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How to Make Money NOT Selling Products

Okay, obviously you are selling products… but then again, you’re not. You’re selling something way more valuable. Let me explain…

How to Make Money NOT Selling Products

Think about it… You’ve never woken up wanting a 12-video course and neither have your customers. But plenty of people wake up wanting to finally solve their problem that day. They want a solution they can believe in. They want one that makes sense to them and isn’t pie-in-the-sky bullsh**.

And here’s the twist: The solution your customers want isn’t always what you think it is.

Do you think your overweight customer wants to lose weight?

Nope. What she wants is for her clothes to fit, to not get winded walking up the stairs and for her husband to look at her like he used to when they were dating.

Do you think your financially challenged customer wants to make money?

Nope. He wants to stop waking up in a cold sweat at 3am because he has no idea how he’s going to pay the mortgage or how he’s ever going to be able to retire.

Do you think your kid-client wants to learn martial arts?

Nope. He wants to be able to walk onto the schoolyard without fear of being bullied, and he wants his friends to look up to him, too.

Most marketers who think they’re in the business of selling products can’t figure out why their sales are lousy.

Quick Story: Ten marketers are all competing to sell their ‘Make Money FAST and EASY’ products.

9 of them talk about the money. Mansions. Fancy cars. Supermodel girlfriends or boyfriends. Living life on a beach with room service or owning a yacht. You know… the kind of stuff 99% of people can’t even relate to.

One of them talks about enjoying life – a normal life of owning a home, staying home with the kids and never going into the office again. He talks about working less and living life on your own terms.

9 of these marketers are doing churn and burn marketing because their products don’t turn people into millionaires overnight like they say they do.

1 of these marketers is making an awesome living without stress. He doesn’t have to worry about customers complaining that they didn’t get to buy the yacht after one week because he never makes promises like that. He gives them the solutions they seek, and he does it in a realistic way that they can believe will work for them.

Sell a solution that makes sense to your customers using their own reasons for buying it and your sales will go through the roof.

How to Radically Revitalize Your Business in 30 Days with No Out of Pocket Expense

Have you ever driven your car onto a frozen lake, parked, cut a hole in the ice and started fishing? This might sound like a crazy idea if you’re from a warm climate. Why would you sit there on the ice for hours, freezing yourself silly, waiting for a fish to wake up from its cold slumber and bite your hook?

How to Radically Revitalize Your Business in 30 Days with No Out of Pocket Expense

One way to make this sport more bearable is to build yourself an ice-fishing shanty. About the size of a garden shed, this is a small structure that is towed out onto the ice. The structure has one or more trap doors in the floor where you can use an auger to cut through the ice.

You can furnish these shanties with comfortable chairs and a propane heater – just don’t get your shanty so warm that it melts into the ice or worse yet – through the ice.

“What in the heck does this have to do with email marketing?”

Maybe nothing, but let me continue…

A couple in Princeton, Minnesota, decided they’d rather have chicken eggs than fish, and so they converted their ice fishing shanty into a chicken coop. They added nesting boxes to accommodate 80 chickens and use the trap doors to clean out the old bedding and chicken poop before moving the structure – on wheels – to a new location. When a chicken hawk appears in the sky, the chickens can dive under their chicken coop for safety.

Really, I think this is a much better use for the ice shanty than sitting in the cold for hours hoping a fish has had enough living and is ready for the fry pan.

If you’ve been doing online marketing for any length of time then I’ll bet right now you have assets that you aren’t using fully. It’s just a matter of identifying those assets and converting them into a better, higher use.

For example, do you have…

•   Old email lists?
•   Social media followers?
•   Products you’ve created but no longer sell?
•   Content that is languishing with no readers?
•   Special knowledge you’ve gained on how to do certain things?
•   PLR products you’ve purchased but not used?

Any of these assets and loads of others I didn’t list can be repurposed to increase your business. Think about it… if an old ice shanty can find new life housing 80 chickens, couldn’t you…

•   Revive your old email lists by sending a 30-day campaign of emails people WANT to read?
•   Start a new, coordinated campaign to bring your social media followers to your website, your squeeze pages, your products?
•   Update, refresh and re-release your old products, or sell resell rights to them?
•   Update and repurpose your existing content into audios, videos, new posts, books and so forth?
•   Take your own specialized knowledge and turn it into new posts, lead magnets and products?
•   Dig out those PLR products you purchased, find the gold and repurpose those into content and products, too?

You might want to take inventory of everything you have, whether it’s languishing on your website, on your hard drive or in your memory, and make a list. Then after each item, think of 5 ways you can repurpose and reuse it to either build your audience or make more sales.

If you’ve been doing online marketing for any real length of time, then I’ll bet you an ice-fishing shanty that you have thousands of dollars in assets going to waste right now. The challenge is to identify them, decide on a course of action and then get busy.

7 Ways to Make Money Online with Twitch

There are streamers on Twitch earning six and seven figures per year, and who’s to say that you won’t be one of the next ones? At the very least, you could be using Twitch to build your brand and earn a solid side hustle income online. Yes, while Twitch is the go-to platform for gamers, you don’t have to be a gamer to make real money on this platform.

7 Ways to Make Money Online with Twitch

What is Twitch?

Amazon-owned Twitch is the world’s leading live streaming platform for gamers and other lifestyle casters. Communities are built around a shared and streamable interest, with Twitch streamers broadcasting their gameplay or activity by sharing their live screens with fans and subscribers.

Twitch offers free and paid versions, with paid tiers removing ads and offering more features. Activity can be live-streamed from a minute to 8 hours or longer. Users find streams by browsing various categories. Channels can be followed, resulting in activity updates and notifications. Think live-streaming social media and you get the idea.

Twitch isn’t just for gamers, either. There is a wide variety of content that includes live and recorded broadcasts of music, sports, travel, food and talk shows.

How do You Build a Twitch Audience?

In one word… gradually. Like any other platform, it takes time to attract an audience. Successful channels are built up over years by continuously producing material.

The first step is to find your niche, whether it’s gaming, talk show, food, music or whatever works for you. The second step is to differentiate yourself from others. Maybe you’re not the best game player by a long shot, but if you’re funny, helpful or entertaining, you can build an audience.

Create a regular streaming schedule so your fans know when to tune in and watch. Use your existing social media accounts, such as Facebook, YouTube and so forth, to promote your Twitch broadcasts. Make yourself known to other Twitch users by engaging with their streams. Interact with your viewers. Ask them questions, make jokes, respond to their chats and so forth.

The #1 key in Twitch is to be entertaining. If you can do this, fans will tune in time and time again to see what you’re doing.

How to Make Money as a Twitch Novice

You don’t need a huge audience to begin making money with Twitch.

1: Take Donations

Twitch users routinely donate money to their favorite streamers. Add a “donate” button to your channel using PayPal or a third-party app such as Streamlabs to collect donations.

Don’t be shy about asking. In your videos, gently remind people that you gratefully accept donations and that those donations make it possible for you to continue streaming.

2: Find a Brand Partner

Companies use Twitch streamers to promote their products, giving the streamer a kickback in return. This is a partner relationship, not to be confused with Twitch’s Partner and Affiliate Programs which we’ll cover in a moment.

For example, if you’re a gamer, potential partners will be selling items such as hardware, software, headsets, chairs and even energy drinks. If you’re not yet a big time gamer or streamer, you will likely need to find these partners yourself rather than wait for them to find you. Watch to see who sponsors other Twitch Streamers in your genre who have comparable fan bases and approach those companies first.

3: Sell Merchandise

If you have a particularly dedicated audience or even just a super-catchy name, you might sell your own t-shirts, mugs and so forth. Set up shop with any of the t-shirt producers, make the designs yourself or hire a graphic artist, and then promote your wares on your Twitch channel.

How to Make Money as a Twitch Affiliate

When you meet specific criteria, you can become a Twitch Affiliate. Once you reach the following milestones within the past 30 days, you’ll be eligible to receive an invitation to become an Affiliate:

– Minimum 500 total broadcast minutes
– Minimum 7 unique broadcast days
– Average of 3 or more concurrent viewers
– At least 50 followers

Once you join the Twitch Affiliate Program, you can earn money on Twitch through:

4: Subscriptions

Viewers can subscribe to your channel to unlock benefits like exclusive chat rooms, emoticons and merchandise discounts. These monthly subscriptions start at $4.99 and as an affiliate you will receive a cut.

5: Virtual Cheers

Viewers can give monetary support via virtual cheers, called “bits.” Viewers buy bits in different colors and sizes and then dole them out to their favorite broadcasters who receive a cut.

6: Game Sales

Whenever you play games that are sold in the Twitch store, a “buy now” button appears on your channel. When viewers purchase the game and in-game add-ons directly from your channel, you receive a 5% cut.

How to Make Money as a Twitch Partner

This is the top tier for Twitch earners. Anyone and everyone on Twitch who is earning 6 or 7 figures is a Twitch Partner. Partners get:

7: Revenue Sharing

You must apply for partnership, and if accepted, you will receive a share of ad revenue generated from your Twitch page.

Requirements for Partnership include:

– Streaming for 25 hours in the last 30 days
– Streaming for 12 unique days in the last 30 days
– Reaching 75 average viewers in the last 30 days

When you reach these requirements, a button will appear on your dashboard that allows you to apply for Partnership. Twitch usually gets back to you within 7 business days with their decision.

Note: Not everyone is approved for Partnership Status the first time around. If you are not approved, keep trying. Make sure you act professionally on your channel, that you have a content strategy that reflects who you are and that you continue to build your following.

And as a Partner you are also more likely to receive endorsement deals and lucrative brand sponsorships, too.

There you have it… 7 ways to make money with Twitch. Learn more at: www.twitch.tv

This Reduces Refunds and Increase Sales

Most new marketers make the painful mistake of thinking the sale is done when the customer buys the product. Nope. That’s just the first sale. Wise marketers who want to stay in business and continue to profit know there are two more sales to be made.

This Reduces Refunds and Increase Sales

First, you’ve got to sell the new buyer on how great your product is. If you don’t, you’ll get more refund requests.

Second, you’ve got to sell your new buyer on consuming and using your product. When you do, these new customers are far more likely to purchase additional products from you, often at much higher price points.

Interestingly, you can make both of these sales with one simple technique.

I’m going to assume that the product in question is an information product, and that it’s a good one – no junk. Here’s what you do:

When you collect reviews and testimonials prior to launch (you are doing that, right?) you’re going to ask a couple of extra questions of your reviewers:

1: Which is your favorite section/chapter/video of the product?

2: What did you discover and how will you use this information to achieve your goal?

Your questions might be slightly different depending on your product and your niche. The gist is to get each reviewer to choose a favorite section of the product and tell you what they’re going to do with this information.

For example, “The third video taught me how to add an additional $10,000 to my monthly income with just a few small tweaks to what I’m already doing.”

Or, “The fifth chapter revealed a mistake I’ve been making that nearly cost me my marriage. Now that I’m aware of it, I’ve made a simple adjustment that’s brought my husband and me back together again and we feel like newlyweds!”

You can use these in your sales material, but you can also place these INSIDE your product to remind your customers of why they made the purchase. You might place the testimonials at the beginning of chapters, or one the page containing that particular video, or wherever it’s appropriate.

After people buy your product, they naturally forget most of what the sales letter or sales video told them. A week or two later, they might only remember they paid $199 for a product that will teach them how to blog. If buyer’s remorse sets in before they even consume your product, you’re done for. A refund request will be on its way to your inbox.

By adding these very specific testimonials, you remind them that others have found your product particularly helpful. This can get them to read or watch your product and see how great it is. Then instead of asking for a refund, they’ll be wondering what else you can offer them.

A couple more tips:

→ Use these testimonials as well as bullet points in the follow up email series you send after making the sale. This will remind new buyers of what a great decision they made in purchasing your product and encourage them to consume it and use it.

→ At the beginning of each chapter or section, as well as on the page where each video is loaded, add in a list of bullet points telling them what they’ll discover in this material.

Remember, it’s important to not just make the initial sale, but to also sell your customers on the idea that they made a smart purchase as well as selling them on USING your product. When you do, you’ll reduce refunds dramatically as well as encourage your new buyers to make many more purchases from you in the future.

Weird Case Study of Amazon Book Trading Business Earns Up to 6 Figures from Home

When I first heard this one I dismissed it as something that couldn’t possibly make all that much money. I was wrong.

Weird Case Study of Amazon Book Trading Business Earns Up to 6 Figures from Home

Here’s what a friend of mine (we’ll call her Beth) is doing with Amazon to currently clear several hundred dollars a day and quite possibly reach the 6 figure mark this year.

She is, in a nutshell, buying and selling books.

But Beth’s not haunting thrift stores or yard sales to do this. In fact, she never leaves home. She has two methods she uses that go hand in hand, sometimes clearing over $100 PER BOOK.

Beth’s first method takes advantage of the fact that most Amazon shoppers want to use their Prime account to get free, fast shipping. Because of this, they will often pay far more for an item than they need to.

She looks for new and used books (HINT: Textbooks work really well for this!) that have a large Prime price tag and a much smaller price if you buy it directly from the seller. For example, she showed me a textbook that is selling for $170 on Prime, and for $12 plus $3.99 shipping directly from the cheapest seller.

There were actually a couple dozen copies selling for $50 or less. She buys up all of the cheaper copies, ships them to Amazon and then sells them through Amazon Prime for much larger prices.

I know, this sounds like needles in haystacks, but she has gotten really good at finding these deals. She wouldn’t divulge her search technique, except to say that she perfected it one rainy afternoon when she had nothing else to do.

She also searches other book sites beyond Amazon, and she says that some of her very best deals come from purchasing books from other sites and then selling them on Amazon.

That’s the first half of her business. The second half is weirder still.

If you’ve ever looked closely at Amazon book listings, you’ve seen that little box on the right of some listings that say, “Do you have one to sell?” Amazon will pay you to send them books that they can then sell. But here’s what’s so weird…

There are times when you can buy used books from Amazon sellers for a lot less than Amazon is willing to PAY for the books. And when you tell Amazon you have a book to sell, they lock the price for 25 days. This gives you time to receive the book you purchased and send it on to Amazon. If the price Amazon is willing to pay goes UP in this period, you cancel the price you were going to receive and get the new, higher one.

You can buy more than one copy of a book and trade it in. You can also find cheaper books on other book sites and then sell those to Amazon. You can also find other websites that will sometimes (often?) pay more than Amazon.

Here’s another weird fact: Every book site that buys books pays you in cash except for Amazon. They pay in gift cards. That seems like a flaw in the system, right? But Beth uses these gift cards to buy more cheap books that can be resold at higher prices, making even more profit. Gift cards may also save you on taxes but you didn’t hear that from me. Consult your tax person.

Beth handles the books herself – both incoming and outgoing – by purchasing a scale and a thermal postage printing machine that makes everything simple and easy. But I understand there are also third-party process centers that will handle the books for you for a fee. This includes both receiving the books from individual sellers and packaging them up to send to the book websites of your choosing.

And there you have it: A weird little arbitrage book business that almost anyone can do. The downsides as I see it are you need money up front to get started because you’ll be purchasing books. The more money you have, the faster you can build your business.

Also, if you’re selling books to individuals, you will have to sometimes wait to make the sales. That’s fun, though, because you never know how many sales you might wake up to each morning.

If you’re interested in this, start with books you know sell for high prices such as textbooks and branch out from there. It could be a great way to make your mortgage payment each month, or possibly even build a full-time five or six figure income.

How to get motivated & STAY motivated!

I’ve long believed that “motivation” (being “motivated” to do something) comes entirely from within a person (we make the choice to do it) while “inspiration” comes from outside a person (we are inspired by something). With this in mind, I’m often asked by struggling network marketers these two questions: “How do I get motivated?” and “How do I stay motivated?” There have been thousands of books written and audio programs recorded on the topic of “motivation”.

People routinely spend hundreds and thousands of dollars to attend “self-improvement programs”, some of which are several days to several weeks long, put on by famous gurus, to find a way to get themselves “motivated” to go achieve something big.

Two critical questions for all success-seeking network marketers: “How do I get motivated?” and “How do I stay motivated?” When these two questions are posed to me, I’ll ask that person, “Are you asking me how to get the ‘fire in your belly’ so that you get off your butt and recruit and build your business?” They always answer with “Yes! That’s what I want to know!” Here’s what I tell them . . . I tell them that you can’t get motivated and stay motivated from a slogan, a quote, a photo, a movie, a song, a poster, a trinket, a statue, etc.

I tell them that while those sorts of material things can indeed “inspire” them, those sorts of things do not motivate because motivation must always come from within a person, that the motivation they seek is a choice they make to do something.

I tell them, “The motivation you seek is something that’s already inside of you. It’s lying there dormant, waiting to be awaken. It’s ‘deep-seeded’ within you, it’s down deep inside of you, it’s way beneath the surface, just waiting to be called into action It’s the unfinished business, the things we want to achieve, the ‘stuff in the basement’ as Rocky Balboa famously said before he began training for a fight as a 60+-year-old man.”

To awaken that motivation that’s already inside a person, and to be motivated on an ongoing basis, a person must establish a clear purpose. That purpose is something a person chooses to MUST HAVE and WILL HAVE. For example, it’s the difference between someone saying, “I want to lose 30lbs” (PASSIVE-WEAK) versus saying “I must and I will lose 30lbs” (PROACTIVE-POWERFUL).

It’s the difference between a network marketer saying, “I want to make $10,000 a month with network marketing” (PASSIVE-WEAK) versus saying “I must and I will make $10,000 a month in network marketing” (PROACTIVE-POWERFUL). It’s the difference between saying “I want to make 100 calls today” (PASSIVE-WEAK) versus saying “I must and I will make 100 calls today” (PROACTIVE-POWERFUL).

It’s the difference between saying “I want to invest in a leads list full of network marketers to build my business” (PASSIVE-WEAK) versus saying “I must and I will invest in a leads list full of network marketers so I can build my business” (PROACTIVE-POWERFUL).

In closing, there’s one critically important thing about getting motivated and staying motivated, and it’s this: When a person lives in the “present moment”, then getting motivated and staying motivated happens automatically. Because when a person is in the present moment, then they are truly “being”.

Would You Like to Make Money Like Google & Facebook?

Have you ever looked at sites like Google or Facebook and
asked yourself…“How can they make SO MUCH MONEY
when they aren’t even really selling any products?!?!”


Well, Google and Facebook are cashing in on their platforms;
They’re taking advantage of the millions of people who come
to their sites…Then view and click the ads on their pages.
Those sites have turned into billion dollar companies by getting
paid to send traffic to businesses.

This is why I’m excited to share this with all of you… you can
drive more traffic, leads and sales for YOUR business by
STEALING the same business model as FB and Google
(legally of course)

Check out how by clicking this link!

Your Home Based Business in Affiliate Marketing.

Many of us dream of being our own boss. The lure of big money and flexible work hours is quite attractive. However, many are afraid to venture out on their own. They fear that they do not have the capital required to get a business started or they don’t want to loose the security of their day job.

The solution could be starting a home business! The truth of the matter is that you can start your home business with no money at all. Ask yourself this, do you have a spare room or space in your house. Do you have a computer with an internet connection? Do you have a phone line? If you have these three things you have the essentials of an office from which your home business can be made.

Affiliate marketing can be a great way for you to get started in your home business. Affiliate marketing will provide you with the opportunity to sell either a product or a service. With low capital and little space you may want to concentrate on services.

Once you have made the decision, you need to evaluate your skills. What services can you offer and what skills can you bring. Many people start of with affiliate marketing programs from major search engines. If you’re good at website design, you could register your page with someone such as yahoo publisher. This way your site will get traffic with the help of the search engine Yahoo. If yours is a sales website, your traffic could translate into increased sales. The more exposure to your site the better.

The other thing you can try to do is attract traffic to other sites. Retail sites such as Amazon and EBay have affiliate marketing programs. If you can generate traffic and increase sales then you can make money. Both programs offer ways to increase revenues through links and blogs. These are usually free and worth using. Remember, the more you make the more they make.

Finally, your site can make money in another way. When it is posted on sites such as yahoo publisher or Google ad sense, there will be ads placed. Whenever a visitor clicks on an ad you make money. The more clicks the more cash. The operators take care of all the advertising costs and placement. They also try to place appropriate ads to your page. If you’re selling rare books ads for fish food are not likely going to get clicked.

If you want to start working for yourself but feel you don’t have the money then you’re wrong. If you have a computer and space to put it then you have all you need. You can also start you home business and work it around your job. You can gradually commit more time as your home business grows.

If you’re tired of your job and really want to work for yourself then stop making excuses and do it. Though affiliate marketing programs and selling services you will find that having your home business is easier than you think. All it takes is time and a commitment to succeed. By taking advanantage of the affiliate marketing programs that are currently available, you can make money and improve your own marketing skills. Remember, you can always expand into other areas and venture out totally on your own later. Right now, get marketing and get clicking.

3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need

Every affiliate marketer is always looking for the successful market that gives the biggest paycheck. Sometimes they think it is a magic formula that is readily available for them. Actually, it is more complicated than that. It is just good marketing practices that have been proven over years of hard work and dedication.

There are tactics that have worked before with online marketing and is continuing to work in the online affiliate marketing world of today. With these top three marketing tips, you will be able to increase your sales and survive in the affiliate marketing online.

What are these three tactics?

  1. Using unique web pages to promote each separate product you are marketing. Do not lump all of it together just to save some money on web hosting. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every product and nothing more.

Always include product reviews on the website so visitors will have an initial understanding on what the product can do to those who buys them. Also include testimonials from users who have already tried the product. Be sure that these customers are more than willing to allow you to use their names and photos on the site of the specific product you are marketing.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive compelling and include calls to act on the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and will want to find out more.

  1. Offer free reports to your readers. If possible position them at the very top side of your page so they simply cannot be missed. Try to create autoresponder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone: closed sale or the prospect leaving the page and never return again. By placing useful information into their inboxes at certain specified period, you will remind them of the product they thought they want later and will find out that the sale is closed. Be sure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy the product. Do not make it sound like a sales pitch.

Focus on important points like how your product can make life and things easier and more enjoyable. Include compelling subject lines in the email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” because there are still older spam filters that dumps those kind of contents into the junk before even anyone reading them first. Convince those who signed up for your free reports that they will be missing something big if they do not avail of your products and services.

  1. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product. Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports. This way you can locate publications that is focusing on your target customers and what you have put up might just grab their interest.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 300-600 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day.
Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or get your services. If you can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day, that means you can made 10 sales based on the average statistic.

The tactics given above does not really sound very difficult to do, if you think about it. It just requires a little time and an action plan on your part.

Try to use these tips for several affiliate marketing programs. You can end maintaining a good source of income and surviving in this business that not all marketers can do. Besides, think of the huge paychecks you will be receiving…

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