Thursday, March 30, 2006

Videos, Videos, Videos

Who would ever think that a bunch of crazy home made and some copyrighted video clips would generate some $1.6 BILLION dollars for YouTube owners through a Google buyout? It did. Youtube sort of revolutionized the video site concept and it worked.
Now, what's google going to do with it?

Recommended Video Site: - always a new video, every time you visit.


Sunday, November 06, 2005

Avoiding Home Business Scams.

Now maybe the reason you’re interested in setting up a home business is because you’ve seen an ad somewhere, or you’ve been approached by someone. It was all about a great work-from-home money-making opportunity, and you’re excited. Finally, you can quit your job!

If you’re thinking of working from home by someone else’s rules, though, you have to realise that at least 99% of the offers out there are scams – after all, if it was that easy to pay a few dollars and make thousands, wouldn’t everyone be doing it by now? Here are the biggest scams out there, how to recognise them, and how to avoid them.

Location, Location, Location.

Where did you see that work from home offer? If you got it in the post, or by email, or saw it on a poster taped around a telephone pole, then I can guarantee you right now that it’s not a legitimate offer. If you saw the ad in a newspaper, in a jobs magazine or on a jobs website, then it’s a little more likely to be legit – but not much. Always check out any offer, and assume it’s a scam until you have iron-clad proof to the contrary.

Envelope Stuffing.

This is the most established work-from-home scam, and it’s been going for decades now. Basically, once you pay your money and sign up to work from home, you’re sent a set of envelopes and ads just like the one you responded to. You might make some money if someone responds to your ad, but eventually there just won’t be a market for it any more. Anyway, work from home offers like this are illegal pyramid schemes.

You won’t make any money putting letters in envelopes – get over it.

Charging for Supplies.

The practice of charging for supplies is hard to pin down to any one scam – it’s the way almost all work-at-home scams work (including the envelope stuffing, above). You’ll be asked to make a small ‘investment’ for whatever materials would be needed to do the work – and then you’ll be sent very shoddy materials that aren’t worth anything like what you paid, and you’ll find that there’s no market for the work anyway.

If anyone asks for money upfront, run. A real company should be willing to deduct any ‘fees’ from your first paycheque – if they won’t do that for you, then that’s because they don’t ever plan to pay you.

Working for Free.

This variation on the scam is common with crafts. You might be asked to work at home making clothes, ornaments or toys. Everything seems legitimate – you’ve got the materials without paying out any money, and you’re doing the work. Unfortunately for you, when you send the work back, the company will tell you that it didn’t meet their ‘quality standards’, and will refuse to pay you. Then they’ll sell on what you made at a profit, and move on to the next sucker.

Never do craft work from home unless you’re selling the items yourself. Note that you don’t need to be selling to consumers (you could be selling to wholesalers), but you still need to be the one deciding what you make and getting the money.

Home Typing, Medical Billing, and More.

There are lots of work-from-home scams that involve persuading you that some industry has more work than it can handle, and so has to outsource to people working from home. For example, you might be told that you’d be typing legal documents, or entering medical bills into an electronic database. These scams have one thing in common: they all say that all you need is your computer, and they all then go on to say that you need to buy some ‘special software’.

This software might appear to be from a completely unrelated company, but don’t be fooled – the whole reason the ‘work-from-home’ ad was there to begin with was simply as cynical marketing for the software.

As you can see, running a ‘home business’ that just involves ‘working’ for one company is a bad idea. You don’t know who you’re dealing with. Here’s the clincher, though: even with entirely legal work-at-home offers that do pay you for your work, you still won’t make anywhere near as much as you can with your very own home business. So why bother with them at all?

Sunday, October 30, 2005

A-Z List Of Top Paying Keywords...

Want to know what the top-paying keywords are and how much they are worth? You and a million other people trying to make money with adsense...yes, me included... Take a look at the list below and see for yourself. Gives you ideas on what sites you need to create...and promote around these keywords.

These keywords will change in value from time to time and there are many people already capitalizing on them. There are software programs out there that select top keywords and lists for sale but you can always rely on this information.


Recommended Sites:

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Website Traffic | Promotion | SEO | Marketing | Advertising

There are many ways to get traffic to your site. shows 38 articles on how you can accomplish just that. Point your browswer to the site and click on the articles section to get ideas on how to increase both traffic and sales if you're online to make money.

The direct link for the articles on traffic is:

I hope you find these resources useful and come back often.


Monday, October 03, 2005

Articles Do Bring Traffic

Veteran Internet marketer shows "How To Increase Your Traffic And Exposure” by submitting articles to directories such as

The Internet is all about information. Google, Yahoo and MSN are also about aggregating and distributing relevant information to millions of users. How can you reach a large online audience for your topics of interest, products or services without enjoying a high ranking on the search engines? The answer is: Articles. Articles are one of the most effective methods to gain exposure for your business. Every single day, millions of people go online with the purpose of finding informative content.

You don’t have to be a great writer in order to author a short article on a subject that you’re very familiar with. You’d be surprised how much you know and the things you can write about. Mario Giordani is the founder and manager of, a 100% free articles directory. Authors can submit a 400-word+ article and have it distributed via syndicated content channels and thousands of targeted publishers throughout the Internet.

According to Mario, “articles are very hot right now because the satisfy the hunger of search engines that are anxious to list quality information in their indexes. Articles are free to create. For those of us lacking good writing skills, dozens of talented ‘ghost writers” are available to generate articles on a variety of subjects.”

Authors are encouraged to create new and unique content that benefits information-hungry Internet users. Good content also helps websites get exposure, more backlinks and often provide a positive effect on your search engine rankings. Additionally, well-written articles not only help authors get higher credibility as experts in their field but also generate targeted traffic from people who click on the link inside the author’s resource box.

Articles are generally distributed via electronic magazines (ezines), opt-in mailing lists, as website content and RSS feeds. Articles can also stay indexed, archived and read over and over. Additionally, articles provide quality backlinks that positively affect search engine rankings.

“If you use someone else’s article on your site, be sure to include the author’s information, including the active links to his or her site. That’s the right way to maintain a win-win situation for all parties involved in the production and distribution of good content,” advises Mario.Mario Giordani added, “Thousands of creative Internet entrepreneurs have seen the value of combining quality articles with Google’s Adsense. Adsense is contextually-based, so users can access the exact type of information they are searching for after reading a good article.”
To view what an articles directory looks like or to post your own articles for free distribution, go to Mario Giordani can be reached at (801) 816-9999 or at Email:

Sunday, August 07, 2005

40 Ways To Increase Your Online Business

There is a lot to learn about Internet marketing. At times it can seem overwhelming, especially if you are just starting out. We hear a about people making obscene amounts of money with Internet marketing. Most of it is true. Some of it is hype. I have been marketing online since 1993 and I'd like to give you 40 simple, straight-forwardtips that will help you become a top affiliate and Internet marketer with the least amount of hassle:

1. Goals -Set your goals and know what you want to accomplish with your marketing efforts.

2. Traffic – Set up an efficient mechanism to generate quality traffic to your site.

3. List Subscribers – Develop a list of loyal, permission-based subscribers to educate and sell to.

4. Niche Markets – Seek markets with little or no competition to sell to.

5. Promotion – Marketing online requires you to promote to the right people.

6. Knowledge – You wouldn’t pilot a jet without training. Learn a new tactic every single day.

7. Plan Of Action – Develop a plan so you have a route towards your Internet success.

8. Consistency - Don’t give up too soon. Be consistent.

9. Positioning – Position yourself as an expert in one or more areas so people will trust you and
buy from you.

10. Automation – Both your marketing process and your income should be automated.

11. Tools – Develop an arsenal of marketing tools you must use in order to make your plans work.

12. Exposure – Learn all the tactics to get high placement on the search engines as well as your target markets.

13. Repeat Sales – Find products that prompt the users to order more than once.

14. Multiplicity – Get other people to generate cash for you under 2-tier affiliate programs.

15. Patience – Give your efforts enough time to mature and grow.

16. Time Management – Organize your tasks so you don’t waste time doing things that don't generate money.

17. Avoid "herd" mentality. There is a lot of promotion nudging you to follow others. Don't!Think "leadership" not "followship." You got it in you!

18. Join 2-tier affiliate programs.

19. Join residual-paying programs

20. Avoid hosting your site with shared servers

21. Do not spam!

22. Discouragement comes from doing the wrong things! Fine tune your marketing.

23. Learn how to use Adwords and Adsense togetherto promote your affiliate programs.

24. Do not send people directly to your vendor's page.

25. Always try to get the email address and name of your visitors to build your opt-in list. This can be good for them and definitely good for you.

26. Don't spend a lot of time chit-chatting online. You're online to make money, hopefully. Time is money. Don't waste with with trivial forum flames or debates that make you zip!

27. If something isn't working, fix it or dump it. Don't waste time trying trying to revive a dead horse.

28. If you sell Clickbank products, learn how to only sell the best ranking or soon to be hot products. There is an easy way to do this.

29. Stay away from Internet marketing themes if you're starting out. This field is saturated with sellers and not buyers.

30. If possible, develop your own unique product(s) to sell via affiliate programs.

31. Do not join MLM programs that use Pay Pal. Your account can get frozen and you can lose your money.

32. Get a list of the best 93 marketing forums available and see what's going on but limit your time to promotions, useful contribution and activities that make money.

33. Do not be jumping all over the Internet signing up with this and that everyday. You will get side-tracked. Make a few things work first until they are producing cash, then move on to the next thing.

34. You will need some sort of advertising budget to promote your programs. Reinvest the money you make into your online business.35. Develop sites with content. Lots of it. Google will reward you for that.

36. If possible, register your domain names for 2+ years. It's possible that Google is looking at this factor for ranking classifications and to avoid spammy sites.

37. Articles rule right now. Make use of articles on your site.

38. Learn all you can about Adsense and Yahoo's new adsense-like program.

39. Find "niche" markets to sell to.

40. Don't fall for every cleverly drafted sales pitch you hear and wild claims of glory. Most of it is aiming at your wallet.Most of the people making a lot of money with affiliate programs and online sales use some or all of the rules mentioned above.


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Monday, June 27, 2005

Internet Marketing 24/7

I make money while people are eating Sushi on the other side of the world!

Would you like kiss your current job good-bye?

Wouldn’t that be nice? Well, if you happen to be happy working for Donald Thump, you’re making over $100,000 pesos a year and you love what you do, stop reading this because this article isn’t for you! Slap me silly, call me Sally and go away now!

Thousands of people dream of retiring early, quitting their jobs, running their own business and working their own hours. There are many benefits. For example, you can stay home in your pajamas and make money. The Internet works around the clock so while some 73-year-old guy is buying a 2-day-old sushi snack in Japan and you’re sound asleep in your bed in Tupelo, Mississippi, happily dreaming of Angelina Jolie dropping Brad Pitt over you, the Internet is churning out money for thousands of stay-at-home marketers in various parts of the world.

That’s the power of the Internet at work for you.

But what do you know about Internet Marketing? Some people’s notion of Internet marketing is simply putting up a pretty web site and telling their customers about their web address when they ask. To some, that’s all they need and that’s fine. But there are millions of sites out there, thousands in the same industries, hundreds selling the same widget. How do you get “found?” Ha, that, my friend, is Da Question! Internet Marketing involves a lot of things. It’s not one single thing. It involves designing a search-engine friendly site. It involves know how to introduce that site to the search engine spiders and most importantly, it requires work to get a chunk of those daily 275,000,000 Google searches to hit your site a few thousands times a day! It’s not easy. Well, it’s not easy if all you’re doing is submitting it to the search engines and telling your friends about your lovely new site.

Getting traffic is more involved. Without traffic, you have zip, nada, no sales and you’re probably the only one visiting your own site more than anyone else. So what’s one web site owner to do to learn Internet Marketing and all the tricks of the trade? What if you want to quit that lousy job and live off the Internet, making sales day and night, 7 days a week?

You may not know this, but there is a huge force out there doing nothing all day long but talking about marketing online and making sales. In fact, it is a force comprised of thousands of people like you and I. Ordinary people. If you want to make money online, you need to figure out what is being discussed in the marketing forums and search engine circles. You need to learn all the in’s and out’s of how to make money with your $54 a month high-speed Internet connection. If you know how to design a decent site, more power to you. You’re half way there. In some cases, you don’t even need a site to make money!

If Google Adwords and Google Adsense sound more like adding words together and ads with common sense to you, then you’re lost. Sorry to tell ya. You need some training. You need some learning before you start raking in the dough. If you’re not taking advantage of Google’s advertising programs, you need to have your head examined or advertised on!

Let me give you one suggestion. Something you can do right now, right after you’re done reading this silly article of mine. Do a search on Google about “making money online” and see what comes up. Start there. Until I write again, Adieu.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Gripe Line Weblog by Ed Foster

The Gripe Line Weblog by Ed Foster

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Blog History In The Making

I think this is going to be blog history in the making by turning a blog into dollars besides ideas and comments.

Take a look and see for yourself what a neat concept this is:

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Friday, February 04, 2005

Submit Your Blog To 55 Places

Here's a link to a page with the top 55 directories for you to submit your blog to: