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January 18th, 2008

The Blogger Proof Workout

The Blogger Proof Workout Vol. 1 As you know I have been really trying to cut back on a lot of vices. I have been up to 240 lbs which is an 80 lb gain from where I was at last year. Israel from FatManUnleashed.com was kind enough to send me his book he put together title The Blogger Proof Workout Vol. 1. First off, I would like to give a huge thanks for Israel as I make his blog almost daily and for the copy he shot over to me by email.

Second Israel has made this book freely available. It’s a short but very detailed book on some exercises to do while you work throughout your day. I loved how he put together the workouts to work in conjunction with your daily work schedule. Here’s an excerpt:

The way he tied it all together is pretty cool and helpful at the same time. He did not come up with just some lame workouts but he thought them out and I can tell these are workouts he performs throughout his day. I am putting this book into motion ASAP.

The Ultimate Laptop Workout was a pretty cool bonus as well but to know what it’s about, you’ll have to read the book.

January 8th, 2008

Thanks Affiliate Unleashed

Ruckles got him a new t-shirt in the mail today. Affiliate Unleashed comes from Jonathan Volk and is aimed at helping Pay Per Click Marketers. The purpose of Affiliate Unleashed is to help struggling affiliates *unleash* their true potential and help skyrocket their business. Currently it’s in prelaunch but Jonathan has been kind enough to allow people to optin for upcoming updates and contests. Some of these prizes include, (10) free VIP passes for 1 month, (10) Affiliate Unleashed T-Shirts, (5) coupons to receive 50% off, and much more!  So be sure to check em out!

Affiliate Unleashed

January 1st, 2008

Best Of 2007 On CashTactics

I went thru my archives and hand picked some posts I thought were pretty good before we head into the New Year. Enjoy!

Back In August I gave some general tips over making money with P2P Networks and Torrents. Torrents are still alive and kicking and I have not really spoken of them since this last post. I really should but the fact of the matter is that this method is very petty and so very easy to do. However, I bet 99% of the people who read this post probably didn’t even try it or quickly gave up on it. Let’s take a look at just one program I promoted with these petty torrent methods.

Here are payments for the last 6 months. For a method so easy I sure seen a lot of bitching from people who said “it’s too much work”.  Here’s what happens when you dedicate yourself to a project for a couple of hours a week no matter how petty, simple and boring it is.

6 months

Also in August, I wrote a free report detailing how I go about getting high rankings for articles. I normally do not write my own articles but I do however use the methods described because it seems nobody can get it right even with a guide. I guess that just goes to show that what works for someone, may not necessarily work for another. However, the guide is free and it’s a great read….(IMO). :)

In September I also introduced a way to advertise your blog cheaply utilizing Stumbleupon. I have tested this out a few times and it seems to work well. When I say that, what I really mean is that as cheap as it is, you get back about the same return. However, it’s a great traffic building method and I am sure the right type of blog will make the difference.

Also in September I touched a bit on using Google Groups. Both Google and Yahoo Groups are goldmines, and I bet since I haven’t talked about them recently that most people don’t utilize these services. This is a huge mistake. Did you know that if you have a Yahoo Group you can sign up for Article Marketer and have yourself to be put in their distribution queue? Or how about having your own article directory and being in their submission queue? Who cares if it’s duplicate content, your going to have so much of it, your not going to be able to avoid NOT getting traffic. Spamming the groups is always fun for quick cash too. Who does that though? The power is in having your own group.

In October I finally revealed what led me to believe I could work fulltime online. It seems the post touched a few nerves. That was really the point. If a dumb redneck from Kansas can make half a million dollars online in his first full year exclusively online, so can you.

I also did my 5 day case study with Copeac. If you haven’t signed up with Copeac, then you really need to. They are a great network and I haven’t had any problems with them so far. However, I am only running two of their offers on their network and these offers are on one of my lower trafficked websites. However, I have squeezed a little over $1,400.00 just by placing a couple of banners on a site.

Copeac

It was during this same month that I also revealed some stats on one of my “baby” sites. Say what you will about such sites, but someone has to sell the dream. I revealed a net profit of over $159,000.00 that this site has pulled. This site is ran between a partner and I. We launched the site in late January of 2007. We haven’t added it up yet but between membership sales and CPA from within the site, the newsletter and monthly broadcasts, I would bet that it’s at least over the $200,00 net profit mark.

I am kind of hoping to see if it’s a quarter million. How cool would that be? One night of work with a partner yields a website that does a quarter million dollars in less than a year. For all the doubters out there, this stat alone is enough to keep you twiddling your thumbs at your day job. For everyone else it should serve as inspiration. It can be done, but it could NOT be done without the support of our affiliates.

We have held the #1 best selling product in the PayDotCom Marketplace with this site since February and NOBODY has even come close to touching us. Between fees and affiliate payouts, I would say we done damn near $600,000.00 total. Not too shabby.

We also have a replica membership site on Clickbank as well. This is called affiliate dominance. I don’t really care for half-assing it. I prefer pure market dominance.

In November I introduced my 4 step video marketing method. This is truly some of the easiest money I have ever made and there are many variations to monetize this with. Domain parking, affiliate marketing, and Pay Per Lead are just a few. I have actually built a few mini sites that are completely ran using these methods. I get a little bit of search traffic, but I can just easily take videos, watermark them and upload to over 25 sites with just a few clicks. There’s a little more to it than that, but not much. A really simple method.

I also tested out a new PPC advertising platform called Clickriver. If memory serves me right, I made about $1,000.00 before Clickriver changed up their system. You were allowed to place advertisements within Amazon’s marketplace. However, Amazon must have felt that they were sending too many people out and Clickriver quickly changed their TOS and how to advertise. A sad day really, because I was truly rocking out pretty good with them.

 I also gave out my exact method to utilizing Yahoo Buzz to gauge market trends. Along with Yahoo Buzz their is also Google Trends and both of them have proved to be real money makers for me. Hell, I would go as far to say that about 25% of my PPC campaigns were based off these after the later part of August.

In December I introduced how to rock out with an affiliate mashup. It was a basic principle aimed at more advanced marketers. The concept is still pretty new to me however both of the mashup sites I own have generated me a nice amount over the last couple of months:

Mashup Earnings

Like I said the concept is still very fresh in my mind and am still working harder than ever on refining it. With just a couple of mashups and the traffic methods of PPC and SEO this is not a bad return so far.

I feel that I could definitely get a few more and turn these sites into an easy $100,000 a year business. That’s the plan anyhow.

It was in December that I also introduced some ideas for how I handle my Parasite SEO. Most people will try to tell you that this is worthless or for a small return. However, they were obviously doing it wrong or made it very hard on themselves. One of the first things I did with my mashup sites was link them with authoritative links from high traffic and good pagerank sites. It works, don’t let anyone tell you it doesn’t. It may be a bit time consuming at first, but it can be easily outsourced.

Of course there was also the Zero 2 Hero – 60 Days To List Building course that I wrote as well. This is by far one of the easiest methods to build email lists. However, it seemed most of the people that tried this didn’t have a clue as to what email list building was all about. Unfortunately, the course was not about how to email market but rather how to build email lists. It was sad that the #1 ebook I used in the method went off the shelf, but hey, that’s tough love. I was able to quickly pick up another book, before I decided to put my own together.

Well, that is just a few posts and a little bit of the money I made over my first full year working exclusively online. Anyone that tells you that this is hard is only half true. Most of the people that tell you that making money online is hard, usually aren’t making this type of money. Yea, I work a lot of hours, probably more than most, but that is what happens when you love your job. So keep plugging away and I hope to write up some more great ideas and methods as we progress into 2008.

December 30th, 2007

Entrecard And Scratchback Removed

If you haven’t noticed already, I removed the Entrecard Widget and the Scratchback Widget. I really don’t know what I was doing other than testing them out. However, I tried to leave up all the Scratchback links at least for a week before taking the widget down. The traffic that these widgets produced was pretty shitty.

Anyway, Entrecard and Scratchback are cool ideas (I guess) but they just aren’t for this blog. I would rather take one serious person wanting to learn how to make money online, then 50 Entrecard droppers that don’t have a clue as to what they are doing. I find dropping the business card off a little petty anyway. To tell you the truth, I only dropped mine off out of courtesy to other bloggers, who I already knew. So now we can get back on track here and not worry about that annoying horseshit that used to be in my sidebar. 

December 20th, 2007

Thanks Zac!

I got a little goodie package the other day from Zac Johnson. Sorry for the delay, I just been super busy here in December. However, no good deed EVER goes unnoticed. Zac has been a true inspiration and I’m subscribed to his feed, and I visit his blog daily. Zac got to meet Mark Cuban at BlogWorld in Las Vegas. From recent posts it looks like Zac will be attending AffiliateSummit West 2008 at Las Vegas ( Feb 24-26). Unfortunately I won’t be able to make that because of my third child is due really close at the first of March. Zac is going to be on the panel “Super Affiliate Strategies that Work” along with Kris Jones (CEO of Pepperjam), John Chow (JohnChow.com) and Amit Mehta (SuperAffiliateMindset.com) who is also part of PPC Classroom in which I am currently enrolled and participating in.

Thanks for the package Zac!

Thanks Zac

December 20th, 2007

Link Building Campaigns

I caught a post over at Josh Spaulding‘s titled Link Building Campaigns – Do You Need One?. It really reminded me of all my travels throughout forums and seeing people write about “doing this” “don’t do that” and all that other mumbo jumbo. It seems like almost every-time I seen someone step up to the plate and portray them-self as a “knowitall”, they end up writing something that doesn’t even make sense. Josh was quick to point out that when people tell you that if you make good content, then you don’t need to build links, they are most likely (in my own words) full of shit.

I recommended this post because I have actually read almost everything Josh has put out on his blog and the Warrior Forum. The guy is a real class act ETHICAL marketer. I find myself hanging onto his blog during my time of reform. Whether he knows it or not, or ever finds out, he has written a TON of great content that has made me stop and take a long, hard look at myself. I’m not saying that I will ever stop my aggressive marketing tactics, but I have definitely taken a lot of what he says and does and tried to apply it to myself. I don’t know if I will ever completely stop some of my aggressive (aka blackhat) marketing, but I have definitely slowed down.

Go read his article and he also posted a link to another great ACCURATE post about proper link building.

November 19th, 2007

CashQuests Sells For $15K

CashQuests

Ahh Dammit. Another good blog down. I was over at Sitepointand saw CashQuests sold for $15,000.00. I guess a “congrats” are in order for Kumiko. I have always enjoyed her posts and unique writing style. I believed she kind of wrote like I did, with nothing held back and always expressing herself in truest form. She is also quite brilliant. I figured a lot of blogs to sale since the Pagerank bitch slap. Kumiko also did an outstanding job establishing the CashQuests brand instead of her name.

If her name would have been the brand then it probably would have been a tough sale. Now the new owner can swoop right in and take over the money making posts that makes up Cashquests. While I am happy for, as it truly is “all about making money” I guess, I am a little pissed. I am looking forward to the new posts of the owner. I am all about people proving themselves. I have saved myself a ton of money, (and hopefully others) by staying away from fakes and posers and letting people know about them as well. If this owner doesn’t introduce themselves and provide a little background, well I guess that’s one reader lost.

I do not see how this new owner is going to adapt to the writing style of Kumiko. How could they? She’s one of a kind. Will CashQuests turn into a censored “I don’t have the stuff to say that” type of blog? I hope not.

November 10th, 2007

GTrends Made Easy

I won’t post much about this. This is a free tool that was developed to analyze Google results. Yes I know, how friggin awesome is that? I been using the software since last night and I am impressed. It does everything it says it does and it’s pretty damn fast. This guy would probably make a damn nice bit of coin selling it, but he offers it free here:

GTrends Made Easy

He has some information and a few training videos to get you up and running using it. Also, the owner posted in a forum
I Moderate that he will be coming out with some more videos in relation to utilizing the software with afiiliate marketing. I got to give the guy props, this is a super nice thing to do. If you feel like a Samaritan, remember to donate to him.

I haven’t posted all week. Yes I know, I suck right? I been super busy as November and December are my two busiest months of the year. I mainly do PPC in these two months and it requires a lot of testing, tracking, landing page setup, autoresponder sequence writing and all of that good jive. I love it! Anyway, enjoy that tool!