wants to get rich on the Internet. Sit back, let your computer fill
your bank account with fresh money every day. Big money for very
little work. Sounds great, doesn't it?
does. Too bad that for most of us, it's an absolute crock. We
probably have a better chance of becoming national bowling champions
than Internet millionaires. We probably have a better chance of
getting picked in the next NBA draft.. for most people, Internet
"riches" means coffee money. A couple of bucks a day, maybe.
That's reality, folks.
that it can't happen. Some people do make decent money for little
effort, some people make decent money with a bit of effort, some
people make obscene money.. as I said, most make coffee money or
less, but there certainly are exceptions. That's what this book is
about: arranging things so that you have more chance of being one of
the exceptions rather than one of the coffee money folks.
here is where the folks writing books like this tell you how rich
they are to show you their "qualifications". I'll get to that in
a minute, but first I wanted to tell you that I really hesitated
about writing this book. First of all, there are plenty of other
people who have written books about making money on the Internet.
Some of them are pretty good; why do I think I can do better?
because I'm an egotistical sort of guy.
that's not it. The problems I have with everything else I've read
are summed up here:
Out of date
course not all books suffer from all three of my complaints, but most
hit at least two.
probably pay less than twenty dollars for this book. Most treatments
of the same quality and depth are sold for much more - sometimes
for hundreds of dollars, which is absolutely ridiculous.
is it ridiculous? Because there is nothing here or in any one of
those other books, courses, and white papers that cannot be found for
free on the Internet. Let me repeat that in case it's not clear:
not going to tell you anything here that you cannot learn for free
and nobody else will either.
They'll tell you about
Internet Income Secrets!
but honestly, there aren't any secrets. Not when we're in
the realm of honest and legal, anyway. Unless we're talking about
illegal activities, everything you need to know
is all out there on the web, freely available. Every bit of it.
why should you even pay twenty dollars for information you can get for
free? Well, because you have to find it. You have to sift through
it, separating the good advice from the bad, making sure that it's
still current and not out of date. You''ll have to organize,
collate, sort, arrange.. it's a lot of work.
what I've done for you here, and that's why it's worth paying for.
This book is organized and current.
Out of date
Internet is changing all the time. The advice I might have given you
five years ago is not the advice that I will give you today. Five
years from now, I'm sure it will be different once again. Yes, some
things are basic, but other things change.
keep this book updated and any time I do make changes or additions, I
make sure you will get an opportunity to download the new version for
free. No "Our updated edition is available at a special price"
- free. I promise.
is probably my biggest gripe. Too many of these books set you up for
bitter disappointment by implying or even flatly saying that you just
need to do these few easy things and the riches will roll on in.
it could happen. People get lucky, people sometimes are in the
right place at the right time and Internet lightning hits them,
making them rich and famous over night. It happens. It probably
WON'T happen to you. That's reality again.
that doesn't mean you have to settle for coffee money. Maybe we can
get you to lunch money, or rent money, or maybe even better. Maybe
we can't, because unless you get that lucky lightning strike, it
takes work. Like most things, the more effort you put in, the more
you are likely to take out. If you don't make any effort, you
probably won't get much out. So that's what this book is about:
doing the things that should help you become successful on the
not an Internet millionaire.
that frosts that little cake, doesn't it? What's the point of buying
a book about how to be successful on the Internet if the guy who
wrote it isn't a multi-millionaire? Forget this guy, we're outa
on a second. I'm not an Internet millionaire and you probably won't
be either. Some of the people who SAY they made millions on the
Internet didn't. That little oversight didn't stop them from writing
books. Some of them never actually even said they were rich, so they
didn't lie to you outright. They just made it look like they made a
lot of money.. but they didn't.
told you a little half-fib. I could do that. A lot of my income
comes from consulting, programming and troubleshooting. Not only do
I do a lot of that over the Internet, but a lot of my customers find
me through Internet searches. Well, gosh, if I've been on the
Internet since 1991, and have made a couple of million dollars since
then in gross income, couldn't I say:
I made 2.5 million dollars on the Internet!
yeah, dude, but that was done over eighteen years and it wasn't all profit
either. Some of it was equipment sales, software resales.. the
reality is that I made a decent living and the Internet was certainly
useful and helpful to me, but it would be a bit of a stretch to put
up that headline and mean it.
do things like that..
But I have made over $70,000 from Google Adsense alone. Right
here at this website, running those silly little Google ads, over
$70,000 in just seven years! Most people who run these ads count themselves lucky if they make
more than $1 day!
is, I don't know how much of my income is really due to my Internet
efforts. I know what part of it is: I know how much money I make
from Adsense, from affiliate sales like Amazon, from e-books like
this one, but I don't really know how much consulting business I get
that is directly and fairly attributable to my website work and
effort. I can guess: it's probably north of $40,000 a year.
That's a heck of a lot more than coffee money, but it isn't "buy an
island" money by a long shot.
there it is. As much as I'd like to, I can't give you the
Formula for Internet Millions
about that - I just wanted to see another one of those dumb
What can I do for you? I can tell you everything you
need to know about making money on the Internet. I can tell you
everything I know, and I will.
when I think about it,
The Internet has made me RICH!
again). That one is only a little misleading. The Internet hasn't
made me rich in dollars, but it has made me rich in freedom. I'm 60
years old and PMR (Pretty Much Retired). Most days, I do whatever I
like. I might do a little billable work, I might not. There is
money coming in whether I work or not - not a lot of money, but
some - so I don't have to bust my hump every day. I can research
things I'm interested in, just goof around on the 'Net, go for a
walk, read a book.. yeah, really the Internet has made me "rich"
in that it has given me the lifestyle I want: work from home, make a
decent living, and have very little stress. For me, that's "rich".
out, I feel another one of those silly headlines coming on. Here's
the thing: I wish I could honestly say
And I can do the same for YOU!
I can't. I can tell you what I know, I can tell you what you should
and shouldn't do, but I can't even promise that you'll make that
coffee money, never mind having
for almost no work!
If you think any book can do that for you.. well, what can I say?
Go buy one of those books that cost twenty times as much and are
advertised with lots of vague promises and misleading half-truths.
You'll get the same advice (if it isn't out of date!) and hey, what's
a little extra money? Maybe that book has fancy graphics and some
work books you can fill out to chart your progress.. won't that be
fun? Definitely: some pie charts, some work books, maybe an
evaluation test? That stuff has got to be worth a lot more money,
whatever you say. You go on, now. The rest of the folks are
going to click the "Buy Now" button so that they can read the
rest of the book.
Just $4.99 - instant download!
iPhone readers and others: This book is formatted for
computer reading and printing. I'm working on offering
it in other formats, but for now, just buy this and then write to me
telling me what you need and I will get it to you asap.
I wish I had seen it awhile ago. It's brilliant and answers many questions I didn't even know to ask. - Bob
Check Out the Table of Contents!
Easy Money 7
Out of date 11
My Qualifications 13
Learning Your Way 19
What Joe Should
Have Done 21
Are you selling anything? 27
Choosing your Publishing
What's in a name? 47
Web Page Selling Strategy 51
An Affiliate site
A Product site 61
Promotion site 63
Search Engines 69
Internal Links 73
External links 79
Meta tags 81
Articles (Buying Content) 93
What to write
How much to give
RSS Feeds 97
Does the Community
Google Alerts 113
SlashDot et al. 115
Topic Chains 121
Buying Traffic 131
Other Income Sources 135
Selling Web Sites
and Domains 135
Paid Reviews 137
Using Open Office to create
Adsense and Analytics 147
Google Friend Connect 149
Full or Partial RSS? 151
Other Search Engines 155
Page Views Per Visitor 157
Using YUI Grid Builder 161
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