Work at home on
the Internet: internet marketing and affiliate program help.
| Mar 3rd 2003
Here's what's inside:
and Sticky and The Missing Link
Missing Link - what do I think of it?
Life of an internet marketer
What's going to bring you most success
Hope you find something useful and interesting
1. Wet and Sticky.
I'd like to thank Rebecca
Hagel, author of an excellent ebook called The
Missing Link, for saving me from getting very wet and sticky.
And possibly from getting very hurt.
It happens in Starbucks where I'm on my third
double latte and reading a printout of Rebecca's book.
Well not just reading. I'm furiously scribbling
in the margins, noting ideas I should be implementing on my sites,
and hi-liting parts I want to read again.
Suddenly two teenagers sharing a brain cell walk
in and accuse me of staring at them through the windows.
They're only about 17 years old, but look like
they've grown up in jail. Incongruously they're both carrying large
plastic cups of red soda.
While one pours his soda over the next table,
the other gives me the evil eye.
"We don't f...ing like being stared at,"
The three coffees have me on edge. "Neither
do I. So go away."
I don't think they're used to being answered back.
I start to rise from my seat and one of them runs away.
The one left behind looks around and finds he's
alone, and suddenly he doesn't look so scary. I can't help myself,
I start grinning.
He backs away so I sit down and pick up Rebecca's
book thinking it's all over.
Then unexpectedly he charges at me and throws
his soda right at my head. I swing The
Missing Link up fast and it catches the soda and cup then whacks
into my attackers face when he falls over the low table.
Screaming abuse he jumps up and runs out of the
The book's ruined, so I have to dump it in a bin,
and I sit there musing about the irony of a book called The
Missing Link saving me from an attack by two teens who look
like throwbacks in the gene pool.
So that's how the lovely Rebecca came to save
me from a sticky end...
If you'd like saving you
can read it here
2.Oh...you'd like to know
what I think of it?
Well it's very good, especially for beginners
or people who aren't doing too great right now.
You might not remember, but a couple of years
ago I ran a very successful banner ad series I called The Missing
Link. They got a great click through rate and brought me in heaps
of new subscribers.
are a couple of the banners I used to run.
So when I first heard people talking about The
Missing Link a month or so ago, I didn't take much notice.
Then I heard Willie Crawford and a couple of other
well known names praising it, so I thought I'd better take a look.
When I went to the site and saw that Steve MacLellan
(whose opinion I value greatly) had written a glowing testimonial
I knew I had to read it.
It's easy to see why it's become an almost instant
hit. I picked up one idea almost straightaway which I'm going to
implement on all my web sites.
And the information on how most people use freebies
the wrong way is superb.
What's more, The Missing Link is completely hype
free, and suitable for beginners as well as more advanced readers.
Not only that...it's an enjoyable read.
By the way, if you order right now you get 2 ebooks
for the price of one. The second book "The Web Marketer's Dirty
Little Secrets" is
also well worth reading.
Only one negative comment. It's only available
as an .exe file so it's not suitable for Mac users, and it makes
printing harder because you have to do it a chapter at a time.
And I've got to print my copy all over again :(
3. Listen, I'm behind on answering
I've been away for 5 days working on features
for my travel web site.
So sorry if I haven't got back to you.
My next trip isn't until late April when I'm flying
to Japan and then the UK for 5 or 6 weeks...living the life of an
Can't beat it, can you :)
4. Viral PDF...
it's been a long time coming, but at last there's
a low cost tool for making re-brandable
pdf ebooks and reports.
5.What's going to bring you
Selling something you love.
Someone wrote to me last week complaining about
their lack of success. They said they couldn't find anything new
to build mini sites
or develop products about.
"but the fact remains that its all been done
before and by people who have credibility," they wrote.
Wrong on two counts.
First... you DON'T have to come up with something
new. You must have heard the term "copy success". You
don't need to be
innovative, just try putting a new twist on something that's already
And wrong...it's not all been done before. People
have always said that, but new things appear all the time.
It might seem like everything’s been done
before in the internet marketing niche, but like I keep saying,
the big thing is to get away
from that niche.
(and everything's NOT been done before in the
Internet marketing niche - eg The
Missing Link is a new approach)
But here's what you should be doing.
Have a good hard think about what you’re good at, what you
know. It could be anything. You might make great pumpkin soup. You
might know a lot about collecting eggcups, or the best way to get
fluff off clothes.You might know a lot about baseballs, or pens,
or beer, or sports shoes, or tropical fish.
I don’t know what your area of expertise is. But you do. All
you’ve got to do is have a good long think about yourself,
your interests, your past, the things you love…and come up
with something you
REALLY want to build sites around.
Of course, if you're a hard worker, you can also forget following
what you love and follow the money instead. In other words, look
at what's selling online and build sites to promote it.
248 for more on this
So if you want to develop a long term business
around something you're interested in, don't be in too big a hurry
to make money.
Build a site for the love of doing it…other
people who love the same thing will start coming to your site, and
eventually, especially if you get their email addresses, you’ll
be able to profit from the site by
offering something for sale on it that exactly fits the topic of
So go for it. Do something you love.
The money will follow eventually.
And if you're impatient and want to follow the
money, use Nichefinder
to research hot topics.
I wrote about Nichefinder in last
Ok, that's it for today...