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Adjusting to Change

adjusting to changeTwenty years ago, most people had no more familiarity with the internet beyond some sci fi movies.  Ten years ago, most people would not have thought they could make money online unless they were a tech head or an ebay seller.

Today, many people make money online and the technical aspects aren’t as formidable as they have been in the past.  

But with that ease of entry comes a natural increase in competition. 

More people trying to make money online = more competition.

The stakes are higher and because of … Read the rest

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Google Adsense and Smart Pricing

google adsense smart pricingSeveral of my little niche sites are structured somewhat along the lines of the xFactor Adsense model.  I say “somewhat” because I absolutely refuse to put out anything that is as hideously ugly as those old original ones were and I don’t have anything that has such thin content.

If you’re not familiar with an xFactor site, it is named after a guy name John who goes by the handle “xFactor” on the Warrior Forum.  In 2009, he posted an epic thread on his strategies for reaching

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What is Google Authorship?

google authorshipSo I’ll admit it.  I don’t really follow Google news or Matt Cutt’s blog.

Ooooohhhhh!!!!!!!

Heresy, I know, for someone marketing online.

I just figure that if they do something really groundbreaking, like say . . . enable telepathic search or something . . . I’ll hear about it through the regular channels:  forums, email lists, Skype, Facebook, etc.

(I know people complain about the amount of emails on IM lists, but that’s one good thing about it.  You usually hear about major updates without having to keep tabs on Read the rest

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How NOT to Create an Outsource Job Posting

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I was looking through some job postings on oDesk to get an idea of the going rate for some link building projects I have coming up and I came across this gem.

15 PR4+ Permanent Backlinks

Job Description This job is about getting 15 – PR4+ PERMANENT backlinks for my project, SAT prep classes.

ALL of these PERMANENT links have to be placed at site’s MAIN PAGE PR4+ and NOT in any subdomain or subpage.

All links must be PERMANENT AND INDEXED guaranteed !! REQUIREMENTS: – Backlinks with 100% white

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How to Post to Multiple Blogs: Free Tool

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Post to Multiple Blogs

If you have been into niche marketing for awhile, you probably have several web sites up and running.  Everyone has a different strategy for content for their sites.

Do it and be done:  You can plan out content in advance: three months, six months, maybe even a year.  You preload all the content into WordPress posts, schedule them to publish on a future day, set it and forget it.  I do this for a number … Read the rest

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What Really Makes Money in Niche Marketing

Let me start this off with a confession.  I would make a sucky counselor.  The worst on the planet.  Psychology always interested me, but I knew it was not something that I wanted to pursue as a career path for two reason.

First, listening to people’s problems day after day would drain me.  I know I wouldn’t be able to leave it at the office at the end of the day.  Even now, when I see someone dead set for disaster . . . and it doesn’t even have anything … Read the rest

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Niche Marketing Lesson Learned From an Event Disaster

Event planning has been on my mind for the past week.

A little backstory.  Eight years ago, a friend of mine called up, said she wanted to plan a community egg hunt and asked for my help.  I thought, “It’s Easter eggs, how hard can it be?”

Six years later, that event had grown into a festival with not only an egg hunt, but carnival games, entertainment, over 80 vendors and sponsors, and 4,000 people attending.

It was awesome and I loved the event, but it was an insane amount … Read the rest

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Be Like Nike and Just Do It

I frequent several online marketing forums and occasion comment on programs I use and different strategies.

One thing that I see over and over and over is that many people won’t try anything unless they are absolutely certain that it is absolutely foolproof.

If you need an absolutely guarantee of success, internet marketing just is not for you.  Go try . . . well, I don’t know what to tell you to try.  Nothing in life is a sure thing.

Take link wheels for example.  Someone posted their strategy on … Read the rest

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The Secret of Internet Marketing

the magic bulletIf you’ve been thinking about getting into internet niche marketing for any time at all, you’ve probably come across offers from people who claim to be able to teach you “the secret” to making money online.

Am I right?

Now these people may be successful and their methods may work for them; however, the main reason so many people get disillusioned in their efforts to find a way to make money online is that the majority of  people who buy them do so thinking they will be getting something that … Read the rest