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Set Your Intentions

If you’re not consciously occupied with positive thoughts, it’s likely that you’re unconsciously engaged in negative ones.

Change your thoughts and you can change your future

One of the biggest factors that has shaped my online career is this simple principle. You’re thoughts are powerful. They control and shape the direction that your life is going. Unfortunately for most people, their thoughts are consumed with negativity of things such as bills to be paid, arguments they’ve had, and past, future, and current struggles.

What if you set intentions instead of wishing for things to happen. Try this with me. What do you want out of life? Immediate you think to yourself “I wish I could make money online” or “I wish I owned my own house”. Instead of saying I wish, set those to intentions. “I intend to make money online” or “I intend to own my own house”.

By changing the word ‘wish’ to ‘intend’ you can begin to create a more powerful energy in a positive direction. Exerting energy towards things that you intend to happen will go a long way towards accomplishing things you set out to do. Try it! Write down a few things you want out of life and then change those wants, desires, and wishes into intentions.

I intend to _____ _____ _____ _____.

Whenever you begin a new project or a new activity try to consider what your intentions are at that time. This will help create a focus for what you are trying to accomplish.

The principles of creating intentions for your actions in order to shape your future is not a new principle. There are many books written about it and even a movie created from one of the books. If you’re into learning more about changing your mindset in order to change your outcome in life pick up the book Quantum Success. It’s an easy read and will give you some basic things that you can do to help keep you focused on your intentions.

Putting your mind in the write place will go a long way towards your success in life. What are some of your intentions?

January 24th, 2010

ASW 2010 Is Over And I’m Ready To Rock

Well… Affiliate Summit West 2010 is finally over and I’m ready to get back into the grind.  Before I do though I want to tell you about the event.  I’m sure you have seen everyone else posting about it, and while I’m sure they have a lot of great things to say about the conference… I unfortunately do not.

The Affiliate Summit conferences in general are very good.  I enjoy them and I will continue to attend them.  BUT… I honestly do not like going to the main event.  The summit is way too crowded.  It’s hard to walk around the meet market. I walked in… Tried to get to the back of the room… Got half way and turned around.  It wouldn’t be so bad if the tables were just a little bit farther apart.  The problem arises when you have 10 affiliates (for example) trying to stand in front of one table. You can imagine the congestion that arises. I think the problem with the meet market could have been alleviated if there were multiple entrances to the event.  I think affiliates need to also realize that the meet market is where you go to meet new contacts that you can go back to during the actual event. It’s called a MEET MARKET.  Not a STOP AND DO BUSINESS RIGHT THEN AND THERE MARKET.  Okay… So I might be blowing this out of proportion.  But seriously the meet market is way crowded and way hot on the inside.

The actual exhibit itself is awesome.  It’s not as crowded as everything is spaced apart pretty well.  The point of the actual exhibit is where you can go to meet those new advertisers or new networks that you found during the meet market.  It is a place of business where million dollar deals are being made.  Some booths do it better than others by creating an environment that affiliates want to be at.  Convert2Media has this down to the “T”.  They know what affiliates want. Other networks… Unfortunately don’t know what they are doing.

I’ve been apart of exhibits at convention centers for YEARS.  From the time I was a little kid I remember my mom taking me to the PDX Convention Center to help her in a booth at the craft shows.  Granted a craft show is different then an affiliate show the same concept of “GET PEOPLE TO YOUR BOOTH” still applies. If a booth has people sticking around then they know whats up.  Next time you are at a convention take a good look at who is in the booth and who isn’t.  Walk down the isles and take a peak at which booth has a bunch of people around it.  You can almost look at networks and their booths are your affiliate landing page.  Which network gets it?  Which network is getting the traffic and which is getting the conversions? eh… It’s a silly analogy but it makes sense to me…

If you want to learn you can definitely learn a lot by going to one of these events.  There are plenty of speakers just make sure you get the right pass so that you can sit in on a session.  Who knows, maybe one day I’ll get up and talk about PPV advertising.  I don’t go to the sessions though so I wouldn’t be able to tell you which ones are good to sit in on. Just don’t go to a session that you don’t feel would apply to what you are trying to accomplish… Common sense but it had to be said.

My wife came with me to this event and I was excited to show her around and introduce her to many people that she has said “Hi” to over skype. We arrived on Friday morning and just putzed around Vegas.  We caught a show and really just had a good time before ASW on Sunday.  Unfortunately for her she dislocated her shoulder on Saturday.  She’s dislocated her shoulder before but this time she couldn’t get it back in.  I was freaking out.  I know what it feels like to have your arm pop out and just dangle there.  Anyways… We got her to the hospital and they got her all fixed up :)

On Sunday I went to the meet market (By myself cause my wife was hurting)… You already heard about the joy that was so I’ll skip those details. I met up with Ian Fernando and Benny Tejeda.  Were were standing around trying to figure out what to eat when Naomi from Bloosky showed up.  So naturally we convinced her that it would be a good idea to have Bloosky take us out to lunch.  We went on a hunt though.  Apparently everywhere in Vegas closes early on Sundays.  Eventually we found a pretty good sushi bar called Sushi Roku.  It was pretty good and I thank Bloosky for the good food.

Later on that night I headed over to CraftSteak for the Ianteract dinner with Elite Clicks Media.  That was some GOOOOOOD food.  Steak, chicken, salad, and a bunch of other good food.  It was a feast and I thank Ian for having that dinner and ECM for sponsoring it. While at the dinner I sat at the ballers table.  There was Jonathan Volk and his wife (Sorry Maria… Next time my wife will come I promise…), Brandon Hoffman (AdHustler), Ian Fernando, Matt Wasserman, and Logan Thompson. Behind me was Andrew Wee, Kyle Hannah, and some other guy… Across the room was the ECM crew and a couple of their affiliates.

After the dinner I headed over to the PPC.BZ/Nickycakes party.  From there Matt Wasserman and I left to head over to the Karaktr Media party. Hung out there for a few minutes and then Matt and I left back to the PPC.BZ party.  Once that party was done I headed back home.  I was tired…

Monday was a good day.  I woke up late, got to the show late and basically walked to a couple of booths to discuss some business. Stopped by C2M, Clickbooth, MundoMedia, and a few other booths.  Also had a little chat with Ryan Eagle. Around 3:30ish I had a meeting with Adperio and Experian in one of the suits. That went pretty well.  When I left that I just headed home.  Talked with my wife for a bit (She was still hurting so she hung out at the condo), ordered some Chinese food, then headed back out for some more parties.  One of the biggest things that you have to realize is that networking is the best thing you can do for your business.  That’s the only reason why I go to the parties. Networking is key to the success of my business.

Anyways, the evening started out with the Meetup202 event at the Palms. Wes Mahler (Founder of T202) and the owners of Bloosky spoke about the T202/Bloosky merger. At the end several meetup202 organizers gave out tips.  Wes asked me if I would give a tip but I said no.  I wasn’t sure I was going to go to the event because the poor wife was still hurting. Ian’s tip was pretty good.  He gave a tip on PPV. Some weirdy named Ryan basically said to be compliant or die and another guy just started whoring out his product.  Jasper also got up and spoke about … well I honestly don’t know… some lady was sitting next to me and wouldn’t stop talking…

After that event Ian and I headed over to the Mundo Media party. It was good times there.  I finally got to meet Yousif the owner of Profit Kings Media. He wasn’t anything like I expected.  But that’s what happens when you work with people online… You just never know what they are like in person. Todd my business partner also joined me at this point.  From the Mundo Media party we headed over to the CX Digital party in the same tower at the Palms.  That was a pretty decent party.  Hung out a little with Emil from PPC Bully. Emil is a pretty crazy guy… but he is definitely good people.  Also saw Igal Pines there.  He is like the Shoemoney of Israel. I’ve met him at a few events before but never really had the opportunity to talk with him.  Anyways… After the Mundo party Ian, Todd, and I headed over to the Clickbooth Hangover suit party.  That was in a completely different casino so we made our way over there.  Took a bit of time but it was a good trip.  Saw Nick Throlson there and I swung my arm around his shoulder and asked him straight up… I said “Nick… tell me the truth… Do you actually make money online or do you just whore your affiliate link to everyone?” And he told me “I make my money from referrals”.  Had to do the same thing to Murray Newlands as he was at the party as well.  He admitted it.  I just wish I had my video camera. No wonder networks like MarketLeverage and Clickbooth want their nuts so bad. Oh well it’s decent money and I’m not going to knock them for doing it.

Around 3 am Todd and I left the Clickbooth party to go play some Craps.  We meet up with a couple of AMs from Epicenter.  We played till about 4:30 and honestly we all walked away with some money which is always nice.

So… That was my adventure at ASW.  I know I am missing the last day… but that is because I didn’t go.  I told my wife I would spend the day with her and that is what I did.

Honestly I think these types of events are something that you should experience.  Some people say that they don’t want to go because they don’t do that well online… WHO CARES!  The point is to go and network with people that can help your business. I challenge you to go to the next Affiliate Summit event. I promise you won’t regret it.

November 18th, 2009

Dear Ryan Moran Imposter… Are you retarded?

retardedSupermanHow retarded can you really be posting on a blog under someones name that isn’t yours. It’s not like I’m ever going to see you in real life… So why don’t you use your real name? Or at least the username people know you by in forums… Is your life that sad that you have to hide behind someone else?

Why would you be stupid enough to make a comment on a blog and then ask for the comment not to be shown?

“Were is Ruck we miss him. he use to provides lot of good shit. know it’s all random junk on this site. i hope u read this and take action to take this blog down if Ruck not going to be posting anymore. and please don’t post this comment”

If you don’t want something shown then man up and just email me. Or better yet call me up and tell me what you think… Here’s my phone number (503) 664-0329. Be a man about it you little pussy.

While you’re out and about manning up to things check out http://www.grammar-monster.com/ and start practicing up on your grammar. I have Indian article writers who know English better than you… Unless you are an Indian… Then shoot me over an email… I’ll pay for some grammar lessons… Then if you make the cut I’ll hire you on. A full $3 an article. I’m sure it’s better than what you’re currently making online.

Oh I also went ahead and changed your name to “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”. My good buddy Ryan Moran also left you a comment on the blog.

Seriously though… If you have a problem with what is written here why do you keep visiting the site? I show multiple visits from the ip: 76.20.126.211 which happened to be the ip that left the comment. hmm… It’s sad really…

June 1st, 2009

Top 5 Posts for May

Hey guys. This is something I want to start doing on a monthly basis. I think its always good to reflect on how the month went. At the end of each month I would like to take sometime to post the top 5 most read posts during the month. This is excluding the members forum and will only show actual blog posts from Cashtactics. So here we go…

  • Affiliate Themes.net From UBD!– This was posted back in March… Apparently people are Googling the term cause it’s bringing in traffic. This was a post written up to explain a little about affiliatethemes.net. Jump on over and check out the video if you haven’t already.
  • Making Money With Torrents And P2P Networks – Some General Tips
  • – This thread has been around since 2007. However, it has been in the top 10 since. This is basically giving tips on making money with torrents. A must watch if you are a torrent advertiser. Remember though. Torrents are not an accepted source of traffic for your CPA offers. That being said. They are still an excellent source of traffic. I recommend this video to anyone. Watch the whole thing. If it doesn’t load the first time just refresh the page. Towards the middle there is a pretty big torrent traffic tip!

  • Response: Adding CJ Products To Kaboodle– Ruck took some time to explain placing Commission Junction products on Kaboodle. There is big money here! This video is another oldie but goodie. . If it doesn’t load… Refresh the page. These vids are hosted here and not anywhere else.
  • The Landing Page Example!– This was posted last July. It’s a very basic design for a landing page. Most of this is to give you an idea of what elements should be on a landing page. Check it out. Get some ideas. And don’t forget to check out the landing page tutorials that have been posted here on the blog.LP Tutorials (Click here then scroll down to find them)
  • FREE PPC Mentoring Apply Now!– The last of the 5 is our Free PPC Mentoring post. This has been a hit and several people have taken the information found within and ran with it. I’ll try and get a hold of them later on this week to post up some testimonials for anyone on the fence about this. Join up with MarketLeverage and join us in the forum!
May 31st, 2009

Finding your Direct Track CD Number

Sorry guys… Nothing special about this post. This is in response to the emails and instant messages. It’s just a video of how to find your CD number in the Direct Track networks.



February 7th, 2008

Why CashTactics Will Never Be An A-List Blog

A lot of forum drama and a boatload of bickering between bloggers has spawned this post. You know that part when someone like John Chow says that you should not reveal your failures to have a successful blog? I think that is utter bullshit. I’m going to come right out and say it from the bottom of my heart. I’m not looking for self-pity or compliments. I am going to straight up tell you why this blog will never be a chart topper in the Make Money Online niche.

  1. Because I dont feel it can be – No Confidence is a bad thing.
  2. Because my business and blog postings do not revolved around one business model online. People have always said in forums that you cannot be an expert in everything from PPC, SEO, Email, and yada yada. Oh yea? Well, I’m f#cking doing it. I do it everday, and the income is not going down, it’s going up. I may not be an expert and I never claimed to be, but I do this day in and day out fulltime and it is not doing anything but making my bank deposits larger and securing a better future for my fiance and 3 kids.
  3. Because I am a smart mouthed asshole. This I will admit has had ramifications on me. However if your a tenderfoot who cant handle it, I did not want you reading this blog in the first place. My blog and the people who read it daily are winners. Winners dont quit when they get hammered on something they messed up with, they rise to the occasion and do it right the next time.
  4. Because I cuss. Again I will be honest with you. I have a grandfather that was a preacher for 40 some years. I dont go to church. Know what I do on Sunday? I work. Most of the time my most productive days come on Sundays because everyone else is taking the day off.
  5. Because I have done some super blackhat stuff. Some of the things I have done online I am not proud of. I get hit with emails every week of readers seeing something I posted and disapproving of it. Why they take the time and write me to rant about it, I will never know. Maybe they feel some sense of accomplishment. Yea, I get it. I have done some really shitty, shady things online. Do I regret them? Sorry, I dont live in the past, I look towards the future. I think some the aggressive things I have done or try to pull scares a lot of people.

I’m not your ordinary type of make money blogger. I dont fill this blog up with shit I THINK will make you money. I fill it up with things I KNOW you can make money with. A lot of them are just simple methods you can do for cash online. Where the meat lies is when I talk about how I try to build my businesses online. (Or at least that’s what I think).

A lot of people put a lot of thought in their business principles, ethics and moral. I can tell you right now if we were both feuding competitors in the Search Engines or a Pay Per Click campaign, you might be better than me, but I assure you that I will do every underhanded thing I can to get you out of my way. Plain and simple. I’m not the type of person to stand by and keep my mouth shut just because I think something is unethical. If I know about, I am going to talk about it. I think this is the biggest reason why this blog will never become one like the Chow’s or Shoemoney out there. Which is cool, those guys do their thing and I’ve seen them take a lot of heat over a number of things. I dont want to be known personally as some industry expert.

However this blog will grow to be as big as the readers who visit it want it to. That’s why I write. Thanks for listening, probably made no sense.

January 31st, 2008

Warrior Forum Keeps Sucking Ass – How Many Morons Can Their Be?

Thanks to That Marketing Chick I caught a comment on what we already discussed about Ringtones of a someone selling the Ringtone methods in a report on The Warrior Forum. I actually used to go there a lot and bust people on their WSO’s. I thought I was supposed to be a good Samaritan and let the Mod’s know of bullshit but after the last few WSO’s I tried to burn went unnoticed, I finally said screw it. You can’t save everyone I guess and the crusade is becoming more and more pointless everyday. Even though it’s only $10, it is things like this that will quickly begin to add up over time and eventually cost you out your ass. I should know, I spent as much on a new car as I have information online.

 Just sad to see that they could have came here for a measly few minutes and saved a month’s worth of hosting or even the domain fee for the method. Sheep never learn though and there is quite an abundance of them over there. I’m seriously contemplating on whether I should travel over there and take them people for about a quarter million dollars this year. I figure if I package every idea or method I use online I can easily make that much this year just screwing around with them. Sad and pathetic that place has become. Ah well, who gives a shit right?

November 13th, 2007

Vote For The Win, The Next Internet Millionaire Is A Pile Of Shit

You have seriously got to be kidding me. Sorry if I appear slow, I try to stay away from bullshit like this as much as I possibly can. It’s things like these that make my life truly a lot easier because I know in my heart that their are complete newbs and most likely *morons* who actually watch this and most likely aspire to be one like one of these people.

The Next Internet Millionaire…

I have nothing against Joel Comm, as a matter of fact I really don’t know who he is other than the creator of show I see everyone talking about taking up priceless real estate in forums I visit everyday to interact, help and learn from other people trying to make a buck online. So why would this even bother me?

Because…

                     Because…

Because first off, for most of the people that have taken an interest in the show (shame on you), they probably have held on all season to see who wins. What makes me want to puke even more, is there are people who probably look up to these contestants and what they have accomplished………………………………..or trying to.

Here’s what they and The Next Internet Millionaire have managed to accomplish.

They have accomplished putting up a syndicated Internet Marketing Reality TV show online for you to view free. Cool right? No, it doesn’t make you cool and neither does watching it. If anything, it probably makes you stupider and most likely you spent valuable time watching it and not working on your business. Good job, you have just fell into Internet Marketing trap #1. You should be proud, treat yourself to a drink, like a whole bottle and later on, you can top it off with maybe some sleeping pills. Your going to need all this by the time I point out what a pile of trash this has become.

Today I get an email that tells me that you can vote for the winner. Charles and Jamie are the two people up for winning (if you care). Here’s the kicker…Want to know how to vote? Fucking, you get the opportunity to by their product. Yes, in case this show has brainwashed you into thinking it’s great for the world, please reread: To vote, buy one of their products, or buy them both. I like “buy them both” which would making the voting a little f#cked up, don’t you think?

What a joke…

Ok now, if buying their product was not enough to determine a winner, let’s take a look at their products. No, they don’t get a link and neither does the stupid show. Google it.

Charles has a product called “Viral Video Forever”. He is in a video on his salespage. His salespage is normally like what you see when one of these ebook sellers want to sell something. They have a bunch of different colored fonts, large text, small text, huge text, what the f#ck ever text.  He’s got claims that video marketing firms pay him to make videos for them, yet there is no proof. Nope, not one shed of proof on the page. There also a ton of testimonials from people claiming he is god. No proof? That is the first thing you should be looking for. Your taught not to, because hardly anyone does and if they do it’s most likely just an edited screenshot.

Quote from Joel…

Charles has compiled the world’s first truly effective viral video course

Yea, he also goes on to tell you that you are probably foolish if you don’t buy from one of these masters who decided to show zero proof about what he does. Awesome, I am totally pumped to buy. I started questioning Joel Comm, even though the guy could easily buy me out (I imagine) he doesn’t seem very smart. If he is smart, then he’s definitely a liar.

You want viral video leverage? It’s as easy as copying a Youtube video, watermarking your website link into it, then grabbing a pirated copy of mass video upload software and blasting it out to 30 video sharing sites. Trust me, you will have a viral video. Want some icing on the cake? Get a pirated free copy of Tubeinator or some other Youtube commenter and go play. Viral Video is done, traffic is coming to the site, your making money, and you didn’t even have to buy something that some hotshot was pimping.

Alright moving along…

Jamie’s product is called “From Cubicle Slave to Internet Millionaire”. I can’t possibly explain the salespage as I got about a third of the way thru it, and found myself running downstairs to take a crap. My time was better spent dropping kiddies off at the pool than finishing the page. I did however notice this:

I learned exactly what it took to become an Internet Millionaire

Fo Shizzle?

Then why the f#ck didn’t you show a little Ca-Ching on your page? Have you and Charles been spending too much time together “behind the scenes”? Did you both decide to to just lie to everyone?

I knew it was shit the moment I saw the first headline where she is already talking about the bonuses involved. You got to be kidding me. She hasn’t even buttered you up yet, but she needs you to know the product is so worthless that she is going to pile tons of bonuses on it just so you won’t get a refund.

I will give her props though, she managed to put important text into a yellow background. Anyone that has read “Buy my stupid ebook” knows how important that yellow background on the text is.

If anyone cares, Joel’s testimonial really sucked nuts on that one.

Whole page full of bonuses and testimonials. Zero Proof. That’s what you get.

Anyway, I just felt like getting this out there. It was truly a disgusting night and I can’t wait till people start ordering this shit and posting their comments. It will be uninteresting to say the least.

Lesson learned.

Almost everything out there is free and easily accessible. Guru’s suck, they lie, it’s nothing new. I can tell you that it’s a lot more fun being a wolf than it is a sheeple. You get the opportunity of having a large enough brain to comprehend the sheer stupidity people fall for online.

{Disclaimer}

This post is probably going to offend a lot of people. I will ask that you forward all hate mail directed at me personally to my email. I like hate mail, it’s so much more interesting than the “How do I make money” emails. You may however pour your heart and soul into what you think of the show and the shit surrounding it. I love listening to guineas, newbs and sheeple who think they know something and will try to support this. Please by all means, state your opinion but be aware the regulars of this blog can be very blunt and if I were you, I definitely would not put a link to my site. Other than that….thoughts?