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Back issues here Issue 254 | Jan 1st 2003

Letter from Damon, Joe, Ken, Michael, Paul and Phil

here's a very special "making it in 2003" letter with success tips from:

Damon G. Zahariades of ...Web Business Today and The Special Report Bible fame

Joe Chapius of...Required Reading and Traffic Dynamo fame.

Ken Evoy of...Site Build It! fame.

Michael Green of..."How To Create & Sell Products Online" fame.

Paul Myers of...Talkbiz and The Amazing List Machine fame.

and me of... I've been stung by a jellyfish, drenched in acid, bitten by a fish, yelled at by the Queen of England, gassed, fallen out of a helicopter, crushed by a rodeo bull, and I'm still around to write this, fame.

Oh...and Mini Site Profits

Hope you find something useful and interesting here....

Ok, so on with the show.

First up I'd like to say that you're not going to get anywhere in 2003 or any other year unless you get stuck in and actually DO something.

You've got to TAKE ACTION.

I only asked Damon, Joe, Ken, Michael, and Paul for their words of wisdom yesterday.

They all sat down and got on with it. They produced. They made things happen. They created.

DOING IT is one of the main keys to success.

You can't sit back and wait for web marketing success. You're in charge of your own's up to you to make it happen.

Words of Wisdom from: Damon G. Zahariades
who does all his thinking, and most of his work, in Starbucks.

1. Keep things simple.

Making money online *is* simple. But, that doesn't mean "easy." It takes work. It takes effort. Elbow grease. Often, a LOT of it.

But, making money online is not rocket science.

The guys who are making six-figure incomes didn't get perfect scores on their SAT's. They didn't graduate med school at the top
of their classes. And they're not part of some elite group of intellectuals.

They're normal guys, just like you and me. They experimented. They tested. They took what works and they keep doing it.

Remember, simple stuff makes money. Keep to the basics.

2. Watch your list.

Your list is your bread and butter. If you have one, nurture it. If you DON'T have one, start building it.

Relationships, credibility and responsiveness.

If your list has 'em, you're doing something right.

3. Focus your marketing.

There are hundreds of ways to market your stuff. You don't have the time required to master it all.

Figure out what you're good at. Then, leverage those talents.

Do you enjoy writing articles? Then, WRITE. Do you have the pay-per-click search engine gig down to a money-making science? Then, BID. Do you have an uncanny talent for networking
with others? Then, SCHMOOZE.

by Damon G. Zahariades of ...Web Business Today and The Special Report Bible.

Words of Wisdom from: Joe Chapuis

I think it all comes down to one word: choice.

Without even realizing it, every day, we each make hundreds, perhaps thousands of choices. Most are mundane, decided on an almost subconscious level ("hmmm... coffee or tea?"). However, some are more difficult to make, and often carry longer-lasting
consequences ("yes, I'll marry you").

Like it or not, for the most part, you are exactly where you are today - because of your choices. And it was only after I truly began to understand the power of this concept a few years ago that I was finally able to create the kind of life that most people can only dream of.

Let me ask you...

Are you financially secure -- or slaving away, barely keeping your ahead above water and living paycheck to paycheck? Are you following your passion and doing what you love to do -- or are you toiling your life away in a job you despise? Are you in a loving
relationship with someone who treats you with dignity and respect -- or do you allow yourself to be used and abused?

If you don't like your answers to these questions, then you haven't been making the right choices. But there's hope. Making the right choice is an acquired skill, a talent that can be learned and improved.

Now's the time to make the choice to start fresh, forget the past, and move ahead. And if you need help, I recommend a little gem of a book called "The Path of Least Resistance," by Robert Fritz. In it, Fritz will teach you the essence of choosing wisely -- thereby allowing you to bring to life results that you can enjoy. It's the best twelve dollar investment I've ever made.

So -- what do you choose?

by Joe Chapuis
Editor, The Net Tips Newsletter and creator of the Traffic Dynamo System

Words of Wisdom from: Ken Evoy

The road to success starts with the customer and ends with YOU. You must care profoundly for your customer and what s/he needs. You cannot fake this. It is the only way for you to develop a product that OVER delivers. Success starts with a great PRODUCT because you don't want "satisfied customers" -- you want
"raving fans."

Success builds however with PASSION.
Because only PASSION will turn hard work into fun. Only PASSION will keep you grinding at 3AM (whether you're getting up at that time
or going to bed, does not matter -- but if you're not spending some time at 3 and 4 AM while you're building a business, examine if
PASSION is present).

And finally, the third P... PERSEVERANCE.
And I cannot comment about this final "over the hump" factor better than Calvin Coolidge....


Nothing in this world can take the place of perseverance.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not; the world is full of education derelicts.

Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the
human race."


Building a business is NOT easy. There will be times when you're ready to pack it in, to give up. Perseverance gets you over that
hump, past that barrier to success. Of course, if you're customer-driven, PRODUCT, PASSION, and PERSEVERANCE all follow.

And "doing it" becomes so "DO-able."

It starts with the customer. It ends with YOU.

Best of luck for a most successful 2003.

by Ken Evoy president of, famous for its line of Make Your __ Sell! books. and Site Build It!

Words of Wisdom from: Michael Green

How To Achieve Success in 2003.

Truth is....I only run my internet business part-time. But that didn't stop me from creating 6 completely new eProducts during 2002, each of which ratcheted up my online success and of course income.

So what's the secret?

Strangely enough, the answer lurks in that VERY restricted amount of time I'm able to spend online. You see, I know that every minute on the internet is valuable. And that in turn prevents me from wasting time or from being distracted. The result is a more focused success orientated approach to internet marketing

...And now my 3 "Top Tips" for you to achieve great success in 2003:


Before you even sit down at your PC in 2003 know precisely what you plan to do with that 1/2 hour (or whatever time you have available).


If you're serious about making money online, then you may well be developing your own product, joint venture or whatever. The secret
here is to have a clear plan as to when your great project will be released and stick to that timetable. Don't stand for project creep!


I guess there must be a ton of internet marketers selling to the same crowd of 100,000 interested people. What about the rest of the world? Get out there and discover how the techniques you
already know can now be applied to other "real world" marketplaces, while still selling over the net. That's your true untapped marketplace!

by Michael Green creator of the "How To Create
& Sell Products Online
" toolkit.

Words of Wisdom from: Paul Myers

Here's a very simple approach:

1. Decide what you *really* want. Your "Ultimate Benefit."

Not how much money or how much free time, but rather, what will you do with those when you get them? If you focus on money,
you may miss other ways to get what you want. If you focus on time, but don't know what you want it for, you'll probably end up
wasting it when you have it.

2. Learn how to succeed.

Find people who've done what you need to do to achieve each step in your plan and study them. Ask questions. Read. Educate

Become lazy. Spend two days studying a book by someone who's made all the mistakes for you and knows how to succeed, rather than spending a year reinventing the wheel. If you can spend $50 and learn what it took someone else a year to master, you just bought time - at a dollar a week.

3. Think big, and take action.

It's easier to accomplish big things than little ones. People are attracted to big ideas, when they're backed by a sound plan and
a real determination to make them happen.

4. Invest in people.

Every time you provide value to someone that helps them improve their life, you increase your own assets as well. Make it a point, in every dealing you have with honest people, to provide real value. To
do this consistently, you have to really *like* people.

Someone once asked Laurie Anderson how she dealt with all the negativity in the world. Her answer surprised the reporter:
"You're hanging around the wrong people."

That's a lot of wisdom for six words.

Using these simple steps will guarantee that you get twice as much done, in half the time. For starters.

by Myers of...Talkbiz News and The Amazing List Machine

Words of not a lot of Wisdom from: Phil

In such company I feel humbled, so here are just a few notes I made when I was putting this issue together.

You've got to take control. Yyou need your own web sites, your own products. Don't just rely on affiliate programs, unless you're willing to build plenty of quality mini theme sites to make a constant flow of sales for you.

You need to be different to the masses. Don't run the same ads that everyone else does. Come up with your own.

Work on developing your own niche, and strive to dominate it. Become "known" for something.

Work on building trust and respect. It takes time but pays off in increased conversion rates.

Visualize your success - don't just write down a bunch of goals. Most people never stick to a list of goals written down on New Years Day or whenever.

So try looking at things in reverse.

In other words, instead of making a list of goals look at the end result you want to achieve this year.

So where do you want to be by the end of 2003? Come on, visualize it. Picture it in your head.

Decide how much money you want to be making, picture yourself working from home, a new home perhaps.

Or play a movie inside your head of you treating yourself to a new sports car...see yourself driving it on a winding coast road high above the rolling waves.

Visualize yourself sending emails from a luxury hotel suite overlooking the Eifel Tower in Paris, then taking a stroll on the banks of The Seine with the love of your life....while the money you
just generated starts rolling in.

Ok, now you know where you want to be, sit down and plan how you're going to get there.

Write down your major goals.

Break them down into attainable steps.

You know the drill, there's plenty of info around on setting and meeting goals. Read some of it.

But why bother to visualize?

Because the power of visualization triggers your emotions and helps you focus on attaining your goals.

by Phil Wiley, of Letter from Phil, and author of Mini Site Profits.

Internet Information Manager.

Just one last thing before I go. Make this the year you get organized.

Lately I've been using The Internet Information Manager.

It's a desktop application (written by long time affiliate Gary Knuckles who designed it to solve his own time management problems)

It's a database which allows you to effortlessly track and access all of your contacts, websites, affiliate program information, newsletters, ads, search engines, ebooks, banners, etc. With the
click of a button you can access any part of your cross-referenced database

So stop wasting time looking for your affiliate links, your logins, other important info

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