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My Wealthy Affiliate Review – More Than Profits

Some reviewers of products or services cover the actual things the product or service does. I’m not going to do that. I joined Wealthy Affiliate University to make money as an online home based business, so my Wealthy Affiliate review is going to focus on the revenue, because that is why I joined, right?

I expected to learn all the skills and techniques, and I have, but I didn’t expect to learn so many ways to make a living in my spare time from the comfort of my own home. First there was revenue from blogging and article marketing, OK I get it. Then there was revenue from affiliate products and services, that was a profitable perk. Then came the juicy revenues that are all over the internet once you learn about them and how to access them. I used to pay for memberships or things like website domains from GoDaddy with money from my day job. However, I have developed marketable skills, where I can trade my skills for cash, that more than covered my early expenses as I got established, I stayed in the black.

That is the key to a programs success or failure in my opinion. Is it something I can do, and see a check? I had my doubts, but as my Wealthy Affiliate review reflects, the revenue streams just kept coming. My online home based business stayed in the black, and has continued to grow every time my skills and knowledge were applied towards yet more revenue streams.

Affiliate marketing led to email marketing, social media marketing through things like Facebook and Twitter, YouTube and even Google. Did you know Google has an affiliate program for a photo editing service, called Picnik? It’s true, and you get to use it, and collect revenue from it as well. That is the best thing about internet marketing in general, you get to use all the cool tools and things you market. Most of it is free, but something like Picnik was valuable to me, so I decided for myself, to be a user and a seller through their affiliate program. As a result of the skills I have acquired to be able to write my Wealthy Affiliate review, I have a successful online home based business that pays me, pays my bills, not all my bills as I am still early in my business. It sure feels good to write down every revenue source as you discover them too.

You don’t always have the skills necessary, when you first learn of something, but I learned right away to write certain things down, and you know me by now, revenue opportunities are my first priority! As my skills increased, I already knew the revenue streams to use them with, since I lined up sources of revenue from day one on. I’m still learning new and different ways to increase my revenue and my existing internet real estate gets a higher resell value at the same time.

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Postcard Marketing Tips – Consistency is the Key

In this quick article I will be honest and let everyone know that postcard marketing works for those who are consistent. When I say consistent, I'm talking about the people who develop a marketing plan to mail a fixed amount of postcards on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and no matter what they follow their plan for a fixed amount of time.

All too often I receive emails from some of my clients telling me that theyailed out 1,000 postcards but they have not made any sales. The first thing I want to know is how many leads did they generate from those postcards. Based on industry averages, a 1,000 piece postcard campaign should yield anywhere from 25 – 100 opt ins. The amount of leads generated should be the only concern for serious postcard marketers. As long as there is a steady flow of fresh leads being generated on a daily basis the sales will come.

Most new postcard marketers will mail out a campaign and wait for the sales to come rolling in. This is the wrong way to run your business and the fastest way to failure. Postcard marketing is not a quick fix to instant sales. It is a process where you mail the postcard, generate a hot lead, and follow up with that lead until it's converted into a sale. Most prospects will not make a purchase from your website the first time they visit after receiving your postcard in the mail and that's why email auto responders are vital to your success. If written correctly, your automated emails should close your prospects and make the sales for you.

Honestly, the key to your postcard success is simple. Keep mailing postcards, generating leads, and follow up with those leads. That's it. Do not worry about how many sales you've made because that is not important. What's important is that you're generating leads. Without leads you can not make sales so all of your energy should be aimed at getting new leads. I hope this is making sense.

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How to Make Money Online – Where to Start?

Have you decided that there must be easier ways to make money than working day in, day out, 5 or 6 days a week? You typed in "How to make money online", or "Ways to make money on the internet".

Google gives you hundreds of pages with article websites, dedicated websites to making money and hundreds of ads on the side, promising to make you $ 100,000.00 in one month. There is almost too much information out there. AHHH where do you start?

After much searching and looking and trying different methods, I have decided that the best way to begin making money online is by affiliate marketing. This involves finding products people are selling, promoting them and receiving a commission on the sale. This way you do not need to handle stock or have expensive overheads, and yet make sure a lot of money.

Affiliate marketing can still be quite confusing and if you are not careful, you can spend hundreds of dollars without making a thing. To get your head around the basics of how to be successful, and put your efforts into the right areas, I would recommend investing in a course which steps you through how to start, what to do first, what to do next etc. A big bonus of doing this will be that they tell you the things to avoid, and how to stop wasting money on advertising which will not make you money. I wasted a lot of time and money when I began, trying to work it out myself.

Ok, so we have decided to do affiliate marketing, and now we will pay some money to learn how to do it, which one do you buy? A search on Google will give us another huge list of sites promoting to make us thousands in a day, or hundreds of thousands in six months. Which one do you choose to help you make money online?

Here are some pointers to look for when you visit these websites, which will hopefully help you to make a good choice when deciding on an affiliate marketing course.

1. Have they put their face to their website? – A site which offers a training package should at the very least prove that they are a real person, not someone trying to grab your money.
2. Are they charging a once off, or a monthly fee? – A course on how to make money online should only charge once for just providing information. If they are also providing another service, then it may still be worthwhile. There are programs out there which will provide product finding, keyword tracking, website hosting and results tracking as well as training.
3. Some training providers will offer bonuses and free information for joining. – This at least shows that they have information and are willing to give something, not just take.
4. Have other people used it and been happy? – Testimonials show that someone has used the training and been happy.

Good luck with your new online business.

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Honest Riches Review

Honest Riches is written by the internet marketing mogul Holly Mann. Her e-Book is a rather large, expansive work spanning over 95 pages. It was a very easy read for me, I breezed through the book with no problem while stopping at times to put her advice and tips to work. I have not read the earlier versions of the e-Book from past years, but I can tell you that this book is fantastic and was the very first e-Book I read when getting started with making money online. The latest version, Honest Riches 2007 is among the most up-to-date internet marketing e-Books on the market, which includes the most recent online trends.

The e-Book begins with some brief information on getting your online business started (tax preparation, virtual offices, etc.), then through the reminder of the e-Book goes over the following topics and more that are not listed:

  • Affiliates Marketing
  • Making Money Without a Website
  • Website Design
  • Advertising
  • Search Engine Optimization

The section I found most helpful through my readings, and direct application to my own endeavors was the Advertising section. It is a long, detailed section going over all of the top methods of advertisement through AdWords, article and link directory marketing. The information provided JUST in this section warrants the purchase price, as it is estimated and only found in the top e-Books on the subject. When you pair this section with the rest of the e-Book, it is absolutely filled with priceless information that helped get me, along with 12,000 other readers going in the "game" that is internet money making.

The issue that I have with this e-Book is that many of its recommendations for other products / services are not exactly the cheapest of recommendations. This is a problem I see with many e-Books on the subject today, that they just throw out services that cost the reader way too much money, especially if they are reading the e-Book trying to get started without startup money.

Although the book was an easy to understand read for me and most other internet savvy people, it seems that the book targets those who already have experience in either sales, the internet or both. On this site, I consider this the best e-Book on Money Making due to its expansive detail on its topics, and its flaws are minimal. If someone really has no experience on some basic sales and internet marketing techniques than I would not go with Honest Riches initially, I'd go for a more beginner suited e-Book like SEO Elite [http://projectc.myvnc.com/ seoelite.html] or search for another alternative.

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Where to Find Affiliate Marketing Resources

Everyone is trying to find the golden road out of their big business job. Getting fired is NOT the desirable choice but it does happen. Goofing off or failure to show up for work triggers the pink slip for most of us. Beware, that's NOT the way to begin your own business career.

As we have mentioned often in the past, it takes money (capital) to run any kind of business plus there's always a RISK factor that scares most of us in a big way. Always, there's the "what if" sign that haunts us, it throws up a "red" flag that stops us in our tracks.

It's reported that up to 90% of all small businesses fail within the first year. Reality is saying there's a 10% chance you'll make it in your own business if it fits the "norm". Such negative odds are not very encouraging when most of us invest family money, often take on debt to began a new business.

Affiliate marketing may take some of the risk away. Buying an existing business with a customer base and an income stream is another option. Buying a franchise from scratch or finding a prior franchise owner who wants to retire or wants to do something else is a good option, too. Which choice is right for YOU and your experiences, your talents? Your risk tolerance and capital may be the deciding factor.

Someone else owns the product or the software and you join up as an affiliate marketer. Hundreds of business owners have started their own business and found success beginning their business as an affiliate marketer. You will be paid a commission for your successful sales. To begin your business as an affiliate marketer, you do not have the cost of discovery or a huge infrastructure expense.

Affiliate marketing does not have an automatic button to push, it does come with some risk and may take a little capital to start your business, however, it can be a profitable venture. If you are a natural sales personality with lots of personal motivation then your own business may be a wise move for you.

Just do not get suckered into a bad deal. Everywhere you look, newspapers, you tube, Internet Marketers with courses and seminars are trying to get your attention, mostly your money with promises of instant wealth. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is, just do not get burned.

Most of us who have been around the block a few times have the T-shirt, been there, done that. The world is loaded with con-artist who will take your hard earned money without remorse. Just because they have the knowledge and ability to do something on the Internet does NOT mean YOU can do it.

Some marketers hire high priced copywriters with the talent and expertise to turn words of persuasion into an avalanche of response from naive, unsuspecting buyers, but there's too often little benefit to the average guy on the street who's trying to build his / her own business.

Rather than simply believing what you hear, step back and do your own research. Use the Google search tools, type in "affiliate marketing" for starters. Usually, you'll find lots of free courses online about almost any subject. Read what you find before spending unnecessary funds. You can do the same for franchising, businesses for sale, etc.

There are magazines and newsletters that are quality resources for affiliate marketing. Newsletters are generally free and contain good, valuable information about particular programs. You "ll learn what others have discovered and many are working in affiliate marketing with some degree of success.

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Send Email Make Money System Review – Tellman Knudson

Send Email Make Money is a system that is designed to help online entrepreneurs begin to generate an online income by just simply sending emails. Does this system really work, or is it a scam? This is my unbiased Send Email Make Money review.

Created by Tellman Knudson, Send Email Make Money is a blueprint that will take you step-by-step through the methods that Tellman uses to build a subscriber list of potential customers. As you may know, a large subscriber list of ready-to-buy customers is where the money is. As you are building your list, you will compose money-making emails that offer products that are focused around whatever niche you are serving. As customers purchase products through your affiliate links, you will begin to generate an online income. Email Marketing is how Tellman has found success, and he will show you the basics in this system.

Tellman is offering this system for $ 37. His product is backed by an unusual 365 day money back guarantee, giving you the ability to receive a refund if you are unsatisfied with the product, or your results within the first year.

In my opinion, the Send Email Make Money system is legitimate. I do not believe this to be a scam. Building a list of subscribers, and then promoting products of interest to your list is a great way to make money online. Tellman Knudson has found fabulous success doing just that, and I am sure that he can provide some insight on some of the best practices to generate an online income in this manner. I do encourage you to complete your due diligence to ensure that there are no other hidden fees or upgrade charges that will be required before you receive the full benefits of his training or product. This is very common with internet marketing products.

Just remember to be patient and committed in your internet business, as your desired results will not be achieved overnight.

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Send Email Make Money System Review – Tellman Knudson

Send Email Make Money is a system that is designed to help online entrepreneurs begin to generate an online income by just simply sending emails. Does this system really work, or is it a scam? This is my unbiased Send Email Make Money review.

Created by Tellman Knudson, Send Email Make Money is a blueprint that will take you step-by-step through the methods that Tellman uses to build a subscriber list of potential customers. As you may know, a large subscriber list of ready-to-buy customers is where the money is. As you are building your list, you will compose money-making emails that offer products that are focused around whatever niche you are serving. As customers purchase products through your affiliate links, you will begin to generate an online income. Email Marketing is how Tellman has found success, and he will show you the basics in this system.

Tellman is offering this system for $ 37. His product is backed by an unusual 365 day money back guarantee, giving you the ability to receive a refund if you are unsatisfied with the product, or your results within the first year.

In my opinion, the Send Email Make Money system is legitimate. I do not believe this to be a scam. Building a list of subscribers, and then promoting products of interest to your list is a great way to make money online. Tellman Knudson has found fabulous success doing just that, and I am sure that he can provide some insight on some of the best practices to generate an online income in this manner. I do encourage you to complete your due diligence to ensure that there are no other hidden fees or upgrade charges that will be required before you receive the full benefits of his training or product. This is very common with internet marketing products.

Just remember to be patient and committed in your internet business, as your desired results will not be achieved overnight.

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Improve Your Squash: Advantages of Watching the Ball at All Times

Watching the squash ball during a rally is the most important thing you can do to improve your game. Never ever take your eyes of the ball during a rally. if you are afraid of watching the ball when behind you, wear protective eyewear. It is impossible to reach your potential if you don’t consistently keep your eyes on the ball. Watching the ball as it leaves your opponent’s racquet, in particular when the ball is behind you, will dramatically increase on how you are able to:

Better judge your opponent’s shot

You will get the first idea of where your opponent’s shot is going when the ball leaves his racquet. You can gather information on the direction, the trajectory, the speed and the height of the shot for your brain to calculate where you will need to be to meet it. To accurately track the ball, it is necessary to keep your eye on the ball at all times. If you wait to see the ball come off of the front wall you have lost about half of the valuable trajectory input necessary to accurately judge the shot played.

Better anticipate your opponent’s shot

Only by watching the ball that split second at impact coming off your opponent’s racquet will let you anticipate his shot.

Important: If you are turning your head back to the front wall prior to impact you are not anticipating, you are guessing! To volley well in particular you need to see the ball early to be on your way to intercept it. If you learn to anticipate if they’re driving, dropping, boasting or going cross-court then that is half the battle right there. Anticipation only works with watching the ball when it is behind you.

Research demonstrates that “expert”players can predict the opponent’s shot to a very high accuracy level up to 600 milliseconds before impact. Important cues for making anticipatory decisions – movement of the arm and racquet especially 160-80ms before impact and the flight of the ball immediately (up to 80ms) after impact.

The two main sources of information that are used by expert players are:

1. Probability – the opponent’s strategic habits, the opponent’s technical abilities and his/her court position;

2. Postural cues given off by the opponent – specifically the arm and racquet movement leading up to contact with the ball.

Research has shown that expert players do not have better “vision”than beginners nor do they look at different cues to beginners when searching for information on which to base their decision about what is about to happen. Rather, expert players appear to make better use of the information available – especially with regard to the opponent’s arm and racquet action.

Expert players also identify or pick up patterns of play better than beginners.

Anticipation skills range from the simple – predicting the bounce of the ball, through to the ability to read the play sufficiently well to volley a fast paced ball hit from the front court by a “deceptive” player. These skills become automatic with experience but traditionally, we have only developed these skills by playing matches.

Better move around the court, have a better rhythm

Watching the ball when it is behind you is vital for movement. This, in turn, will increase your speed to the ball and allow you to move at the appropriate speed, not overrunning the ball. Overrunning the ball is one of the biggest problems at a beginner level.

If you watch the front wall, you will only have the sound of your opponent hitting the ball or the ball coming into your peripheral vision to react too. This will often have your feet moving late or very late respectively, and make it a huge disadvantage in getting to your opponent’s tight shots.

watching improves your speed around the court dramatically without getting any faster physically. I believe watching the ball well will get you way faster around the squash court than getting physically faster.

Only through consistently watching the ball coming off your opponent’s racquet when the ball is behind you in the back court will you learn a rhythm to move around the squash court.

Rhythm is an integral part in any sport, facilitating all movements.

Make better tactical decision

The more time available you have in this fast game, the better your decisions tend to be.

Play safer and avoiding decisions against you.

Watching helps you getting out of the way of the racket swing, and ball, while your opponent is returning the shot. Wear eyewear if you are afraid to watch. Without watching the ball your progress will be limited and can be dangerous. Watch the ball and if you are too close and within the “line of fire” move out of the way, but do not take your eye off the ball. You can’t always go back to the T when you hit a loose shot. Move your T position if necessary.

The downside of not watching the ball when your opponent is behind is that you may be guilty of not clearing, and even worse,not attempting to clear. That can be the difference between a stroke and a let.

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3 Super Boomer Expert Dating Tips

With over 57 million Baby Boomer generation American women, and of those, almost half, 25 million, are single women. In their mid-40s to mid-60s year old Baby Boomer generation Women cohort, many of those women, are like myself, single again, either by the result of divorce or death of a spouse. For the group over 55 years old, a number of the Boomer single women have even been married more than one time, with multiple divorces or death of their husbands. Dating again now that you are divorced or a widow? With so many Boomer Women dating again after divorce or the death of spouse, is dating the second time round all about competition with your best girlfriends? Or are you hoping that you can you take a different approach?

With women dating younger men, aka Cougar Dating, and women dating multiple men before she decides which suitor is worthy of her heart, no longer are single Boomer women socially stuck waiting for men to make all the romantic relationship dating initiation decisions. Afterall, at this time in your life, when you want to date again, isn’t it about what do you want? No longer is wanting to have children and settle down a driving force for dating, coursthip, and marriage for you. As a matter of fact, many Boomer Women have careers and assets of their own. They are not 100% dependent financially on men for their lifestyle and livelihood. That translates into your dating life, too. That’s so freeing, isn’t it?

Single Boomer Woman Dating Tip #1: Do Surround Yourself With Romantic Beauty

It ‘s the 21st century and you have money of your own. No longer to you have to wait for Saturday night to roll around to see if your gentleman caller brings you roses. Instead, you are the captain of your own ship. Go ahead and while you are doing your weekly food shopping, purchase a bouquet of your favorite flowers for yourself. Take a look at the floral section. It is often quite close the entrance of the store. Look at the beautiful colors and shapes of the flowers. Inhale and smell their fragrant perfume. Which ones are calling to you to take them home and enjoy? Stores from the range of Costco to the neighborhood grocers all a variety of wonderful floral bouquets. In the 21st century, it is stylish to love yourself and give to yourself first. Embrace it! Because you’re worth it! When you surround yourself with romantic beauty, you feed your spirit and will find yourself smiling more and more, making you magnetically attractive to others for dates.

Single Boomer Woman Dating Tip #2: Do Practice Superb Self-Care

Whether is getting a weekly manicure and pedicure at the nail spa, giving yourself a manicure and pedicure, getting together with your best girlfriends to give each other nail treatments, give yourself the best care you can afford. You can even find great deals at the local beauty schools. you can often find them by doing a simple search online. While you are at, look into the fun splurge of getting a full body massage. There are so many massage studios now at strip malls that you can afford this formerly luxury spa resort only treat right near where you live. Your excellent grooming reflects your self-love and self-confidence. Studies demonstrate that men find confidence super attractive in women they want to date.

Single Boomer Woman Dating Tip #3: Do Immerse Your Life with Beautiful Sounds

Now that you are caring for your eyes and body, what about your ears and insides? Between all of the music downloads and everything which is free online, you can immerse your aural senses with beautiful, relaxing, and stimulating sounds. How do like the meditative and relaxing sounds of Tibetan bowls? Do you prefer crystal bowls or metal? Perhaps the string instrument trills of Vivaldi better fits to your taste? Do fill your home with beautiful sounds to feed and nurture your spirit. When you listen to marvelous sounds, it stimulates parts of your brain which words alone cannot, warding off Alzheimer’s. And the better you de-stress yourself and relax during the day, the more fully restful and rejuvenating your sleep at night, making your natural magnetic beauty shine and attract dates during the day.

As you practice these self-loving tips, your own personal magnetism will increase massively. You will radiate joyful health, vitality and attractiveness, making you irresistible to single men for your dating social life.

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The Wealthy Affiliate Program – Why Everything They Touch Turns to Gold

The Wealthy Affiliate Program is an Affiliate Marketing training program that provides top notch affiliate training to all those that are looking to run a successful and very prosperous business online. The Wealthy affiliate Program was created by two college kids, "Kyle and Carson" in 2005 who were trying to make some extra cash to help pay for there schooling. It is currently the fastest growing online Internet marketing community around.

The Wealthy Affiliate Program is a place where you will learn by interacting with all sorts of professional online tools, courses and guides. You also have 1 on 1 mentoring from Kyle Carson personally or you have the chance to interact with a powerful active forum where there are probably thousands of questions that have been answered by Kyle and Carson or other senior affiliate marketers.

Upon joining the Wealthy Affiliate Program you are greeted with an 8 week course to more than familiarize you with affiliate marketing and get you to the level where you can pick out your niche market and start prospering in it successfully. The 8 week course consists of tutorials and videos that make everything very easy to understand. the good thing about this set up is despite it's called an 8 week course you can do it faster or slower depending on how fast you are to forgive something new.

The Wealthy Affiliate Program is set up so that you can start making money as soon as you come in the door … No Kidding. This is a serious thing to be able to do most other programs out there does not offer this without you buy another eBook or something. They have there own currency called Wealthy Affiliate Gold that you automatically get 10 bars as soon as you join. You can use this to give away to any one that helps you in any way. They can cash it in at the end of every month for cash in your account. There are plenty of other ways to make money inside of this community, Let's say that if you were to join just to sell your already learned skills that you would probably make a pretty good penny daily from it.

The Wealthy Affiliate Program has every tool that you could ever need to run your online business successfully. That means that you do not have to buy anything else to be successful here once you join. Like I said you can learn to use the tools inside here so well that you can offer to do in house jobs for money. The Wealthy Affiliate Program is a gold mine of top notch information and no how. The Wealthy Affiliate Program has helped 10,000 people so far including me succeed online in the most prosperous way. I know I did not tell you what the free tools where about did I … Well let's just say that I wanted to leave something for you to be able to look forward to when you started watching my video tour that I set up for you.

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