4 Christmas *Goodies* for ANY Internet Marketer

4 Christmas Goodies for Internet Marketers

4 Christmas Goodies for Internet MarketersI know Christmas is still a few weeks away.

But I thought I’d give you a early present for the upcoming holiday season.

You see, I’m always finding excellent resources while *working* {aka: surfing the Internet.}

The problem is I don’t always have the time to write a blog post for everything I discover.  So in this post, I’ll the best of what I’ve found in the last few weeks.

Ho Ho Ho!  Here are 4 Christmas goodies for ANY Internet marketer {Tweet This}…

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How to Prevent a “Red Sox Collapse” with your Internet Business

Avoid Internet Business Collapse

Red Sox Collapse David OrtizOn Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox made baseball history with a complete collapse in a single month.

At the start of September they had a nine game lead over the Tampa Rays for the final playoff spot.  And on the last night of regular series they lost their final game; thereby eliminating themselves from the playoffs.

Sidebar: Okay I know some people don’t watch baseball (or have it their country.)  So here’s an article that described what happened.  Sorry to my overseas friends.  I couldn’t think of a football, cricket, or rugby analogy 🙂

The “Red Sox Collapse” will become legendary because they’re a really good team.  They have excellent hitting.  A great closer.  And an okay starting rotation.

In other words, there should be no reason why they missed the playoffs with one month to go.

But it happened.

What’s my point?

With an Internet business you could experience the same thing.  One day you’re making a solid income with a loyal group of followers.  And then suddenly you get hit with a disaster – Something that destroys part (or all) of your livelihood.

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45 Tips to Make MORE Money with Affiliate Marketing

Make Money with Affiliate Marketing

Make Money with Affiliate MarketingI’m often asked the question: “How do I make more money with affiliate marketing?”

This is hard one to answer.  That’s because there are a number of ways to increase affiliate income.

Some you can do in a few minutes.  Others require an extra level of time and dedication.

Today we’ll cover forty-five of these ideas…

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Internet Success: What do YOU Want to Learn?

I have to admit something.  In the last few months, I’ve experienced a mild case of Writer’s Block.  Sure there have been numerous content ideas for this blog.  But none have been on par with the massive value posts I used to publish every Monday.

Internet Business SuccessI want to get back to creating lengthy, ‘how-to’ articles.  The problem is I don’t know what people want.   So I need your help…

Please answer this question:

“What would help increase YOUR success on the Internet?”

This should be a specific strategy you’d like to learn.  Or an obstacle that’s holding you back.  Just think about the one thing that prevents you from getting to the next level.  Then post it in the comment section below.

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How to Become a Better Salesperson

How to Become a Better SalespersonAdarsh details an important fact in this guest post.  If you want to succeed online, you need to know how to sell.  Read this article to learn how to improve upon this invaluable skill.

If you are into online business, you need to sell. No exceptions. Period.

I’m going to assume that you either blog with the hopes of making money or have a business that will make profits. Whichever the case is, you need to sell. We are all salesman in the “internet lifestyle” world.

Some professions, no matter how important they are, always tend to have a negative aura surrounding them. Marketing and sales is one such career where you tend to be perceived as a person trying to cheat the buyer in any way possible.

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How a 30-Day Habit can Revolutionize your Internet Business

30 Day Internet Habit ExperimentWhen I first started this blog, one of the things I did was try a concept called the 30-Day Habit Experiment.

Today I’d like to talk about this concept; why I initially failed with it; and how it’s now helping me get incredible results with my Internet lifestyle.

Introducing the 30-Day Habit Experiment (30DHE)

The 30-Day Habit Experiment (30DHE) is a popular concept in personal development.  The idea is simple.  You “test drive” a habit for a month and see if it sticks.

We all want to live better lives.  Lose weight.  Quit smoking.   Make more friends.  Get that promotion.  Find that special someone. These are all goals people make for themselves.  But they often fail because it’s hard to make a permanent change to their behavior.

The reason people fail is because ‘forever’ seems like, well…FOREVER.  If you wanted to quit smoking, it’s really hard to say you’ll never have another cigarette.

With the 30DHE, you don’t talk about forever.  Instead you make the promise to develop (or change) a habit for only a month.  That’s it.  After the month is over, you evaluate this habit and decide if you want to keep doing it.

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THE Definitive Guide to Tracking an Internet Business [Part 3]

The Importance of TrackingWelcome to the third (and final) part of our series on tracking.

Here is part 1 and part 2 in case you missed anything.

Last week I had a reader ask why I bothered to dedicate multiple posts to a dry topic like tracking.

My email reply was simple:

“Tracking is important because it shows where your business experiences growth.  You can then use these metrics to get more traffic and make more money.”

Really, I can’t overemphasize the importance of tracking.  This simple task identifies what’s working and what’s not.  Do more of the successful activities and you’ll earn extra income.  It’s really that simple!

Okay, that’s my sermon on tracking.  Let’s continue where we left off.  We’ve already covered ten different things to track in your Internet business.  Now we’ll cover the last five:

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The *Right Way* to Launch an Information Product

Rocket LaunchFor the last few weeks, I’ve talked about my information product ad nauseam.

Well, I’ve finally set a date for its launch – July 4th.  (Independence Day for my fellow U.S. citizens)

Now…this post isn’t about my eBook.  Instead, I’d like to discuss what I like about another blogger’s product launch.

Today Tristan of Blogging Bookshelf is unveiling his course which teaches people how to create infographics.  What I like about how this *launch* is how he demonstrates his expertise by referring to the infographics he’s created in the past:

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THE Definitive Guide to Tracking an Internet Business [Part 2]

The Importance of Tracking an Internet BusinessLast week I discussed the importance of tracking an Internet business.

Let’s recap what we covered:

  • The importance of tracking to the growth of an Internet business
  • Why you need to review your metrics every month
  • 5 tools I use for tracking
  • Four metrics you should track

Today’s post is a continuation of the last article.  Specifically we’ll review additional metrics you can track with an Internet business:

#5: Video Marketing Stats

YouTube provides excellent in-depth analysis of posted videos.  You can use their tools to discover how people find your content.  This information can be accessed by selecting the Insight button:

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How a Single File Manages an Entire Internet Business

Excel LogoHaving trouble tracking all of your content?

Don’t know what type of email to send subscribers?

Need a place for the links relevant to your online business?

In this post, I’ll show how a single file is the answer to all three questions and SO much more…

The “Master Document” Principle

For many years I’ve used a simple technique to manage each of my Internet businesses.  I call it a “master document.”  (Yeah, not very original.) This file saves me lots of time while writing blog posts and emails for my business.

How does it work?

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Weekly To Do List – How to Make a To Do List that Works!

It’s been a year since I’ve discussed my weekly to do list.  So let’s talk about the importance of this document and how it helps me successfully run three Internet businesses.

An Example of My Weekly To Do List

To Do List FunnyLet’s start with an example.  Below is a copy of my to-do list for last week (This post was written over a week ago, so even though this stuff is “in the past” to YOU, it’s actually the future to ME.)

1)      Click Here for the PDF Version

2)      Click Here for the Excel Version

(Both are the same document.  Simply click the version the weekly to do list version you prefer.)

Why Most “To-Do Lists” Fail

Before we get into the “why” of this document, I’d like to talk about the single reason why most people fail with to-do lists.

The reason they don’t work is they’re structured around a single day.

It’s been my experience that it’s hard to know how much you can get done in a single 24-hour period.

Usually the day ends in disappointment because you weren’t able to cross off ALL the items.

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