Friday, April 25, 2008

How to Make $5,000 Next Week Using Joint Ventures

Wow! That's some claim. Well, if you can identify with the Tuna Sandwich article below this article, perhaps you would like to change the way you think about making money - fast. See, we don't have money problems - we have thinking problems. When we change the way we look at things, we suddenly realize that perception is reality, and that we choose our perception.

We have been conditioned to believe that it takes a long time, a lot of money and a lot of work to make money. We're warned about the "Quick Buck" or "Fast Buck" mentality. Our conditioning usually comes from people who don't have a lot of money, and who are seriously jealous of those ho do. They accuse successful business people of being "sleazy" and dishonest, because they don't understand that one can legitimately make serious money in a short period of time without being dishonest, if you know how.
Joint Ventures is the ultimate leverage - no risk, no cost, unlimited potential, FAST. If you know how. Let's take a very simple example: You find someone who will pay you $300 per buying referral. That might be selling a seminar, a course, a product, whatever. It doesn't matter. The larger the percentage of the public that can use or benefit from it, the better, obviously. Now you go out and find people who have access to large databases of people who know and trust them, usually authors, businesses and professionals. Offer them $100 per sale and get them to advertise the product or service to their people via e mail, newsletters, flyers, notices, phone calls, whatever.

If you approach enough people with any well presented, well packaged, well priced product or service, a certain percentage will buy. It's a numbers game. And the more proficient you are, the great the ratios. If the owner of the database has a good relationship with his people, customers, etc., more will buy. If the product / service is well presented and packaged and perceived to be very valuable, more will buy. You can add massive bonuses and premiums at no cost to you, as well, if you know how.
By approaching enough people, 25 will buy, earning you $200 each, = $5,000. This is a lot simpler than it seems and can be set up quickly and efficiently, if you know how. And the process can be duplicated and leveraged and it's ultimately scalable. Anyone can do this. Want to know how? Read the Biography for more tools.

How to Find a Niche For Your Blog - by Mike Seddon

It is important to realize that your choice of a niche can have a significant influence on the success or failure of your new blog.

Deciding on a theme can be a daunting task. What exactly are you going to write about? Your niche needs to be a popular topic that many people are interested in.

If you are going to blog about yourself, then you better have a very interesting life, or you will have difficulty keeping your readers coming back for more. You should choose a topic that will make it comparatively easy to grow your readership and build a strong following.

Since many bloggers write about their favorite subjects, it’s not a bad idea to start brainstorming by writing down a list of your hobbies, interests, and any areas of professional expertise. Now try to determine a niche you can target within one of those areas.

Should you blog about automobiles in general, or the latest sports cars? If you choose too narrow a theme then you may struggle to come up with regular, fresh content. And if you choose a topic that’s too general your readers may be confused by a jumble of seemingly unrelated posts.

You might consider niches within the following general topic areas which have proven to be popular for blogging:

• Automobiles
• Computers & Information Technology
• Digital Cameras
• Gadgets
• Music
• News
• Photography
• Politics
• Shopping

If you plan to use Pay-Per-Click advertising to get traffic to your blog, then remember also that the hottest topics might have the highest pay-per-click fees.

You can sometimes get great niche ideas by browsing at Blog directories and sites like Google Blog Search:

Since it is so time-consuming trying to com up with the ‘perfect’ niche idea, many bloggers and webmasters have turned to specialized niche discovery tools. I particularly recommend Online Gold Finder and NicheTopics.

With Online Gold Finder you can uncover profitable, undiscovered online markets with just a couple of clicks. Read more about Online Gold Finder at:

NicheTopics is quite handy in a different way. You get to use some great research that’s already been completed by an expert. It is a ready-to-use report on 109 unique, untapped niches. Read more about NicheTopics:

The tools above are not free but consider for a moment. If you are planning – or would even like - to make some money from your blog, then it will be worthwhile to start off with a well-researched niche.

If a particular tool uncovers a good niche that pays an additional $5 a day, it will pay for itself inside the first month!

Don’t forget, it will be very difficult to change the theme and niche of your blog later. So invest some time wisely during your planning stage.

You will be off to a strong start in building a successful blog.

Mike Seddon is a writer, entrepreneur, and webmaster. He is the author of the popular e-book, How to Build a Money Making Blog™, available from

How To Plan Your Writing

A lot of beginners go off the rails when they've got a nice clean sheet of paper or a blank screen in front of them and they've got to fill it with words - meaningful words.

The way to avoid the cold feeling of panic is to have a plan of action. The type of plan that works best for you depends on your personality. Some of you will make structured lists, with every small detail itemized and all T's crossed. Or you may have a vague set of instructions, sometimes little more than remembering to have a beginning, middle and end. Others of you will find that the best way to work is just to start writing and see where it takes you.

The way to find what will work for you is to plan out some example pieces of work. You might never write them, but the practice will benefit you. For example, how would you go about writing an episode of your favorite TV show, or an article on a local photography exhibition, or a review of a best-seller? By writing a plan of approach, you'll give yourself an idea of what the final piece of work would require. When I started writing short stories I used to reconstruct famous stories and plan how I'd re-write them.

The planning step also gives you a check as to whether or not you actually want to write the piece. And remember, if you plan not to have a plan, you've still decided on a plan. And don't stop here.

It's now time to plan your opening sentence. To get readers to keep reading you need a hook, something that will lead them in and keep them there until you've told them what they didn't know they needed to know. Crime writers kill people, romance novelists have people get divorced, good writers hint at a conflict to come but hide it in the middle of something else. Journalists scream at you in huge type and article writers ask you rhetorical questions, all in the first five seconds of reading.

Go away and study the structure of some writing. Look at how writers grab you and reel you in like an expert fisherman.

And ask yourself, "How would I do that?"

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