Work at home on
the Internet: internet marketing and affiliate program help.
| Feb 5thh 2003
how to profit from reprint rights
sites and niche markets
who designed this site?
back to building niche sites
which site gives me ideas?
here's the issue I held over from the weekend,
after the tragedy of the space shuttle disaster.
Well it's not actually held over, because I didn't
So everything has been written today...
A piece on reprint rights...
I've long admired internet marketer Willie Crawford,
who quietly goes about the business of helping people succeed online.
And one of the things I admire about him is that
he doesn't make all his income from this "internet marketing"
Which is the general theme of today's letter,
as you'll see when you keep reading.
Anyway, Willie, who is making over $100,000 a
year writing and selling cookbooks
has now released (with Bob Silber) a product teaching you how
to profit from buying and selling reprint rights.
There's a lot of money to be made in this field,
and it's all detailed here for just $27 which includes a recording
of a one hour tele-seminar, with Willie and Bob sharing everything
they know. It also comes with a .pdf transcript.
Naturally, a product about reprint rights also
comes with the option to buy reprint rights... and if you have an
ezine or mailing list to
market to they're well worth considering.
But here's a bit of a warning...there's also a
lot of money to be lost buying resale/reprint rights...rights to
some products go for
thousands of dollars and if you don't know how to market them you
can lose out big time.
2. Now for some stuff about
mini sites and niche markets...
Ok, we're about to delve into niche marketing. As you probably know
I build mini sites to promote affiliate programs, but things aren't
always smooth sailing....
Here's an example:
1. For the past few days I've been working on
a brand new site selling an electronic product.
And I've had big problems finding a good affiliate
program to promote on the site.
The product is so new there's hardly anyone around
selling it... which is why I'm building the site...but I made the
little mistake of not checking out the available affiliate programs
The main one I wanted wouldn't let me join because
I'm not in the USA. The second one rejected my application with
no explanation. A third turned me down because the site has less
than 5000 monthly visitors (well it would, being brand new, wouldn't
It only leaves me with a choice of three affiliate
programs. One is Amazon which doesn't pay well. Another has a site
so complicated that it probably has a terrible visitor to buyer
The third, and the one I'm going to concentrate
on, seems ok, but pays lower commissions than the programs which
3. Put the man who designed
this site to work for you...
A quick way to put up a great looking site is
to hire the very talented Brian
Terry to do all the hard work for you. He designed this site,
and he also and delivers excellent ebook covers as part of the package.
Here's one of the ezine/ebook/report covers he
did for this newsletter.
Brian's not cheap, but he charges a lot less than
4. Back to building niche
I keep getting asked why I spend time building
sites selling electronic products, and other consumer products when
I'm quite well known in the "internet marketing field"
and could be "cashing in" on it.
Well one answer to that
is I hate the thought of "cashing in" on you.
I don't want to put put in the situation where
I have to spin a lot of hype here to earn my living.
But there is another reason...and it's that there's
a whole big world out there. This "internet marketing"
niche is just a tiny arena, with very few people doing well in it.
Or even searching for information about it.
Using the Overture
Search Suggestion tool you can see that:
internet marketing was looked up 51,854 times.
which is less than
golf balls at 85,899
chocolate at 128,653
tropical fish 364,792
recipes 1,462,713 (no wonder Willie's doing so
well with his Soul Food recipe book)
and the list could go on and on.
Mind you, I did find something looked up less
than internet marketing, and that's earwax with just 894 searches.
That's not to say you should dismiss building
a site on earwax. If you could find a product to sell, (and I'm
not sure you could) it wouldn't take much to get to the top of the
The third placed site, for instance, only has
a Google Pagerank of 4 and has just 10 backward links. I'm sure
you could beat that :)
Even the top site, which is nothing to do with
wax in ears, only has 40 backward links.
I found out this information by using the free
Why are Pagerank and backward links important?
Because Google uses backward links as a large part of it's ranking
You can read more about this...and a whole
lot more... in Andre le Roux's useful new book, The
Search Engine Yearbook 2003.
More on Andre's book when I've had time
to devour it properly.
5.Do you know which site gives
me more ideas
for mini sites than any other?
It's Corey Rudl's "Secrets
To Their Success" site which I've written about a few times.
Take a look at the Mad Fish and Englishmen piece from issue
257 for more on this site and subject.
When I read the success stories, and see the subjects
people are building sites around, my 2 brain cells go into overdrive
and start throwing ideas around my mainly empty head.
So if you're looking for some inspiration give
the free trial a spin.
This month features a 20-something Brit who started
a small site about exercise equipment just 10 months ago and is
now making $5000 a month in affiliate income.... and works on it
just 2 hours a week.
Now imagine building and running 5 or 6
sites like that?