Category Archives: Internet Marketing

Viral Sneakiness Review

You’ve probably heard about viral marketing: you produce something that spreads around the internet so fast, it’s like a virus.

You may even have produced a viral “something”. Articles are a good example of viral marketing. So are videos on places like YouTube. But they don’t always spread as fast as you’d like.

Viral Sneakiness is an ebook that shows you how to create a viral report. Nothing too heavy – they suggest that it should be around 10 pages, which if you write at a couple of pages an hour will take you about 5 hours to write. Plus research time on top of that.

All in all, you can follow the techniques shown and have your first free viral report live and getting downloads in a few days. Maybe less – my first viral report following this method took me just over a day to produce, start to finish.

The book is an easy read and totally practical. It teaches you how to research your topic so that the report you write will be above average, even if you knew nothing about the topic before you started. Quality is important. If your report is rubbish, you won’t get any sales from it. And sales are the whole point of giving your report away for free.

Viral Sneakiness shows you how to weave affiliate links into your free report without them appearing spammy. They liken it to product placement in movies and that’s a good analogy.

They also give you a bunch of places to submit your finished report (like any list of this sort, not all these links are still live, but enough of them are) and other ideas for promoting your free report.

The promotion of my first report took less than an hour. I got my first download for it within a day. That’s pretty fast.

Once created and “promoted” like this, your report will gradually work its way round the internet. If you follow the advice in Viral Sneakiness, it should end up in free ebook collections and may well be given away on websites.

Overall, I think that Viral Sneakiness is one of the easiest ideas I’ve come across in a long time. The most difficult bit is writing the content but 10 pages or so really isn’t that hard and could be outsourced if you wanted to.

They miss out a couple of things that I’d include but to find out my thoughts on that, drop me an email here (this is an autoresponder email, so you’ll need to reply to the confirmation message that gets sent back to you).

Overall, so long as you’re prepared to actually do something (!), I recommend Viral Sneakiness.

Building An Ebook Empire Review

Building an Ebook Empire is a book by a writer called Tiffany Dow.

Until recently, Tiffany has been a ghost writer for many internet gurus. Until she decided that there was more money available by not being a writer who got paid once.

The book is no-nonsense and full of lots of tips and tricks. It doesn’t concentrate too much on how to write – the bonus book takes care of that. But then (relatively speaking) writing the product is the easy part. Especially if you hire in a ghost writer.

The biggest challenge with ebooks is promoting them. Go to Clickbank or eBay and you’ll see how many ebooks are in the market.

Tiffany covers promotion of your ebook, as well as the original keyword selection, in depth. Get either of these wrong and you’ve pretty much wasted your time. Get them right and you’ve got commissions flowing to you.

You could apply the tips and tricks in Building an Ebook Empire to your own work or to one of the many private label ebooks out there. Tiffany goes through the sales letter in depth – applying this to a PLR ebook could easily be the difference between making next to zero sales and selling a steady stream.

All in all, this is a good ebook. It’s practical, informative and, given Tiffany’s background, very close to having a private audience with some of the better known internet gurus as well.

Check out Building an Ebook Empire here.

Lazy Git Marketing Review

Lazy Git marketing – what is it? OK, if you’re not from the UK then before you read on, you might want to know what “lazy git” means. Essentially it’s someone who does as little effort as possible for the (usually monetary) return they get back.

In this case, we’re talking about setting up basic web sites quickly and making money out of them whether or not they get traffic.

Lazy git marketingWhich sounds too good to be true. After all, surely a site needs traffic before it can use methods like Adsense to earn money from visitors?

Not if you follow the methods described in this report…

Lazy Git Marketing is simple. You could set up a site from scratch using one of several different methods shown in about an hour.

But it’s not overnight riches. Once you’ve set the site up, you need to leave it alone. In much the same way as you wouldn’t expect a bottle of wine to be ready to drink the moment the grapes had been pressed.

That’s fine. It’s less than $10 a year to register a domain, so it’s unlikely to break the bank if you have to hold onto it for a few months until it can earn you money. Heck, if you’re like me, you’ve probably got several domains that have been gathering digital dust for longer than you’d care to admit, so having a few domains with content that stand to make you cash in the not too distant future is a bonus anyway.

If you’re impatient, the report will give you a couple of ways of getting sites that will start earning you money sooner. Or you may already have some domains lurking in your portfolio that this method could be applied to.

Lazy Git Marketing comes with a series of videos that explain each of the steps visually, which I found to be a help in a couple of instances.

There’s also a forum which is reasonably active and the author of the report responds quickly and helpfully to questions.

Check out Lazy Git Marketing. It makes a pleasant change from the “earn a fortune in the next 24 hours” kind of reports. This method is real world and is likely to remain so for some time to come.

Click here to find out more about Lazy Git Marketing.

Absolute Covers Review

I’ve used various different sources for ebook covers.

If I’m looking for a quick cover, then I used to use Rentacoder but they’ve since been taken over by Freelancer and I no longer use them. I’ve often had quite good ebook covers turned round in a few hours.

But if I’m looking for something that’s higher quality, then it’s time to use a full time graphic designer.

The last few ebook cover graphics I’ve had designed have been by Absolute Covers.

Check my Healthy Eating for Kids site to see the quality that’s delivered.
Absolute Covers aren’t the cheapest on the market. But the quality is high and the turnaround times are fast.

You get a choice of what’s included in your ebook cover package. This can be as simple as just the cover graphic or it can be more complicated, so you can go for a website header graphic, footer graphic, order button, etc.

Absolute Covers require you to set up an account before you can place an order, but once you’ve done that it’s plain sailing.

Choose the cover style – you can see on the Healthy Eating for Kids site I chose one that looks like a book. But there are plenty of other styles to choose from, including ones that look as though they’ve been ring bound and so on. If your product is software or audio, they also do CD and DVD covers with the CD or DVD poking out of the box if you want.

Pricing is quite reasonable and the interactive pricing system means that you will know what effect your various design decisions will have on the price before you commit to ordering.

Check out Absolute Covers now. Your site will look better for it.

Ad Box Pro Review

Ad Box Professional sets out to make replacing Adsense adverts a simple process.

Cutting Google out of the advertising equation makes sense for your wallet – after all, why pay them to display adverts on your site when you can get their margin and the advertiser’s profit for yourself?
Installing Ad Box Pro is easy so long as you can cope with uploading a few files to your website and changing the “permission” on a few of those files. Any decentĀ  FTP program will do that.

You then set up the configuration for your adverts. This is a simple, fill in the boxes, process. You tell Ad Box Pro the password you want to use, where it’s installed (it’s not clever enough to work this out, but it’s a simple cut & paste operation from the address bar of your browser), and the default colors for your adverts. If you want to, you can also put a “Powered by Ad Box Pro” link at the end of each ad block, complete with your affiliate link.

After that, you need to create at least 6 adverts before you can create the ad boxes that will be displayed on your site.

Each ad is assigned a category of your choice, so you could install Ad Box Pro on just one domain and then point to it using a different category for each site.

You then need to enter a title, advert description, the link the advert will go to (called a “sell link”) and the URL that will be displayed (called “link text” rather than something obvious like “display URL”). There’s a box above where you enter the text, so you can see what each item is. Unlike Google’s system, the box doesn’t update as you change your advert.
That’s it. Your advert is complete. Repeat the process at least 6 times and you’re ready to display an advert.

Ad Box Pro has all the standard Google advert sizes to choose from. You can use the default colors you set in your configuration or you can change them before you generate the links to copy and paste into your web site.

Each advert size has it’s own small chunk of code that you simply copy and paste into your pages.

Once you’ve done that, any new adverts in the same category are automatically placed into the advertising rotation.

The process works seamlessly.

It took me about 30 minutes to get Ad Box Pro up and running. Most of that was getting the code from Clickbank and Commission Junction.

I especially like the way that you’re not as limited as you are with, say, Google Adwords. The title can be longer than 25 characters (it looks like the maximum is 40) and the text below it doesn’t have to fit into two rows. Ad Box Pro takes care of the text wrapping. It also cuts off your advert text if you get too carried away with what you’re writing, but that doesn’t take long to get used to.

If you’re looking for a quick, simple, profitable alternative to Adsense then I can recommend Ad Box Pro. I’ll be using it instead of Adsense on any new sites I develop and will gradually be changing over my older sites.

Adwords 180 Review

Adwords 180 is a brand new book introducing an area of Adwords that, although it’s been around for ages, is probably new to you.

The biggest negative I’ve got about Adwords 180 is that it’s password protected. I find this a pain in the backside, mainly because I can never remember where to find the password (recently I’ve taken to renaming password protected ebooks on my PC so that the password is part of the name of the file). So long as you can live with this unnecessary “protection” then read on…

If you’ve used Google Adwords for any length of time, you’ve probably got all the usual suspects: Google Cash, Perry Marshall’s excellent course, etc.

So what’s different about Adwords 180?

I’ve not come across this information in those courses or anywhere else for that matter.

The title Adwords 180 comes from the idea that it turns using Adwords through 180 degrees – instead of going for the search results, you go for the content network (anything from quality sites through to throwaway scraped sites) but only the sites you want to target. This makes using the content network as laser targeted as using the regular search side of Adwords but at a fraction of the cost.

Adwords 180 will take a little bit of effort, especially at the start, but you should start seeing traffic arrive at prices you’ve only dreamed of. The book describes how you can get clicks to your site for less than 1 cent, which sounds impossible given Google’s minimum bid is a cent and you’d normally have to be a long term Perry Marshall student and absolutely manic about testing to get anywhere near that level. Adwords 180 will show you how anyone can get these kind of prices.

Because it’s the content network, your ads won’t show instantly. So I can’t tell you yet how my ads are doing but I’ll do my best to report back in a few days. My first campaign is waiting for Google approval. Once it’s up and running, I’ll be running ads on selected sites, just at the point where someone is about to download a competitor product. Should be fun to watch!

Grab your copy of Adwords 180 now and get your share of these incredibly low priced clicks.

Make Money Without Adsense

Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to rely on Google Adsense to make money from your website?

There are various ways of doing this.

Trouble is, most of them are a bit complicated. You go off, find relevant affiliate programs and place the individual ads yourself.

But if your site is in the right market and there are enough products in the Clickbank marketplace then there’s now a new product that will allow you to add Adsense style adverts very quickly.

The major plus point is that this then means you get the nice fat margins associated with Clickbank products rather than the few cents a click that you normally get with Adsense.

The best product I’ve found so far can be found here. It’s just a $7 one time payment and installation is straightforward. If you are currently running Adsense and want more cash from your website, you owe it to yourself to test this out.

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Seven Dollar Secrets

If you’ve ever wondered why you’re getting more and more offers for cheap reports, you can find out why by reading seven dollar secrets.

It’s a quick read. Just over 30 pages (which in itself is good value for $7). There’s lots of information.

The downside is there will be a bit of work involved if you want to create a similar system. But you can start by selling this report to build up some cash. I got my first sale within a few hours of buying the report.

Included with Seven Dollar Secrets is a download of the script that will allow you to set up a similar site and let other people start building your list for you.

This is a viral system that really does work. If you offer a free report, there’s no incentive to pass it on. With $7 Dollar Secrets, you offer a cheap paid-for report (you can probably guess the price of $7 from the title). As sales come in, you then start to build a list of actual buyers. People who’ve put their hand in their pocket and spent real cash. That’s a lot more valuable than a list of people who want to download a free report!

Try Seven Dollar Secrets for yourself now. At just $7, it’s a bargain!