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                         A Word From The Author:

I truly believe the wisdom shared in this ebook can change your life – if you
are brave enough to take action on what you are about to learn.

Most people fail because they are simply too lazy to work, scratch and claw
their way to the top. There is no magic pill to success. It takes hard work,
dedication and most of all self-education.




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Almost every successful person I know has taken all that life can throw at
them, and they kept getting up, dusted themselves off and pushed forward.

This is the mindset you must get yourself into – don't accept failure as an
option. Many times you will fail at something you try, but you only become
a failure when you give up.

I have been marketing online for over a decade and I am constantly investing
my money into my business and my Internet marketing education. Many
times I have bought a $37 ebook and used the information to make
thousands of dollars – sadly enough, others have bought the very same
ebook and never taken action on what they learned.

It still shocks me how many people are angry that they have to spend money
in this business – you will not find an end all solution in a box for $29.99!

This is a business and your first mistake would be to treat it any other way.
Remember, you must invest in yourself and your online business. But as
with any business, you must be wise where you put your money.

When you read this ebook, you will discover that all of the marketers are
vastly different from each other. They all took different paths to success, but
you will find many similarities in what they are doing today to run their
businesses. (Do you see how powerful this kind of information can be for
your own online business?)

There are many different roads to success and the first step is to Take
Action!




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Sam Stephens Interview




Name: Sam Stephens




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Educational background:

Bachelor Computer Science - currently deferred. With the speed at which
this industry changes, I found my degree to be unrelated to the path I wished
to pursue in my business.

Year started business:

I started my offline business in 1997, then the business model changed and I
launched my online business in 2001.

Type of business:

Software development and sales. I specialize in creating security and
automation tools for Internet businesses, especially sellers of digital
products.

Website url: Dlguard.com

Main product:

DLGuard

Secure your digital downloads from theft, stop people from bypassing your
payment system, build and manage customer lists, track customer
downloads, create membership areas, create secure cart, ban serial refunders
and charge-backers, track sales page conversion, and much more!.

1.) What inspired you to create an online business?

It’s a fascinating industry that is so amazingly volatile that you can build a
large income in a short amount of time using basically no start-up capital.
This is unheard of in the offline business world where starting a new


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business can set you back an easy $50,000 with the aim to turn a profit in

three to five years. Internet business can offer profits almost instantly, if
done correctly.

2.) How much did you invest initially?

$120. This was for one year of hosting.

3.) What was your first product?




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LinkShield.com - I eventually sold the site to an investor so that I could
spend more time on other projects (and pay for my wedding, as it turns out!).

4.) How many months did it take until you turned a profit?

Because of the very low start up costs I turned a profit within a couple of
months.

5.) At what point did you believe you could make a living online? (What
was the turning point for you)

Between 2000 and 2001 I was working for a nice fat salary for a company in
Sydney. It was a great job (I was in Sales and Customer Support for a high-
tech vehicle tracking company), but unfortunately the company decided to
close down the part of the company I worked for, and so I was handed a
redundancy.

It was at this point that I decided to go full time on my Internet business - an
easy decision because I suddenly found myself unemployed. I’ve only every

worked for two companies, all the rest of my working life I have been
working for myself and so it wasn’t a terribly hard decision for me.

6.) What where the biggest obstacles you had to overcome in your
business?

Starting to sell a security product when you don’t yet have a name. It’s the
most important lesson to learn in *any* business. Build your name, and
build your brand. Your name and/or brand will become what people trust,
and when people trust you they will buy from you.

7.) Best decision you ever made for your business?



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Changing the product names of my products from CB Download Manager to
DLGuard and from CB Affiliate Express to HopGuard. Again, it’s about
building a brand.

8.) Worst decision you ever made for your business?

It was the lack of initial action - dabbling here and there. This needs to be
done, but there’s a point where you have to pick an area you’re going for
and grab it. I should have done that sooner!

9.) Briefly take us through a typical day of running your online




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business. (Daily tasks, etc)

I wake up in the morning and stumble down the stairs where I take the
covers off our bird cages. They demand attention in a high-pitched screech
as I go into the kitchen to boil the water to make a coffee. While the water is
boiling I give our Lorakeet a pat and then quickly make my coffee and walk
quickly to the office so he doesn’t try and follow me.

I then answer emails, forum posts, and help desk requests for a few hours,
then check some forums out to see if anyone has asked for a solution that I
can provide.

I then decide it’s time to have breakfast, but realize it’s actually lunch time
and so I stare into the fridge for awhile until I figure out what to make. My
lunch break consists of enough time for me to make food and eat it, so about
20 mins or so.

I answer more emails while I work on programming up some new products.

At the end of the day I answer more emails and customer support requests,
and then either play some games or go for a walk until my wife gets home. I
need to break between work and wife-time to help me relax a little.

10.) How do you keep yourself focused on your daily routines?

I simply keep the end goal in sight: to make enough money to retire early.
It’s what keeps me going every day.

11.) Where do you invest most of your marketing budget each month?

Oddly enough I don’t have a marketing budget. I rely on search engine
results, forum postings, and most of all, my wonderful affiliates to bring in
the sales.


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12.) What is your most effective marketing technique?

Affiliates.

13.) What software is the most vital to your business?

DLGuard. And I don’t say that simply because it’s my main product. I
originally wrote DLGuard for myself as I needed a tool to speed up, and
manage day-to-day sales and downloads for my products. It wasn’t until
after I had been using the product myself that I decided to make it available
to other Internet businesspeople.




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14.) What advice would you give to someone just starting an online
business?

Keep in mind that this is a business. A real business. It’s not a way to make
quick riches, and it will take work and planning on your behalf. With that in
mind, Internet business is one of the most exciting business industries. You
can make something from nothing. You fiddle around on your computer
each day and cheques start turning up in the mail. It’s amazing, so grab it
with both hands!

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David Vallieres Interview




Name: David Vallieres

Background Information:

Author of “The One Business Secret That Could Make You Rich” and
dozens of other special reports, ebooks, articles and pc-videos.



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Year started business: 1996

Type of business: Information marketing

Website url: InfoProductlab.com

1.) Can you tell me about your business background?

For 15 years I worked in community and economic development.

My last full-time paid position (before becoming a full-time Internet




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entrepreneur) was Deputy Commissioner of Urban and Economic
Development for the city of Utica, NY.

I was also the CEO of 2 community development corporations and
developed millions of dollars of safe and affordable housing in my
community.

As CEO I also started a ’small-business enterprise’ fund to help small
businesses get start-up funding. I included entrepreneurial training as a
requirement for getting funding and I met some great people who have gone
on to become very successful in their own small business.

2.) How did you get started on the Internet?

Since 1979 I have been a collector and part-time dealer of rare and used
books… and in 1996 I wrote a book on dealing with books on the Internet

And started selling it over the Internet.

I sold it from a web page at the time but it was a printed manual and audio
program I delivered to my customers through the postal system. I sold the
course for $179 or $197 and it did really well.

The success I had doing that was encouraging so I quit my job in 1999
and pursued the Internet full-time.

3.) What other online businesses are you involved with?

I currently own over 40 web sites, but my primary businesses are my
newsletter for Internet entrepreneurs called, “Little Known Ways To Make
Money Online” at InfoProductLab.com and PublicDomainReport.com
where I write a weekly newsletter on how to profit from works in the public
domain.


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I also use several sites that ‘feed’ my InfoProductLab.com site. These sites
include WealthyWebmaster.com and SixFigurePlan.com.

4.) How did you learn what it takes to succeed?

I needed to be successful. When I quit my job I just never gave myself
an option to “fail”. I failed a lot of times, but kept going, never quitting
and never getting down on myself for failing.

For every 10 hair-brained ideas I get only 2 or 3 ever really become
successful so I figured that if I really want to be successful I should fail




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more often so I can discover the winners faster

The Internet makes failing easy.. and faster. That’s part of my success-
just going out and doing it. If it doesn’t work I stop doing it.. if an
idea I have starts working I just do more of it…

Another very important aspect of being successful is not being afraid to
sell something. I’ve learned that people (including myself) hate to sell.
They get really nervous selling themselves and their products.

You gotta get over that if you’re going to be successful in any business of
your own- you basically have to be totally ‘fearless’ when it comes to
marketing your products … you have to believe 100% they will help people
and be good for them, or why sell them at all?

5.) What office equipment do you use?

I have 2 computers, one color printer one duplexing laser printer (B&W),
2 desks and 2 chairs, a phone and 2 file cabinets… that’s about it.

I have approx 400 sq ft (20′X22′) of space that’s attached to my home that
was built as an extension before I moved in. It’s my ‘command center.

I think everyone needs a private space to run their business, even if it’s
only the corner of a bedroom.

6.) Do you do all of your business online?

No, not all of it- 90% is online. I also sell some of my reports offline
using direct mail and I have a line of reproduction rare Japanese prints
and posters I sell to art galleries across the country.

7.) What are your biggest gripes about the Internet?


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My biggest ‘gripe’ is spam… not for the reason you might think. Actually
I don’t care for it and when I get an obvious ’spam’ message I just delete
it. But what I mean to say is, spam is making it much harder for me to get
my newsletters delivered to true opt-in subscribers.

Email ‘filters’ and ISP restrictions are getting tighter and tighter making it
much harder for legitimate emails to get through to their intended recipients.
I know several of my clients have reported that email ‘orders’ for their
products and services were never fulfilled because their email ‘filters’ sent
email orders for their products straight into their ‘junk’ email folder and they




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never saw them. The only reason they knew this happened is because
customers started complaining wondering when they would get their
products delivered.

Spam is bad for more reasons than one and I hope a solution is found.

8.) Do you mostly do publishing or other enterprises?

In the beginning of my Internet business career I only sold my own products
and services but in the last 1 1/2 years I’ve been doing a lot of ‘affiliate’ type
marketing- selling another publishers product for a percentage of the profits.

My business primarily markets ‘paper and ink’ and digital products.

9.) Are people more interesting than product stories?

You wouldn’t have a product without the people behind it… when I buy an
information product online I want to know something unique about the
person who wrote it or if it’s a software program I want to know how the
person who created it got the idea for it, i.e. did it solve some problem he
had??…

10.) What are your goals and aspirations for the future?

As much as I think I help people in their business with my info-products I’d
like to do more one-to-one kind of mentoring or coaching. I’d like to help
someone first-hand go from ZERO income online to making a living online.

That would thrill me and give me a great feeling of accomplishment.

11.) What software do you use to make your Websites?

I use Dreamweaver by Macromedia for building websites and Adobe
ImageStyler to do my graphics.


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12.) What are your favorite computer programs?

The only programs I need to operate my business (aside from the one’s for
building a website above) are: NoteTabPro, MS Excel and WorldCast at
http://fairlogic.com

13.) What is your typical day like?

I check my email, do my writing and marketing from 9:00 AM to 12:00
noon. In the afternoon I work on projects and brainstorm new ideas. I’ll go
back online after dinner around 6 or 7 PM and check my email once more




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before going to play with my kids, helping them with homework, etc.

14.) Are there any tips or advice you would like to offer?

Number 1: Discover what you do best and find multiple ways to benefit
from it.

Here’s an example: someone loves to cook. Ok, so they can start a
newsletter (ezine) on cooking… they can also write an ebook, they can also
do a video, they can also create recipes and sell those, they can teach
cooking classes online or in their home town, etc… do you see what I mean?
One focus (cooking), mutiple products form the one focus.

Number 2: No matter what your focus is, make it unique in some way. Inject
your personality into everything you do. Don’t call your ezine “Sarah Jean’s
ezine”… call it “Sarah Jean’s Kickin’ Cooking Secrets”… ummm you get
the idea.

Number 3: Build an opt-in list, build it big and build it fast. Do whatever it
takes (legally) to get subscribers. Very few people online today make any
money without their own ezine and list.

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Yanik Silver Interview




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Name: Yanik Silver

Background Information:




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Yanik Silver is recognized as the leading expert on creating automatic,
moneymaking Websites. He is the author, co-author or publisher of several
best-selling online marketing books and tools, which can be found at
www.SurefireMarketing.com

Educational background: BS Marketing, Univ of Maryland
(but never learned anything in college except how to party)

Year started business: 1998 offline; 2000 online

Type of business: Information marketing

Website: Instant Sales Letters

1.) What inspired you to create an online business?

Intrigued by the whole idea of:

a) Haven’t something making me money whether while I was sleeping,
hanging out, or working on other things
b) low-cost
c) I saw the models that seemed to be working already

2.) How much did you invest initially?

$1500
(Of that about $800 was for my merchant account in those days)

3.) What was your first product?

InstantSalesLetters.com

4.) How many months did it take until you turned a profit?



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Month 1 we made $1800+

5.) At what point did you believe you could make a living online? (What
was the turning point for you)

By the third month it was making close to $7000/month

6.) What where the biggest obstacles you had to overcome in your
business?




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Telling my parents what I do and having them “get it”. They still don’t.

7.) Best decision you ever made for your business?

Leaving my father’s company and setting off on my own.

8.) Worst decision you ever made for your business?

Not setting up enough systems so that I wasn’t making stuff up on the fly.

9.) Briefly take us through a typical day of running your online
business. (Daily tasks, etc)

Check email
Write copy or promo pieces
Work on scheduling activities (i.e. interviews, etc)
Little things to update a bonus/product/website, etc.
(all webwork and tech stuff is outsourced - but make sure it’s done how I
want it)

10.) How do you keep yourself focused on your daily routines?

I take 10 min the morning to decide what’s the most important task I can do
and work on that first. Most important meaning what can bring the best
proactive results

11.) Where do you invest most of your marketing budget each month?

I actually don’t spend much on advertising just on paying affiliates. So I
guess paying affiliates would fall under this category.

12.) What is your most effective marketing technique?

Our affiliate program. We have over 40,000 affiliates out there who can
promote our products.

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13.) What software is the most vital to your business?

Synergyx.com. This software basically runs my affiliate program for me.

14.) What advice would you give to someone just starting an online
business?

Think of it as a real business. Now, it’s a great business that you can start
small or part-time but it’s a real business. That means you might not make
$1M overnight (probably won’t). You do have to invest in your education




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and study/learn as much as you can about the core fundamentals that are
most important to you. (For me that’s copywriting and marketing). Leave the
dumb $10/hour activities to others as much as you can. Of course, it all
depends if you have more time than money. Or more money than time. But
most of all - just get going and do something. It’s far better to fail quickly
than spend your time wondering if an idea will work. You can always
improve it.

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Paul Myers Interview




Name: Paul Myers

Educational background: Catholic grade and high schools, some college. I
went through three curriculums in three semesters and decided I wasn’t
learning anything in college that I wanted to do for a living.

Year started business: 1995

Type of business:


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At the time, generating leads for a local cell phone company. I made a deal
with them. I asked how much it cost to generate a sale, and they told me
$150. I asked if they’d pay me half that for pre-qualified leads that converted
to sales, and they said yes.

I put up a page that explained the deal in detail (no “fine print” or hidden
costs) and drove traffic to it. It was profitable the first week.

Then I got into publishing TalkBiz News, albeit under a different name at
the time. I’ve been doing that for over 10 years now. I also wrote sales copy




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for most of that time, with some very well known marketers as clients.

Website url: Talkbiz.com

List your products and services: TalkBiz News. The rest are secondary.

2.) What inspired you to create an online business?

I didn’t like working for other people. That usually meant day-time hours,
and I am very much a night person. Plus, online work means I get to write
more, which is what I enjoy doing.

2.) How much did you invest initially?

Nothing but my dial-up costs.

3.) What was your first product?

Leads, really. Later I created one of the first books on list building, “The
Amazing List Machine.” Hokey title, but it was way ahead of its time. A lot
of what I talked about in it is only now getting into the mainstream.

4.) How many months did it take until you turned a profit?

Less than a month.

5.) At what point did you believe you could make a living online? (What
was the turning point for you)

I never believed I couldn’t. I’ve always been in sales, and I knew that it was
just a matter of finding people who wanted something and giving it to them.

6.) What where the biggest obstacles you had to overcome in your
business?


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My own curiosity. I’m interested in most everything, and that makes me
look like I’ve got ADD. It is, in a non-clinical sort of way. I call it EADD.
Entrepreneurial Attention Deficit Disorder. Too many opportunities that
look interesting, and too many curious questions that want answering. That’s
a bad habit in some ways, but it’s also why I understand a lot of things that
most people don’t even think about. Double-edged sword, at the least.

Another was doing service work exclusively for so long. Writing sales copy
was fun, but it didn’t build products or a business. It was just a job with
rotating “bosses.” I wouldn’t do that again.




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7.) Best decision you ever made for your business?

Be myself. As a writer, that’s more important than it sounds.

8.) Worst decision you ever made for your business?

Not getting my own domain as soon as possible. That cost me a lot of
opportunities.

9.) Briefly take us through a typical day of running your online
business. (Daily tasks, etc)

Typical? No such thing, other than deleting the spam my filters didn’t get
and answering mail from customers. The rest changes from day to day.

10.) How do you keep yourself focused on your daily routines?

I don’t. See above.

11.) Where do you invest most of your marketing budget each month?

Education. And yes, there are people who’ll argue that that’s not what you
meant. I’ll stand by that answer.

12.) What is your most effective marketing technique?

Saying what I think. As a publisher, that’s as much a branding thing as a
way to keep the books straight. And it’s something people learn to count on.
They know they’re getting the straight story from me, like it or hate it.

13.) What software is the most vital to your business?

Pegasus Mail. NoteTab Pro and UltraEdit (both text editors). My Aweber
account. Acrobat. I could run my business with just those.

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14.) What advice would you give to someone just starting an online
business?

Know what you want, and have a plan to get it. Don’t screw around with a
service business. Focus on one thing and become the best at it.

Go for your own goals. Decide for yourself what you want, and to hell with
what other people tell you you should want. Let them set their own goals.
Don’t pay attention to “the crowd.”

And have fun!




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Robert Puddy Interview




Name: Robert Puddy

Educational background: English education levels are different to US
levels, but basically I graduated and then did a one year college course.

Year started business: 1999

Type of business: Internet marketing

Website url: Advertisingknowhow.com

1.) What inspired you to create an online business?

Pure chance, I asked my employer at the time if I could create a company
website for them as a project. Once I had done that I figured there wasn’t



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much point in just building it unless I also promoted it in the search engines,
in researching that I stumbled upon the internet marketing world.

Once I discovered it was possible to earn money online, I started to build
websites for myself.

2.) How much did you invest initially?

Initially just the price of some web hosting and a domain name, it was
fortunate I discovered host4profit as it was a being launched. That came with
my very first products e-books, from that point on came a very slow and




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sometimes painful learning process.

3.) What was your first product?

My first real product, was a traffic exchange called adcredits.com I have
since sold that site and moved on to advertisingknowhow.com which is a
traffic exchange and list builder. But for the first 2 years my product was my
ezine, building my list and marketing affiliate programs.

4.) How many months did it take until you turned a profit?

Strangely enough I turned a profit in the first 2 months, I discovered all
about writing articles. I tried my hand at writing an article about a piece of
software I was promoting. So I decided to go straight for the jugular and
submitted it to Inside Office, one of the premier newsletters on the Net.

About two weeks later I got home from work turned on the computer to
check my email, and was totally gobsmacked... there was a string of emails
from SEC with the subject line “YOU HAVE MADE A SALE”. There were
24 emails all telling me I had made a $24.95 commission on sales of SEC.

There were another 10 emails in my in box asking me questions about SEC
and where they could get it, also in there was my copy of Inside Office with
my article headline in the subject line.

I was in print, I had made money and I was hooked for life.

That article produced sales and enquiries for a whole week, I actually got
people signing up for my newsletter.

So I wrote another article about another affiliate program, submitted it to
Inside Office again. Nothing Zilch, never got published. Annoyed but
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Bingo! Not only was it published it made sales just like the other one did,
but best of all I got an email from one of the biggest names in Internet
marketing Joe Robson.

Joe told me what a great article it was and thanked me for the great tips in it
(kept that email) I replied to Joe asking him if I could use his comments as a
testimonial, he agreed and I proudly put it at the top of my WebPages.
Subscriptions to my newsletter tripled overnight.

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were both speakers and got talking in the bar, as a result of that late night
drinking session Joe and I are now partners in one site fastresponder.com
and have plans for a bigger site due to be released in the summer.

5.) At what point did you believe you could make a living online? (What
was the turning point for you)

Hmm this is a difficult one to answer, with steady work and effort it just
creeps up on you.

Suddenly your income online is getting very close to your salary and you
begin to think seriously about working full time on line.

It is very difficult to break out of the I have to work for someone mentality,
but once I did, and could spend all my time promoting my products, writing
my ezine and making joint ventures with other marketers the leap forward in
income was dramatic.

I suppose the turning point was going to my first seminar and have people
who I thought of as successful, coming up to me and asking for JV’s. It was
then it dawned on me I had a good reputation amongst my piers and I could
increase my business through them.

6.) What were the biggest obstacles you had to overcome in your
business?

Without a doubt, separating family responsibilities from working late nights
on the computer to get me started. This was a big thing for my wife who
complained bitterly about the time I was spending as she put it playing on
the computer. It’s a fine balancing act to be able to put in enough time
marketing, working a full time job and making sure you don’t neglect your
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Strangely enough the solution to that problem was one of the catalysts to my
eventual success. And is the answer to the next question

7.) Best decision you ever made for your business?

Outsourcing.

By hiring out tasks, like programming and design work etc, gave me the
time to balance out my family stuff and marketing my business. I had to
invest money to do that but, the results far out weighed the price, both in my
business success and the improvement in my family life.




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Let me give you an example of the importance of doing this:

I went in to one of my voice chat rooms where I hang out with other
marketers with an idea, after an hour of discussing it with a friend we
decided to run with it, we brought in a programmer gave him an equal share
of the site and he set about writing the php code needed. I set about writing
the adcopy and setting up some promotion outlets and between the 3 of us
we had the site set up and the doors open for business inside 8 days.

The site started to make sales in side a day, and is still growing. Each of us
stuck to the bits we were good at and created a money making site for
minimal layout and minimal time consumed. The third partner does all the
support and maintenance for the site and we each pull a pay check every
month, not a huge sum but more than enough for the effort involved.

Without out outsourcing, that site would have taken me many weeks to put
together, wouldn’t have been as good and probably never made as much
money.

8.) Worst decision you ever made for your business?

Of all the questions in this interview, this was the most difficult to answer.

I don’t remember ever making a decision so bad it stands out in any way.
Boring I know, but we all make mistakes, do things that don’t work, but
there not necessarily bad decisions. Every time you do something that
doesn’t work, you learn something, if you learned something then it wasn’t
all bad - Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, just learn from them and don’t
make that mistake again.

Thinking about it, I suppose the worst thing I ever did was allow myself to
get talked into promoting an MLM project by a friend, I got sucked in by the


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hype and the fact I trusted this persons judgment. (this was one of those
times her judgment was off, we both ended up with egg on our face) hyped
up pay $5 make millions in spill over are business killers for most people,
stay away from them.

9.) Briefly take us through a typical day of running your online
business. (Daily tasks, etc)

First job of the day is check my overnight emails while im drinking my first
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make yet another cup of tea and answer any support emails. I usually spend
an hour answering email in the morning.

I then usually make a list of things to do, this is important to make sure I get
done what needs doing during the day. I then have breakfast with my wife,
or spend a little time doing the household chores.

I then sit down at the computer and go through the list of tasks I set myself
earlier.

This usually comprises of the daily routines, like checking for un-
subscribers to my list and deleting them, writing or submitting article and
ads I need to get out. If I have no new projects to write sales copy for I spend
some time in the forums or looking through some of the ezines I am
subscribed too just to see what other people are doing, knowing what you
competitors are doing is vital if you want to keep up with new trends.

Most of my business sites are highly automated. I don’t normally have to
spend more than a couple of hours a day to maintain them, the real work
starts when you are trying to launch a new product, I spend most of my time
liaising with the contractors I have outsourced the work to.

10.) How do you keep yourself focused on your daily routines?

Lists. I sit and make a to do list at the end of every day. Then each morning I
go through the list one by one.

11.) Where do you invest most of your marketing budget each month?

Well that’s a tough one, as I own several advertising sites I usually utilize
those. I spend money in traffic exchanges, and on buying ad space on sites
that target my product. (See answer below )

I can also call on other marketers to do ad swaps and joint ventures with me.


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12.) What is your most effective marketing technique?

Thank you pages. Using ads on thank you pages are one of the most
productive techniques I have ever found. In fact I would give my right arm
to get my ads on other people’s thank you pages.

If you can JV with some one, and swap ad space on their thank you pages
then do it.

13.) What software is the most vital to your business?




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Ad tracking, and auto responders.

I use professional services for both, in fact I created two membership sites to
supply both services to the level I wanted for these, because they are so vital.
Without tracking your ads you end up running around like a headless
chicken and your advertising budget gets eaten up in a scatter gun approach.
Tracking allows me to target only those resources that produce results.

And autoresponders, because you leave hundreds of dollars unclaimed if you
don’t follow up with your customers and members. Online or off, it is much
easier to sell to existing customers, than it is to keep trying to find new ones.

14.) What advice would you give to someone just starting an online
business?

Training. I still spend money on seminars, and training manuals. While there
are no big secrets you can still learn new techniques by listening to other
people, go to seminars and network with other marketers. Join programs
where the owners use vip rooms to give training seminars.

Pick a product to promote based on its longevity, not on the get rich quick
hype you see everywhere don’t jump around from one program to another.
Focus on no more than 2 programs and promote the hell out of them. Only
when you have built a product or program to the extent your in profit, do
you think about the next one.

If your building your own products as opposed to affiliate marketing, then
get it built and launched, don’t sit around trying to make it perfect. While
you’re going after the Holy Grail someone like me will come along and
launch a similar program, perfect or not and you will lose out. Once it’s
good enough launch it, work on improving it once the sales start coming in,
use any upgrades or improvements you make as an up-sell to increase the
price.


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While were on prices, don’t under price. It’s a common fault folks just think
no one will buy it if its to expensive. BULL if someone will pay $25 for it,
you can bet your life they would pay $35 if that was your price. The higher
the price the less sales you need to make to get to your earnings target.



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Alice Seba Interview




Name: Alice Seba

Alice Seba is a single mom of 2 young boys and she works online to support
her family. She dabbles in affiliate marketing, SEO and some of her own
product development. However, her greatest passion online is helping
others, and in particular mothers, to achieve the same goal as her — Make
good money while staying home with the kids.

Educational background: I have a BA from Simon Fraser University
(Canada)…but it doesn’t have anything to do with what I do know.

Year started business: 2002

Type of business: Affiliate Marketing and helping others create profitable
online businesses.

Website: Affiliate Marketing Sweetie

1.) What inspired you to create an online business?




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Well, I was home with my first baby and was dreading returning to work, so
I started searching around the Internet on what I could do from home…and
voila…I’ve been addicted since.

2.) How much did you invest initially?

I didn’t put up a huge sum at the beginning and I was learning what I needed
as I went along. However, I did spend the first 2 years reinvesting my profits
into the business. I was doing a lot of experimenting with different products
and studying different courses to see what works.




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3.) What was your first product?

My “Internet Based Moms Guide to Marketing Your Website” ebook. It’s a
guide, written just for moms, who were trying to juggle all of their personal
responsibilities with running an online business. It provides practical advice
and action plans to get more traffic and sales to a website. The guide is no
longer for sale, but can be picked up for free at momsmarketing.com

4.) How many months did it take until you turned a profit?

Again, I was reinvesting profits for the first 2 years, but there were profits
after the first couple of months. I wasn’t making truckloads of money, but
things were going all right and growing as I went along.

5.) At what point did you believe you could make a living online? (What
was the turning point for you)

I always believed it. I knew when I made my first $20 from my first
customer, all I’d needed to do is sell more products and get more customers.
I just kept building on the things that where working.

6.) What where the biggest obstacles you had to overcome in your
business?

Scatterbrain-syndrome. I am a person with a lot of ideas and I get a lot
done…but I am easily distracted and I’m not all that organized. I still
struggle with too many ideas, but I’ve learned to conquer the disorganization
by outsourcing a lot of the work that I need to do.

7.) Best decision you ever made for your business?

Spend money! I invest money into my business and my education every
single month and it helps me earn more money. Sure, I make a few mistakes


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in my purchases (who else has 20 software programs on their hard drive
they’ve never used?!), but it’s a learning experience.

8.) Worst decision you ever made for your business?

Honestly, I can’t really answer this. There are a lot of things that I did the
“hard way” and it made getting to where I am now take a little longer, but I
wouldn’t call them bad decisions. And after all, everything is a learning
experience.

9.) Briefly take us through a typical day of running your online




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business. (Daily tasks, etc)

The days vary, depending on whether or not my children are at home that
day. If they’re home, work consists of quick sprints to the computer first
thing in the morning, during naptime and after they go to bed.

If I have the day to myself, I can take a deep breath and do things at a much
slower pace. However, there is no day that is ever the same. It depends on
what projects are in the works.

10.) How do you keep yourself focused on your daily routines?

I just told you I’m a scatterbrain. Ha ha. But seriously, I make sure that
things I do for my business are the things I enjoy. If I don’t enjoy it, I give it
to someone to do. That makes it easy for me to focus.

11.) Where do you invest most of your marketing budget each month?

I pay my assistants to do a lot of the marketing for me. They do my keyword
research, add content to my pages, contact joint venture partners and so
forth. I couldn’t live without these ladies!

12.) What is your most effective marketing technique?

Oh geez…the most? There are so many, but I must say that search engine
optimization and copywriting skills have been my biggest allies for my
business.

13.) What software is the most vital to your business?

Microsoft FrontPage. I wouldn’t have an online business without it.

14.) What advice would you give to someone just starting an online
business?

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Go for it! There will be mistakes along the way, but the nice thing about
running an online business is that it doesn’t have to be expensive, so you can
afford to make mistakes. Learn from them and move on.

Also, don’t try to do everything yourself, or you’ll go crazy. Outsource
administrative tasks and things you don’t like doing. That way, you can
focus on what you like doing and making your business more profitable.


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Dr. Mani Sivasubramanian Interview




Name: Dr.Mani Sivasubramanian

Background Information:

Dr. Mani, a pediatric heart surgeon. is also one of the most highly respected
Internet marketers online.

He is an expert at reaching and relating to prospects online. Dr. Mani’s free
ezine, “Reach & Relate” has helped hundreds of online entrepreneurs form
explosively profitable relationships with their clients.

Educational background: Pediatric Heart Surgeon

Year started business: 1996

Type of business: Info-preneurship, Ezine Marketing

Website url: EzineMarketingCenter.com



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1.) What inspired you to create an online business?

I’d like to take up some time and space with my answer to this,because I
believe this has been key in just about everything I did - and continue to do –
online.

My inspiration was born from necessity. I work in real life with children, as
a heart surgeon. Unfortunately kids born with heart defects. Often serious, l
life-threatening conditions requiring complex and expensive treatment.
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not receive treatment.

Seeing this happen on a daily basis provided the inspiration to do something
to create a change. Give these little fighters a chance. So when the Internet
came around to India, I seized the opportunity with both hands.

It has been an exciting, up-and-down journey of learning, working hard,
networking, observing, trying, failing… and after a while, succeeding at first
in a small way, then a little bigger, and bigger still.

Today, I’m not even halfway to where I want to go - but am more certain
than ever before that I’ll get there… and that gives me all the inspiration,
energy and optimism to keep doing it with increasing determination.

2.) How much did you invest initially?

Very little in money - a LOT in time.

I devoured massive amounts of information available across the Web for
free. I’ve often spent up to 4 hours a day reading and studying the material
of experts.

I discussed web design issues with a guy who was doing Microsoft’s
MSN.com homepage at the time. I talked programming and scripting with
some of the best minds behind popular software you use today. I exchanged
copy writing thoughts with top notch writers. Studied graphic design, email
marketing,database creation and management, audio recording, video
editing, flash movie-making and so much more that it sounds crazy!

In all, for the first 5 years of my work online, my entire investment was less
than $50 - and I had only bought ONE book, for $19.95

3.) What was your first product?

Ezine Launch - How To Create ‘Killer’ Email Newsletters

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It launched in early 2000, and was created in response to a need expressed
by many people on forums and mailing lists.

4.) How many months did it take until you turned a profit?


Almost instantly. I did the entire product creation myself, and sold the first
50 copies for $5.95 by mentioning it in my signature files on forum and
mailing list posts.

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it sells for $67, and sells well. It is a bargain even at this price! It has
undergone only one modification in the 5 years since I wrote it, because the
content is pretty much timeless.

That’s one of the ‘tricks’ of online success - and I learned it from Corey
Rudl. Create a top notch product which will last forever - and then set up an
automated sales process for it. Then repeat the process with another product,
and on and on.

5.) At what point did you believe you could make a living online? (What
was the turning point for you)

Strange as it might seem, considering I didn’t make a nickel online for the
first 3 years and even after that. I was averaging less than $100 a month, but
I always believed I could do what I set out to online.

There simply wasn’t any doubt about the end point. What did keep changing
constantly was the system and method I applied to reach this goal.

And today, I firmly believe the only thing that set me apart from the
thousands of others who started out like I did was this belief system. Many
got frustrated too soon when things didn’t go the way they expected - and
dropped out just before they had a real chance at making it big.

I’ll admit I did have spells of similar feelings - but they were always
temporary. And my inspiration and purpose helped refocus attention when
these ‘blues’ hit!

That’s why I recommend that you, and everyone else reading this, tune in to
the ‘reason why’ first, before starting out, so you have a touchstone to keep
referring to when you’re not doing as well as you had first hoped to.

6.) What were the biggest obstacles you had to overcome in your
business?

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Lack of knowledge, lack of resources and lack of guidance.

I was in India. At the time I got my first Internet account, I was one of the
first 1,000 subscribers in my city of 8 million residents!

Today, my city alone has over 1 MILLION active Internet users. 5 different
broadband service providers offer up to 8 MBPS connections, and there are
many online marketers and entrepreneurs to throw ideas around with, meet
and network, or just plain emulate.

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transfers, getting an online payment processor, limitations in poor quality
Internet access (anyone who has worked on a 4.8 kbps modem running
practically at 1,200 bps will know what I mean).

But even bigger than those technical blocks were the ‘mental’ blocks. I’d
wonder how ever I was going to compete against folks who had such a
headstart over me, so many ‘advantages’, support systems, experience and
knowledge.

Inherently, though, I’m competitive. Even HYPER-competitive. It was a
helpful trait. I decided to win at this game - and did my best. Slowly, surely,
things got better. They always do - it just needs the right attitude and
approach :)

7.) Best decision you ever made for your business?

Deciding to invest in my education. It’s hard to decide to spend $197 on an
info-product when you factor in a x45 multiple while converting Indian
rupees to US dollars. But after realizing these investments pay-off many
times over, it became a lot easier - and profitable - to gain more experience
and knowledge from high quality products.

8.) Worst decision you ever made for your business?

Trying to do everything myself. I had my eyes opened to this very recently,
at a seminar I went to. And since then, have been avidly working on
streamlining everything in my business.

I’m now doing projects with some wonderful partners who share the work -
and the profits. This leaves me more time to focus on new projects.

I’m seeking helpers who can take on portions of the tasks related to running
an online business - and offering them a choice of payment, education or
tapping into my network, in exchange.

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I’m using technology (autoresponders, scripts, help desks) to handle most
repetitive tasks not requiring human intervention.

Very soon, I expect to be able to have things running hands-free, and
growing automatically. And to realize this could have happened YEARS
before!

9.) Briefly take us through a typical day of running your online
business. (Daily tasks, etc)




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I’m not a full-time online marketer, so this may not be typical.

My day begins around 6:30 a.m. I check my email, answer important ones,
browse my favorite online forums, and leave for work.

Often, I find time to get online for a while in the evening, when I again
check on email and forum discussions, and work on one element of my
projects I’ve decided on the previous night.

My ‘core time’ on my online business is between 9 p.m and 2 a.m., during
which I get around 3 hours of work done exclusively on this. It includes
product creation, joint venture deal making, setting up marketing campaigns,
copywriting and streamlining sales processes.

It also includes a mandatory 30 to 60 minutes of studying - I have a bundle
of books, reports, courses and audio material, some of it free, a lot of it stuff
I’ve paid thousands for. And I read, listen and learn daily. It’s the *only*
way to retain a competitive edge!

Before going to sleep, I try and make a list of the most important things to
do the next day.

10.) How do you keep yourself focused on your daily routines?

It’s easy when you have very little time, and have to get the most out of it.
I’ve often got less done when I’ve had an entire day free to do it!

After trying many different ’systems’, what works best for me is to write a
list of tasks to do today, and then do them one after another, scoring them off
as they get done. I don’t even bother to prioritize now, though automatically
I tend to do the important tasks, even if they are harder or take a little longer.

11.) Where do you invest most of your marketing budget each month?


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Very recently, on pay-per-clicks. Earlier on ezine advertising. But most of
my marketing is free. I don’t pay cash for it, but invest my time. In this way,
I have developed a vast network of friends and partners who will happily

endorse my products and services to their list - because we share a
relationship, and I work on making the deal at least as beneficial to them as
it is to me.

Being focused on giving more in your dealings with others will surprisingly
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12.) What is your most effective marketing technique?

Joint ventures. They have been the key to everything I’ve achieved. They are
not easy to set up, which gives me an edge over the competition all the time.

13.) What software is the most vital to your business?

I’d say my email client. I use Eudora, and rely on email for most of my
communication - sales, client support, affiliate management, joint venture
deal-making, and more.

14.) What advice would you give to someone just starting an online
business?

Be persistent. Don’t give up too easily. It is hard to stick with it when you
are not seeing results quickly. But as my friend and mentor, Stephen Pierce,
says: “If anything is worth having, it’s worth waiting for!”

Have a purpose. Define it clearly. Let it fire your enthusiasm and energy. I
learned this in the most dramatic way, not at school, not at college, not in the
online marketing world, but at a fund-raising workshop I attended recently.

One speaker, an accountant, was talking about how he tackled the ‘boredom’
of running through rows and columns of figures for the non-profits he
helped out. He said:

“When I total up columns in my spreadsheets, I don’t see numbers. I see the
faces of the children I’m helping to save!”

What do YOU see when you work on your online business? Isn’t that really
the most important thing about doing what we do?

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