Travis Sago, the BUM Marketer, has a free eBook available called Blog Blueprint for Beginners. It’s not very often I recommend blogging eBooks, but I’m huge fan of Travis and his work, and I use various services that he either owns or uses himself, and also recommends to others.

His free guide is top-notch, and I’ve been given the opportunity to pass it along for free to all of you. This guide is full of put-it-to-use information about starting a blog and making money with it. There are 86 jam-packed pages of content inside.

If you’re not aware of who Travis is, he’s one of the guys behind the BUM marketing method. Travis is also the creator of one of the most successful relationship products on Clickbank, The Magic Of Making Up.

Simply put, Travis knows what it takes to create websites, drive traffic to those websites and make money with them.

Originally, the eBook was going to be used as a free bonus to those who signed up for Travis’s InstaCash Keywords Membership, which I’m also a member of. Instead, they decided to make it available to anyone who wanted to learn a step-by-step process on how to build their first website or improve upon one they already have.

Blog Blueprint for Beginners

As I mentioned before, the eBook contains 86 pages of content you can put to use right away.

Here’s just a small sample of what you’ll find inside:

  • Choosing Keywords to Target
  • Registering Your Domain Name
  • Purchasing a Web Hosting Plan
  • One Overlooked Secret to Making Your Blog Sell More… (and get more traffic)
  • Setting up WordPress on Your Website
  • Adding Plugins (with a Recommended Plugin List)
  • How to Covert Your Traffic into Buyers with a Button
  • Creating Disclaimer Pages
  • How to Get Quality Articles Written Dirt Cheap (the same method I personally use)
  • Introduction into Affiliate Marketing
  • Using Banner Ads
  • Adding Google Analytics

And MUCH more…

You can download the eBook for free here.

I would recommend this guide for complete beginners and also for novices. You may find that there are some resources Travis links to or various strategies he talks about that you didn’t already know.

For example, a couple of sponsors that made the guide possible include iWriter.com and Ken Leatherman’s MakeBacklinks.com. Both are services I use and would recommend to anyone who needs high quality content written and backlinks created to help grow your business or site. You can’t beat the price, either.

Again, you can download the eBook right here. I recommend right-clicking the link and choosing “Save Target As” or something similar (depending on your browser) to download directly to your computer’s hard drive. The file size is kinda big.

Another eBook I recommend if you’re a beginner or experienced marketer is the Nomad’s Guide To Make Money Online. I’ve written my recommendation on this eBook in the past, and you can view that post here.

I feel both guides compliment each other well and would serve as a great arsenal for anyone to start up a website or blog and begin making money online.

 

Disclaimer: I am in no way obligated to recommend Travis’s Blog Blueprint for Beginners guide or any of the resources he recommends and that I linked to in this post. I receive absolutely nothing in return. No commission of any kind, no mention, etc. This recommendation is based solely on the helpful content and links contained within the eBook.

I do, however, receive a small commission if you decide to purchase the Nomad’s Guide To Make Money Online guide based on my recommendation.

Drop shipping provides a low-risk way for entrepreneurs to make money online. Drop shippers sell products online without having to purchase the products wholesale up front. When an item sells, the vendor collects the money and the item is shipped directly from the wholesaler. No money is lost, and all sales result in direct profit.

As with any online venture, hard work and marketing savvy is needed to be successful with drop shipping.

Here’s how you can set yourself apart from others.

Choose a Reputable Source

There are many drop-shipping wholesalers who make promises of big profits, but who provide inferior products, are delayed with their shipping, or who are actually middle men who order the products from legitimate wholesalers and then charge a markup on the products. Be sure to do your research to choose a wholesaler with a good reputation and quality products. Make sure the wholesaler is known for timely shipments and legitimate business dealings.

Set Yourself Apart

There are hundreds of sellers on eBay and other sites that sell products from drop shippers — the same products from the same drop shippers. In order to be successful, you must find ways to set yourself apart from these other sellers. There are many ways to do this. You can choose niche products from quality wholesalers, ensuring that you are one of fewer sellers with those products. You can create a high-quality Web site in which to sell your products rather than relying on eBay or other online auction sites. Of course, as with any online venture, a successful marketing strategy is also key. Concentrate your efforts on building traffic to your site, promoting your products through social-networking sites, and other ways to get the word out about your products.

Write Your Own Copy

Wholesalers provide marketing copy and photos for the products in their catalog, which many sellers use for their own websites or for their online auctions. The result is that dozens of sellers use the exact same photos and descriptions of the same products. The only way these sellers can set themselves apart is to drastically undercut their prices or to build up their reputation. You can make your products stand out by ordering samples to take your own photos and by writing your own descriptive copy. You can highlight different features of the products and showcase them in new and unique ways, helping to drive sales.

Create a Blog

In addition to a website for your products, you should also create a blog to help promote what you are selling. A blog can help create awareness for your products by attracting new traffic to your site, highlighting the features of your products, and more. A blog also offers your customers additional value, creating an additional component to your Web site, rather than just offering a list of products for sale. Proper marketing of your blog — including keyword research, generating quality back links, and more — can help you to maximize marketing for your products, as well.

Drop shipping presents a low-risk way to start your own business online, allowing you to sell products without coming up with a large initial investment to purchase products. However, to be successful, you must do the proper research and put the right effort into marketing, as you would with any online venture. These tips can help as you begin your drop-shipping business.

Amanda Tradwick is a grant researcher and writer for CollegeGrants.org. She has a Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Delaware, and has recently finished research on grants for women in college and college grant programs.

At the beginning of every month I do a recap of last month’s blog posts. I also include a few of my favorite blog posts from other bloggers I follow. This gives you a chance to catch up on any posts you may have missed here, and you also get to check out some awesome bloggers that provide valuable content that’s worth reading.

I always recommend leaving a comment on any posts you find helpful. Comments are also great if you have a question you’d like to ask. Either way, they let the blog owner know you appreciate their time and that there are people who actually read their content.

With that said, let’s take a look at last month’s post on this blog…

September 2011 Blog Posts on ReplaceYourSalary.com

Most of these are guest posts, so be sure to show the authors some love by leaving a comment. :)

How to Get Health Insurance When Working From Home

4 Skills That Will Help You Land More Freelance Writing Jobs

5 Things About Working From Home I Wish I Knew When I Started

3 Things I’m Grateful for as a Blogger

Top Tips: Increasing Your Web Traffic Through Unique Online Partnerships

Is Google Counting All of Your Hard-Earned Backlinks?

Blog Posts Around the Web

Here are some blog posts I’ve found from other bloggers I follow that I hope you will find helpful. Take some time to read these as well.

TechChunks gives us 5 really good reasons to have a blog for your business. I can’t imagine running a business these days without a blog. It is an integral part of online communication that cannot be ignored.

Andrew Walsh details 3 very common Google Keyword Tool mistakes that a lot of people make. Avoiding these mistakes can be the difference between making money online and making nothing online.

If you use Google Adsense at all, you may be interested to know that comment spam can get you banned from Adsense. I didn’t know about this, so thanks to Dennis for pointing this out.

That’s all for now. This month I’ll be discussing tips for WordPress bloggers, so stay tuned for that. You’ll also get to read content from more awesome guest authors as they just keep lining up!

With today’s media, we can’t help but to see millionaires and billionaires all over the place. They show the actors, the football players, even Warren Buffet gets some TV time. The media highlights their lavish lives, and all we can do is envy it.

Watching things unfold, it appears the rich will continue to get richer and we are stuck to fend for ourselves. Since you are reading this article, I guess you are not a normal individual, huh? You don’t want to stay doing the same thing you’re doing right now. You have this gut feeling that there is a better life for you and your family, right?

Let me tell you, I feel the same way. Welcome to the club. I’m about to reveal to you a way to get that life you are seeking. This can even be done from your house. Yes, it’s true, there is an easy way to make money online at home while sitting in your favorite recliner.

Please understand, I’m not saying you will make a ton of money tomorrow. But, what I am saying is if you are serious about this and treat the strategy I will go over in a minute like a business, you will have great success.

I wrote this article for anyone new to making money online or those of us who have not gotten over the hump and are making consistent money every month. The strategy I’m talking about is making money writing reviews. This strategy is great because it can be applied to millions of consumer products like televisions, DVD players, or the latest As-Seen-On-TV product. But, the easiest way to capitalize on this strategy is to promote products that someone can get instant access to.

With the information age continuing to increase, and the introduction of the electronic tablet, the demand for ebooks (electronic books) and video training will only grow. The best way to promote these products is using a website called Clickbank. Clickbank is the leader in selling digital ,and they have over 17,000 products and counting for you to promote. You can promote anything. An ebook, a video training course or a membership site. The people reading your review can buy through your affiliate link and get their hands on the product immediately.

How Can I Make Money Writing Product Reviews?

Here are the basic steps I take to bring in thousands of dollars per month writing reviews on Clickbank products.

  • Find a Clickbank product to promote. With over 17,000 Clickbank products, it can be overwhelming as to what product to choose. I use a free Firefox plug-in called CB Surge to help me decide on what products are profitable and what products I can rank well for in Google. You can learn more through my CB Surge Review. CB Surge gives you analytic information about every single product in Clickbank. It’s an awesome tool.
  • Once I have found a product, I purchase it.
  • I then write a thorough review on the product telling my visitors what I have discovered. I mention things like :
  • What I got for the price.
  • Were there any upsells during the checkout process?
  • If I have a problem, does this product solve it?
  • How long the course is. How many pages does the ebook have, if that’s what the product is. If it’s a video training course I talk about how long the videos are.
  • With Clickbank products, there is always a 60-day money-back guarantee. But, I still mention that in my review.
  • Then, I sum it all up and give my recommendation. Don’t be afraid to say something sucks. If you didn’t like it, give detailed reasons why.
  • I add my Clickbank affiliate link to the end of the review and tell my visitors to click that link to get the product.
  • After writing my review, I post it to my own website or a web 2.0 property such as wordpress.com, weebly.com, webs.com, etc.
  • I get other websites to link back to mine so I can become popular in Google’s eyes, and they rank my review high on their search results for the product name.
  • I can usually get a review page to the top of search engines in a couple of weeks. Then, I just watch the money roll in.
  • After I have started promoting the first review I am on to another product and start the process over again.

To get started on the right foot, you should really select the right products using CB Surge which really speeds up that process. Then, you need to separate yourself from all the other guys writing reviews. Let your personality shine through to give a uniqueness to your product review.

As mentioned above, utilizing this method is a proven easy way to make money online at home simply because you have millions of products you can review.

Of course, I can’t go into great detail in this little article about all of the things you should do because it would be extremely long. So, I want to help you out even further. I have put together a complete course on what you should do step-by-step to make this a full-time living. It is getting great reviews on a popular internet marketing forum. The product is called CB Surge Profits, and I recommend you check it out.

It’s been rather warm here the past week, which I’m not complaining at all. The weather has been beautiful, and I’ve been trying to enjoy it while I can. Yesterday I had the opportunity to go on a hike with a friend up the Thousand Steps, a historical trail named after the thousand plus stone steps placed into the mountainside, located in Mt. Union, PA.

The view was amazing, and I was blessed to be able to enjoy God’s creation and all the wildlife that was around us. We brought along with us Marles, my friend’s dog. That dog is a beast and was in much better shape than both of us. We had a blast, though!

Do anything exciting this weekend?

I have another update to share with you that I hope will interest you as it relates to making money online, but I’ll share that at the end.

Right now, let’s take a look at how my income fared last month.

Income from ReplaceYourSalary.com

Total = $264.38

Income from Proofreading/Re-writing/Editing Services

It’s an honor for me to be able to provide a high quality and much needed service, and it’s been an honor serving my clients. You can learn more by visiting the link below.

Total = $30

Income from Micro Niche Adsense Site

My micro niche site keeps improving each month. Google Adsense earnings for this month from the site totaled $10.10. The site has already paid for itself and then some. When I find time to add more content I have no doubt I’ll be able to earn more.

Total = $10.10

Total Online Income

Total online income from all sources comes to…

$304.48

Update

I mentioned in previous post updates that I would soon be venturing into niche marketing. I’m not talking about micro niche sites where your main goal is to make money with Adsense, like my current micro niche site. I’m talking about building an authority site centered around a very specific niche or product and promoting either your own product or an affiliate product to make money online.

In my case, I’ll be promoting an affiliate product through Clickbank. What spurred me to get moving on this is because Daniel Scocco is holding a Webmaster Challenge where participants start a brand new website from scratch, and after the end of four months, whoever earns the most money from their site will take home the grand prize. The prize in this case will be $1,800. Second place prize will be $200.

I’m not going to reveal the niche or the domain name yet, as you wouldn’t see anything anyway. I don’t even have access to my cPanel yet as I had to sign up with a new web host as per the challenge requirements. I’m hoping to start building the site this weekend.

This is exciting for me, but it should also be exciting for you as well because I’m going to be posting my progress here on the blog as to how I’m doing with the site as well as what I’m doing. I’ll lay everything out on the table so you can see what exactly it takes to get a site up and running and making money.

I won’t hold anything back… I promise. Whatever I do, no matter how small, I’m going to share with you. I probably won’t be posting daily updates, but when I do update you, you’ll find out everything I’ve done up to that point.

Isn’t this exciting? You’ll be able to look over my shoulder, so to speak, through my success, or failure. If I make money, you’ll know about it. If I fail, you’ll know about it. This will be FREE, usable information that you’ll be able to put into action right away.

This will be just as much of a learning process for me as it is for you. I know what it takes and what has to be done, now it’s just a matter of putting what I know into practice for yet another new website.

Stay tuned for the first Webmaster Challenge update post coming soon as I’ll go through the process of setting up web hosting and getting a domain name, along with the necessary research that should be done beforehand.

See ya then!

If I had read a review of Site Build It (SBI) 5 years ago back in 2005 before I started ReplaceYourSalary.com with my goal of making money online with affiliate marketing, and had I built my website using SBI, I wonder how differently things might have turned out. Not that I’m doing terrible now or anything, but who knows if my Internet Marketing journey could have been much smoother, faster or become more profitable faster?

This review is written not just to uncover some of the “what ifs” I could have missed over the years but more so to present aspiring online marketers and small business owners with what some people say is a revolutionary way of making money online.

What exactly is Site Build It (SBI)?

What Members Can Do and Expect from SBI After Joining

  1. Site Build It (SBI) was created and founded by Dr. Ken Envoy from Canada in 1997 and has helped hundreds of thousands of ordinary people build an online business that outperform many other more established competitors.
  2. It’s a comprehensive system that provides you a step-by-step solution using very powerful tools and marketing resources not just to build a website but to build a web business. Think of it as a mentor holding your hand in this site building program that covers the process, guidance and software to help you build a profitable Internet Marketing business.
  3. There are many tools that are available for members, some of which are ‘Preparation tools,’ ‘Building and Hosting tools,’ ‘Traffic Building tools’ and ‘Other tools.’
  4. There is a lot of behind-the-scene work that is done for your website including RSS and site submission to the major search engines, pinging and automatic Sitemap generation.
  5. Access to a private forum and 24 Hour SiteSell Support.
  6. Free domain name for each subscription (worth $10 per year).
  7. Free unlimited autoresponder (worth roughly $170 per year).
  8. SBI builds a static website, but they have a tool that lets you create a blog automatically, so every time you build a web page, just activating “Blog It” will create a blog post behind the scenes for you.
  9. SBI uses a proprietary Keyword Research Tool called ‘Brainstorm It’ – this is very similar to the popular and expensive keyword tool Keyword Elite created by Brad Callen.
  10. Free upgrade to “Content 2.0” which embraces the powerful web 2.0 to enhance visitors’ participation and contribution on your website which results in more traffic and better search engine ranking. Think of C2.0 as yielding the same power of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – only on a smaller scale. Content 2.0 also focuses a lot more on the monetization aspect of your website to make it even more profitable.
  11. SBI uses video tutorials in the step-by-step instructions so that listening and viewing them make it very easy to follow in a 10-day process of building your website.
  12. SBI displays your site ranking with the major search engines like Google and shows the Search Engine Results Pages (SERP) of all relevant keywords belonging to your niche that you are ranking for.

Video Tour of SBI!

A video is worth a million words, so I wanted to just stop right here and share a video with you that will take you through a quick tour of Site Build It that may explain things a little better than what I can here.


And… before you continue reading, and if you have time, you may be interested in taking the complete SBI Video Tour, which I would recommend doing. Simply click here to take the tour now. The link will open in a new window so you can come back here after you’re done viewing.

Site Built It – Is it for You?

  1. SBI is not for you if you are looking for a get rich quick scheme.  SBI isn’t a springboard that helps you land on a pot of gold and your business runs on auto-pilot. There is still a lot of work that you must do to be successful in your web business including building quality content for your website to bring in the targeted traffic needed to generate sales. It does however help you accelerate your content-building to hundreds or thousands of pages to grow your website and make it a profitable business.
  2. After taking a close look at Site Build It, it does appear that this comprehensive all-in-one website builder is much favored by the complete Internet Marketing newbie. It’s perfect for those who have little computer knowledge, are less technical savvy and probably don’t know much about SEO or marketing in general. Everything is well laid out and structured, so there is very little room for mistakes if you follow the instructions carefully.
  3. I know some of you are thinking right now that you can easily build a website using WordPress, which is free. That’s true, and I thought the exact same thing. But, I then read why it’s better to use SBI vs. WordPress especially if you plan on making money from your blog. It’s an interesting read and certainly worth checking out. Sure makes me think a little about my future websites that I’ve been planning.
  4. The format of the step-by-step guide may be ideal for most new online marketers who aren’t familiar with the technical aspect of site building and layout, but these instructions can get a little overwhelming after a while for some. If this happens, the video tutorials ought to make things much clearer.
  5. SBI is great if you want to get started with affiliate marketing. As you know if you follow my blog, my business revolves around affiliate marketing to make the majority of my online income. I absolutely love it! Well, if you’re at all curious about becoming an affiliate, check out what Site Build It can do for you with its affiliate marketing business model.
  6. You may still not be sure if SBI will help you in your online business, so the 30-day money back guarantee lets you try out some of these tools and determine for yourself if it’s right for you.

How Much Does SBI Cost?

There are two payment options available: monthly and yearly.

You can pay $299 yearly OR $29.99 monthly with an option to switch to an annual payment so as to save $60 a year. Yearly seems to be the better option here. But, the monthly payment option is new and possibly could appeal to those who like what they see in SBI and want to treat this monthly payment as a cost of doing business, much like maintaining a web hosting account, which is what I do.

Is Site Build It Worth the Investment?

I honestly don’t know what I would have done if I had known about SBI when I started my online business. Looking back, I think $299 for a year is worth the investment as I know I’ve spent much more than that each year I’ve been “in business.”

It really is a small price to pay when you think about all the training, guidance, resources and tools that are available to you. That $299 can easily be earned back within your first year if you put in the hard work necessary to succeed with your online business.

I would recommend anyone looking to start a successful internet business take a close look at Site Build It and everything they have to offer. Afterall, you have a full 30 days to try it out and see if it’s for you or not. If not, no biggie, you haven’t lost anything except a month’s worth of time.

Test drive Site Build It (SBI) today and build a real internet business.

One of the fundamental keys to making money online is being able to find a niche market to sell to. There are thousands upon thousands of niche markets out there, and some with very little competition.

For those just getting started and who want to venture into making money online, they usually face one of two problems:

  • Finding a low-competition niche that isn’t profitable
  • Finding a profitable niche with too much competition

This isn’t always the case, though. Some may have done their homework ahead of time (kudos to them), and others just get lucky (it happens).

However, for MOST people… they don’t have a prayer in the world. They find themselves stuck in one of those two situations, get frustrated when no money comes rolling in and give up.

It’s a real shame. Let me ask you this…

Do you know how to find a niche market?

Unless you’re already making money online, then the answer is probably “No!”

If that’s you, and you’re ready to give it a real go and make money online, then keep reading.

I just got done reading the e-book Nomad’s Guide To Make Money Online. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for me because I’m in the planning stages of venturing into other niches, as talked about in my recent income report.

You see, I chose to go into the ‘work from home‘ niche, which is by far one of the largest and most competitive of all the niches. What this means is that it’s very hard to get ahead and beat out the competition and make serious money online. Hard… but not impossible. It’s a long road for sure, and I’m still traveling. The ride is fun, though. 🙂

But… I want to venture into smaller, less competitive niches. There will be less work involved, and the rewards can be just as good.

That’s where this book comes into play. I know that it will help you out tremendously just as it’s going to help me. I’ve already gone through it and can tell you that it’s the most complete guide I’ve ever seen that shows you how to make money online by finding niche markets. That speaks volumes considering there is so much information out there. Normally, the information you need is either scattered far and wide or is incomplete, or even inaccurate.

This book is different, though.

Nomad’s Guide To Make Money Online

The book is written by Janet Smith, whom you’ve probably never heard of before, and that’s because she prefers it that way. Janet is a “digital nomad,” able to travel the world while making money online at the same time (hence the name of the book). She specializes in making money with small niches, and was quietly doing so until she decided to write her book and share her knowledge.

The book is so in-depth that it took a solid two days to absorb the information. A two days well worth spent, might I add. Unlike a lot of people that talk about making money online, who always seem to leave out a little bit of important information here and there, Janet doesn’t hold back one bit.

Her approach is honest and straightforward; she starts from the very beginning of the process of how to find a niche market and walks you through step-by-step exactly what you need to do to make money online.

Here’s what you’ll find inside the e-book:

  • The Mindset of a Digital Nomad
  • How to Make Money Online
  • MMO Vocabulary Terms
  • Finding Niches & Conducting Keyword Research
  • 3rd Tiers, Content, & White Hat SEO
  • Backlinks, Black Hat SEO, 1st Tiers, & 2nd Tiers
  • Monetization Methods & Maximizing Your Income
  • How and Why to Get the Right Traffic
  • Tips for Getting Started
  • Helpful (Optional) Tools
  • Free Resources
  • Using the System for an Online Business

The guide is 179 pages long, jam packed with exactly the information you need to understand in order to implement what Janet teaches so you can begin making money on the internet. Let me just say that you don’t need to know this stuff from the get-go. You could be completely oblivious to this stuff and not have a clue what I’m talking about… and you will still be able to understand what is taught in the guide.

Janet goes out of her way to explain everything so that complete beginners can understand and grasp the concepts. The “MMO Vocabulary Terms” in Chapter 3 will immensely help if you fall into this category.

Final Thoughts

I could go on and on, but that would be pointless. The simple fact is that if you’re looking for a way to make money online, you need this guide. I have yet to see another “MMO” guide out there that comes even close to the value of what Nomad’s Guide To Make Money Online offers.

This book is going to be my make money “Bible” when it comes time to start my new niche sites. It’s just that good, and I can’t thank Janet enough for the time and effort she put into writing it.

I highly recommend grabbing a copy for yourself if you want to make money online…

Get your copy today. Version 2 is now out and even better.

Creating an internet business website is just the first step to a long road of making money online. Once your website is up and you’re ready to do business (regardless of what business you’re engaging in), it is then time to market your online business.

The first part of marketing effectively on the internet is making sure your website looks professional. There’s no sense in spending time driving traffic to your site if it’s not appealing and people just leave right away. I recommend using WordPress as your website platform and then buying a professional WordPress Theme that you can customize.

Once your website is squared away, it’s time to get the word out. I’m a huge advocate of article marketing and is the primary marketing method that I use. The simple reason is that it works, and it works well on many levels. Articles bring in direct traffic, but they also add backlinks to your site and can be syndicated across the web by others providing even more backlinks and direct traffic.

Another effective marketing method is using videos. Now, I must admit that I don’t use this method near as much as I should, but I’ve noticed in the past that it has brought in traffic. If used correctly, video marketing can be used to generate leads for your business and bring in sales. Plus, videos can also provide backlinks to your content.

One thing you need to understand if you hope to rank well in search engines, specifically Google (which should be your ultimately goal), is that Google is looking for new and relevant content. What this means for your website is that it should be updated with new and relevant content on a regular basis. And, if you took my advice about using WordPress, you’re ready to use your website as a blog, which makes it exceptionally easy to keep updated with fresh content.

Another component that your online business should have is a newsletter. This allows you to keep your visitors and potential customers up to date with what’s going on. This also allows you to market products and services that are relevant to your site and newsletter.

As you probably noticed when I covered article and video marketing, I mentioned about getting backlinks. Once everything is in place and you’re ready to get traffic to your internet business website, backlinks are the glue that will hold everything together.

Search engine rankings… Traffic… Sales…

Backlinks are the key to everything. I can’t stress it enough. Article and video marketing are just two of the many ways to build backlinks to your site. AND… building backlinks through many varying marketing methods is the key to marketing your online business effectively.

My next posts (I don’t know how many yet) are going to cover backlinks in much detail. Everything is going to be broken down into segments, starting with what exactly backlinks are and the proper use of them… all the way to how to get them and much more.

This was spurred due to an influx of questions in my email inbox from people reading my blog and asking about backlinks, Page Rank, keywords, etc. I figured there is a good change that maybe some of you have similar questions or concerns, so I want to address everything publicly so that you’re all aware about this stuff so you can apply it to your own internet business website.

Be on the lookout for the first installment coming soon.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below…

If you are new to internet marketing and would like to learn affiliate marketing it is important that you first understand that making money online is a skill and in order to learn that skill you need to learn the process first. Once you learn the process you can begin down a path similar to most successful internet marketers.

I got talking with a student of mine the other day; we got into a debate about what an affiliate marketer should do when they first start online. A little confused by our differing views, I had a good think about the cause of this debate and it soon became quite obvious why it had happened. It was because my student was recalling information from a previous system which he had learned from someone else, this system differed slightly from the system that was working for me and I was subsequently teaching him.

This debate really nailed in a point for me, there are several systems available to learn to get started in affiliate marketing however if someone who is new to the internet decides to conduct extended research over a number of different systems then it can really lead to a ton of confusion, overload and worst of all a sense of not knowing where to start. This confusion often leaves newcomers who want to learn affiliate marketing in the dark because the simply don’t know what’s right from what’s wrong and many end up waiting years before they take action.

So what is the key to your success as you start to learn affiliate marketing?

It’s quite simple really; learn a system you are comfortable with that you know you can be effective in. Once you have done that then the next thing that you need to do is find someone else who is effective using the system you have chosen. This is important because they can help you through the sticky points that will be to come as you implement the system. Once you have found someone successful to follow and you have decided on a system you will focus on, you then need to learn each part of the system in detail.

Learn the system until you have a complete understanding for what you need to do in order to succeed. Finally take focused, consistent action in order to reach your goal of making money as an affiliate marketer and do so as soon as possible.

If you are able to take in and understand what I have run over in this article then you will save yourself a lot of time and stress at the start of your internet marketing career and you will most importantly of all learn how to be an effective affiliate marketer.

Sam Bakker has been online marketing for the past 7 years. If you are new to internet marketing and would like to learn about how to start affiliate marketing, you can sign up for Sam’s newsletter and free website guide at his learn internet business website ModernCogs.com.

If you know anything about me at all, you’ll know that I can’t stand hype. You’ll also know that if and when I promote an opportunity, there’s usually very good reason for doing so, and it’s because I truly believe in it and feel that you will benefit from it.

For the past month there’s been a lot of buzz regarding AshMax, and I honestly hadn’t heard about it until I got an email from someone wanting to pay to put up a banner on my site. I had then emailed him back and forth several times talking about AshMax and why it’s different than anything else out there.

Well… this guy (who will remain anonymous) is very close friends with Ash Mufareh, the creator of AshMax. He got in right from the start (it’s only been out just over a month) and is already seeing almost a $1,000 monthly income (not bad for only a month). He said I should take a look into it and at least take the free tour to see what it’s all about.

So I did…

I’m very skeptical when the “next best thing” comes out, and I don’t want to waste my time, and especially yours, reviewing something that will be a waste of time, and money. That’s not the case here. After reviewing AshMax extensively and learning as much as there is to know about it, I wanted to provide a full, detailed review.

My review will be as non-biased as possible, and I’ll leave out all the hype. I’ll leave it up to your discretion whether or not AshMax is the perfect work from home opportunity.

So what exactly is AshMax?

AshMax was created and founded by Ash Mufareh, the top Global Domains International (GDI) marketer in the United States. If you haven’t heard of the GDI opportunity before, they’re one of the oldest and most well-known multi-level marketing/networking marketing (MLM) companies on the internet, having started back in 1999.

Now I know what you’re probably thinking. “Not another MLM!” Yeah, there’s a lot of them, but GDI has stood the test of time and there’s a reason why they’re still very popular today. That reason is because they’re an honest company and have built a solid reputation for offering a great service along with one of the most popular opportunities online.

While I was taking my free tour of AshMax, I was quite blown away. It’s new and different and designed like no other program I’ve ever seen before. I was starting to realize why there has been so much buzz about it for the past month.

Here’s the basic gist…

Ash Mufareh is the top recruiter for GDI and wanted a way to leverage on the success of GDI and also FreewayToSuccess (FTS). Both are two well-established programs, are very successful, are familiar names to most online marketers and are 100% legal and certified by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). No scams here!

AshMax is simply a free system designed to help you build your downline in both companies in the most ingenious way I’ve ever seen.

How Does it work?

1. When you sign up for the free tour, you have 7 days to check AshMax out as well as learn more about GDI and FTS. There are complete guides and videos to walk you through everything. If you don’t complete steps 1 & 2  within the 7 days, you’ll be booted out of the system.

There’s a third step that requires referring 5 people to AshMax within 20 days. If this isn’t done, you’ll be booted out of the system as well.

Steps 1 & 2 involve signing up for GDI and FTS under your AshMax sponsor. That’s it and is very easy to do. Only takes a few, short minutes to complete.

AshMax in itself is not an affiliate program or MLM. It simply is a tool to help you build your downlines in GDI and FTS, by forcing the people you refer to AshMax to sign up under you and actually take action. Consider it a way to get GDI leads and FTS leads and have them actually do something. Those who don’t take action are purged out of the system. It’s an ingenious way to ensure the members are really serious about this business when they join.

2. There is a 5X5 matrix compensation plan, and all that’s required of you is to sign up 5 people. Of course, it would be in your best interest to sign up more than that, but 5 is the minimum requirement. This shouldn’t be too hard of a task if you know anything about internet marketing. If you don’t, I’m here to help.

What Are The Products?

GDI is a successful domain hosting company (.WS domains and others) that sells domain names and web hosting packages. FTS  gives you big discounts when you shop online for food, clothes and other consumer products.

GDI costs just $10 per month, and FTS costs just $15 per month, totaling a small $25 per month investment. Once you refer just 5 members, you pay nothing out of pocket.

Why Does AshMax Work So Well?

1. The system is designed to ensure that only the right members stay in this program, with each member playing an important role to help build up a team of successful members, both in GDI and FTS. Plus, AshMax is free to join.

2. The 5X5 matrix makes it a fair system because it limits the depth and the width of your team. You will most likely get some spillover (members referred by the people in your upline). This means you won’t have to work to get these members, but you should continually work to refer people yourself. In a filled matrix, you can expect to be paid $22,300 residual income. That’s monthly income. I’ve seen the compensation plan, and it makes sense. Take the free tour to see it for yourself.

3. Everybody in your team has a vested interest to see each other succeed. So, this means if you belong to a good team, you could find people ready to help you including getting you new members before your 20 days are up. That person can be me, and I’m already building a solid team.

4.  By integrating GDI and Freeway2Success into AshMax, it frees you from having to promote them individually, helping you achieve your goal much faster. The system is built in such a way to help you achieve this.

I’m not going to tell you that this is the perfect work from home opportunity. In fact, there is no such thing. Every opportunity is different, and there are many different avenues one can take to get to the same destination. Your success with any opportunity weighs heavily on your ability to learn and put into action the necessary steps.

Having said that, after taking the Free Tour and learning all there is to know about AshMax, I have paid my dues and signed up with the GDI  Opportunity and FreewayToSuccess because I truly believe that this can help anyone who is either struggling to build a GDI downline or FTS downline or who is struggling to just get ahead online.

If you’re serious about making money online and working from home, sign up for free and join me and my team as we help each other reach the $22,300 income level within 100 days.

I hope to see you there! I’ll be providing my full support and help for everyone that joins me and is serious about building a real business and making real money online.

Don’t delay… Take the FREE Tour Today!