Oct 28, 2012

Yes! Energy: The Equation to Do Less, Make More

Yes! Energy: The Equation to Do Less, Make More

Yes! Energy: The Equation to Do Less, Make More

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 217 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House (February 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401936474
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401936471
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

  •      After creating her own financial freedom and reaching a net worth of $1 million, Loral Langemeier decided that she would start a coaching and seminar company to provide a catalyst that would allow others to reach this same level of success. That company, Live Out Loud, LLC, was a fledgling endeavor that grew to a multimillion-dollar company in just five years.
         Loral now shares her high-value strategies at seminars all over the world, teaching people her simple recipe for capitalizing on their skills and talents to make new money. She is also the author of four best-selling books, including The Millionaire Maker three-book series and Put More Cash in Your Pocket; and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, The Street, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, The View, and Dr. Phil.
    Website: www.liveoutloud.com

    What are people saying?

    - Not what I had hoped it to be (Click here to see full review)
    - Not Very Useful - Not Much Substance (Click here to see full review)
    - Money Is Made at the Back of the Room (Click here to see full review)

    Overall Rating: 3.6 out of 5 Stars.

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Source of Buyer Reviews and Description: Amazon.com

Oct 9, 2012

How to Find a Niche

Here's a video I made a while ago. It shows how to find a good topic for writing an article on HubPages. But it's just as good a method for finding a narrow niche for a website. Note, I've moved from writing articles to building websites.

Oct 7, 2012

Method for Building a Profitable Website

Many people have their formula for building a profitable website, and I'd like to share with you mine.

1. Find a good niche

2. Build a website with 20 pages of good content, that's about 20 x 500 words, or 10,000 words total.

3. Make sure the products you advertise are relevant to the content.

4. Write 5 articles on free sites with revenue share (HubPages, Squidoo, etc) advertising your website

5. Write 10 articles on article directories (eZine, goarticles, etc) linking to the articles in #4 (not to the original website).

6. Add new content regularly, check the links always work.

Oct 5, 2012

Looking Back at September

September was my lowest overall earnings in 9 months. This was mainly because my biggest earner has been sandboxed. I've been working on improving the site, but not much. I have too many other things to do.

Anyway, I've been changing things on my other websites and I'm hoping to get that income back up in a month or so. The plan was to make $1000 from Amazon Associates in December, it doesn't look like that will now happen, but I will still keep trying.

Anyway, September's Amazon money was $167, not where I hoped to be at the start of the 4th quarter.

Here's my best Amazon seller:

Coaster Twin Wood Loft Bunk Bed with Workstation in Cappuccino Finish

Oct 3, 2012

Why Living in California Sucks (Occasionally)

The nexus law reared its ugly head again in September. As far as Amazon is concerned, we started paying sales tax on our Amazon earnings, which in my opinion is no big deal because I think we should have done that years ago.

But I was dropped by a number of merchants on shareasale.com, and that was a big inconvenience.

It started with Wayfair who sent me an email with the title Wayfair Affiliate Program DECLINED. I was very puzzled by this as I had been a Wayfair affiliate for over a year and I hadn't only just applied to be one. I thought I had broken a rule that I didn't know about (not uncommon in this business).

Here's the content of the email:

Thanks you for your interest in the Wayfair Affiliate Program. Upon review of your site we were not sure how our products would fit with your marketing approach. However, since we realize that many affiliates have a number of sites and marketing talents, we would like to offer you the chance to email us directly at affiliates@wayfair.com to give us more information, at which point we will review your site(s) once again.

Thank you again for your interest in our program. We hope to hear from you with a more detailed plan about a potential partnership
Best Wishes, 

Then came another email from one of my Shareasale merchants:

New Agreement Effective Date: September 22, 2012
Merchant provided summary of changes:
Update to the Prohibition against solicitation activities by resident affiliates in the states of California, New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island.

and another:

Thank you for applying to the DiscountWatchStore.com Affiliate Program. We apologize, however, we are only accepting partners whose sites are suitably targeted to users who fit our marketing profile.
After carefully reviewing your site, we do not feel your site meets these criteria.
If you feel that the rejection cause is not applicable, or if you would like to appeal for any other reason, please contact us so we can reconsider your application. 

And then yet another merchant stopped being on my list of affiliates, without me receiving an email.

The net result is that I've spent the last two weeks checking all my websites and blogs, changing adverts, which is not my favorite thing to do. My plan always was to spend the month of October checking my links are live for the Christmas season, but I'd always prefer to choose what I do than be forced into doing something.

Ah, well, I suppose that's the Internet marketing life. And if I don't like it I could always get a real job!

Oct 1, 2012

I've published another book

I'm still writing my next book. I have writer's block and am struggling. Meanwhile, 2 weeks' ago I suddenly remembered that 9 years ago when my daughter was 3, I made her a little book with photographs of her making breakfast. I wondered about publishing it on Amazon for about an hour, and then started working on it.

It took two whole weeks (which seemed like forever) but this morning it went live on both Kindle and as a print book. I've put it free for the next 5 days in the Kindle version and I woke up this morning to discover 20 people had already downloaded it for free.

So, if you are reading this blog post the day it's written, you can go to Amazon and get the Kindle version for free. Of course 4 or 5 star reviews of the book are greatly appreciated!

 Here's the book:

Joanna Makes Breakfast

Also, for this week only, I have put the following book for free on Kindle download

Make Money Online with HubPages