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[METHOD] Article Writing Secrets

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    Article Writing Secrets
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Introduction Writing articles to make money. It?s one of the hottest topics on
    the internet. And it?s true, articles are an awesome and easy way to make money
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Some folks feel intimidated about the thought of putting pen to paper, but I?m
    going to tell you about some easy ways to write quality articles. You?ll be
    cranking them out in no time.

    What good are articles? Well, with them you can?
    ? generate free traffic to your website (where you?re selling something) ? send
    traffic to websites you are promoting as an affiliate (via your link, of
    course!) ? provide quality content on a basic adsense site ? use several of them
    to quickly create your own e-books and sell them on their own mini sites, or
    even sell resell rights to these e-books.
    Turning Your Articles into Income

    When folks are curled up in bed with your book, you have some literary license.
    You can talk about scenery and feelings and pave the way for character

    But when people are reading on the internet, they?re wanting fast facts. They
    don?t want additional fluff. Easy to understand information. That?s the goal.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    When you want to learn something, you want to learn it as quickly as possible.

    Everyone looks for a shortcut so they can start applying what they?ve learned.
    That?s why you want to be brief and to the point in your articles for the web.

    The Fastest And Easiest Way To Write Great Articles
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Now, with as many tip websites as there are and as many online forums, there?s
    no need to come up with all the content off the top of your head.

    Now here?s something vitally important ? you must never take another person?s
    words for your article. Not one sentence. Not one phrase. It?s illegal and can
    get you jailed.

    But you can certainly learn from their content and write your own article. Find
    three or four articles on your topic, read them carefully, and write your own
    article in your own words based on what you?ve just learned.

    Where To Find Good Info
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    If I wanted to write an article on ?unschooling?, I?d search Google for
    ?unschooling forums? or ?unschooling discussion boards?.

    All I then do is look for what folks are talking about, read their responses and
    use them to help write my own article.

    If you find a great info-product on Clickbank for gardeners, do a search for
    garden forums. See what kinds of questions folks are asking and write an article
    to answer.

    You can also find Frequently Asked Questions at FAQ.org and Groups.google.com.

    Remember, you?re keeping your article short and to the point. Use helpful tips
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    I remember one article I read about searching for a fitness club. One of the
    tips went like this. ?In order to find the best fitness club for you, you must
    go out and look for one.?

    Well, duh! For crying out loud, that?s idiotic. Of course you have to look for
    one. That?s a piece of totally useless information.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Steer clear of stating the very obvious. Give unique, helpful suggestions.
    That?s what your readers want.

    Writing Your Article Title
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    Like a headline, this is what gets folks to decide to read your article or pass
    it by. People want articles with helpful tips they can use immediately. Your
    title must convey what you?re offering in your article. ?Reaching Your Goal? ?
    kind of boring ?Making It? ? too abstract, this could be a title for baking
    cakes or any number of things ??7 Proven Steps to Reaching Any Goal That You Can
    Implement Right Now!?? ? much better You can use personal anecdotes in your
    article. These add flavor and help hold your reader?s interest. People love a

    Editing Your Article

    Any professional writer will tell you how difficult it is to proof your own
    work. Because you know in your head exactly what the page is supposed to say,
    it?s easy for your brain to skip over little errors.
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    You can read your article aloud to help check for flow. But also have another
    pair of eyes look over your work and see if the article makes complete sense.

    Don?t forget to check for spelling errors. Too many of these and your article
    will likely not be accepted/published.

    Earning Money with your Articles

    You have your 5 articles on Reaching Your Goals ready. Your resource box
    includes your name, autoresponder link (so they could sign up for your free
    course on goal setting), and your affiliate link.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Now it?s time to start submitting articles. Don?t skip this vital step! I can?t
    tell you how many articles sat on my computer for months because I was ?too
    busy? to submit them!
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    http://eclaunchsite.com/ECLarticlesubmissionsites.htm have a ton of places to
    submit articles

    In your autoresponder series, don?t forget to give folks the opportunity to buy
    another product!

    As other people begin to promote your articles, your name will end up in
    numerous search engine results!

    Go for two tier affiliate programs when you can and reap the benefits of others?
    work! Those five little articles ended up giving you tons of free advertising
    and residual income!
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Now don?t stop there! Find another niche and info product, write and submit some
    additional articles, and watch your income grow!

    Articles and Adsense

    Adsense is definitely the talk of the town. It?s been the impetus behind
    automatic website generators and portal sites galore. Right now, many marketers
    are leaning in the direction of providing valuable content (your articles) on
    their adsense pages.

    The thought is, no search engine in their right mind would ban or delete a
    valuable content site.

    Put your adsense boxes on every page of your content site.

    When it comes to Adsense, you have to think like your website visitor. What is
    it they are looking to buy? Don?t stick something on your site about ?making
    money with your gardening passion? because the advertisers with Adsense are
    selling garden tools and equipment, not money making opportunities. You need to
    make your content fit into the Adsense ads for the best results.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Now, write articles! 10, 20, 50 ? keep writing and promoting your content site.
    Advertise your website in the resource box.

    For example "For a complete checklist on the best shade loving plants, visit

    By following this format, you should make money from Google Adsense fairly
    quickly. Plus you?re building tons of quality content over time and you will
    have hundreds of articles all over the Internet working for you around the
    clock! That means your site will do better in the search engines due to all the
    incoming links!

    This is one of those money machines that will make you money on demand pretty
    much for the life of the Internet.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Using Articles To Profit From Affiliate Programs

    You don?t even need a website! To combine articles and affiliate programs, all
    you have to do is create a free autoresponder series, then advertise it directly
    with ezines, etc.

    Select 3 Affiliate Programs To make this work and not be a one hit wonder, you
    will need to select THREE affiliate programs to join. The criteria to selecting
    these programs are a little different than going out and selecting the affiliate
    program with the biggest commission, even though this does play a role.

    Of course, all the affiliate programs you promote will have to be on the one
    subject. For instance, say your first affiliate program is an ebook on Mini
    Sites, then your second affiliate program you sell could be a members only site
    based on Mini Sites and your third affiliate program could be a service where
    someone creates a network of Mini Sites for your customers.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    The first affiliate program you promote will be one which pays a larger than
    normal commission on the first sale. Do not accept anything less than 40%
    commission for your first affiliate program. The reason for this is because we
    want to make a profit on the first affiliate program. By selling any product
    that does not make you at least $20 per sale, you will not profit straight away.
    The main aim of this is to really build up your Opt-in Mailing list.

    If you break even, don't be discouraged. Breaking even is an amazing result, and
    if you have built your list up, then you will be profiting for years to come.

    So for your first affiliate program, choose a product that sells for around $40
    to $50 and where you still get at least 40% of the total profits.

    Your second affiliate program you join will be in the category of what we call
    "Residual Income".
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    This is an affiliate program that pays you every month someone stays signed up
    for the product or service. For example, if you were to promote a web hosting
    company, and they charged $25 a month, you would get around $10 a month for as
    long as that person stays signed up for web hosting.

    These are great programs to promote because all they require is a little hard
    work up front and you're set for months, even years. That's why I recommend
    promoting this type of program once you have a large list of names to email to.

    Of course you will still be promoting your free course to other people, but this
    is a way to make back end sales from your current list. Don't think if you've
    advertised to these people once, that's all they are good for. It takes some
    folks several times to respond to a message, so keep reminding them of what you
    have to offer.

    You can find a large list of Residual Income affiliate programs at
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Now your third affiliate program will also be a program that you will promote to
    your current subscriber list. This program should pay you a large lump sum of
    money. This type of program will have a lower conversion rate, but you should be
    making $80 to $150 commission per sale.

    If you would like to find a directory of affiliate programs, visit

    Create A Free Report Series

    Don?t overlook this step! It?s vital to your affiliate success. I will go as far
    as saying that if you create a responsive Opt-In list, 75% of your work is done
    for you already. That goes for anything you're doing online.

    This free report will be promoting the first affiliate program you chose from
    step 1. It should be priced around $40 or $50 and pay you around $20 to $25 per

    Creating your free report is easy. Either find 5 articles on your subject that
    you're allowed to use, or create 5 articles yourself. They don't have to be
    long, only around 500 words. Then send them out to your prospects over 5 days
    using your autoresponder. Make sure these reports are full of useful
    information, not just blatant advertising. You do however get a chance to
    advertise to them directly later.

    How I create an autoresponder series is by writing 5 to 10 articles on the topic
    of my affiliate program. For instance, if I were writing a report on search
    engine ranking, I would create the following articles. 1. The Tools Of The
    Search Engine Specialist 2. Meta Data, Yes Or No? 3. How Mini Sites Can Generate
    Thousands In Extra Visitors 4. Getting Listed In Yahoo! The Easy Way 5. Creating
    Keywords Relevant To Your Site 6. Search Engine Ranking On A Budget 7. The
    Biggest Search Engine Myths And so on..
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    One tip I have for writing articles is to jot down points, and use those points
    to build your article. For instance, when writing "How Mini Sites Can Generate
    Thousands In Extra Visitors", I would jot down points like this. * Choosing A
    Domain Name * Finding Cheap Web Hosting * Using Keywords Throughout The Web Site
    * Submitting To Search Engines * Tracking Hits * Doing This All Over Again

    I would then write 100 to 200 words per point and voila! There's your first
    article/report for you to use.

    Now when sending out your free report with your autoresponder, it should be set
    up something like this.

    When the person signs up, they get part 1, then for the next 4 days they get
    parts 2, 3, 4 and 5. In these messages, you will get a chance to advertise to
    them in the first and last sections of your message. Here's an example of an
    autoresponder message you can send out.

    Hi [[firstname]], I would like to thank you for requesting our free report "How
    To Become A Super Affiliate And A Digital Information Millionaire On A Budget".

    My name is Your Name, and I recently quit my job and I'm now working from home
    as both a Super Affiliate And A Digital Information Marketer. In this free
    report, I am going to show you how you also can work from home selling your own
    and other people's products, for amazing profits. Not only that, I'm going to
    show you how you can do it ON A BUDGET with the power of Mini Sites.

    And I will show you exactly what product I'm selling as my own, but did not
    create. It really is a great business to be in.

    This course is written in plain English, and is very easy to read, however, if
    you have any questions or comments, then please feel free to contact me at
    [email protected] http://www.websitehere.com

    P.S, [[firstname]], for a very limited time only I'm offering to everyone who
    buys Master Reprint Rights to Killer Mini Sites from my site,
    www.websitehere.com a special bonus of SIX MONTHS worth of email consultation

    That's right, ask me any questions anytime. Not only will you get your own
    product/business to market online, I will help you do it in the process. -------

    Part 1, Becoming A Super Affiliate On A Budget With Mini Affiliate Sites -------
    ----------------------------------------------------------Earning a good income
    from Affiliate Programs is not as hard as everyone make's it out to be.

    The figure's are that 95% of all affiliates never earn enough to warrant a
    check. And of those 5% only 1 to 2% earn enough to live off their commissions.

    That's not good news for the "average" Joe Affiliate is it? But I'm telling you
    now, it does not have to be that hard. All you need is a simple formula that
    work's over and over again. It really is that simple. --------------------------
    ---------------------------------------The 5 Step's To Becoming A Super
    Affiliate On A Budget ----------------------------------------------------------

    ******* Step 1 *******

    1. Create A 1 Page Free Report Web Site With A Simple Subscribe Form

    Before we get into creating your Mini Affiliate Site we need to select an
    Affiliate Program to promote. If you already have one you want to promote, move
    on, if not read on :)

    When selecting your first Affiliate Program for your Mini Affiliate Site, I
    suggest you go for a product with a rather large price tag, so you can make
    profits from day one. Of course the big money comes from you backend, which we
    will talk about later.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    I alway's suggest you promote a product you have used and trust before anything

    Don't just promote an Affiliate Program because of the commissions, as that's a
    sure fire way to fail. If you're looking for a directory of Affiliate Programs
    to join instantly, I suggest you look at Allan Gardyne's AssociatePrograms.com.

    Setting up a web site now has never been easier. A few years ago, domain names
    sold for $35 for 1 year, and webhosting was about the same for 1 month. Now it's
    so very inexpensive.

    You can purchase domains names for $13.50 at 000domains.com and even cheaper at

    The last time I checked they were selling dot com, net, org names for only

    As I speak, there's a new hosting company that specialises in hosting Mini
    Sites. They are www.bizminisites.com and for only $9.95 you get 3 months of
    quality web hosting.

    If you would like an example of a very effective Mini Site have a look at the
    following sites. http://www.philwiley.com/http://www.track-your-

    You can find a lot of really good web site templates at

    That's it for Part 1 today. You will get the second, third and fourth parts in a
    few days.

    If you can't wait until then, you can always visit our site
    http://www.websitehere.com and get all the information you need.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Best Regards Your Name [email protected] http://www.websitehere.com

    As you can see, I've got my web site address and special offers throughout the
    report. But I was telling people to go to my website. If you don't have a web
    site, you would put a little advertisement for your affiliate program at the
    start and at the end of your reports.

    If writing emails to keep in contact with your list seems overwhelming, check
    out the Instant Niche Email program at http://www.instantnicheemails.com . With
    a little work, you can have a year?s worth of messages created in less than a
    day. Plus you can use the software for as many niches as you like.

    If your prospect hasn't purchased from you after your free reports have been
    sent out, don't worry. The next part is where you will get most of your sales.
    Considering there are so many other affiliates promoting the same or similar
    product you are, you have to make them want to buy from you.

    How do you do this? Easy- you overdeliver by giving them more than what they
    expected. I offer them something else if they purchase from the affiliate
    program I'm promoting. For instance, I give away consultation free, where I help
    them with any problems they might have.

    Here's an example of using a report to get readers into the buying mode.

    Hi Firstname,

    I have a secret for you that will hopefully make you very excited.

    As you know, Killer Mini Sites is selling from my web site for $22.70, $79.95
    and $249.95. If you're confused about the different options, let me explain.

    For $22.70, you get a copy of the book Killer Mini Sites and you can resell the
    book to your web site visitors for $24.95. But remember, this option is full of
    my Affiliate Links, where I'm earning money from your hard work.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    For $79.95 you get a fully branded copy of Killer Mini Sites that you can sell
    for $24.95 with your Affiliate Links that will earn you residual income

    For $249.95 you get a fully branded copy of Killer Mini Sites that you can sell
    for $24.95, you also get to sell the customization rights for $79.95 and the big
    profit puller is you can sell the MASTER RIGHTS for a massive $249.95 per sale.

    But, here's the best bit. I'm offering, for a very limited time only, the MASTER
    RIGHTS to Killer Mini Sites for ONLY $150. I'm slashing $100 dollars off the
    price and I'm throwing in FREE Consultation with me via email any time you need

    That's right, you get your own Internet Publishing Business complete with
    website sales letter and branding utilities, and FREE consultation that I sell
    elsewhere for $147.00. To be honest, I don't know what you're waiting for, this
    offer will not be around for long.

    You can purchase the MASTER RIGHTS Today by clicking the link below. Remember,
    this link is for the $150 MASTER RIGHT option.


    I can tell you now, the book is selling like hot cakes and if you purchase
    today, I will give you my secret tactic that makes 1 in every 45 people purchase
    this product.

    I will also show you how to get unlimited email leads for you to advertise to
    constantly without spamming.

    If this is not a big enough motivator to purchase today, I don't know what is.

    If you would like more information about the book, which in itself is amazing,
    visit my web site at http://www.websitehere.com or email me at [email protected] -
    This is my home account, you email will get priority status.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    To your success and may your clicks come often Your Name
    http://www.websitehere.com P.S, If you don't order today, please email me and
    tell me what?s stopping you so I can sweeten the deal. This got an amazing
    response. It was sent 2 days after the free course was over. The pull here was
    that I will give them $100 off the price of the product, plus still give them
    free consultation for 6 months.

    The options are limitless.

    Of course this would not be the end of your contact with them. If the prospect
    still hasn't purchased the first affiliate program you're promoting that's OK.
    The lifetime value of a prospect is a lot more than just a one time sale.

    That's why you selected three affiliate programs to promote. Instead of trying
    to get the prospect to buy the one product over and over again, offer them
    something fresh. With this in mind, I recommend offering them a residual income
    affiliate program, like a membership site.

    Then create another report and start all over again. An Opt-in list is a
    continuous stream of money.

    Of course, when people purchase from you, they should be taken off the prospect
    list, and added to your customer list. This list is your most important asset.
    It's 10 times as important as your prospects list because these people showed
    they were willing to buy from you.

    Some affiliate programs don't allow you to see the email addresses of people who
    buy from you, so that's why when you're giving away your special offer in
    conjunction with your affiliate program.

    Ask them to send you an email when they have purchased, then you will give them
    whatever bonus you were offering.

    (Remember, when your prospect buys something from you, they become a customer,
    so do not forget to take them off your prospects list.)
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    With these people, you will want to give them other special deals not available
    to your prospect list. The first email sent to them should be thanking them for
    their purchase, and letting them know how they can receive their free bonus and
    how they can contact you at anytime.

    The second email sent to them should be sent a few days later giving them
    another free bonus they were not expecting. I love it when people do this for
    me, and I suggest you do this for your customers.

    The third email you send them should be sent out about 7 days after they
    purchase from you. This email should offer them a backend product, for instance
    your residual income affiliate program. If you can, see if you can talk to the
    affiliate program manager and get a special discount rate on the product, or
    maybe the first month for $1, just for your customers. I doubt any affiliate
    program manager would reject a sure fire way to make even more money. In the mid
    to long term, this will build a nice on going lifelong income for you. About 7
    days after your third email was sent, send them another discount product, but
    make sure this product is in the high commission range. This is where you will
    make most of your income.

    The information business is truly the best business to be in. I get excited when
    I'm writing books and thinking about the possibilities. It's great meeting new
    people and making new friendships.

    Make sure you keep in contact with your customer base and offer them free
    reports and other special offers every month or two. Just make sure you don't
    over do it.

    There are not too many autoresponders that can handle this sort of work load for
    a cheap price, however, I have found one that will do this and more. It's called
    Aweber.com and you can get a free trial for 30 days. Then after that it's only
    $19.95 per month. They give you unlimited autoresponders and other great
    options. You won?t find anything else like it. If you're after a residual income
    affiliate program to promote, I recommend these people.

    Considering you have no web hosting bills like nearly everyone else on line, you
    can afford to pay a little bit more for your autoresponder.

    Now how many businesses do you know of that can run on a mere $19.95 investment
    every month?

    You could also produce free reports every month, and advertise them to your
    current list, while still advertising your first affiliate program report.
    Imagine having an around the clock sales machine sending out free reports to
    thousands, while promoting your affiliate programs and building a name for

    Advertise Your First Affiliate Program Via Your Free Report

    This is the easier step, yet the step most people have trouble with. Creating an
    excellent free report is A LOT harder than advertising your free report. It's
    just a matter of coming up with a list of good ezines and discussion boards to
    advertise on. Signature files are a surprise add-on here, but they really do

    You will need to generate a list of ezine publishers so you can send them
    articles to use for their ezine.

    Ezine advertising would have to be my favourite option, as it's quick and easy.
    The only hard part is writing the ad copy for your ads, and finding ezines to
    advertise in.

    Two of the top ezine directories are topezineads.com and directoryofezines.com.
    There is a cost to use these, but they will be your lifeline until you generate
    a list of ezines yourself.

    The whole aim of this advertising campaign is to generate leads for your free
    report, so you really want to advertise anywhere you think people might be
    interested in your report. Since you?re not going for a direct sale straight off
    the bat, this somewhat allows you to be a little less worried about how targeted
    your audience is.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    If you're running low on money, I recommend classified advertising. It's so
    inexpensive that I advertise Internet marketing products in humour ezines and
    still pull a good response rate for the amount of money I put in.

    You can get classified ads for around $2 per ad, which is extremely cheap. I
    highly recommend Partneon.com and Twodollarads.com for any classified
    advertising you're going to do. Of course if you search through ezine
    directories you will find a lot of other places to advertise cheaply.

    Writing classified ads has turned into somewhat of an art form. There are
    literally hundreds of books on the subject of writing successful classified ads,
    yet most over complicate it too much.

    So what makes a good classified ad? 1) An attention grabbing headline FREE
    REPORT SECRETS REVEALED HOW TO 2) A promise Become A Millionaire Overnight Earn
    $1200 In Two Weeks FREE REPORT: Secrets Of The Super Affiliates Revealed How To
    Become A Super Affiliate On A Tight Budget 3) A call to action For More
    Information Be Quick Or You Will Miss Out FREE REPORT: Secrets Of The Super
    Affiliates Revealed How To Become A Super Affiliate On A Tight Budget For More
    Information, Send A Blank Email To [email protected] Once you've found
    a few good ezines, keep advertising with them. After you think you've got the
    most out of their classified ad section, start using sponsorship ads. While this
    will be quite a steep climb in costs compared to classified ads, the results
    will be quite dramatically different. Top sponsorship ads can cost anywhere
    between $15 to $300 dollars depending on where you're advertising.

    I recommend using top sponsorship ads if you don't want to spend a lot extra on
    purchasing a solo ad. However if you can purchase a solo ad for an extra $50 or
    so, I would definitely go for the solo ad.

    Sponsorship ads also give you an idea of how well the ezine pulls and whether or
    not it's worth the time and money to buy a solo ad.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Don't get carried away with figures when you purchase a solo ad. When I first
    started out, I advertised a product directly via my solo ad. The ad went out to
    12,000 people and going on the figures of 1% buying my product, I thought this
    Internet Marketing thing wasn't that hard.

    I did my research, I was told this ezine was good, which it is, and I went for
    it. The commission I was going to receive for every sale was $20. So 120 were
    supposed to buy, time $20 per sale came to $2400.

    How much money did I actually make from this ad? $20! That's right, I only made
    $20. Why? A) Because I advertised the affiliate program directly B) I did not
    know the affiliate program had been advertised about 10 times before C) I didn't
    even have a way to capture email addresses

    It was a total flop and I was very put off from trying again.

    That lasted about 4 hours! That night I was re-reading the information that got
    me into this mess to start with. I followed exactly what the affiliate program
    manager said to do, and it didn't work. Luckily for me, at that time I stopped
    listening to affiliate managers and started thinking for myself.

    Have a look around any ezines you've joined, and try and remember if you read
    any of the ads. If so, which ones and why? Did you sign up for what they were
    offering? If no, Why? This is the best way to find ezine ads that work. If you
    read the ad and signed up for what they were offering, other people probably
    did, too.

    Another method of free advertising I like to use is discussion board posting.

    Discussion board posting is very effective, especially if the message board is
    inside a members-only site where you pay to join. The idea here is not to spam
    the message board, but to actually add some content. Only answer questions you
    know a lot about. Don't try and be an expert on a topic you?re not. I'm not an
    expert at copywriting, so I very rarely give people expert advice on this. I
    help people with basic questions, but no more unless I really know what I'm
    talking about. This is the best way to ruin your reputation before you're even
    lucky enough to create one.

    Here's a sample posting which I think is the perfect

    Posted by Elizabeth Sinclair on Sat, Oct 27, 4:11 pm, in response to Ebook
    Covers.... Recommendations, please!, posted by Julie Jordan Scott I have several
    free ebook cover templates at http://www.onlinewebcreations. All you need to do
    is add your own text. Otherwise, you can check out my Ebook gallery to see the
    custom ebook covers I have created. Thanks, Elizabeth

    The reason this is a good post is simply put is because it answers the person?s
    question while still advertising their web site, with out it looking like a
    blatant plug. The answer told the person exactly what she wanted to know.

    Here's the post it was in response to. Ebook Covers....Recommendations, please!
    Posted by Julie Jordan Scott on Sat, Oct 27, , 3:24 pm Happy Weekend One and
    All! I am looking for an Ebook Cover Designer. I know that many folks here are
    ebook authors or are ebook cover designers. I am in the market for some covers
    and am looking for recommendations. Please share any positive recommendations,
    or email me with cautions. Thanks a bunch, everyone, all of a sudden I am on
    warped speed here in Bakersfield..... With Purpose and Passion, JULIE JORDAN

    (That was taken from http://www.ablake.net message board, which is highly

    I must admit, I don't use the following advertising method as much as I should
    because it can really boost traffic over time.

    Signature files are little blurbs of text either after a post in a message board
    or at the bottom of your email. The most notable use of a signature file would
    have to be hotmail.com. Hotmail originally relied on its own customers to
    promote their service as each email message they sent contained a direct link to
    Hotmail's sign-up website. This viral marketing strategy generated hundreds of
    thousands, very possibly millions of new users for their free service.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    The idea of signature files is to make them as short and as compelling as
    possible. Let's say I just finished writing a post to a message board and I was
    just talking about affiliate programs.

    This is what I write after my message board post to advertise my website.

    "Discover How To Generate Thousands Without A Web Site Or A Product Of Your Own"
    And I would link that to my sales page. A good idea is to also use a separate
    tracking system to track how many hits your message board postings are

    If you were answering a question on creating a well written sales letter, you
    could use your signature file to promote an affiliate program like
    instantsalesletters.com . It's that simple.

    Writing Articles To Generate A Monthly Viral Income

    Here's the idea.

    We've all been taught to create free viral ebooks to either promote our products
    or affiliate products and submit them to free ebook directories. This was sound
    advice, but I've found an even better way to make this work.

    Create your own free ebook directory full of your own free viral ebooks!

    Think Clickbank.com but with free ebooks on all subjects that you own, promoting
    affiliate programs 24/7.

    People go to this site, download the free book they want, they pass it around,
    and there ya go, automated affiliate income. But how do you go about creating
    these free ebooks so they produce the best sales possible? I've found by
    creating an FAQ list (frequently asked question) on a certain subject and then
    converting it into PDF, my affiliate sales have soared.

    I'm not trying to heavily sell them in the book, they are getting very useful
    free information and I then point them to a paid resource to get more
    information if they want to.

    I also ask them to pass the book around as much as they like.

    Want an example of an FAQ list? Go here

    This FAQ list is quite big and detailed. Your free books only need to be 5 or so
    pages long.

    Here is an article I wrote on creating a viral ebook. It really doesn't have
    much to do with the business idea in general, but will give you an idea of what
    I'm talking about at least:

    ?? but if you want more information on creating Ebooks, You can find it at
    http://www.7dayebook.com. It's a one off fee for $27 and it comes in Ebook
    format ironically enough.?

    Now, back to my explanation.

    Whether you like it or not, having your own product gives you more flexibility
    in your online advertising AND believe it or not, compiling an Ebook is no more
    then a week?s work part time if done correctly. IF you do it this way the
    profits will come in for life.

    I have checks coming in still from work I did 2 years ago, thanks to the power
    of residual income affiliate programs and viral marketing Ebooks.

    Ok, let?s get down to the nitty gritty. What is a viral marketing Ebook and why
    should you create one?

    A viral marketing Ebook is a book which sole purpose is to be spread around the
    Internet quickly, by any means possible. It's not meant to make you money on the
    front end. You want other people selling it and giving it away to as many people
    as possible.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com

    Because the inside of that book is full of affiliate links to other peoples
    products and every time someone gives away your book or sells it, (depending on
    how you want to do it) more people will be seeing your affiliate links, and this
    is costing you what? NOTHING? Exactly!

    The best examples I could give you of this process would be by Yanik Silver. He
    created 2 marketing books that spread over the Internet like wildfire. He gave
    everyone who purchased the book for $19 or $17 (depending on the book) the
    rights to sell it or give it away to their customers.

    Needless to say, thousands of people starting selling it and promoting it all
    over the Internet. To this day, he is still earning good money from that book,
    plus he became one of the most well known Internet Marketers.

    So how do you go about creating your own viral marketing Ebook?
    Here are the steps.
    1) Come up with a product idea based on your affiliate program you've
    already chosen and are already promoting. Coming up with ideas isn't hard. For
    example, and I know I use this example a lot, BUT, if you are going to be
    promoting a sports betting affiliate program, why not create a book on becoming
    a successful punter. Then throughout the book, you can recommend your favorite
    sports betting affiliate program. 101 Insider Secrets To Sports Betting How To
    Bet With Other Peoples Money A good way to come up with ideas is to look at what
    others are already selling and mimic that. You don?t need to recreate the wheel
    here, so PLEASE don't make things harder than they have to be.

    2) Get the tools you need to succeed

    You are going to need a few tools here.
    A) A domain name I register all my
    domain names with http://www.namecheap.com for under $9 a domain name, which to
    me is pretty darn cheap. You want a fairly short domain name that describes the
    content of your book fairly well.

    Here's an example for you people promoting sport betting affiliate programs.
    http://www.sportsbettingaffiliates.com http://www.sportsoddbetting.com
    http://www.betforfree.com etc....

    B) Webhosting Let me say first, you get what you pay for. This has never been
    more true than with webhosting. YOU NEED a good reliable webhosting company with
    24/7 technical support. If your site goes down and you can't contact anyone to
    help you get it back up, you will lose sales and a lot of them.

    C) Autoresponder You will need this so you can contact your prospects who don't
    purchase straight away. This is where you will give away your free course to
    entice them to give you their email address so you can contact them

    D) Credit card processor Clickbank.com is your fast and easy answer. They will
    let you accept all major credit cards and start an affiliate program for a one
    time setup fee of under $50. They do take a percentage of every sale, but this
    is so much cheaper then getting your own merchant account. Just about everyone
    selling Ebooks online is using Clickbank.

    E) Ebook Software You will more than likely want to create your book in PDF
    format so everyone can read it. (PC and mac users alike)

    F) Graphic Design Software If you are anything like me, your artistic abilities
    peaked at age 7. So instead of busting my hump to create my Ebook covers and
    website graphics I use folks who are more gifted in this area. Check into
    various marketing forums for good recommendations.

    3) Outline your book chapters into articles Writing a whole book in one sitting
    is hard, and trying to write a book without outlining the chapters is nearly
    impossible. My first book took me over 6 months, but now most of my books take
    me less than a week to finish and that is with a sales letter and website up.
    All you have to do is think up 12 to 15 article topics in sequence and write
    about them. Each page should be around 700 to 1000 words, full of useful
    information, not information people could get for free. 4) Write your content

    Like I said just before, you need original content. There are too many books out
    there now where people are just regurgitating information others can get for
    free and this lowers the value of your book, which means less people will pass
    it around and even less will read it.

    The best way to get a good amount of original information without writing it
    yourself is to interview experts in the field. For instance, if you were writing
    a book about improving your golf handicap, I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to
    find some local experts who you could grill in person, over the phone or even
    via the Internet and you can then put all that information in the book. It's
    also a good selling point.

    Also remember when you?re writing what the point of this book is. The point of
    the book is to earn you an on going commission with affiliate programs, so don't
    feel like you can't throw some affiliate links in, because you can, but make
    sure it's tactful and in place.

    Another good idea would be to put a "Subscribe to my newsletter" section in your
    book as well, so not only will you make commissions on sales, but also generate
    leads without doing any extra work.

    Make sure you clearly state in the front of the book, that the buyer can sell
    this book as his own. State that he has Resell Rights to the product and can
    sell it or give it away if he chooses.

    5) Create your sales letter This is where you will be selling your book and is
    critically crucial to your success. Creating a sales letter takes a lot of work,
    especially if you?re new to the whole thing.

    The best way is to mimic successful sales letters.

    If for some reason you think you can't do this by yourself, you have 2 options.
    1) Use software that helps put together your sales letter and
    2) Hire a copywriter If you want to hire a professional copywriter, you?re looking at
    thousands of dollars, plus royalties from your book sales.

    Remember that you?re selling this book with reprint rights, which means when
    they buy the book they can sell it as well. This is a huge selling point for
    you. You will also be giving them your Ebook cover, website graphics and sales
    letter to use to sell your product.

    6) Plug in your free 5 day autoresponder series The best way to write your free
    5 day course that your prospects get via your pop up window is to take chapters
    out of your book and put them in as a free teaser. Remember to emphasize
    urgency. You want to make these prospects that don't buy straight away, feel
    like they are missing out on an opportunity of a life time and considering the
    low price of the book, if they don't buy; more than likely they weren't really
    interested or were freebie seekers from the start.

    7) Advertise! Depending on your topic, you will want to target different people.
    However, no matter what topic you?re selling on, there is one market who will
    want your book for the sole purpose of selling it, and that's the Internet
    Marketing group.

    Your book could be on Hippos but all they care about is the fact they can sell
    it as their own. This is why this type of book always does well.

    The key is to target people in your market and then the Internet Marketing

    Other Ways To Profit From Articles

    Being an affiliate is a hard enough job at the best of times, but have you ever
    tried to get your article published in a large ezine publication? It can be a
    nightmare sometimes. It's even harder if you try and work your affiliate link
    into the article. Articles are a great way to get free exposure for your web
    site and your affiliate program. Hopefully your web sites goal will be to get
    Opt-In email addresses and you have some sort of free report system working.

    However, I have been testing an idea for quite awhile now that I think really
    works and I guarantee you that you will get your article published 100% more
    than you do now. This works especially well if you're running an Opt-In mailing
    list which I recommend you do.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Ezine publishers receive hundreds of articles for publishing a week, so why
    should they publish yours? You might think you have the best article ever
    written, and you might, but ezine publishers have to make money too you know. My
    idea not only will increase your chances of getting published but you will also
    be helping ezine publishers make more money, which in the long run they will
    remember and will be more receptive to your articles in the future.

    Here's the idea.

    When you write your article, try and work an affiliate link into it. Make sure
    it's in context and not just a blatant advertisement as that's why most ezine
    publishers refuse to publish affiliate members articles.

    As I was saying, write your article and in that article put a link to an
    affiliate program you're promoting in context in your article. It helps when
    doing this that you can say that you honestly use that product or service. I
    guarantee you a personal endorsement in your article will double the sales you
    would get with out an endorsement. The twist here is that the affiliate link you
    put in will be changed by the ezine publisher. You will be letting the ezine
    publisher change your affiliate link in your article so they can earn
    commissions from your article and therefore increasing the chances of getting
    your article published.

    This has never failed for me and I'm sure it won't fail for you.

    So how do you make money from this? Well if you have your own autoresponder free
    report series set up, you can use that in your article by-line. You would make
    more sales from this than from commissions from the article. Your goal in any
    affiliate exercise is to get as many Opt-In email addresses as possible and as
    cheaply and quickly as possible.

    Make sure your article by-line is something that catches the reader?s attention.
    Here?s a by-line I used when promoting an article on Mini Sites. You can see I
    use a tracker to show how many people click on my link. ?Your Name? has been
    helping people succeed online for over X years. Visit his web site to find out
    how you can create mini sites that sell like crazy. Go to his website at
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    However, if you wanted to promote your free autoresponder report series I would
    use something like this,

    ?Your Name? has been helping people succeed online for over X years. Find out
    how to earn a full time automated income with affiliate programs on a budget by
    sending a blank email to [email protected]com (I have many variations of
    this by line) This is the most effective way to use your article. Going for the
    one off sale is ridiculous and risky to your online business.

    Best Places To Submit Your Articles For Massive Exposure

    There are many pieces of software that will submit your article to directories,
    or you can hire a high school kid to do it for you. You can also hire services
    like Submityourarticle.com and Phantomwriters.com to submit your articles for
    you, but this gets very costly if you are writing lots and lots of articles at
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Really, it?s no big deal to do it yourself. Here are list of article directories
    I submit my articles to.

    Yahoo Groups
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    There are more directories and other places to submit your articles, but the
    above list is great for getting started and will get your article the exposure
    it deserves.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Final Words

    Any way you look at it, writing articles can be a very profitable online
    business venture. And being able to quickly generate your own helpful articles
    is a huge PLUS in today?s world of internet marking.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com

    Two things are infinite: The universe and stupidity. I'm still not convinced of the universe..

    Enjoy ....:cool2:
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
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  2. Toz

    Toz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This was a quality read! Good info, though I prefer blackhat. ;) Personal preference.
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  3. digitalsublime

    digitalsublime Regular Member

    Feb 8, 2010
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    This is the idea that I have been following to write articles. These tips give you confidence and motivation to improve.

    Cheers for sharing.
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  4. jimscott89

    jimscott89 Registered Member

    Dec 10, 2011
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    thank you for your information, this is too worthy process.
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  5. janny2030

    janny2030 Regular Member

    Apr 17, 2011
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    Finally, article marketing is still a live!!!!
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  6. ok888

    ok888 Elite Member

    Nov 23, 2010
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    Im only half way thru but im totally amazed

    My eye r abit tried i will finish reading it when im fresh

    Posts like this need special attention

    I got a few good ideas from the first half already

    Thanks bro
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  7. upiaman

    upiaman Junior Member

    Aug 30, 2010
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    Bandung, Indonesia
    This is a copy-paste info from "Writing Articles for Blog" by Dale Anderson
  8. MaverickonRoids

    MaverickonRoids Power Member

    Jun 3, 2012
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    Rep Score: Infinity
    You gotta be kidding me! How ironic. lol

    Response from OP?
  9. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

    Apr 12, 2009
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    Don't touch the REP!
    Nope ..... no cigar for you LOL! :yield: :thumbsdow

    Wouldn't you find it a little strange that a book about "writing articles for blog" does NOT have the
    word "BLOG" in it even one time?

    Enjoy ..... :cool2:
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com

  10. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

    Apr 12, 2009
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    Don't touch the REP!
    Why would I kid you? :yield:

    Why is that ironic?

    See post #9. (previous post)

    Enjoy ..... :cool2:
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com

  11. Happa

    Happa Newbie

    Feb 25, 2013
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    Really good post.
  12. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

    Apr 12, 2009
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    Don't touch the REP!

    THANKS or even REP buttons are MUCH preferable over posting "thanks" or "thank you"
    or "Thanks Mate" or "Thanks bud" or "really good post" or whatever! :brick:
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Also, you won't increase your post count with such drivel and it contributes nothing to the forums!

    BHW says:
    If you have found the information from another member useful or helpful, please make use of the "Thanks" button, instead of posting a reply that merely says "thank you." This helps us keep the forum clean and free of clutter, and helps to improve the other person's reputation on this forum. You may also use the Rep button (little scale) to give another user positive or negative rep as you see fit, and you may also include a brief note to the other member.
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com
    Enjoy ..... :cool2:​

    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld

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    Th0rr Regular Member

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  14. edgematch

    edgematch Elite Member

    May 24, 2010
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    You can never guess!
    @popzzz, you rock mate...thanks.
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  15. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

    Apr 12, 2009
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    Don't touch the REP!
  16. andrewhopes

    andrewhopes Newbie

    Feb 18, 2013
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    This is a good information about article writing.
    Thanks you.
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  17. allenns

    allenns Newbie

    Mar 23, 2013
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    Thanks for the information. Much appreciated.
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  18. itsmytime

    itsmytime Regular Member

    Apr 4, 2012
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    Article writing Secrets by Jeff whatever is probably the source. Good one but I can't manage to finish this, never. But I must say article writing is GOLD. I'm in it too.Thanks
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  19. itsmytime

    itsmytime Regular Member

    Apr 4, 2012
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    Yeah, got it now. Article writing secrets by Jeff Dedrick. A kinda evergreen ebook on my PC. I wonder why I am not deleting it, I've had it since like 2009 or so. It's about 52 pages. It's even with a resale right here. You may want it.
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  20. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

    Apr 12, 2009
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    Don't touch the REP!

    Ding ding ding ..... :thumb:

    Great detective work LOL!

    Enjoy ..... :cool2:
    ..... popzzz ~ BlackHatWorld.com