Work at home on
the Internet: internet marketing and affiliate program help.
| Jan 26th 2002
in a cloud
searched for products 2002
more on The Whole Truth
one last thing...email problems
Hope you find something useful and interesting
1. a couple of mornings ago
I was standing in a cloud
when the phone rang.
I'm not joking about being in a cloud. Living
on top of a high mountain means clouds often drift around the house,
or through it if we leave the windows open.
The mountain in cloud
So there I was, with the phone in my back pocket
...standing in the garden to feel the clouds on my face...when a
delightful lady called Marina rang me from L.A.
She had an interesting proposition.
Her boss, self-made multi-millionaire and business
radio show host, Ed Hunt, has accepted a challenge to help 250 lucky
people make $100,000 incomes over the coming year.
And Marina wanted to invite me to take part...and
pass the word on to you about the free
online seminars Ed is holding this week.
I took part in the free seminars on Friday and
Saturday, and though it's mainly Ed doing the talking, you can join
in through text and speech (if you've got a microphone plugged into
There are more free seminars on Monday 27th Jan
at 12noon and 6pm, both Pacific time.
Being in Australia I'll be asleep for the 12noon
one, but I'll be there for the 6pm one, and again for the 6pm slot
on Tuesday (around noon Australia time).
So if you're interested in taking part, and taking
a look at the $100,000 income challenge, come along.
A tip: the two I've attended were a bit slow
to get started, with a few boring silences, but they liven up as
it goes along. So be patient.
If you get there early - and you've got a
microphone - we can have a bit of a chat while we're waiting for
Ed to get started.
Let me just say though, that although it's interesting,
I'm not yet convinced it's going to work.
The free seminars are, obviously, free...but there's
a small fee to take part in the $100,000 income challenge, which
involves taking part in 3 online mentoring workshops a week, plus
5 hours a day of live online help.
My problem with it is that I don't think Ed can
just take anyone and help them make a big income. It would be nice
if he could though, wouldn't it?
Maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones who Ed helps
and inspires to great heights.
And if you're not, well you can always be sure
of picking up some income through the multi level affiliate program
the link to the free seminar. Have a listen even if you're too
shy to participate.
2.Top searched for products
In the past couple of issues of his excellent
ezine, Allan Gardyne of www.associateprograms.com
has been running articles on how to find topics for affiliate web
Allan said that you need to "hunt for high-traffic
opportunities - highly popular topics."
And he's right. Don't just stick to this highly
competitive, but small "internet marketing" niche.
Spread your wings. Follow the money.
For more on the importance of finding and profiting
from your own niche re-read issue
And here's a list of hot search subjects which
might also help you get started. It's of the top product related
searches on Ask.com for 2002.
1. Harry Potter books
3. Dragon Ball Z
4. PlayStation 2
5. DVD players
6. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
7. Digital cameras
8. Adidas shoes
12. Yu-Gi-Oh cards
13. Ikea furniture
14. Direct TV
15. Camera cell phones
For a way to check how many people are searching
for particular keywords and exactly what keywords are being typed
into search engines, you should look at using Wordtracker.
Take the free trial for a spin. It's a time-saving
research tool I use several times a week.
3. More on The Whole Truth.
Even after some adverse publicity in the marketing
forums this week, many people have been making big sales of The
Whole Truth ebook.
Written by Stephen Pierce it's got a very persuasive
web page, which converts very well.
This means you don't have to do a lot of "selling"
or "preselling" to make an affiliate commission from the
book. All you've got to do is get semi interested eyeballs to the
site and a decent percentage will buy.
In truth, I found the marketing, and follow-up
marketing, better than the book.
I'm not saying it's no good.
But the series of follow up letters for both buyers
and affiliates is outstanding.
Stephen is running a particularly impressive series
of testimonials from people who have used his "smart pages"
technique to get pages ranked at, or near, the top of Google.
Smart Pages involve using a simple to build content
rich java redirect page. Because search engines currently don't/can't
read java these
redirect pages aren't penalized the way normal affiliate redirect
pages are (though who knows what the future might bring).
Incidentally, using a different technique, I wrote
2 web pages on Thursday last week that are now 6th and 7th in Google
when you search
for mini web sites.
It shows just how fast you can get listed sometimes.
What was my technique?
Just 2 carefully worded (keyword rich) short articles.
Something I've lazily never bothered doing before for my Mini
Site Profits site. I then
linked to the articles from one of my other sites, so the pages
would be picked up quick by the Google spider.
4. One last thing...email
If I haven't answered your email lately I'm sorry.
I've had 2 Outlook crashes in the past few weeks
which has damaged my inbox both times. To get around the problems
this causes I've just invested several hundred dollars in a LaCie
Hard Drive for my notebook computer.
Plus I've bought ABF
Outlook Backup and I'm now (since yesterday) backing up my whole
2.5 gig email file every night.
Yep, I've got an archive of around 7000 ezines
included in that. It's great research for research because I can
just do a search of the archive for
anything I'm writing about.
You should consider putting all your ezines into
one folder. Nearly all email programs will allow you to search the
entire folder for a keyword or, more usefully, a keyword phrase.