So, I thought I would post this because I see a lot of people coming in begging for a way to make money fast, or claiming that such and such a system doesn't work. Now, I will fully admit that I am not making any money from these systems for the simple reason that I have another project that is taking up a lot of my time, however this is not going to be a post on how to make money perse. The main problem I see with most newbs (of which I am one of course) is that everyone expects an ABC method that will work instantly. However, each and every method on here will work if you take the time to actually think about want you want to achieve. I know there is a huge sticky explaining these concepts but it seems everyone just completely overlooks it. So, let me explain a little more what I mean. BH tactics are excellent, as long as you don't follow them mechanically. One of the most difficult things in any business is to keep your clients but also the most profitable. It's the 80/20 rule where 20% of your customers generate 80% of your revenues. This translates into "understand the people you are selling to and you will make a killing." Wouldn't it be easier if people who convert for you, will convert on other offers because they like that you aren't ramming everything down their throat even if it wouldn't interest them? You see, instead of mechanically posting an ad and following someone else's ideas and then complaining it doesn't work, try and think about what you want to achieve. Don't scream I want to make money because that is not actually your ultimate goal. Your ultimate goal is to get people to convert, correct? So, let's say you have a product that targets women, say weight loss which has been done to death. Now, instead of trying to target everyone losing weight, pick a small niche of this massive market. There are women who want to lose weight because they are lonely and can't find a partner, or women who want to lose weight because they want to be healthier and live longer to be able to look after their kids, etc etc ad nauseum... Let's take the last category. These are women who are more interested in their health, than in looks even though that is a nice benefit. For them putting up a photo of a chick who lost weight and looks like a supermodel ain't gonna work. You have to attack it from a different angle, you have to play on their emotions, namely their connection to their children for example. Say you are promoting an Acai offer, right? Well, rather than adding a gazillion exclamation marks and a buy now to look gorgeous line which is total BS because as soon as anyone sees that their brain switches off and in the bin goes your email, or they click the back button faster than lightning. How do you reach these women? By playing on their sensitive cord and instead of saying YOU MUST HAVE THIS TO LOSE WEIGHT AND LOOK FANTASTIC, try this tactic: you don't really need this because by following a simple diet and a little exercise you can improve your health and be around your kids forever and ever, but with the aid of such and such product it will be easier for you, especially because you already have a lot of stress dealing with life and the kids etc... See, you are targeting their major problems, stress, weight loss for health and longevity and providing them with a solution for a number of other problems, not just what the product does... This approach will increase your conversions and make all the systems on this board extremely successful. This is the value of understanding your market. Okie, if I didn't bore you to death and you didn't find this post useless, I can add some more ideas and try and help those having trouble with lateral thinking.