Friday, August 22, 2008

Site Review - MMG's Massive Ebook Giveaway

Money Making Guide Blog is having phase 2 of its ebook and is looking for more stuff to give away. The first phase has been a fantastic success with nearly 7500 visitors since the beginning of July.

So, if you have written your own ebook and/or software and are looking for help get it out to the masses, this is a great opportunity for you.

You can leave a comment for Steve at his blog here. You can also find free ebooks here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Article Marketing

Been browsing the forums and discovered that article marketing, sometimes called bum marketing, is a popular way of doing Internet marketing. General idea is that you write an article, include a resource box at the end which points to your website and submit the article to popular article directories. Once your article is published, you get free traffic.

You are advised to do some SEO research and to include relevant keywords in your title and in the first paragraph of your article.

In addition, since one article can only get you that much traffic, you should write MANY articles. We are talking about, maybe, a few articles per day! I find that surprising because the quality of the articles will definitely suffer.

I browsed the article directories and read some of the articles posted. Indeed, a lot of the articles I read, although not pure garbage, contains little originality and not much useful content. Those articles are basically food for the search engines and for obtaining backlinks for the author's site.

Sad that Internet marketing had degraded to this point. :(

But enough complaining and onwards to Jan 2009.

For a start, I will adopt the following basic strategy:

- improve my sites at http://quittingyourjob.com/ and http://wacky-background.com/.
- write GOOD articles for promotion.
- write more ebooks for QuittingYourJob.com.
- browse the forums for promotion and information.
- develop quality link exchanges and partnerships.
- promote the ebooks I have written.

In the next few weeks, I will have to look into other niches and products I can sell.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Password and Email Security

Some of you may not realize it but a lot of the sites in which we have to sign up at to access are run by individuals. Say you go to a forum, put in your username, email and password and register. The webmaster of that site will have access to what you input, and that includes your password. And if you use that same password, username and/or email at other sites, that is a huge security risk.

I have decided to use different email and passwords for different types of sites. I have one email for article directories, one email for forums, and so on. And the passwords will be different too, but formatted in such a way so that I can remember them without having to write them down.

In this way, I hope to reduce the security risk and cut down on the amount of spam that I will inevitably receive.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pacing Myself

I have a rather short timeline but I am going to take a little time and come up with a gameplan.

The following is what I have at the moment and suggestions and comments are always welcome:

Preliminary GamePlan

- I need to diversify as much as I can. This will enable me to try out various techniques or products and have a better idea of what works and what doesn't. Income may vary a lot from month to month, so diversifying will enable a more stable income.
- Over the longer term, I should concentrate on products or services with a recurring revenue stream.
- I must start looking at products or services not related to making money or Internet marketing as there will be less competition. Like they say: "In the land of the blind, the one-eye man is king."
Recurring Revenue Products

- Web Hosting, autoresponders
- health products

Non-recurring Revenue Products

- Adsense
- Master resell right products
- Ebay? What type of products?
- Own product?

Promotion and Traffic Techniques

- article directories
- brandable ebooks
- SEO techniques
- link exchanges

This is just a first draft and I will be adding to and expanding it in the months ahead.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Ready, Set, Go

The decision to start this blog was taken just a few hours ago. Recently I have set a target of earning $5000 per month (hence the name of this blog) from the net by Jan 2009. I mentioned this in a forum and another poster asked me to keep them posted on my progress.

So the idea for this blog was born.

This blog will serve to keep track of my progress. I will post what I am doing, what obstacles I faced, what I am thinking... and eventually how I fared come Jan 2009.

More details will come later but for now, I am in action!

Interesting how the decision to start this blog opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Where before I am extremely sceptical that anybody can build an income of $5000 a month in the short space of 5 and a half months, I can now see many ways of how this can be done.

Maybe it's just because I now have to perform as the world is watching. Gets you thinking of what we are really capable of, doesn't it?