an abundance of great perks to a self-hosted WordPress such as, plug-ins for shopping carts and so much more. Using WordPress to spread the word about your product or service is as effective as old fashioned word of mouth business. Not only can you build a reputation locally, your business has to the potential to reach other countries, not just counties. You can also become an affiliate for a variety of places or products, use Adsense or advertise directly for other businesses or products, on your blog. This also helps to generate additional profit for you.

Direct Advertising on your blog can be very lucrative. Though, this is typically used on an established blog, this is certainly something to work towards. These are ad spaces that are bought by various companies to advertise on and spread the word about their company. Companies looking to advertise will choose blogs that have been in place for a good length of time and have a good amount of traffic. If you by chance pick up and advertiser for your blog early on in the game, you may not get top dollar for your ad spaces. Once you hit higher ranks, you are then in a position to negotiate pricing for your ad space. This can also be a great source of income once you are in the proper position.

Amazon associates- is one of the most popular ways to earn with WordPress blogs. Amazon offers multitudes of products to consumers. No matter the subject of your blog, chances are you can find products to advertise and sell on your blog. You earn a percentage from each Amazon sale. This is an easy money maker to incorporate into each of your blog posts and anywhere on your site.

Google Adsense is another popular money maker via WordPress blogs. Once installed onto your WordPress blog, Google Adsense then displays relevant ads throughout your blog. Each ad is a chance for you to earn a percentage for each CLICK of an ad from your visitors.

Affiliate marketing is another powerful and popular earning tool on many top earning WordPress blogs today. Affiliate marketing is simply that of advertising other people’s products on your blog. Each sale can earn you percentages that will increase as your blog gains popularity.

No matter the tools or plug ins that you use, one common denominator for having a successful blog to earn with is, Content. It is important to not only have words to read but to have enjoyable, interactive, organic and quality articles posted onto your blog. It is also highly important to ensure that you are consistent with your posting. A fun, crisp theme and catchy photos will also entice readers to stay for a while and see what you are about.

Get into blogging communities and see what it is all about! Start your road to financial freedom, one click at a time.

Make money like me, with a WordPress Blog!

Looking to start a website or blog of your own? Not sure where to start? Simply, don’t have enough time? Don’t freight, this is where I come in to help. I specialize in building successful websites and blogs using the WordPress platform. I offer this as a service.

Here is how it works:
After given your specific niche market, I will then turn to WordPress and select a theme for your site from the ideas and details you provide. I will then create a 100% customized WordPress template to suite your niche. During customization, a nice logo, fresh and crisp artwork will be added to create your new site.

While, the look and feel of your site is very important, they do not create a site alone. Content is key to having a successfully run website or blog. With this packaged deal, all the back end set=up is done for you along with up to 2500 words of organic, informative and 100% unique content. All content created is well researched and created exclusively for you and your niche market. More content can be added by us at an additional cost but with this package, we ensure you enough to get you started on the right track.

Along with the general start-up of your site, I also offer a full year of web hosting service for FREE. This value alone is worth over $100.00. As an added bonus, we offer this service for only $30.00 a year, each year after. Should you decide to move your website, we will ensure that your website is fully up and running, at no additional out of pocket cost. We want this to work for you!

So what does this cost? $399.00. With over $100.00 in hosting services, 2500 unique and organic content and a stunning new website, all included in this one package price. That’s right, all of this for just under $400.00.

You can see samples of my work>> here

Fine Print Details:
I will make you a 100% Customized WordPress Template relating to your niche. WordPress CMS blogging platform. Should you sell a product or service, you will be able to collect payments through your website via PayPal. It is really easy to use; if you can send email you can run this website! You must provide the website with content. We only provide up-to 2500 words to get you started.

 

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We add content (2500 words), add $199.00

Examples of other websites that are like this package:

If you can talk, you can make money!!!!

That’s right, if you can talk you can make money! Because – talking is typing with the new Dragon Speak software!

I got my Dragon Speak the other day, and now I blog like a mother-fucker!

So how does all this rap become dollar,dollar-bills-ya’ll? All you-gotta do is go over to Odesk website, make a profile for creative writer, and people will start paying your whatever rolls out of your mouth. >> Find Writers on oDesk

 

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!

How to do it yourself reputation defender

I make a living on the web, doing web design and search engine optimization. You don’t have to hire a Reputation Defender or anyone for that matter to defend your reputation online. I will give you some simple tips and talk about what happens when someone talk negative about you online. I am sure this post will be updated many times over the next few months.

According to research – the average person who has a bad-service experience tells at least nine others about it and 13% of complaints relate their experience to more than 20 other people. In comparison, people who receive silent service only tell three or four others about it. These days on the World Wide Web a negative comment posted on Facebook for example can reach thousands of people in a very short amount of time.

So what does a “Reputation Defender” do?

Well simply put – They add positive content to drown out the negative or offending content or post. So when people search for information about your company, they will only find good comments. Most people are not sure how to find negative information about you or your company. And as it turns-out, most people don’t look that hard. As silly as it sounds, most people don’t look past the first few pages.

SEO expert or “Reputation Defender”

These are basically the same thing; a “Reputation Defender” is just a SEO expert that is adding search friendly content that people can easily find verses the negative content posted about you.

By taking good comments posted about you or your company around the web, and re-posting them.

Is all negative information bad?

No – In fact depending how it was posted or where it was posted, it maybe even good or helping you. Business rating websites like Angie’s List, are big business! People do read. But – depending on the type of comment or post, believe it or not this could be helping your websites page rank!

Negative posts on the web are most damaging to smaller companies and individuals, than the larger companies. Companies like Wal-Mart and Home Depot have thousands of comments good and bad posted all over the web.

How to get a negative post written about you or your company removed from a blog?

First thing to keep in mind not all bad things posted about you or your company is bad. The other thing to keep in mind, some websites will-not remove your negative comment. But here are some simple tips that may help.

1.) Ask the website or blog owner to have it removed.

2.) Send a demand letter – It may be worth your time to spend a 100 bucks or so having an attorney draft a letter to scare them into removing the offending content. But it is important to point out, this really is a empty threat.

3.) Fix it! If you think about the effects of a negative or damaging post about you or your company live for life for everyone to read, you may want to extend some type of concession to settle the matter for removal of the post.

Getting a removed from Ripoff Report

Some Reputation Defenders services say they can remove you, but for the most part this is simply untrue.

If you are looking to get off Ripoff Report the best help I can give you is to have you – read this here

Personal Reputation Defender Tips

1.) Buy your own Domain Name – And you can post whatever you want people to read about you. The search engine will give preference to the keywords used in the search. Just a side note to this, you should own you’re the domain name of your name.

If you are looking to block potential problems in the future, you may want to buy domains like “yourcompanynamesuck.com”

Company Reputation Defender Tips

It is best to lay the framework to proactively defend negative post and info about your company

1.) Start a “Like” page

2.) Do your best to resolve customer complaints.

3.) Make it easy for customers to complain to you, not on the web.

So what do you do?

It is best  to do nothing. People are going to do whatever they want, so sit back and embrace the horror.

On a personal note: I know things posted about you or your company feels insulting and hard for you to get over. But the bottom line is, who really cares. You haven’t made it on the web till someone hates you, and only you can give life to these comments or post about you or your company and if you’re looking for an upside to all this, in 100 years who’s going to fucking care anyway. Personally I would give my right-arm for someone to post some negative shit about me. So knock yourself out.

Things Scott has complained about.

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Why do I write about the negative experiences I have with companies? 

I think it is important for people to get good information about the company they are dealing with. These days your money is really important, and businesses are becoming less consumer friendly an some are just talking advantage and misleading people. This make me mad.

Want to complain?

The best way to complain has got to be Twitter.

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.

How to Come Up with Hundreds of How to Ideas

Electric Light bulb from Crestock Stock Photo

Want to create a stream of passive income?
Of course you do – who doesn’t? Writing “how to” articles is a great way to create a passive stream of income. Despite all the faults of the internet, there are millions of people searching “how to do (anything).” Whether you’re writing for your own blog or for paying sites, you can capture a share of the how to market with great articles. Here’s how to come up with literally hundreds of ideas for writing “how to” internet articles.

Go “Old School” for a moment.
You’ll need an old fashioned pad of paper and a pen. Not a pencil because there’s no need to erase anything. We’re talking about brainstorming basics here and there are no bad ideas during brainstorming. On the left side column of your pad, number each line, 1 – 100 and write the words “How to” on each line. Give yourself plenty of relaxation, time and freedom from pressures or obligations.

Now, Think…
What have I learned in my years on the planet that I can share with other people? Start writing down the ideas as they come. Don’t edit yourself or refuse to write one. If you think it, write it. While you’re writing, other ideas will start flowing and you should write everything. I started this list and after a few days, had about 300 how to ideas.

Keep your pad handy…
As you start writing your awesome how to internet articles, you’ll get more ideas. Stop whatever you’re doing and write them down. If you ever get stuck and don’t know what to do with your time or feel writer’s block. Just looking at all the great ideas you’ve written down will give you the creative inspiration to write something.

Need more ideas?
Maybe you detest paper. Perhaps you’ve forgotten how to use a pen. Maybe you just don’t like my idea for brainstorming. Whatever the case, here’s another idea for finding topics for writing how to articles. Believe it or not, you can “borrow” the ideas a popular how to website offers to its writers. eHow (and no, I’m not giving them a link) asks its readers to request articles. Sign up to be a member with them. You don’t have to ever write an article although you can make a few bucks writing articles for them. The feature I’m suggesting you look at is requests for articles. Their users suggest How to articles that they would like to read. You can get ideas from them to get you started.

Even more ideas…
If you don’t already have hundreds of ideas for how to articles by now, I’ve got one more suggestion you might try to find inspiration. At your next family gathering, (bring your pad, of course) and ask everyone in your family to write down ten things they’d like to learn in the format of “how to.” You may or may not know anything at all about the topics they would like to learn about but that’s ok. You know how to research and write a great internet article. If you have ten family members you just got 100 ideas from people who are potential internet searchers and one thing about even your family members, if they’re interested in learning about something, so are thousands of other people.

Want more???
If you don’t have at least 1000 how to ideas, more than you could ever write in your life time by this point, you can go to Google/trends and find all the how to ideas you’ve ever imagined. Google/trends shows the top 100 searches of the day and you could almost certainly find a dozen how to ideas related to what people are actually searching for. If you get good at this you can get massive traffic to your “How to” article, particularly, with Google Real-Time Search showing your article literally seconds after you’ve posted it.

Warning:  Brainstorming is addictive!

You can get very excited as ideas start flowing out of you like an open fire hydrant.  It’s ok to spend some time enjoying the naturally energetic high that comes from dwelling in ideas but to ideas are only worth something if you do something with them.

If you want to Make Money from ideas…

If you write articles or would like to write articles to earn money, consider this fantastic program to turn one of your articles into hundreds of unique articles, submitted to article directories for maximizing your payment

How to make your own calendar

Making your own calendar is fun and easy.  Every year, my parents make a personalized calendar that they give as gifts.  The calendar is filled with my father’s exceptional photographs from that year’s trip – last year was Antarctica.  The really nice thing about getting one of their calendars is that they insert everyone’s birthday and anniversary so I never miss an important date.  I finally asked him how he did it and was surprised at how easy it is to make your own personalized calendar.

1.  Find 13 of your photographs you love.  One for the cover and one for each month of the year.  This should be easy as you took photos all year long I’m sure.

2.  Go to shutterfly.com and register – it only takes a minute to register and you’re in business.  You’ll notice that right now they’re offering 20% off of 2010 calendars – limited time offer, they don’t say for how long.

3.  In the navigation bar at the top of the page click on the link for Calendars it will then prompt you to a button that says, appropriately Go!

4.  They provide you with all the instructions you need to upload, crop, insert your own custom information.  Pick the amount of them you want to receive, pay and you’re done.

I can tell you that these are of professional quality.  I have received two as gifts and have really appreciated having them in my home and office.  There you have it, an easy way to show off your photography, fulfill the need for your own 2010 calendar and have gifts for friends and family.

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.

How to Make an Award Winning Chili Recipe

Whether you want to enter a chili cook-off, a competitive cooking contest or just create a signature dish, there are several elements to a great chili which can be mastered to create a unique chili recipe. This article is a strategy to create a world class chili recipe that you will be proud to call your own.

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

Instructions

things you’ll need:

Whole dried chilies and spices
A spice grinder
Tasters
and lots of Patience

1 The foundation of any great chili recipe is a custom chili powder. You won’t win any awards with a store bought chili powder. Take a trip to the grocery store and look for the whole dried chilies. They are usually by the produce section, the spice aisle or the Hispanic food section. Dried chilies typically are hanging in bags and there are several varieties available. I choose three types of dried chili; New Mexican Entero, Pasillas and Chili de Arbol. Where you find the dried chili pods, you will find Mexican oregano and whole cumin seed. While you’re at the store, pick up granulated garlic and smoked paprika.

2 Slice and de-seed three of each variety of dried chili pods. Cut them in small pieces and place in a dry, hot skillet with two tablespoons of whole cumin seeds. Toast the seeds and chili together until they release their fragrance. Heat causes the chili and cumin to release its oil which greatly improves it’s flavor and aromatic properties. Remove from skillet and let cool.

3 Put the chili and whole cumin seed in your spice grinder with a tablespoon of granulated garlic, 1 tablespoon of Mexican oregano, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika and grind to a fine powder. This is an example of a custom chili powder. If you did nothing else, your chili would be better than most.

4 Review several basic chili recipes to find the type of chili you want to create. They vary in types of beans, meat and base. Whatever you choose, replace the chili powder in the recipe with your custom blend. Be sure to write down exactly what you’re using so you can reproduce it.

5 Experiment to find a secret ingredient which distinguishes your chili from the crowd. Perhaps you enjoy the flavor of chipotle chilies or maybe you add molasses to your chili. Some cooks experiment for years to perfect a secret ingredient. Mine has been adding Dijon mustard and Mexican chocolate. Your secret ingredient is a personal preference and a requirement for an award winning recipe.

6 The most important step in creating your famous chili recipe is to have fun while doing it. making a recipe can be hard work and take many different attempts but the reward is the praise of the people asking you for a second helping. There is not much more satisfying than people bragging about your fantastic chili.

Tips & Warnings

Take your chili powder to the next level by buying fresh chilies from Hatch, New Mexico, dehydrating and grinding.

If you like your chili extra hot, include fresh jalapenos and serano chilies to the mix.

Cayenne pepper will add an additional layer of spice and flavor to a bland chili.

Be careful when working with chili peppers. Wear latex, food handling gloves or wash hands immediately after handling.

Do not touch your face if handling chilies without gloves.

How to Make Money Selling eBooks Ethically

The Old School Get Rich Quick Scheme…

The other day, I posted an article about the old scam I called Mail Box Money.  To re-cap, Mail Box Money is an old marketing trick that’s still used today – just in a different form.  The way it worked was, through compelling ad copy – read, tugging your psychological head strings – the desire to be rich, have a mansion, a Ferrari,  have women (or men) begging for your attention, or just not to have to work any more – you would send your ten bucks to the rich guy and he would send you the “blueprint for success,” the how to do what I did manual.  He would go to his mailbox, laugh at the envelopes and mail off the pamphlet describing how to pull off the mail box money scam.  It’s just slightly more ethical than the Ponzi scheme pulled off famously by Bernie Madoff.  Today the mail box money is email box money and here’s how it’s done.

Ever wanted to do your own get rich quick scheme?  Follow along…

The electronic version is accomplished by writing an ebook.  This is pretty simple to do really.  Any word processor and a catchy title – “Affiliate Marketing Mastery” – “Google Ad Destroyer” – “Arm Chair Millions,”  whatever.  With your 50 page ebook containing all the “secrets” of how to make money you then set about making a website that’s called a pitch page.  It’s just a scrolling css page with fake screen shots of hot cars, mansions, fake checks, testimonials, and the familiar pitch – if you’re not making money like I am, you NEED my ebook.  The page has to have the latest technology like pop-up windows that ask do you really want to throw away your life working a boring job – click here to return – video of rich internet marketers and whatever the latest gizmo is.  A good web designer with some tricks in the bag can pull this off for you, no problem.  Better yet, cut him in on the action and he might do it for free.  Then you post your new pitch to the multitude of Affiliate Marketing sites as a publisher.  Let’s say you want to charge $100 for your awesome e-book.  You offer affiliates $75 for every copy they sell.  That sounds high but with a price point like that you’ll have a hundred thousand minions putting up websites, spamming their email networks, clamoring to get traffic to your pitch page, which if good, should convert at least 25% of the leads.   That’s it in a nutshell – an electronic version of the mail box money, get rich quick idea that’s been around as long as there have been people wanting to get rich quick.

It doesn’t have to be a scam…

People will buy quality ebooks to learn how to do anything.  Your ebook doesn’t have to be about the internet or getting rich quick.    It can be about how to build your own greenhouse, how to start a window tinting business, anything really.  Affiliate Marketing sites promote ebooks about any subject if there are people willing to buy them, and there are – it’s just getting an affiliate to promote an ebook is a factor of percentage of conversion and commission paid so be generous, have a great pitch site and voila – an independent sales force selling your idea.  Here are a couple examples of legitimate ebooks and pitch pages for your review:  Dog Training and DIY Solar Power.

Want passive and residual income?

Selling an idea has and will continue to be the single most profitable thing that can be sold.  An idea, after all, is free.  They’re just thoughts floating around, available to anyone who might happen to think it.  But, an idea that is not expressed is still nothing.  Something must be done with an idea for it to be sold.  An ebook is an expression of an idea that can be sold.  Once it’s completed, it can be sold over and over again, creating passive and residual income.

Express your idea…

If you have a great idea – one in which you think people all over the world would like to know – but for whatever reason are having trouble expressing it, all is not lost.  Contact Jeff today about his ghost writing service.  If the idea is good enough, he will professionally complete your ebook  using Adobe InDesign CS3, with your name as the author, create the pitch site and place the ebook on the Affiliate Market for a percentage of the sales.  There’s no reason not to realize your dream of a passive and residual income from your idea.  Pitch the idea now:

How to Take Better Black and White Photos

A black and white photograph can provoke powerful emotions and convey artistry. Symmetry, shadows and textures can be revealed in a black and white picture that appear flat in full color. This article describes how to “train the eyes” to see the world in black and white.

Things you’ll need:

A camera

Red sunglasses

1 I was introduced to making black and white pictures in high school with a film camera. The intention was to produce a striking image with depth, shadows, textures and a feeling of emotion. One way to do this is to simply take many pictures and hope that they come out well in black and white. Another way is to train your eyes to see in black and white. I was walking in the desert around Nelson, Nevada and stumbled upon this abandoned gas pump. It was set against a bunch of rusted junk and green shrubbery. The pump was rusted where the old paint had peeled off. Since the pump was white and the green of the shrubs would be dark in a black and white photo, I decided this was a good subject.

2 Buy a pair of red sunglasses. I discovered by accident (after finding a pair) that red sunglasses would make greens darker and give a good idea of whether an image would look striking in black and white.

3 Walk around and look at the world with your cheap red sunglasses. It will seem odd at first but eventually you’ll see shapes, shadows, symmetry and lines. These are elements that make black and white photography work. This photo is of the gas pump as you would see it with through your cheap red sunglasses. The red filter shows the contrast between the white pump, rust and black letters. It also shows how the greens will darken in greyscale.

4 The final step is to capture your image and process it in your favorite photo editing software. Picasa, the free google application has a variety of black and white editing functions. Photoshop offers a multitude of controls to tweak and perfect your image to your artistic taste. The old saying, “looking at the world through rose colored glasses,” can be a photographic training tool. Red colored sunglasses will even show you the potential for infrared simulated photographs.

A black and white photograph can provoke powerful emotions and convey artistry. Symmetry, shadows and textures can be revealed in a black and white picture that appear flat in full color. This article describes how to “train the eyes” to see the world in black and white.

Instructions

Things you’ll need:

A camera

Red sunglasses through rose colored glasses,” can be a photographic training tool. Red colored sunglasses will even show you the potential for infrared simulated photographs.

Tips & Warnings

Have fun hunting for great black and white photograph opportunities.

If you’re driving with your cheap red sunglasses on, beware that it’s hard to see green lights.