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15 Ways to Make Money From Home as a Writer – Part 2

Article marketing for affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing means selling another marketer’s products and earning a percentage every time you sell the product. That can mean having a website presence where you showcase other products. For example, if you have a wedding site which shows Amazon wedding books for sale, you are an affiliate marketer for Amazon and will earn money if someone clicks on the wedding books and makes a purchase.

Article marketing means writing articles and submitting them to article directories in order to bring readers, also known as traffic, back to your website so they will hopefully buy. EzineArticles.com is the biggest article directory. The way it works is you write an article and include a short bio at the bottom with a link to your site. Other website owners can post your article on their sites and must include your bio with the link to your site. That way your article gets spread around and more people see it, which in turn means more people can potentially click on your link and possibly purchase through you.

You’ll find there is a “fine art” to this, but the more articles you write and submit, the more traffic it should bring to your site.

Copywriter
Marketers need good salescopy for their products and are willing to pay good money for it. Well-written copy can be the difference between making a few dollars and making thousands. If you study copywriting and hone your craft, you can make a nice living.

There is a lot that goes into writing salescopy that sells, but the better you are, the more money you can command.

Creating products
Someone with writing skills might do well with writing their own ebooks. The key is to figure out what topics people are willing to spend money on and write about them. There is obviously more involved – you’ll need at least a simple site to sell your ebook from, and you’ll need to spend time marketing your ebook(s).

Write what people are buying => Put up a sales page website =>
Set up an automatic payment delivery system with PayPal =>
Get traffic => Make sales.

Part 3 will be coming soon.

For more information on your home based business skills, take the survey click on the banner below.

Talk to you soon.

To Your Success,

Doyle Gamblin

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May Extravaganza

 

 

It is open now.

Visit the site by clicking on the link above to obtain  free products from a lot of internet marketers.

All the products are free and include:

  • Software

  • Ebooks

  • Training Courses

  • Products for Resell

  • Marketing materials

This event will be open from now until May 13, 2011.

Visit soon and visit often.

See you there.

To Your Success,

Doyle Gamblin

 

 

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Is A Home Based Business Right for you?

 

Working at home is a huge dream for many people, coming a close second to winning the lottery. These people can see themselves living themselves living an awesome life while making an excellent income. This dream also involves doing something with passion and creativity that may be lacking in their “real” job. These folks want to feel creative, successful, and fulfilled in their work.

Of course the first thing that comes to mind are the perks of having a home based business:

  • You are your own boss. You don’t have to deal with a grouchy boss or coworkers who drive you crazy with their complaints or attitudes. Being boss also gives you the opportunity to pursue your creative thoughts and dreams and make them a reality.

 

  • You are no longer a slave to a time clock. You can set the hours that work for you. If you are a morning person, you can get up early and get a lot of things done before the interruptions of family and friends begin. If your most productive time is in the afternoon, you can sleep late, eat a leisurely breakfast, and then work. After all, you control your work schedule.

 

  • No traffic. This is a big deal for many people, especially me. I live in the biggest city in the southeastern United States where traffic is mind numbing. Not a day goes by that there is not a traffic jam somewhere on our freeway system. Road rage is a common thing in our city. There is a lot of wear and tear on my personal vehicle and on my nerves.

 

  • You can wear whatever you want. No suits, ties, sportcoats, dresses or pantyhose, unless you want to.

 

  • No more office drama. Do you have “drama queen (or king)” where you work now. If so, you know the relief you feel when that person is out for a day. The gossip can drive you insane. You never know if you are boing to be stabbed in the back or be the current subject of gossip.

 

  • No more daycare. If you are a parent of young children, you may feel that someone else is raising your children, not you. Now you can rear your children the way you choose and be the prime influence in their young lives. You also won’t have to miss the important milestones in your child’s lives.

 

These are some of the important benefits of a home based business. Yes, these may seem a dream now, but they can become a reality if working at home is right for you.

Now the questions are:

  • How do you know if you are suited to operate a home based business?”
  • If you are, then what type of business do you want to start and run on a daily basis?”

 

For answers to the first question, click here to take a survey that will help you in making this important decision. Then in the days to come we will try to answer the second question.

To your success,

Doyle Gamblin

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Things That Make a Perfect Squeeze Page

Building the perfect squeeze page is easy when you use the right elements to build it. Here are some things that every squeeze page should have to insure success.

Professional Graphics

When you begin your squeeze page, be sure that you use professionally designed graphics. The graphics include your header, your footer, your background and any images of any free ebooks, videos, or products that you may give away. If the page is attractive, people will linger and view your offer.

Irresistable Free Offer

Everyone likes to receive free items, especially offers that give valuable free information. An ebook, small report, limited membership to a site or service are types of offers that people like to receive. In the information provider business, videos or audios that offer how-to demonstrations are extremely popular.

Bullet Points that Show Benefits

We all want to know what benefits we will receive if we give our name and email address. If there is no benefit for the person, then there will be no sign-up for the offer.

Well Designed Sign-up Box

A sign-up box that looks good and fits with the graphics will draw people to give their names and email addresses. Most people will not respond if there is no place on the page to give the information requested. No one wants to send their name and email address to a blind email address.

Contact Information

For added peace of mind, put a link to contact you on your squeeze page. This link can open in a new window with an email program or be pasted into the recipient box on a web-based email service. People feel better about giving out their names and email addresses if there is a way to contact the business or person promoting the web page.

Professional Autoresponder Service

To build your mailing list and to be certain that your prospective customers are receiving the information requested, use a professional autoresponder service. The money spent on the service will more than offset the time and money lost by trying to use a self-administered program. Invest in the professional service and your prospective customers will see appreciate your business or service much more.

So go ahead and design your squeeze page. Be sure that all the elements described above are on your page. You see results quickly from your efforts.

To Your Online Success,

Doyle Gamblin

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The Tools I Use in My Online Business

 

I read an article a short time ago from a good internet marketer that mentioned some of the tools that he used daily in his business. His article made me think about the tools I use on a daily basis and are necessary for my business to operate smoothly.

The first tool is a free tool that helps when I create articles for my blogs and information products for my business. The product is Open Office and it replaces Microsoft Office very well. You can download the latest version by visiting this link. Open Office contains Writer, Math, Draw, Impress and other tools that work just as well as MS Office, without the large price tag.

The second tool I use is Filezilla. It is an FTP program that is used to move files from my computer desktop to my web server. It is easy to use and works effectively when moving files between your computer and your web host. It can be downloaded for free at Filezilla.org

The next tool that I use is my HTML editor by Coffecup. I own the retail version, but a free trial version is available at CoffeeCup.com. Two free HTML editors are NVU and Pagebreeze. You will find any of these editors useful in creating and modifying sales pages, download pages and squeeze pages.

These are the main tools that I use in my business. I hope that you will find this list useful in your business.

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The 3 Types of Online Business Models

You are ready to start your online business. The question is, “what type of business is best for you?”

The basic models are as follows:

  1. Buying and Selling physical goods.
  2. Creating and Selling information products.
  3. Selling existing Products and Services.

Let’s look at each model briefly.

Buying and Selling Physical Goods.

This model involves the buying at wholesale costs or below and then reselling at a profit. The items can be purchased directly from the manufacturer or from a wholesaler.

This model also involves using a variety of selling platforms. These platforms include but are not limited to eBay, Amazon, or other websites. Auctions are popular because of the high volume of people that visit these sites on a daily basis.

Creating and Selling information products.

Information products are easy to produce and can be created in a few hours by anyone. A little research and writing are all that’s necessary to create a small report or an ebook on any given subject.

Information products do not not have to be in report or ebook format. Other types of information products include videos and audio productions.

Video production can be as easy as using a camcorder and creating a video on a “how to” subject. Examples are: “how to change oil in a car”, “how to make a kite from scratch”, “how to grow the world’s best tasting tomatoes” etc.

Audio presentations can be as easy as recording an interview with an expert in any field. You can even read a report or article that you have created about a specific topic.

All information products are then uploaded to an auction site or web site and placed on sale.

Selling existing Products and Services.

This model works well with either physical or information products. This is usually done by becoming an affiliate for the product through the manufacturer or other wholesaler.

In the case of information products, there are websites that have created products that you can sell as an affiliate for a commission. Such sites include Clickbank, Paydotcom, and Amazon.

Whichever model you choose, be sure to research the market before you start to verify the profitability of your product. With proper research, you can increase your chances for success.

Here’s to your success.

Doyle Gamblin

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PLR Monthly – A User’s Review

Have you ever heard of PLR (Private Label Rights) content?

When I first heard of PLR and what it could actually do for me I researched the market almost immediately, looking for a new angle on how to improve my business, looking for that extra income stream to boost my income.
 
What did I find? A minefield, a dirty great huge minefield of false promises and hopes, but most of all a huge great load of poor content from substandard websites charging me extortionate prices for very little value.

Until now I have stayed away from these sites and what they offer because of the factors I have just explained. Yeah some people make money from PLR, but I have seen it all before and it’s nothing new to me. Yet another health eBook, another healthier eBook being sold by the masses for as little as $1. Sorry but that is not for me. I like to provide my subscribers, buyers and readers with some excellent content, not content that has been seen a million times over.

This is what leads me to PLR Monthly! When these guys first let me inside the members area I was astonished to see what they were providing.

Soooo much for so little sprang to mind!

These guys have put huge amounts of time and effort into providing their subscribers with nothing but the best top quality, fresh PLR products, sales pages, graphics etc etc etc the list seriously goes on and on…

Not only do they provide you with the best PLR around today, but they provide for you something which I have never seen before. eBay ready PLR! I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this but they provide for you a digital package ready for burning to CD, DVD, flash drive whichever way you would like to deliver your products. They provide for you the sales template image ready so you simply upload to eBay, there is no need for hosting. Also provided for you are all the graphics you will ever need and not just one style but multiple styles to suit you.

Also as an added bonus they also provide you with a full video tutorial series to help you along the way, holding your hand from start to finish helping get you and your business off the ground.
In short this is the best PLR members area I have seen ever and it’s definitely on my list of subscriptions.

So take a look and see exactly what you think. Most of all it’s free for the first month so you have nothing to lose.

Doyle Gamblin

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Advantages of Your Own Online Business

Have you given much thought to the advantages of having your own online internet business?  Well here are a few to think about.

  • FREEDOM – This one word provides one of the greatest advantages of having your on internet business.  You are free from working on a set schedule on set days with someone else dictating your activities. Also, you are free to choose your own business model, i.e. selling physical goods, information products, or services.
  • FLEXIBILITY – An online business gives you the flexibility to work when you choose, whether you choose part or full time hours.  You can also choose where you want to work, whether it be in a home office,  outside on your back deck, or on a beach relaxing by the ocean.
  • INCOME – You get to determine what income level you want.  The more you create, the more you plan, the more you act, the more you make.  The level of your income is determined by your desire, determination, and persistence.
  • SATISFACTION – You get the satisfaction of knowing that you can build a successful business from the ground up. Also, you get the satisfaction of providing your customers and clients with excellent products or service.

You can start your online journey today regardless of your background, expertise or experience.  All skills that are necessary to build a successful business can be learned from a mentor or self taught by using online resources.

So the ball is in your court. Are you ready to get started?  Don’t put it off.

Doyle Gamblin

P.S. Are you ready to start your own business? This program can get you started right now and can help you start generating income in as little as 24 hours. Click here to get more information on this business.

P.P.S.  As always please feel free to leave your comments and thoughts.  Have a great and profitable day.

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Myths and Misconceptions About Starting an Online Business

Are you trying to start an online business? Are you overwhelmed with the many online business programs available or concerned that you’ll lose money by investing in them? While many offers sound too good to be true, there are some very good ones available – but how can you be sure? Learning to read ‘between the lines’ will better prepare you for what’s really involved.

Here are some common phrases used to promote online businesses and what they really mean:

#1 – Simple & Easy

Simple and easy depends on who’s speaking. A doctor may tell you it’s only a ‘simple procedure’ but that doesn’t mean that you should attempt it yourself. Continue reading

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What is An Internet Marketer

An internet marketer is a person who markets products or services, tangible goods ( i.e. toasters, books, furniture etc.) or intangible goods (i.e. information products) to customers via the world wide web or internet. Marketing is defined as the process of creating interest in a product or service including identifying customers and their needs, as well as fulfilling those needs with your product or service.

A basic example of marketing is a television commercial. The commercial introduces a problem that is common to the target audience (gray hair, bulging waistline, lack of excitement, etc.). The advertiser then provides the solution to that problem by showing at least one benefit of his particular product (younger looking skin or hair, an attractive, thin body, the thrill of a lifetime, etc.)

Internet marketing at its most basic form follows the same principles. First locate a market with a definite problem or need that is not being filled adequately by current products. Once the problem is identified, provide the solution by giving the benefits of your product. Fulfill the need by supplying your product to the customer, and you have successfully marketed your product.

So basically the formula is as follows:

  • Identify a group of people with a common problem.
  • Give the benefits that your product supplies;
  • Sell or give them the solution (your product or service).
  • Repeat.

All of this is completed without any personal one on one contact, scheduled meetings, sales calls or physical contact. It is all accomplished on the internet via the doorway of the computer that sits on the marketer’s desk or lap.

This marketing process allows the average person to create an income in a short amount of time from his/her home or office in their spare time or full time. It also allows the average person to have a potential audience of millions without having to leave home or family.

Internet marketing is the indeed the best “job” available today.

Have a great and profitable day.

Doyle Gamblin


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