Monday, November 17, 2008

PLR Content Advantages

Another email arrived today, this one explaining some of the advantages and uses of private label rights content. It can be used to build niche sites and blogs relatively quickly, and these then can be monetized with AdSense or affiliate programs to bring in a steady stream of passive income.

Hey Karl, I wanted to make sure that you knew about the new project I recently finished specifically for my members of ArticleApps, so I'm sending this to you again... just in case you didn't get it a few days ago.

Since we've been on the topic of adding workable, quality content to our niche website sites, today I wanted to take you through what I believe is one of the best forms of article content to use online.

You might remember a guy named, Mark Norwell (he's the first testimonial on the HyperVRE site) whose son is currently pulling in $240 per month PER site in AdSense commissions, and $35 per month PER site in Affiliate commissions (the kid's 12 years old... yeah, you heard that right - He's only 12!).

Now, one of the things that Mark told me is that his son built the sites using PLR content (PLR means Private Label Rights content). To be honest, I wasn't all that surprised by his comments since I've seen a lot of success using PLR as well.

PLR content is basically content that you can put your name to, articles that you can upload to your site, and use in anyway that you like (depending on the site's terms of service).

To me, this is one of the very best forms of content to integrate with your blogs, and VRE niche sites. It's cheap per article (you shouldn't be paying $8 or $10 for someone to write an article for you when you can pay just a few cents), it's great quality (provided you get it from the right places), and it's dead easy to use.

Not only is this one of my primary sources for PLR, but it's currently the leader of the entire market in PLR content.

Basically it offers 225 original PLR articles per month across 15 niche topics. Not only that, but we offer 225 spin-ready articles that you can enter into our article spinner and generate even MORE unique articles.

As far as PLR articles go, this is one of the very best in the business, bar none.

I'm sure if a 12-year old kid can be successful using PLR content with HyperVRE, it's just a matter of putting your mind and effort to it, and you'll be able to do the same. :-)

And if you haven't yet checked it out and joined, this is one of those things that you can't afford not to try. Believe me, you will not look back after joining...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

SimplyPLR Site Launches, Offers Private Label Rights Packages

Last week, the SimplyPLR membership site launched, and it turned out to be a pretty good deal. There are lots of PLR articles and other goodies available after joining. I have been able to put some of these to good use already, as I have found it is much easier to start with a pre-written PLR piece and modify it for my own style and keyword requirements than it is to write a completely new article from scratch. Here is the official announcement from the launch day. They were still open to new members when I checked earlier today.

Hi, we've got a really important "time-sensitive" message for you that will only be available for a short period of time...

As you know, Tuesday was the big day... and not just because it was election day in the US. :)

We opened the doors to, and the response from our members has been overwhelmingly POSITIVE! (see comments at the bottom)

In fact, traffic to the site was insane on launch day. We have 2 dedicated servers here that were purchased specifically for the launch of SimplyPLR. We did this so that no matter how many thousands of visitors we received on launch day, our servers could handle it.

Well, during the first few hours, we had a complete server overload... Actually, there were so many different sessions and connections created on the server that it crashed mid-way through the launch. And there were several visitors who tried to get a membership seat, but just couldn't.

Since Tuesday, I've gotten A LOT of emails asking if we're planning on opening the doors to others.

So that's what I'm going to do. For a limited time, you can grab your membership seat NOW! I'm only letting a core group of members join... and this is on a first-come, first-serve basis. So head over there now and check it out...

The strategies here are what I personally use to help me get over 398,780 visitors. Find proof at the link above...

So, if you hurry, you can return to the website now and get your seat in the members area for my new article marketing service that offers keyword research from my team of market researchers, 225 PLR articles and 225 spin-ready articles across 15 different niche topics each month, a proprietary blogging automation software to build your niche sites and literally "sit-it-and-forget-it" ...

The spin-ready articles alone are a goldmine. You can take them, make one single click, and then generate dozens of NEW unique articles that you can post to your blogs, submit to article directories, use for ecourse reports, autoresponder follow-ups, and more...

These are the exact same strategies and methods I use to bring traffic to and build my own Adsense and affiliate niche websites, that make me thousands each month. Just visit below and grab your seat today before I close the doors soon.

And again, thanks for all of your kind words over the years. I truly hope you get A LOT out of this membership and it changes your life!

Have a fantastic rest of the week!
Matt Callen

P.S. Go to the link above to claim your membership while there are still seats available... and start using the only absolute guaranteed method for generating traffic to your niche websites.

P.P.S. Check out what some of our new members are saying:
"SimplyPLR is "simply" great! I am seriously going to be making this my full time job. Thanks Matt!" - Jason Young

"I have invested in your products and have achieved success with them all. SimplyPLR is no different. After just 2 days, I saw my blog posts on the first page of Yahoo!" - Becky Somerland

"I've tried many PLR websites, and this is by far the best. Adsense domination, here I come. Affiliate product domination, you'd better watch out! As always, Great stuff Matt" - Stephanie Leows LLC

Saturday, November 15, 2008

WordPress Techie How-To Videos

Today I received a follow-up email to yesterday's discussion about the WordPress video tutorials. This one provides some more explanation about them and offers a less expensive package that will help us get over some of the technical hurdles that come with trying to start a profitable WordPress blog.

Hey Karl,

You get the Techie Howto WordPress videos. 79 minutes showing you how to get a WordPress blog up, add AdSense so it makes you money every day, add a recurring membership income... cost: $16.17

As if that wasn't enough, I'll send you the "Install SEO WordPress" videos, which show you how to optimize your blog to make a meteoric rise to the top of the search engine results. Kiss most of your wasteful paid advertising campaigns goodbye because you won't need them.

There are four plugins in particular that you MUST install on your blog and these videos show you everything. These videos last about 89 minutes, otherwise known as the time it usually takes you to watch two episodes of "Law and Order."

I'm also going to send you Quentin Brown's Advanced WordPress tutorials, just because you're that special. How would you like an additional 84 minutes of video SHOWING you, not TELLING you, how to customize error pages, auto-blog, use RSS, graphics and wigets with WordPress. I tried to make it a point to cover all the bases so you wouldn't be confused about any aspects of WordPress.

As you can see, you only pay $16.17 for each piece of the "WordPress on Crack" package. Each piece of this package alone would cost you $30-$50 if you bought it elsewhere.

Seriously, who wants to learn anything by just reading a book. I did everything I could to hold your hand all the way through these easy tutorials. Trying to read through reference books and hunting around on Google for DAYS for the answers will NOT get you what you want... it's just going to waste your time.

Think about this. If you wanted to teach a child to read, would you SHOW him some real examples or would you hand him an A-Z dictionary?

That's what I thought. You'd go with the hand holding. You would show them real examples and get them to follow along... and guess what... that's how you're going to learn WordPress in record time at:


Have a great day!

Friday, November 14, 2008

How to Make WordPress Plugins

Today I received an email from one of my lists that discussed the issue of WordPress plugins and how they could be created relatively easily. Since I use WordPress for my main blog, this piqued my interest somewhat. The "WordPress on Crack" system mentioned in the video is supposed to be a useful set of video tutorials on how to get started with a WordPress blog and make significant money with it. I might check this out later.

Hey Karl,

They Laughed When I Said I Could Write My Own WordPress Plugins...But When I Started To Type...

Recently I've been explaining "WordPress on Crack" and outlining exactly why you need to become a serious blogger to build lots of content, subscribers, customers, and above all... money. I'm sure some of you were SHOCKED and SADDENED to see the $97 price tag on this incredible product. Why the heck does "WordPress on Crack" cost a whole $97?

Think about it this way. WordPress on Crack contains two parts: the main product (how to create plugins) so let's say you're paying $48.50 for that part. That's $16.17 for the plugins themselves... 11 plugins... $1.47 each. When's the last time you paid a dollar-fifty for a PHP script, ever!?

Then $16.17 for five hours of video... that's 5.3 cents per minute or the equivalent of making a long distance call overseas. Remember, you don't have to watch all five hours, you can skip around or stop watching the videos at any time... I prefer video because it's easier than reading a stupid book.

There's also the instruction manual that shows exactly how I made each plugin so you can do the same. There is no padding here. I could have added extra filler text, lots of links to external sites, double spaced and changed the font so the book passed the 200+ page mark... but what's the point of that? You want to get the information fast so you can apply it and then take a nap.

But instead, I tried to keep it around 10 pages per chapter so if you want to know EXACTLY how any of these plugins work, just skim the chapter and it explains everything! Nothing is left out. The cost of the book comes out to about 19 cents per page, good luck finding those rates when you buy a hardcover print book.


Then you have the bonus videos which cover the rest of that $48.50, and THEN some... just click on the above URL to see what I mean.

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

LinkShare Holiday Edition Newsletter for 2008

The affiliate network LinkShare sent out its November newsletter today. The content is mostly geared toward publishers who are trying to figure out which advertisers and programs to promote during the upcoming holiday season. If you would like to sign up for the LinkShare network and gain access to a wide variety of merchants whose products can be promoted for affiliate commission income, you can do so here.

Welcome to the November issue of the Publisher Newsletter. To assist you in maximizing your website's potential for Holiday 2008, we have put together this special section of LinkShare's Publisher Newsletter to highlight some important dates, suggest popular holiday advertisers, and highlight consumer and publisher promotions. We have compiled a list of LinkShare's advertisers that commission on gift cards, in addition to suggested LinkShare advertisers who offer exciting special promotions for Cyber Monday. Furthermore, don't forget to register for Symposium West 2009 and visit our newly launched blog! We are also very pleased to announce that we recently released an update to our Publisher Dashboard. If you have not been there recently, it's worth taking a look. Then sign up for one of LinkShare's Special Publisher Training courses on LinkShare Products. Topics include Easy Links, Flex Links and RSS DeelFeed WordPress Plug-In. We hope you have a successful holiday season!

Holiday 2008: Important Dates

November 28 "Black Friday" - The day after Thanksgiving was traditionally the day that retailers went from being "in the red" (in debt) to being "in the black" (making a profit). Today, Black Friday is known as the official start of the holiday shopping season.

December 11 "Cyber Monday" - The Monday after Thanksgiving is when online traffic and sales increase. Many shoppers are too busy shopping in brick and mortar stores over the Thanksgiving weekend to shop online, or they did not find what they were looking for, so they go to the web from home and work on Monday to find that perfect holiday gift. Click here to view the list of recommended advertisers for you to consider joining their programs for upcoming Cyber Monday.

December 20 "When It Absolutely, Positively, Needs to Be There" Last Ship Date - For most retailers, this is the absolute last day that they will ship an item to guarantee delivery for Christmas. Keep in mind, most retailers will charge an extra fee for the rush delivery. It is a good idea to check with your advertisers to confirm their last ship date. Most advertisers list their last ship dates on the Holiday Publisher Promotions and Holiday Consumer Promotions pages in the Publisher Help Center.

December 20-25 Target Last Minute Shoppers - Many retailers offer electronic gift cards for last minute shoppers. E-gift cards can be sent directly to the recipient via email and just in time for Christmas. Make the most of this gift card trend by promoting the LinkShare advertisers that commission on gift cards purchased through publisher links.

December 26 Post-Holiday Sales - You have survived the busy holiday shopping season. Now is the time to take advantage of consumers looking to spend their holiday cash and gift cards on post-holiday sales. View the latest post-holiday promotions on the Publisher Help Center!

Announcing the LinkShare Blog

We are pleased to announce that we have launched the official LinkShare Blog! Stay tuned to the blog for industry news, product announcements, system updates, research, best practices, and more from the LinkShare team.

So far we have written about our HTML Gift Card Storefronts, WordPress plug-in, Publisher Dashboard enhancements, and Symposium West 2009.

Here are a few ways you can join us:

Bookmark our blog:

Subscribe to the RSS feed:

Follow us on Twitter for short, relevant network updates and info:

Announcing Product LinkFinder

On October 23rd we introduced Product LinkFinder, a Publisher Dashboard tool that is a search engine for individual product links. Publishers can choose to search either within a single Advertiser or across all Advertisers they have a relationship with. If a Publisher chooses to search within a single Advertiser, they can also choose a specific category. Publishers will only see search results from Advertisers they have a relationship with. Our goal with Product LinkFinder is to make it easy for Publishers to find product links, and for Advertiser to gain more product link distribution. Product LinkFinder uses your Merchandiser product file or individual product links in the search results. As we work on expanding distribution of your product links, it becomes even more critical for you to have an up-to-date product feed with clear attributes.

If you don't offer Merchandiser, now is the perfect time to take a fresh look!

Ian Rosenwach, Product Manager

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Internet Marketing Success Story

This morning I received a nice email from a newsletter author who is apparently into building profitable niche sites. Every few days I receive new niche ideas from this list along with possible affiliate products to promote. Sometimes there are even free PLR (private label rights) article packages included that can be modified for use in our own newsletters or blogs. This particular mail is about an encouraging success story in Internet marketing where a beginner who was struggling with everyday living expenses received some very useful help from a more experienced affiliate marketer.

I have this amazing success story to share with you today...

If you're in a hurry and want to see the success in action, just go to
Check out the videos - I LOVED them!

We all love to hear about people being successful, and I want you to take the time to read this story because you can learn a lot from it.

In the survey that I conducted a little while back I learned that although a lot of you are working your beautiful little tails off - that many were still struggling to succeed with niches - and using affiliate marketing in niche site building.

This is my main drive to share this with you...

I know that many of you have already heard of the Internet marketing expert Liz Tomey. She has a real commitment to people and helping them reach their goals.

It turns out one of her neighbors was in real need - so Liz, being Liz decided to help - and in the process developed a product that is able to help you too!

She literally turned a total newbie into an "insane affiliate marketing machine".

You see, Liz's close friend Michele was going through a divorce, which meant losing her husband's income. She knew that she couldn't pay all the bills and in turn would have to sell her house and uproot her little boy from his "little world". All Michele really needed was a few extra grand a month to pay the bills and keep everything "normal" for her son.

Now to some of you that doesn't seem like much, but to most of you, a few extra grand a month means a lot.

So, Liz took 5 days out of her schedule and showed Michele one of her very own affiliate marketing systems that had worked for her for years.

Now Michele had never heard of affiliate marketing before. She knew how to check email and surf the Internet, but had no idea that you could make money online.

Boy was Michele shocked to find that after 5 days of implementing what Liz taught her she was able to make over $500 and get 400 new subscribers that she could make money from time and time again.

Michele won't be worrying about bills now as she continues to make money. She'll even be quitting her job in just a few months!

With Liz's teachings, Michele has an easy-to-obtain income goal of $500 a day, and now Liz wants to show you how to do the same thing!

Watching the process of Michele going from knowing absolutely nothing - to seeing that awesome smile of success - knowing she could do it - and make it on her own was brilliant.

I hope that you will also take advantage of Liz's help, and start creating your own autopilot affiliate income today...

Grab the new course from Liz, and get started right now ....

All the best!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ron Paul Newsletter About Texas Conventions

Although it does not directly mention Ron Paul, this newsletter relates to the activities of his recently launched movement generally known as the Liberty Revolution. Since I can tell from my search data that many of you are interested in Ron Paul news and updates, I figured that I might as well pass it along to those who may be interested. This particular letter addresses activities and conventions that are currently being organized in Texas and are scheduled to take place during the first part of 2009.

Many of you may have already received the below via your meetups or other mailing lists. We are sending it individually as well to make sure the word gets out. If you do not wish to receive mails about ongoing Liberty R[3vol]ution activities in Texas, please just reply and let us know. Otherwise, feel free to forward the below far and wide.


Texas Patriots –

It has been two months since the Minnesota Rally for the Republic, but few of us have had time to catch our breath. We all know that the Fed’s web of debt and pretend money has begun unraveling in earnest, as we all said it would, and our fine Congress has responded in typical fashion by marching even more quickly into the pit of socialism. They are nearly tripping over each other in their rush to shred what little remains of our liberties, while trying to point blame at each other for the things they all did together.

Meanwhile, many of us across the state are have continued to do what we can to keep liberty alive against these odds via education, local political campaigns, legal efforts, and other activism. Part of that is figuring out together how to continue some of the things we started during the convention process, and how we might fit in with the new national Campaign for Liberty. The results of this year’s elections certainly indicate we have a long way to go.

Many of you are aware that a group from Texas—one from each Congressional District, plus two at-large—attended a CFL Grassroots Summit while in Minnesota. While there we also met to discuss the future of a statewide organization in Texas. We know that local and regional groups will always know best what their areas need and how to achieve those things, but many are looking for an ongoing statewide effort for at least ongoing communication and statewide cooperation where beneficial. The future holds more conventions, statewide elections and issue votes, etc.

At that meeting, the Summit group agreed on the following:

  • That while every effort had been made to make that group representative for the Summit given the time available, we had no authority to continue beyond the Summit or form a state organization ourselves.

  • That Texas should instead hold conventions that provide opportunity for all activists across the state to discuss and vote on the purpose, role, structure, officers, etc. of a statewide organization.

  • That these conventions be called at the lowest level as mass meetings as defined in and under the parliamentary authority of RONR, in order to allow for maximum participation and to best determine the will of the body.

  • That these conventions should occur by March 1st, 2009.

  • That at these conventions any votes with statewide impact would be proportional votes, with each Senate District having a strength based on the portion of the statewide vote for Ron Paul in the 2008 Presidential Primary provided by that Senate District.

While the Summit group did not have or claim authority to simply dictate what happens next, we believe it was representative enough to set a goal that the rest of the volunteers in the state can look at and agree with. The focus of these conventions will absolutely be to include as many people as possible and to determine the will of the full majority in Texas, with respect for minority opinions. If others disagree they are of course free to take personal responsibility to do something else, but we hope people will at least first try to come together and help us deliberate and seek consensus.

Four individuals were given responsibility for organizing and issuing the call for these conventions: Jeremy Blosser, Debra Medina, Robert McDonald, and Don Zimmerman. The four of us met recently and determined that the best option is to hold a series of SD conventions in January, followed by a state convention in February. The SD conventions will be called as open mass meetings, with a primary purpose of determining representation from each SDs to the state convention. The state convention will consist of the delegates elected from each SD and will set its own agenda and scope. We will have someone present at each SD convention to assist as needed and will provide suggested agendas and rules and other information, but acceptance and use of those will be entirely up to the voting individuals present. Each convention will be called to order by an appropriate temporary chair and will proceed immediately to the election of a permanent chair and other organization, then will conduct its business.

We are initially suggesting the following schedule:

Jan 10, D/FW: SDs 2, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 23, 30
Jan 10, Waco: SDs 1, 3, 5, 22
Jan 17, San Antonio: SDs 14, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26
Jan 17, Harlingen: SDs 20, 27
Jan 24, Houston: SDs 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18
Jan 24, El Paso: SD 29
Jan 31, Lubbock: SDs 28, 31
February, Austin: State Convention

However, as our goal is maximizing participation, we are certainly open to suggestions for alternate locations. We are also researching methods for allowing large SDs to meet in multiple physical locations via video conference. Please LET US KNOW if you are interested in attending, REGARDLESS of the date and location listed for yor SD. If the listed date or location would prevent you from attending, suggest a reasonable alternative. Final dates and locations need to be determined soon, so please forward any suggestions or concerns that you have promptly.

Please also note that the focus here is specifically on determining what Texas wants for itself. While it is assumed that whatever organization comes out of these conventions will seek charter as the Texas Campaign for Liberty, that will be up to the conventions themselves. We hope to have a list of the CFL’s requirements for state organizations by the time we meet so we can review them and decide together if we want to base our organzation on those requirements, but if Texas chooses to vote to do something else, that is what we will do. There is no requirement that you be a member of the CFL to attend these meetings, though if we do decide to seek a state charter in the CFL they will require that the individuals involved in that process be CFL precinct leaders.

Please send your comments, question, and initial RSVP to convention(at) as soon as possible.

We hope to see all of you there as Texas again makes history.

For Liberty, Prosperity, and Peace,

Jeremy Blosser, 469-212-7090
Debra Medina, 979-253-0220
Robert McDonald, 512-658-1723
Don Zimmerman, 512-577-8842

Monday, November 10, 2008

Robert Puddy Recommends IM Success Formula

A relatively well-known Internet marketer named Robert Puddy is recommending a new ebook to subscribers today. This is one that I had managed to procure before I received this mail, and I can recommend it as well, not just for the actual informational content, but also because it is possible to "rebrand" the book with your own affiliate links. This is an important benefit because you can then distribute the book by various methods and earn income from sales commissions generated from people clicking through and purchasing products that are already being promoted in the book.

I have some great news for you today...

My good friend Soren Jordansen just released a new ebook called the "Internet Marketing Success Formula"

It's an excellent step by step guide on how to make money online, and the best part is...

You can download a free copy here:


Soren wrote this ebook based on a major survey of his lists and a lot of feedback from his members and blog readers.

The end result is a formula that makes it impossible for you to fail - even if you are completely new to internet marketing, I can almost guarantee you that you will start making money online when you apply the steps you will discover in this free ebook.

And even if you already have a thriving internet marketing business, I'm sure you are missing some of the key steps Soren has laid out - so go pick up the golden nuggets of otherwise lost income!

Even though this ebook is completely free, I highly recommend that you grab the special offer - if you are lucky enough to see it when you log in.

You will only get one chance to...

  • Raise your affiliate commissions to completely insane levels.

  • Rebrand the entire ebook with your affiliate links - Making it your own personal 24/7 auto-pilot sales agent.

  • Gain an unfair list building advantage over your competition.

So grab your free copy now, and take a good look at the special offer. At that price it truly is a no-brainer.


That's it for now Karl, thanks for reading, and enjoy your free ebook - I know you will love it.

To your success,

Robert Puddy

PS: This is an ideal product to add to either your "thank you for confirming" page or your free giveaway download page because it converts very well.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Unusual but Lucrative Internet Marketing Tip

Today I received a nice little tip that is potentially very useful for promoting affiliate products or doing any kind of PPC advertising where choosing the right keywords is important. Apparently most long tail phrases with the word 'my' included tend to perform better in terms of actual conversions than the same phrases that use the word 'your'. Moreover, most of the 'my' phrases have less competition in the search results from existing articles and blogs.

This means that people like me who are into bum marketing and blogging will be able to gain a relative advantage in search engine placements for our articles and make more money from them than those who don't understand this kind of information. Here is the text of the brief email that explains the details on this. Meanwhile, if you would like to learn more about what bum marketing is and how you can make money with it, you can read my article at on bum marketing techniques.

How's it goin?

Wanted to drop by and give you a tip that will put money in the bank for ya while promoting The Magic Of Making Up System.

After poring over my conversion data, I discovered this strange little secret...

Much to my amazement!

Here it is... 'my' converts twice as well...sometimes 3 times as 'your'.

What do I mean?

The phrase 'how to get YOUR girlfriend back' converts at 2.6%.

BUT... 'how to get MY girlfriend back' converts at 5.88%.

This lil phenomenon is true pretty much across many phrases.

'how to get MY ex back' converts better than 'how to get YOUR ex back'

Now...these phrases have less traffic, but also less competition.

Further...almost ALL 'my' phrases don't have many articles, lenses or blogs using the title or URLs.


Do you know what to do?

Rooting For You,

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Building a Blog Website for Income

An interesting email about building blogs for passive income arrived today. It contains some useful information for beginners who are wondering about creating blogs for monetization purposes but are not sure about how to deal with the technical details.

Gritty Details for Building Your Own Blog

Hey Karl,

You've made up your mind about blogging and you know if you want a locally or remotely hosted journal... what steps do you take afterwards?

If you're hosted on a service like, simply create an account on the site - fill out a short online form with your email address, name, username and password. You'll get access to a dashboard where you click a link to create a new blog. At that point, you fill in a blog title and blog address (make sure these are relevant to your keywords). Then just choose a template and you have your own blog... that was easy.

To get hosted locally: you must have your own domain name and hosting. To find a good web host just Google for "web hosting" -- or even better, "web hosting wordpress" or "web hosting fantastico"... most web hosts these days are ultra-cheap, under $10 or under $5. Setting up a WordPress blog isn't difficult, especially if your web host uses Fantastico, and then you can get started with one click.

If you want more than a blog -- you want a PORTAL -- you can install Joomla on your site, which you can get from However you should probably stick with WordPress unless you plan on building a huge site with message boards, shopping carts, and so on.

When you choose WordPress, you aren't "settling" by any means. There are so many plugins you can add to WordPress to make it a very unique tool.

For example, you can hook it up to a membership site using the Amember plugin. You can search for a WordPress classified ads plugin to allow other people to login to your site and post "wanted" ads in the form of blog posts. You can even use WordPress as an article directory.

As you can see, WordPress isn't JUST a blog. You can set it up as a simple blog to get started, and add plugins later to really make your site a one-of-a-kind web 2.0 site. Learn all about the ins and outs of WordPress using video instead of some boring textbook...


Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ron Givens Becomes New Affiliate Manager at AWeber

Today's email update is from Ron Givens, who has apparently just taken over as the new affiliate manager at AWeber, a very popular autoresponder service used by Internet marketers and other business entities. Autoresponders work by helping people who use email marketing to gather leads, build up a list of loyal subscribers, and then promote relevant products or services to them. If you're looking to make money from an email list but have not yet set up a good autoresponder system, you can sign up for AWeber here.

Hello Karl,

My name is Ron Givens, and I am very proud to be announcing my new role as Affiliate Manager for AWeber Communications effective immediately.

With my addition to the program, I will be working very closely with you and all of our affiliates in order to:

  • Boost the productivity of your campaigns.

  • More easily track your campaigns with new upgrades to the affiliate control panel.

  • Enrich your overall experience with AWeber.

In the upcoming months a primary focus of AWeber's will be not only the commissions that we can pay you based on your referrals, but also on your participation within the AWeber community.

This includes a variety of tools and resources we supply, our live webinars, or just the goings-on of our team.

Your involvement as an affiliate is a big part of the service we offer our customers, and we want every one of you to become more a part of what makes AWeber such a dynamic marketing experience.

Comments and suggestions from you are always welcome. We will certainly take them into consideration to enhance our relationship as well as your success.

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to email us.

Let's get things moving!


Ron Givens
Affiliate Manager
AWeber Communications

Monday, November 3, 2008

New "Google Ambush" Product Promises Increased Niche Profits

Today I received an email from one of my Internet marketing lists about a new software product called "Google Ambush" that is supposed to help people make more money with Clickbank or other affiliate networks. It works by finding the most profitable keywords in a chosen niche and allows you to spend less money on PPC campaigns like Google AdWords. Here is the text of the mail:

Hey Karl,

This is NOT for the squirmish...

We're gonna beat, whack, hijack and ambush Google for profits...We're gonna take their money and run! If you're a serious affiliate marketer, you've gotta check out this profit-pulling software.

There are people who like to rub sticks together to light fires when there are matches available. I can't change their minds.

But if you're tired of doing that, or you're just daunted by the complexity of all the moving parts and inputs for a PPC campaign, Google Ambush is going to knock you on your hindparts.

What these guys have done is put all of their tricks of the trade, all of their months of learning (and years now), into a single wizard!

It has everything you need to do to create a PPC campaign that sucks in money like a black hole eats light.

You can see for yourself how powerful this is by clicking on the link at the end of this page.

"So what is Google Ambush all about?" Well...

  • The Niche Selector digs into the hottest markets out there and reverse engineers them for you, so you can target the best products for the most highly converting markets.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Triond November Newsletter

Today online publisher Triond sent out its November email newsletter. Triond is a site where you can submit articles that you have written and make money from a portion of the site's advertising revenue. I have not personally submitted any articles to them because I want to publish my articles on my own blog and keep 100% of the ad revenue, which to me only seems logical! Nevertheless, freelance writers who don't understand the technical aspects of building their own site or who simply don't want to mess around with it for whatever reason can build up a passive income by submitting their work to these types of article depots.

Here is the actual text of the newsletter, which explains how to deal with declined articles and provides tips for choosing popular topics and understanding the rules for publishing and attributions. Meanwhile, you can also check out Triond's newsletter from July that I posted on my main blog at That edition had some pretty informative content for prospective writers, and one person even commented on the post and gave me a link back from her site. Yay!

There’s no metaphor more appropriate for Triond than that of the potluck dinner this Thanksgiving season. You see, Triond is like the table upon which all of the amazing, delicious food is presented. Each website in our network is a different chair and you, the writers, photographers, poets, journalists, artist, et al., are the family members. Everyone brings their unique dish to the meal and there is always something new to eat. In this dining room, however, the table, chairs, and dishes are endless in size, type and quantity. The dining room is always expanding to accommodate the growing family. We’re looking forward to seeing you and your next potluck platter soon, because with Triond, everyday is Thanksgiving.

In This Issue

  • What's New at Triond? Identity and category solutions to the great philosophical questions “Who am I?” and “Where do I belong?”
  • Dear Triond… To Publish or Not to Publish, the Question of Decline
  • What's Hot? Politics, Holidays, and other Signs of the Season
  • Using It Wisely II: Tips for Enhancing Your Work Responsibly

What's New at Triond?

The last two weeks of October were busy for Triond as we debuted two updates; 1) comment identity protection and 2) streamlined category selection. Make sure to check out our blog for details about both updates. For a brief review, see below.

Your Comment, Your Identity

Now when you leave a comment on an article published through Triond, you can sign in with your Triond credentials (user name and password) and a link to your public profile will be embedded within your comment. This feature adds security and another opportunity to showcase your work to a larger audience.

Category Overload No Longer

We’ve narrowed down the list of categories for your submissions, tailoring the choices to reflect the network of sites on which we publish your work. Less noise, more productivity.

If you don’t already subscribe to our blog’s RSS feed, now is a great time to do so. Be the first to know about new features and developments, and share your suggestions with the Triond staff. Start receiving updates now!

Dear Triond...

Sometimes, our Editorial team needs to decline your content submission. There are a few different reasons why we decline articles, but for now let’s focus on one of the most common reasons. The following is a helpful decline explanation and some tips for how you can work to prevent it in the future:

Dear Triond,

Why was I declined for “readability errors” and what does that mean?

Don’t read into this too deeply. In fact, on the surface readability is just that how readable is your writing? Is your spelling correct? Do the sentences flow easily from one to the next? When we decline for readability errors, it typically means that there is a recurring problem with your grammar, punctuation or spelling. Sometimes, the automatic grammar and spell check aren’t enough. If you have any doubts as to the strength of your grammar and punctuation, try these suggestions:

  • Have a friend read it over. No matter how many times you’ve re-read your work, it’s always helpful to have an extra pair of eyes check out your writing. Sometimes, if you tend to make the same mistake over and over, you become so acclimated to that error that it no longer seems like a mistake.
  • Brush up on your middle-school grammar. There are many online tutorials on correct English grammar and punctuation, and you can even find articles within the Triond community. Why not explore your fellow Triond writers’ suggestions on grammar tips or common spelling mistakes.

Even if you spend an additional 5 minutes combing through your article, it will help. We want to publish as much of your work as possible, so help us ensure that your readers will be able to do their job—read!

What's Hot?

It’s impossible to refrain from discussing politics this time of year, and with such a hot election season drawing to a close shortly, there’s no better topic to write about than politics itself. Articles about the U.S. Presidential race, analysis and philosophies on political movements from around the globe, and even photographs or video you’ve taken at rallies or speeches are prime content for publication.

This month also marks the official start to the fall/winter Holiday season. Post your favorite Thanksgiving recipes, gratitude-themed poetry, and video greetings to family, or even lists of things for which to be thankful. Topical content is more likely to be searched for in the major search engines so don’t miss out on adding your piece to the virtual cornucopia of content this Autumn.

Using It Wisely II

We want to remind you about something very important -- copyrights! While we love receiving your original articles, poetry, photos and other self-created multimedia, copyright infringement is a big no-no. So please publish responsibly.

Double check that the awesome photos you're including in your article are not copyright, or that they have a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows for re-distribution. Check your facts, cite your sources, and work with photos according to the rules. A bit of coordination before you submit an item for publication can prevent a major headache in the future.

That’s it for the November Triond update. As always, check the Triond blog for regular news on all things Triond. If you have questions, comments, or want to share a suggestion with us, feel free to email the Triond Support Team at

Happy Publishing!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Google Acknowledges "Economic Turmoil", Promises Improved Ad Performance

It seems that even Google has felt the need to respond to the widely publicized news of economic recession. Near the end of last month, I received an email from Google AdSense informing publishers that they are working on improving ad performance in spite of the current economic conditions. I don't know what, if anything, this will mean for my AdSense earnings, but since things have been pretty stagnant in this area with my main blog, I hope that publishing more pages here will help to boost my overall total after I get the code installed.

Dear Publisher,

We understand that the recent economic turmoil has created a lot of uncertainty in the lives of AdSense publishers. During these difficult times, we're continuing to invest in innovations that improve publisher monetization and advertiser value in the content network.

We're focusing on further developing our product offerings and boosting ad performance for publishers. We recently announced advancements in AdSense for search and experiments to make ads more effective. We're bringing DoubleClick technologies to AdSense publishers, and we'll continue to launch new products and features. We're also continuing to improve our offerings for AdWords advertisers, making it easier for them to target the Google content network. Features for advertisers, such as the new display ad builder, are designed to improve ad performance on AdSense publisher sites.

We'll keep driving technological progress, but our best asset will always be our publisher partners. The strength of AdSense lies in the value of the content you bring to users and the quality of the sites you bring to advertisers. Our success is tied to yours. We look forward to partnering with you for the long term, and remain dedicated to helping you succeed.


Kim Scott
Director AdSense Online Sales & Operations

Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043