Hello, there!

I thought I’d finally check back in here. Writing always helps me get my thoughts out, and I usually find myself much more organized after doing so.

So, let me first begin by saying how frustrating it’s been the past couple of months where I was so bogged down with my regular work, that I had barely any time to focus on creating my online program.

Yes, I know, my work is from home, and love the flexibility that working from home offers, but it’s still not flexible enough for me.

And although I know (or at least like to think) that I’m good at what I do, I still don’t have any major passion for it; I just do it because it brings in money, and money is what we need to keep life moving.

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What I’m Up to Now, How I’ve Made Progress

Wow, although I haven’t posted in a while, I have not faded into oblivion.

I’m still here, and still working on my business.

Where I’m holding:

I finally came up with a “hook” that I liked for my membership idea. It was one of those ideas that hits you when you’re brushing your teeth (because it’s the only quiet moment you actually have…the other quiet moment is when you’re drifting off to sleep. Which doesn’t make for an awful lot of creative ideas hitting you – mainly because of the drifting-off-to-sleep factor….:) )

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The Golden Rule of Online Marketing: Thou Shalt Not Spam

 A lot of non-marketers think of marketers as nothing but spammers.

It’s easy to understand why.

We all get mountains of spam emails o a daily basis – regardless of whether or not we gave out the email address.

But unless you want to be prosecuted and condemned for sending spam emails out, you’ll want to take precautions to be careful about who you email and why.

Spam is defined as unsolicited email messages that are sent out to the masses.

True Internet marketers don’t mess with spam because it hurts their credibility, risks their accounts, and doesn’t convert as well as targeted, welcomed email does.

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To Build a Business, You Have to Build a List

Here’s phrase you’ll grow sick of: The money is in the list.

You might get weary of hearing it, but it’s smacking you in the face for a reason – it’s the truth!

First of all, let’s answer the question, “What is a list?”

A list in Internet marketing terms is a database of contact information for your prospects.

So if you have a product or promote products about gardening and I sign up for your list, I’m a prospect that you can market to repeatedly until I unsubscribe.

So why is building a list so important?

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Drilling Down A Niche Til You Hit Gold

Finding profitable niches can be difficult.

Finding one that isn’t extremely saturated can be intimidating when you’re just starting out as an Internet marketer.

The key to finding niches that are both profitable and have little competition is drilling down a top-level niche to find profitable sub-niches with fewer competitors.

For example, let’s say you’re interested in creating a site that has to do with beauty.

You can drill the beauty category down into several different sub-categories.

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How On Earth Do You Know Who To Trust?!

In the world of Internet marketing, there are a lot of unethical money-hungry scam artists preying on those who are ignorant about the industry.

They know you’re new, and they know you won’t realize you’ve been suckered until it’s too late.

So how does a newcomer to Internet marketing safeguard his or her pockets from the greedy, self-indulgent scams of an unscrupulous marketer?

First, you want to do a bit of background research.

If you land on a page where someone has recommended a course or tool that you feel will help accelerate your Internet marketing earnings, don’t buy on impulse.

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Does It Have To Cost Money To Make Money?

The short answer is, “No.”

You can effectively launch an Internet marketing career without a single dime.

All you need is a computer and an Internet connection, which does cost money, but we’re assuming you have those two components already.

Many a marketer has gotten his or her start as an affiliate marketer.

Aside from shuffling around in your attic to find something you can sell for a profit on eBay, affiliate marketing is your best bet for a zero-dollar start-up business in the Internet marketing industry.

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Your Guide to $100 a Day Online

There are many reasons why you might want to start making money online.

Some want to pay off past debt, others want extra spending money, and some are building wealth to prepare for their financial future.

When you start looking into ways to make money online, and what’s possible for your efforts, you hear experts talk about setting goals for yourself.

Some of those goals will be task-related, such as writing 5 pages per day.

Others will be related to your cash flow, such as earning your first dollar online, or getting to the $100 per day milestone.

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Your Guide to $100 a Day Online – Part 5

Step 5: Prepare a Lucrative Joint Venture

Networking in this manner helps you connect with other marketers in your niche.

No marketer wants to be left completely alone in their online efforts.

Everyone enjoys finding like-minded niche leaders because it provides ample profit potential.

Don’t approach another marketer with a cookie cutter offer for them to promote you.

There is a certain amount of etiquette involved.

To start with, promote their products if you believe in them so much.

Connect with them about your affiliate status and how your customers are enjoying their products.

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Your Guide to $100 a Day Online – Part 4

Step 4: Socialize Your Site Well

Many marketers get all excited about online marketing, so they pick a good niche, create great content and slap it up on their blog, intending to wake up the next morning with their very first sale.

Only, this isn’t a situation where if you build it, they will come.

You have to spread the word about your site, and online, that means socialization.

Social networking sites are those like Twitter, Google Plus, and Facebook.

It also means getting the word out on forums within your niche.

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