Are You Ready To Quit Your Job?

by Mike on September 17, 2008
in Mindset

So your online business is really picking up steam and the checks keep getting bigger and bigger.  You’re thinking about ditching your full time job for good so you can focus 100% on your online empire.

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Not so fast!

Before you tell your boss what he can do with his job…make sure you’ve thought things out clearly.  A miscalculation could have dire results.

Most internet marketers start their online business in their spare time while keeping their day job until their business reaches a certain point.  But how do you know when its time to cut the cord?  Here’s a couple of factors to consider:

Salary.  Are you willing to give up the security that comes with a regular paycheck?  What if your business income suddenly drops?  Do you have a stockpile of cash reserves put aside to cover personal expenses?

Benefits.  When you quit your day job you’ll [...] Continue Reading…

PLR Articles – Leveraging the Work of Others to Build Your Business

by Mike on September 15, 2008
in Private Label Rights

I wrote this article awhile back to promote by PLR article site…it fits with the theme of this blog so I figured I’d reprint it here…

Private Label Rights (PLR) is one of the hottest things to hit the internet marketing community in years. A lot of very smart people are making an awful lot of money with them.

Wouldn’t you like to be one of them?

Buying PLR articles is a dirt-cheap way to get your hands on quality content. They usually only cost about 50 cents to a dollar each, which is way less than paying a ghostwriter to write them for you. Ghostwriters charge anywhere from $5-$20 for each article.

Once you purchase PLR articles you can do just about anything you want with them. You should always read the ‘terms of use’ before buying them, but typically they allow you to edit them as much as you want and add your name [...] Continue Reading…

Trying to stay productive.

by Mike on September 11, 2008
in Personal

Its been a tough few of days for me in terms of [tag-tec]productivity[/tag-tec]. 

First, we’ve been cleaning out the basement because we had some minor flooding after the remnants of Hanna blew through.  Didn’t lose anything of real importance but there was a a bit of a mess to clean up.

Second, I’ve been fighting off a nasty cold that I just can’t shake.  I feel like my head is in a vise and sitting in front of a computer screen doesn’t help any.

And lastly, my oldest daughter had her first day of preschool yesterday!  She’s such a cutie.  She was all excited and extremely proud of herself for being such a big girl.  We went to meet with her teachers and spent the morning there and then I took the family out for brunch and did a little shopping.  It was beautiful outside and I can’t say I didn’t enjoy [...] Continue Reading…

Discover the Secret to Success…

by Mike on September 8, 2008
in Mindset

Do you want to be a success and make serious money online?  Then you need to sit back and read this post in its entirety.  Read it twice.  Print it out and post it on your wall if necessary, but for god’s sake make sure you understand it because it might just change your life…

Go to any internet marketing forum and start reading some of the questions posted.  I guarantee you’ll see a whole group of people who post the same types of questions over and over again:
“Does this system really work?”
“Can I really make money online?”
“What’s the easiest way to…”
If you pay attention over time you’ll see the same exact people asking the same exact questions.  These people are caught in a trap and they will NEVER be successful.  You see, they’re stuck in this cycle of ”inaction”. 

They’re simply spinning their wheels at 120 miles per hour and getting nowhere fast.  [...] Continue Reading…

The 9 Things You Absolutely Must Have To Start Your Own Online Business

by Mike on September 5, 2008
in Making Money Online

One of the perks to starting an online business is the low start up costs.  You can literally get started on a shoe string budget of around a hundred bucks or so.  That’s pretty enticing to entrepreneurs who want to work from home or start a small business but don’t have much capital to back them up. 

When I set out to build my first website I barely had 2 nickels to rub together.  I needed to start making money quickly just to pay the bills and keep food on the table.  I had already tried to make money online with paid surveys and other crap that didn’t work, so I couldn’t afford to fail as an internet marketer. 

Since I had very little money to start with, I was very frugal with purchases.  I did everything manually…outsourced nothing…kept everything basic and simple.  I thought I was being smart by keeping [...] Continue Reading…

12 Reasons To Jump Head First Into Affiliate Marketing

by Mike on September 4, 2008
in Affiliate Marketing

If you’re looking to jump into the world of online business and start making money on the internet, look no further than affiliate marketing. It’s how I got my feet wet and I recommend it to anyone who asks me how they can start their own business online.

Here are my top 12 reasons to become an affiliate marketer (drum roll please)…

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1.  It costs next to nothing to get started.  Technically you could start out without paying a dime, but I do recommend getting your own domain and hosting.  Still, you could literally start your business with less than a hundred bucks.  How many businesses can you say that about?

2.  Since you’re not shelling out a fortune just to get your business going there’s not much risk involved.  If you stick to low cost or no cost methods you really don’t have much to lose.

3.  There’s no [...] Continue Reading…

Free Report – Info Product Basics

by Mike on September 2, 2008
in IM Reports

I first got my feet wet in the internet marketing game by creating simple sites and monetizing them with a combination of Google AdSense and affiliate links.  But I’ve always planned to move more into the Product Creation business model.  I like the idea of owning my own products and having affiliates promoting it for me.

My first move was to create some PLR packages and sell them to bloggers and webmasters hungry for content.  But now I’m thinking more of instructional reports designed to help people learn how to build their own online business and make money online.

If you’re struggling over the choice between affiliate marketing or product creation, I have a new report for you…

Info Product Basics is a free report that will teach you the benefits of creating your own information products so you can add a whole new revenue stream to your bottom line.

Download your free [...] Continue Reading…

All Work and No Play…

by Mike on September 1, 2008
in Personal

When you own your own business or work in an unconventional field like internet marketing, its easy to lose sight of how many hours you’re putting in.  Unfortunately we sometimes push our loved ones aside too.

How many times have you said, “Just give me 5 more minutes so I can finish this?”

An hour later you’re still asking for 5 more minutes…

You’ve gotta remember to spend time with the family too…they’re the reason you work so hard anyway right?

Well it doesn’t matter how many things you can afford to give them…it’s how much of YOU you give them that counts.

I’ve taken it easy this weekend and left work aside (except a little reading of blogs and reports I’ve been meaning to catch up on).

We also took the kids to The Land of Make Believe, an amusement park here in NJ that has all sorts of rides, a waterpark, and [...] Continue Reading…

I Told You IM Is Easy!

by Mike on August 28, 2008
in Internet Marketing

One of my favorite blogs to read is run by Josh Spaulding.  Josh is a really bright guy who always has interesting insights and ideas.

In his latest post he pretty much summed up the main concept of my blog: Internet Marketing Isn’t As Difficult As It Seems!

Josh points out that people tend to make things out to be more difficult than they really are…often because that’s what they’re led to believe by experienced marketers who know better (but who want to cash in on your confusion by selling you the next big thing!)

If you don’t already read Josh’s blog, I strongly suggest you check it out and subscribe to his feed.

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