Dec 28 2009

The EBOOK Kingdom: the future is NOW!

End of 2009: ebooks, Google Books, KINDLE, eReaders, Amazon, Apple tablet…should I say more?

http://www.epubbooks.com/blog/20091021/frankfurt-book-fair-2009-and-the-rise-of-digital-content/

https://en.book-fair.com/company/press_pr/press_releases/detail.aspx?c20f0587-85d5-44d3-a9a4-eb75d0c6143b=b7ac17c8-33de-4a6c-abff-edfc1297d69d

 

The question is: ARE YOU…READY?

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Apr 30 2009

“Make FUN” & “Make MONEY” (online)

In how many ways can you combine “Make fun (online)” with “Make money (online)”?

1. Make fun of making money online;
2. Make fun & make money online;

http://www.youtube.com/user/WHATTHEBUCKSHOW
3. Make money online & make fun;

Any other suggestions?

Feb 24 2009

One blogger sells his blog for $15 million after almost 1 year???

Well…then imagine how easy it will be for me to sell it for 15 times less :P

In the post about “making money blogging” with John Chow, I was talking about his opinion that in 1-3 years of working to a blog, you can reach the 400,000 dollars per year limit of income. It seems that times are changing fast in the “make money by blogging” industry so now we’re talking about MILLIONS!

Problogger & Paidcontent were informing in October 2008 about John Wu who sold his blog ( www.bankaholic.com) to BankRate for 15 million dollars. 

So, let me put it shortly: 1 man, 1 blog, 1 year….and 15 million dollars!

PS…John Chow, Problogger & Paidcontent we’ve heard about them….Who is John Wu?

Feb 21 2009

My Blog evolution: from Amateur (blogspot) to Professional (Wordpress Premium Theme).

 “It’s a Long way to the top

   if you Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll!

   I tell you folks,

   It’s harder than it looks!”

(AC/DC - It’s a Long way to the top)

 

Blogspot helped me to start fast blogging about my “1 million in 1 year on interNET” Challenge. I was happy that I can easily keep informed those interested about 1Million1Year. My basics-medium Html knowledges were pretty enough to populate my blog with different widgets (FeedBurner, Twitter, Tracker, MyBlogLog, etc). A nice surprised was that I was also good indexed by Google, who was sending me an increasing number of visitors per day.

 

Blogspot was my blogging-childhood platform. But if I want to grow, it seems that I need Wordpress.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a nice Theme/Template for my Blogspot. But, more than this: everywhere I was turning my head into the Internet Marketing World, almost all the professional were using Wordpress….I had some experience also before with Wordpress, but it seemed too difficult to me, especially PHP, MySql, “data bases”, etc…I was lost!

 

Anyway, I decided that if I want to do it, I have to do it RIGHT with Wordpress & a “standard combination of theme, widgets & plugins”. So, I migrated to a self hosted solution for my Wordpress blog: www.1million1year.net/blog

 

Blogging with Wordpress is an Art & an Universe without limits.

To have it install it with Godaddy.com was pretty easy….Difficulties came after:

 

  • my posts urls they were “ugly”, something like “http://1million1year.net/blog/?p=28”. I’ve figured out how to fix it with Permalinks, so my new url became more “search engine friendly”:

    http://1million1year.net/blog/commissionblueprint-the-greatest-hit-of-internet-marketing-for-last-few-months

     

    The guy who helped me with this, is Germz, a 14 years old boy :))) who seems very good at Internet Marketing & Blogging! I’ve saved his ebook for free, print it & studied it! Do the same! ;)

    http://www.thegermz.com/ebooks/Get-started-blogging.pdf

     

  • But to find a nice “Make Money Online”theme (that can be also FREE;) was a little bit more difficult. Anyway, after many researches, I’ve found UniqueBlogDesign:

     

    1. UniqueBlogDesign are the guys behind many other Top 100 professional bloggers like John Chow, ProBlogger or Jeremy Schoemaker. John Chow speaks in great terms about UBD!

     

    2. UBD have good looking themes, a variety of efficient plugins and, guess what: the smallest prices that I’ve seen on the market! Can you believe it?

     

    3. One of the best thing is that UBD offer also some Free Premium Themes, so you can start and test their free offers and then decide if you want to add more functions to your theme.

     

  • After getting the theme that I wanted, I had some little headache to install it, but in fact is very simple to do it. I’ve made it through FTP (I recommend FileZilla http://filezilla-project.org/, is free & gets the job done) unzipping the file and upload it to Wp…./Themes. Anyway, I also updated it Wordpress to 2.7.1 version, so now when you need to install Themes or Plugins, you just upload directly from Wordpress Dashboard Admin your zipp file, and Wordpress unzipp it & install it for you. After, you activate it and…Bingo!

     

  • I installed the theme and started to play with the Plugins….in the end it was fun & simple, because I did it like the abpove: upload from Dashboard, automatically decompress & install by Wordpress & then Activate & Add Widgets. Some widgets that I recommend:

     

    For translating in a lot of languages, the best in the world is considered that produced by N2H:

    http://www.nothing2hide.net/wp-plugins/wordpress-global-translator-plugin/

     

    Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress, helps your blog to become even more Search Engine Friendly:

    http://www.arnebrachhold.de/projects/wordpress-plugins/google-xml-sitemaps-generator/

     

    An good Top of Plugins used by professionals bloggers is sugested by John Chow:

    http://www.johnchow.com/my-16-best-wordpress-plugins/

 

Well, let’s hope that I can come fast with new improvements and a more “daily basis posting” ;)

Jan 25 2009

CommissionBlueprint - the Greatest Hit of Internet Marketing for last few months?

In the last months, the digital product everybody’s been talking about is CommissionBlueprint of Steven Clayton and Tim Godfrey. What is their offer? $109,151 in 30 days with Google and one Clickbank product. We’re talking about testing different Niche Markets and promoting ClickBank products with PPC advertising (Pay Per Click advertising, like AdWords of Google). The idea is not new at all, only that Steven Clayton and Tim Godfrey managed to show its huge potential.

I think I’ve heard about CommissionBlueprint also before October 2008, when Mike Filsaime started to promote it to his list.

Among testimonials from CommissionBlueprint site, the most important seemed to me the one of well known Ewen Chia.

Ewen Chia's testimonial on CommissionBlueprint.

Ewen Chia

Later in January, 2009, I’ve received also an email from him stating as clear as possible that although “the sales copy looks like hype, I can assure you the product is GREAT.”

 Another big name who promoted CommissionBlueprint is Mike Filsaime: “If I had to start all over, I would start with CommissionBlueprint”. 

Simply because the potential of Niche Markets exploited with AdWords and Clickbank product is, as I said before: HUGE!

 

Jason Moffatt put it better than all “The product is killer”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case you’re curious, I’ve bought the product myself and these days I’ll release a video on my YouTube Channel with some screen cast.

http://www.youtube.com/user/www1MILLION1yearNET

 

PS…”$109,151 in 30 days”???? This seems more than 1 million in 1 year…Should I update my “1 million in 1 year” Challenge? After I digg more into CommissionBlueprint, I’ll make a decision :p

Jan 11 2009

Traffic worths only if it is targeted!

When building traffic to your site/blog (attracting visitors), the most important rules are:
-don’t spam.
-Try to get TARGETED traffic. Don’t try to sell chocolate to diabetics, ice to eskimos or boats to people living in middle of a desert. You lose time, money and worse of all: you can be considered a spam and get indexed in the spam data bases!

There are many ways you can build traffic:

-PPC (pay per click )campaigns on the main Search Engines (Google, MSN, Yahoo). We’ll discuss these later, but you can have a look at: http://adwords.google.com/
-SEO (Search Engine Optimization) - trying to make your site search engine friendly, so you can be indexed in front by SE.
-link + banner exchange with other sites from the same area;
-article marketing (submiting articles to dedicated sites);
-posting in forums & blogs.

One of my favourite technique that I recommend for IM is building traffic through posting on Gurus’ blogs, forums & Social Networks! Not only that you build highly targeted traffic for your site, but you make valuable connections for your future Joint Ventures. Remember the video with John Reese & Twitter? I’ve left a message on Twitter for John Reese, with a tinyurl.com short address pointing to my blog article about Reese & Twitter. Reese replied me on his board that he enjoied my video. The results? Around 50 visits from Reese’s readers, around 30 followers on Twitter and more than 10 subscribers to my Aweber list on 1Million1year.NET. Not bad for 24 hours! (You know how they say it: “Money are in the list”).

I totally envy godzillian traffic of Youtube Channels like:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MRirian

More than 73,000 subscribers and 4,500,000 (almost 5 MILLIONS visits on Channel)!!!!! Holly, Molly! Now you understand why with a traffic like this I can become millionaire in 1 single day? If only 50,000 of those visitors buys something from me or through my affiliate link, than puts 20 euros profit in my pocket, at the end of the day I am “the new John Reese – one million in one day man” :P The only problem is that this traffic is very little targeted!

It’s very important to keep tracking your traffic and analyse the results. That way, you know what site or technique send you more valuable visitors who converts in leads and buyers for your products. For example, yesterday I got more than 30 visitors from Blogger - Navbar when I was posting, but none of them subscribed to my list on Aweber:
Fort analysing your traffic for blosg or site, I use Extremetracking:
http://extremetracking.com/
It’s easy to subscribe and they give you a small html code which you can put it on your blog or site.

PS…anyway, Joint Venturing with people like MRirian, is not a bad idea…I’ve seen thousands on YouTube or Myspace with huge visitors & subscribers, but they have no idea that they could make some good money, also, while they are having fun, by converting some of these visitors into cash.

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Jan 11 2009

UDC (Switzerland) hates the black birds & sheeps from Bulgaria & Romania.

I am a Romanian and never made a secret from it. Should I?

Living outside Romania in the last 5 years and working in tourism especially as Public Relation (I speak 5 languages beside my native), I can say that I know enough about the Western Europe, including Swiss. My main conclusion remained: NEVER GENERALISE!

For those who don’t know (and many don’t!), Romania joined Schengen Space & European Union in 2007, but even after that, we are still treated in Europe as immigrants or “second hand” europeans….or even worse: as thieves, criminals, etc!

I pass daily the internationl news, and the other day I’ve seen UDC party from Switzerland with a very “nice” message about the Romanians and Bulgarians: “Let’s not allow in Switzerland the free circulation of the black crows from Bulgaria and Romania, because black crows are agressive & thieves”.

I’ve also found another sweet “piece of art” of these Swiss “renacentist painters”:

GOOD WORK, BOYS!

When I was a kid in my University, I was reading a little bit (not that I understood too much) some highly respected business magazines like: The Economist, Harvard Business Review, Business Week….and in some of them, some Swiss Banks were accused (a little bit) of money laundry (”legalising” illegal money)…………Well, we all hope & dream to make some millions one day and deposit them into a “safe & proffessional” Swiss bank (me, too :P)…But, there is a BUT!

Coincidence (or not?), I’ve read some news about UBS Swiss Bank (why banks again?) which is pressed by USA government to close and deconspire 19.000 American’s accounts who are investigated for tax evasion of 300 MILLIONS dollars anualy!

Of course, some natural (animalic & wild) questions come for the UDC Swiss party:

1. What is more dangerous: a Romanian or Bulgarian who steals a few hundreds, or a Swiss bank who helps others to make tax evasions of hundreds of millions?

A possible answer: All these are dangerous, but we cannot jump to the conclusion that ALL the Bulgarians, Romanians and Swiss are dangerous!

2. Should America kick the butts out of “black ships & crows” Swiss banks from USA? Should the world kick out the-black-ships-Swiss-banks from the international financial system….”pour plus de securite”?

PS…I have 3 messages:

1. for the Swiss people: Don’t ask yourselves why is crisis in Switzerland and globally if you have these kind of “politicians”!!!

2. for the Romanians & Bulgarians: If you don’t fight for your rights to be respected in the European Union, don’t expect that your “white” sisters from Europe will ever invite you to eat at the union table!

3. for the UDC Swiss politicians: Obviously, your intelligence level doesn’t rise above of a WHITE sheep, so keep on eating grass. But stop smoking it, otherwise you’ll fly again high above the reality! Maybe the Swiss people and european politicians will wake up in time and kick your WHITE asses out of Europe!

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Jan 10 2009

Vote me if you need The Change!

Motto:
“Express yourself, don’t repress yourself!”
( Dj vj Luca feat Madonna / Human nature)

As some of you have noticed on the right side of my blog, there is a poll, where you can express very fast what you think about what I do:


And it’s fills me with positive energy to see that so many people think that I will succeed:P

Hurry up and VOTE! You still have only…307 days left!!! :D

PS…I have many reasons to think that one of those who rated me positively is John Reese. You remember my Youtube video with him and Twitter.com? Next time I show you what was the impact upon my online business.

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Jan 10 2009

Make money blogging with John Chow!

One very easy way to start your online business is with a blog. You can do it in 3 steps:

1.Choose a market, a domain, a niche

When choosing a market, watch 3 aspects:
-It has to be about a domain that people are interested. Make some google (re)searches and see how many products are offered on that market.
-Are people buying on Internet those products?
-How passionate you are about that market?

Example:
If you love cars, you can blog about it and join the affiliate program of Ebay (before runned by CJ.com):
http://www.motors.ebay.com/
https://www.ebaypartnernetwork.com/files/hub/en-US/index.html

Internet Marketing (what I do) it’s also a huge market which grows exponentially, and do it well, can be profitable!

2. Choose a blog platform

For starting a blog you have a lot of options. The most used are Wordpress, Blogspot, LiveJournal & TypePad. I would personally recommend 2:

- Blogger of Google http://www.blogger.com/home
I like it very much because it seems easy to use and it gets very well indexed by Google, the no 1 search engine.

- Wordpress http://wordpress.org/
It is considered the most complex platform for blogging. For some adjustments, you will probably need a specialist help if you don’t know too much about programming.

3. Join some Affiliate Programs
Some companies have their own affiliate programs (like the above of Ebay.com). Others, they manage affiliate through a third party known as Affiliate Networks:
http://www.clickbank.com/
http://www.commissionjunction.com/
http://www.linkshare.com/

4. “Have A Consistent Posting Frequency” & learn from “moguls” like John Chow:
http://www.johnchow.com/

I recommend John Chow because this is how I recommend myself: Not a “get-rich-quick” schemer! Listen to John, and then you’ll understand why I have “1 year” in my domain name:

“Very few normal businesses can be started for $8.95 (cost of a domain name) and glow into a $400,000 operation in three years. But that is the power of blogging if you take this seriously and continue to work at it on a consistent basis.”

http://www.johnchow.com/how-to-make-2009-your-best-blogging-year

Anyway, if you still search for a “get-rich-quick-scheme”, try Mr Rich Jerk!

If he disappoints you, you can’t accused him he didn’t warned you about his …jerkness!

Happy blogging!

PS…and if you consider yourself a “too experienced Internet marketer” for my advices, then go to………….John Chow’s blog, share your expertise & drive some “damn” traffic :P

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Dec 26 2008

John Reese ("The 1 million in 1 day man") follows me! (on Twitter.com)

Who is John Reese?

415,000 results on Google Search…mmmm, not bad!

http://www.income.com/

http://www.marketingsecrets.com/index.html

http://www.trafficsecrets.com/

Want to know more about John Reese, his products and other gurus of Internet Marketing? Subscribe to http://www.1million1year.net/ with your First name & Email address to get a big list (PDF document) with “The Names of Internet Marketing”.


I follow John Reese on Twitter for a few weeks, and these days he started to follow me, too. If you are into his lists, you received the email “Life-Changing. Yes, I said it.” where he informs also about Twitter: “DON’T DROP THE “TWITTER” BALL - ACT NOW!”. It’s enough said, I will also add one of his statements: “[Twitter] It’s very POWERFUL stuff.”

PS…John Reese - “The 1 million in 1 day man”??? I want, 2! (millions) http://www.1million1day.net/

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