Tuesday, December 25, 2007

My new Search Engine

Check out my new search engine:


It's a web search engine that gives you web, shopping, auction, image, video, blog, and article results on one page. It presents just the top few results for each category, with the option to see more. Results are aggregated from several providers, including Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, Google, and others.. It's a very handy little search engine. Check out the result set for payday loans, for example.

Happy searching!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

How to Increase Your Affiliate Commissions

If you are just starting out online marketing affiliate products and and wondering how you can increase your affiliate commissions, there are several steps you can take to increase your current affiliate sales and create systems that will generate new leads for you to market to. Here are several steps you can take to fine tune your current online operation and increase affiliate commissions:

Use Bonuses Use bonuses to help sell your products! It's amazing to me to see the number of beginning online marketers who fail to use this technique. Using bonuses is the easiest way to motivate people to purchase from you. Remember, you're competing with many other people online - why should this person buy from you? By offering a set of relevant bonuses with the product you're trying to sell, you'll help tip the prospect's buying choice in you favor.

Check out my blog post 'Using Bonuses to Increase Your Affiliate Sales' for more information.

Email Opt-In If you're looking to make real money marketing affiliate products, then you'll need to build a list of prospects. The easiest way of doing this is by providing an email opt-in on your website. Ideally, create a 'squeeze page' where you offer a bonus if the visitor signs up for your list. Use an autoresponder system like AWeber to collect your leads and set a series of 6-7 emails in your list with useful information and free resources. Then, once you've warmed up your prospects with good information, pitch some products they'll find useful to get them to make a purchase.

Remember, use bonuses to help make your sale. That way, you can also collect a list of the people who've bought through you and market to them via email as well.

Product Reviews Testimonials are one of the best methods to help make a sale. That's why you'll always see testimonials on sales pages. It helps close the sale. So, use that to your advantage and write intelligent, heartfelt product reviews of the products you are marketing.

The best place to do this is on a blog that you maintain. Use your blog to provide useful information in your niche and quality product recommendations, and you'll be able to generate a steady stream of sales via this method - after you take the time to promote it, of course.

Upsell on Thank You Pages Use your thank you page real estate by offering relevant affiliate products for sale, or an upsell to the product they just bought, if available. Thank you pages are a great place to market more products because people are already in the mood to buy. They've just demonstrated that by buying your product. So capitalize on this fact by marketing them other products that complement the one you just sold them.

Sell on 404 Pages If you run a content site with many pages and get a good amount of 404 (file not found) requests to your site, then capitalize on this fact by creating a 404 page that markets products in your niche. This technique is a great way of utilizing traffic which may normally go to waste.

By implementing one or more of these methods, where applicable, you will, over time, notice an increase in your affiliate sales - and increase those lovely affiliate commissions that we so love to receive every month.

Affilite Land Mines Membership Site Video Review

Check out my video review of Russell Brunson's Affiliate Land Mines membership site.

This membership site contains a series of products, updated monthly, which you can resell or give away as bonuses to your customers.

They also give you freebies with each product, which you can give away as incentives to buy, or do whatever you want with them. I give them away as freebies in my newsletter.

Each product is brandable with your own Affiliate id (you have to join Russell Brunson's affiliate program - it's free to join). When people click on affiliate links in the products (both the freebies and products you sell) and buy those products, YOU get the commission.

SO - the more products you sell and give away, the more money you make down the line... money now, and money later. Not a bad deal!

ONLY ON THIS PAGE - You can join Affiliate Land Mines now for only $1 for the first month ($19.95 per month thereafter). Click here to participate in this special offer!

To read more about giving away products as bonuses to increase your sales, read my blog post 'Using Bonuses to Increase your Affiliate Sales'

How to Make $100 Million in 23 Months

That's a bold title isn't it? And an even bolder claim. Most people would say it was impossible, but it isn't.

In fact, this actually happened to someone. He made $100 million over 23 months selling a $60 product. And then he wrote a book about how he did it.

His name is Vince James, and he's the real deal. He wrote a book a while back about how he achieved his success. Rather than trying to explain the book to you, let me share part of the book's introduction:

"I was born in northern New Jersey on January 23rd, 1974.

I grew-up poor- single parent household. I think I had some sort of learning disability, because as a child, I could not retain anything I learned in school. I'd study like hell for an upcoming test... but as soon as I finished reading a chapter in my school book... I couldn't remember what I just read. It would not penetrate into my brain. It was extremely discouraging, so I gave up. I failed everything... even P.E. class.

I finally dropped out in the 10th grade. Nobody seemed to mind.

No matter how hard I tried, it always seemed like I wasn't going to amount to anything real important in life. And this really sucked because I had a passion for the finer things. I wanted the gold Rolex, the sporty Mercedes, and the Million-Dollar Mega Mansion!

But when I looked in the mirror, I didn't like what I saw. I was convinced the good life I wanted was just a dream.

But that was all about to change. Seriously- by the time I was 19, I had a brand-new Corvette. At 20, I had 2 brand-new Mercedes Benz automobiles. And at 21, I was the proud owner of a Rolls Royce Silver Spur!

By the time I turned 28... I made over $100 Million in gross sales. I profited over $50 Million. I owned two homes- one of them was 14,000 square feet and had a seven-car garage, a billiards room and a resort-style pool with an underwater bar! And I paid cash for the home!

In my garage, I had a red Lamborghini Diablo, a yellow Ferrari 360 Spider, a white Bentley Arnage Red Label, about 4 Mercedes, and a 12-passenger Lincoln Town Car Limo!

My checking account had over $10 Million in it. I was earning $400,000 in pay each and every week. That breaks down to $80,000 a day... or $10,000 an hour! And those figures were if I worked 5 days a week for eight hours a day, which I didn't!

In the year 2002, I made more money than the CEOs of Federal Express... eBay... Amazon.com... Time Warner... Apple Computer... McDonalds... Microsoft... Nike... Yahoo... Ford Motor Company... General Motors... and Goodyear Tire- COMBINED!


In the May 12th, 2003 issue, Forbes Magazine listed their top paid 500 CEOs in America. Of their prominent and prestigious list of the 500 CEOs, I made more money than 483 of them.

$17,549,000 MORE than the CEO of Starbucks.

$13,030,000 MORE than the CEO of Target.

$17,225,000 MORE than the CEO of Motorola.

Now, this may all seem like I'm some rich idiot bragging about how rich I am... and you're partly correct. I am bragging! But more importantly, the reason why I'm telling you about all this is that this course is about getting rich very quickly. If the talk of obscene money makes you feel uncomfortable, or even angers you, maybe you do not really want to be rich.

The reason why I'm telling you about all the toys I had when I was just 28, is to prove to you that if an guy like me... with a learning disability... a bad childhood... and no formal education can get filthy rich by the time I was 28... you can absolutely follow in my footsteps and build yourself your very own empire of wealth!"

Not bad for a high school dropout.

I managed to my hands on a copy of his book. It was damn near impossible to do so. And I can tell you, after reviewing it, that the techniques and strategies revealed in this book, if followed, will make you money - and a lot of it.

Unfortunately, the book is no longer in print. If you're like I am and absolutely must have it, you can still find a few copies here and there on the Internet. Good luck on that. It took me a while to find my copy.

BUT - if you want to have immediate access to his incredible story and money-making techniques, you can still participate.

Russell Brunson from DotComSecrets.com is making available a very special 6 hour audio course of The 12 Month Internet Millionaire, for a ridiculously low price. I just bought a copy of that as well, so I can listen to it in the car while I'm driving to and from work.

If you're interested in finding out more about Vince James and The 12 Month Internet Millionaire Audio Course, click here.

Special Offer

I am running a very special offer for those who buy this product through me. Purchase The 12 Month Internet Millionaire through my link (click on any '12 Month Internet Millionaire' link on this page to purchase the product) and you'll receive the following bonuses from me:

  1. "A 30 Day Step-by-Step Plan to Internet Riches" audio course valued at $37
  2. "Private Label Domination" audio course valued at $37
  3. "Virtual Real Estate Blueprint" audio course valued at $37


  1. Purchase the product through any link on this page.
  2. Go to my blog, at http://nichesiteexpert.blogspot.com, and sign up for my newsletter. Make sure to confirm your newsletter subscription.
  3. Reply to your first newsletter email with your paypal receipt for your product.
  4. I'll contact you via email with links to download your bonuses.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Free Web Hosting With 000WebHost

If you're looking for excellent free web hosting, then consider 000WebHost. They are a fantasic free web hosting service that I use myself to host about 25 of my domains. Their free package is just amazing. Here's what you get.

  • 250 Megs Space
  • 100 GB / Month bandwidth
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Unlimited Domains
  • PHP, MySQL, Perl Support
  • Absolutely no Advertising
  • Full Domain Hosting Support

Not bad for free! Oh, 000WebHost also has 99% uptime as well.

The one thing you do need if you want to sign up with them is a cell phone. They have an authentication method whereby they send you a confirmation code via SMS that you must enter into a web page when you first login to the system. It's an interesting authentication technique, but it does require a cell phone - but who doesn't have one these days?

Just remember to enter +1 (if you live in the States) before your number - I didn't catch that part at first and didn't get my SMS message. So enter your phone number like this when it asks:


... Obviously replace that number with your own :)

Other than that, I absolutely love these guys - great hosting, no bills. Check out 000WebHost if you need free hosting - you can't go wrong with these guys.

Check out my Video Review below:

Sunday, October 28, 2007

How to Implement Peel Away Ads on your Websites

Everyone understands the importance of advertisements - it's how you get your product exposed to your customers. However, most forms of Internet advertisements these days have are essentially invisible to most website visitors - years of conditioning have made most people ignore banners, or reflexively close those annoying popups that accost you from every corner when viewing many websites.

Most people have a reflexive reaction to most Internet advertising - they either ignore your banner, or get mad at your repeated popups, pop-unders, and all the other annoying - and intrusive - methods used by online marketers to get your attention.

However, there is a new form of advertising that is showing a large measure of success - and popularity - on the Net these days. These are called 'peel away' ads. You've probably seen them before on some websites. Essentially, the ad consists of a graphic that looks like a 'peeled back' section of your webpage, usually in the upper left or right nad corner of your webpage. This 'peel' graphic is usually animated, and you can see something hiding underneath it.

When you mouse over this section with your mouse, the 'peel' peels back further and reveals an adversitement.

This is an extremely exciting - and effective - method of advertisement. Most people are intrigued when they see that little corner of your webpage peeling away, and will reflexively mouse over the area to see what's underneath it. I know I do. Instead of 'pushing' itself in front of you like pop-overs or pop-unders do, the peel-away ad 'pulls' your attention to it, which gets you to focus 100% on what is going on with the ad. That's a pretty successful ad, in my book.

The concept of the 'peel away' ad was invented by Internet Marketing superstars Harris Fellman and his business partner Richard Osterude. They have created a product called Peel Away Ads that will let you create and install a peel away ad on your website. The product is inexpensive, easy to use, and extremely powerful:

  • You can install Peel Away Ads on an unlimited number of domains
  • There's a piece of cake 'Set and Forget' setup. If you're not an HTML person, worry not - the set up is easy enough to use that you'll be able to set it up yourself (or have me do it - see my special offer below)
  • You can set it up to rotate multiple peel-away ads on the same page - great if you want to run multiple ads - or are selling ad space on your site.
  • Peel Away Ads is supported by 98% of all web browsers - so almost everyone will see your ads. Those that can't won't notice anything different about your webpage.

So, if you want to increase your ad profitability and blow away your competition, check out Peel Away Ads now.

Special Offer

I am running a very special offer for those who buy this product through me. Purchase Peel Away Ads through my link (click on any 'Peel Away Ads' link on this page to purchase the product) and you'll receive the following bonuses from me:

  1. "A 30 Day Step-by-step Plan to Internet Riches" audio course valued at $37
  2. "Private Label Domination" audio course valued at $37
  3. "Virtual Real Estate Blueprint" audio course valued at $37


  1. Purchase the product through any link on this page.
  2. Go to my blog, at http://nichesiteexpert.blogspot.com, and sign up for my newsletter. Make sure to confirm your newsletter subscription.
  3. Reply to your first newsletter email with your paypal receipt for your product.
  4. I'll contact you via email with links to your bonus products.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Using Bonuses to Increase your Affiliate Sales

Successful Internet marketers understand the power of offering bonuses to create a buying incentive for their customers. Bonuses are a good way to get your prospects to:

Sign up for your Newsletter Bonuses are a great way to incentivize your prospects to join your newsletter. Sure mare sure you keep providing them value once they've signed up to start building a relationship with them.

Purchase your Product If your customer is unsure about purchasing your products, adding bonus products with a high perceived value to your offer will help them make a buying decision.

Sign up for your Teleseminar If you are having a difficult time getting people to commit to attending your teleseminars, then offering bonuses will help them make the decision. If you do this, save a bonus for the end of the teleseminar and let your attendees that the bonus will only be revealed at the end of the event.

By offering bonuses, you give your prospect an incentive to make a buying decision or to provide you their name and email address.

The key with bonuses is to make them valuable and relevant to the product you are packaging them with. If your bonuses don't relate to what you are trying to sell, your customers will perceive less value in them and not be as motivated to buy.

Where to Find Bonuses

There are several ways to find bonuses to package with your product.

Valuable Public Domain Information A great place to look is the public domain. Search the Internet for 'Public Domain' for more information or use this software to give you a good start with the process. Find some information that is valuable and relevant, and repackage it as an eBook.

Relevant Free eBooks There are tons of free ebooks online that you can use freely for bonuses. Again, search google for more information. Make sure to take a good look at the content you find as not all of it is good - some stuff I've seen is barely intelligible.

Resellable eBooks Many eBooks you purchase often have a license agreement that permits them to be packaged as bonuses with other products. If you find or own some ebooks that you'd like to repackage with your product, purchase them, and take a look at them - usually the license will be printed in bold letters somewhere at the beginning of the document. If not, contact the owner of the text and tell them you'd like to repackage their ebook as a bonus. They'll usually agree for some small percentage of the sale price. Alternatively, only consider ebboks that have a resale license when you purchase them. There's plenty of them out there.

Resellable Software There's tons of niche software on the Internet that comes with resellable rights. These are great to sell for a few bucks on your website or offer as bonus packages for your main product. I love these because you can price them cheaply for ann easier sale, and they usually provide great value for the task you're trying to accomplish. Make sure to take a good look at them before you package them with your product to make sure that they are of good quality.

My Favorite Bonuses

My favorite bonuses to give away are fron a membership site I belong to called Affiliate Land Mine. This site is fantastic. Every month, they provide you with a new set of products that you can either sell on your website, or package as bonuses. Not only that, but they also provide you with free bonuses that you can give away to your prospects! They also provide all the support stuff - banners, articles, bonus html, thank you page html, whole reseller sites to market the products, everything.

And the best part is that the products update monthly, so you'll always have a fresh new set of products to sell. Since you get resell rights, you keep 100% of the profits. Even better, you can brand these products with your own affiliate ID. Since the products contain links to other products - and some really nice upsells - if your customers - or THEIR customers - buy anything, YOU get the commission (your customers don't get to rebrand the products).

You can sign up for the service for either $19.95 per month, or a lifetime $197 membership. The value you get for that money is pretty incredible, I think. If you need a place to get new products or bonuses every month, Affiliate Land Mine is the perfect place to go.