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Share a Post on All Facebook Groups at Once?

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question: How Can I Share A Post With All Of My Facebook Groups At Once?

Answer: Once you publish a post on your blog, you want to share it with all of your Facebook groups to get traffic. The problem is, sharing it one by one with each group is time consuming and mind numbing, so here’s what you can do instead:

Install a social sharing widget onto your blog, such as “Share This”

You can use any social sharing widget that gives you a FB Send button.

When installing, make sure you add the Facebook SEND button.

Now open up your blog post and scroll down to the end of the post. You should see a Facebook button that says “Send.”

Click the “Send” button and you’ll see a drop down list of all your groups. Type your message, select some or all of your groups and click the button.

To confirm, you can go to the activity log on your Facebook profile and you’ll see all of your posts.

Easy! One note: Don’t try this with more than 50 groups at one time – we understand you’ll trigger a red flag at Facebook if you do.

Offline Business To Supplement My Online Business Income?

| September 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question. I’d Like An Offline Business To Supplement My Online Business Income. In Other Words, I Don’t Want All My Eggs In One Basket. Any Ideas?

Answer: Yes, but it might surprise you – clean barbecues and grills. Most people have a grill, and most people don’t clean them or don’t want to clean them. This is a service you can perform quickly for easy money. And all it takes is a couple of hours of research and practice to get good at it, along with some inexpensive tools and cleaners. Just Google “how to clean a bbq” and you’ll discover your own system.

By the way, I got this idea from a PDF someone passed on to me. It seems there’s a BBQ clean franchise you can buy for about $15,000. Seriously?? Just do a Google search and figure out how to clean grills, then get busy marketing your service.

Then when you’ve got the system down, hire a private contractor (not an employee) to do the actual cleaning for you. Now you’re making less profit, but you’re putting very little time into it, so you can expand it if you like and get more customers.

Get your customers on a plan – you come over every two months or even every month and clean the grill for them. Pay attention to what they need, you might find a second business along the way like cleaning their deck and their deck furniture, too.

Taking the whole cleaning thing further, you could clean garages, detail cars, clean roofs, parking lots, houses both inside and out, windows, drapes, vents, gutters… you get the idea. Cleaning is a BIG business that requires very little investment to get into, and you can hire private contractors to do the actual labor.

Duplicate Content Problem

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question: I’m Worried My Google+ Posts Are Going To Create A Duplicate Content Problem. What Should I Do?

Answer: This one is easy: No matter where you are syndicating your content, whether it’s Google+ or elsewhere, don’t just copy and paste the entire text. Instead, create a teaser with a link back to the original content. This teaser might be a recap, the first few paragraphs or whatever you choose.

And as a reminder, there is no “duplicate content penalty.” However, if you have the same article in two places, it could be possible they would be competing for the same spot on the search engines. Or not. But if you post a teaser and link back, you’ve giving your original content more juice to (possibly) get it higher in the search rankings.

Best Business Ideas?

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question: Where Can I Get My Best Business Ideas?

Answer: There is of course the obvious suggestions – watching what’s hot, observing trends, discovering what people want, etc. All of this research is great, and can act as input to creating your own great ideas, which might come when you’re in the shower, driving, or…

…in the middle of the night. Did you know that before electricity, humans slept in two shifts? We would sleep for maybe 4 hours, awaken for about an hour, and then sleep for another 3 to 4 hours. That hour in between can be a time for bliss, a time for sex, and a time for the best ideas you have all day. That’s why I always keep a notepad by my bed, to record the ideas that come to me in the middle of the night. The next morning I seldom remember what those ideas were until I check my pad. What I find there might sometimes be silly or irrelevant, but other times I’ve found absolute gold waiting for me on my bedside notepad.

How Can I Increase My Facebook Fanpage Likes

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question: How Can I Increase My Facebook Fanpage Likes Without Buying Likes?

Answer: First, you need to already have some likes to use the method I’m about to show you. If your Fanpage is brand new, this might not work. If it has a hundred or more likes, then try this:

Find other pages within your niche that aren’t direct competitors of yours and have about the same number of likes. It doesn’t have to be exact as long as it’s in the ballpark. Ask them if they would like to do a S4S, which is a share for share. In other words, you’re going to share their page and they’re going to share your page.

Look for pages that are already asking for shares because they’ll be the first to say yes. If they don’t know what S4S is, explain it and even be the first one in your deal to share, to build their trust.

So, what if your fanpage is new? Or what if the page you’re targeting has 20 times the likes you have? Sweeten the deal. Offer to give them something, whether it’s your product, your service or whatever. Or offer to mention them on another social media account of yours that is larger. Get creative – using this method you can easily get you 50 likes a day and maybe even more.

I’m Stuck!

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question:  I’m Stuck! I Want To Get Into Smaller Niches, Not The Make Money Or Lose Weight Or Dating Stuff, But Little Niche Type Stuff, But I’m Clueless. Any Ideas?

Answer: You weren’t specific, so I’ll give you some ideas from several different niches that have high search numbers and related Clickbank products. Hopefully these get your brain in gear to think of niches you are especially interested in:














Dream Interpretation

Fantasy Football








Paleo Diet


Plantar Fasciitis









Travel and Work Online?

| July 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question. I want to travel the world as I work online. Can I do it?

Answer. If you’ve got your laptop and a method of making money online, then of course the answer is yes. But if you don’t yet have a stable online income, you might want to wait until you do.

Things to keep in mind: You might not have as much time to work when you’re traveling as you do when you’re at home. If you spend all your time sightseeing and figuring out where your next meal is and where your next bed will be, there might not be a lot of time left for work. If you’re working online, it’s preferable to pick a spot and stay there for a week or longer, rather than going to a new location everyday.

Traveling can be expensive unless you’re willing to think outside the box. For example, instead of paying for lodging, consider being a house sitter. It doesn’t usually pay much (or anything) but you get your housing for free. Here are two ebooks I found on how to see the world by house sitting:

You’ve got to have the right personality for all of this travel, too. You’ve got to be extremely flexible to adjust to new surroundings and people all the time. You need to be curious to enjoy yourself in these new places. And you have to have an appetite for risk. After all, traveling the world is not the same as staying in your cozy, safe environment you know so well.

What’s A Good Way To Connect With People On A Forum?

| July 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question. What’s A Good Way To Connect With People On A Forum? I Know About Making Useful Posts, But What I Really Want To Do Is Start A Conversation One On One With People. Any Ideas?

Answer: I was recently on a forum (which shall remain nameless – and no, it’s not Warrior) where someone offered to send some valuable info to anyone who sent him their email address. Basically, he wrote, “If you want to know how to get (a certain result) in a step-by-step tutorial, then email me.” He did this about 9 months ago, and he’s gotten over 60 pages of people asking for the info.

Now, you might say this isn’t any different than a squeeze page, but I think it is. These respondents had to make a new post, saying something like, “Yes, please send the info, thanks!”

In writing and posting a message, what happens? People are much more likely to remember doing it than if they simply typed their email address into a squeeze page. Plus they feel like they’re communicating with a REAL person, rather than an autoresponder (because they are.)

When he responds back with the info, it’s the perfect time for him to start a conversation, to give his Skype address, URL and so forth, and to invite the person to respond back.

Sure, it’s more work sending out the info by hand, but the result can be a very responsive list of people who really do get to know, like and trust you.

Kindle Questions Answered

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kindle can be a marvelous way to add to your income, but there’s a lot to know if you’re a new publisher. Here are some of the most common Kindle questions I see in forums right now:

Q. I understand what Kindle Direct Publishing is, but what is KDP Select?

A. When you publish a new title, you’re given the opportunity to enroll in a program called KDP select that offers you the following advantages:

  1. Readers can “borrow” your book, generating commissions for you
  2. You can give away your book for 5 days during every 90 day period
  3. You can hold a “Countdown Deal” for one week

The catch is, in order to enroll in KDP Select your book must be exclusive to the platform. You can’t even sell your book from your own website or as part of any other info product.

Q. What is a “Countdown Deal?”

A. It’s Amazon’s version of a one time offer. Customers see a countdown clock along with a deeply discounted price on your book, usually down to 99 cents. You still earn 70 percent, even though the normal royalty rate on 99 cents is 35%. And your book appears in a dedicated section of Amazon where shoppers can find these countdown deals.

What you need to know: These countdown deals last for one week only, and you can’t do a free promotion and a countdown deal in the same 90 day period.

Q. Why would I want to do a Countdown Deal?

A. Because you’re in a dedicated countdown section on Amazon, your book will get seen and you’ll make more sales. More sales can mean more reviews and possibly more promotion from Amazon when the countdown deal is over. And just like a one time offer, the countdown timer is a huge incentive to buyers to purchase your book rather than putting it off.

Q. Regarding KDP Select, why would I want to give my book away for free?

A. The additional downloads you get can result in Amazon promoting your book more heavily. Plus, it can also result in reviews, which is especially important if your book is new. However, this technique is not as effective as it once was.

Q. What’s the best approach to take with Kindle?

A. Choose one market, or niche, and then write a stream of books for that niche. In other words, don’t write just one book on your topic and think you’ll make a million – you won’t unless your book is amazing and you spend all of your time promoting it. Instead, pick different sub topics of your niche and write a book on each. Then promote all of your other books inside each book you write. When someone reads one of your books and loves it, they’ll want to check out your other books as well.

If you write fiction, then choose one genre and stick to it. For example, if someone reads one of your horror books and loves it, they’ll likely want to read the rest of your horror books. But if your other books are romance, travel, historical and mystery, they’re not as likely to buy from you again.

Q. If I’m building a Kindle business, do I need a blog?

A. While it’s not a requirement, it can be extremely helpful in increasing your book sales. If you have a blog and also a mailing list, you can capture people’s email addresses and then notify them when you publish a new book. You can hold their interest between books with your blog. You can guest post on other blogs to send readers to your own blog, where they learn about your books. You can encourage book buyers to go to your blog and subscribe, and so forth.

A blog and a mailing list round out a Kindle business so that the 3 together create a type of synergy that builds your business bigger and faster than if you simply publish Kindle books alone.

Q. How can I sell more books?

A. You might not like this answer, but to sell more books you need to write more books. If every book you write promotes your other books, you can see how this can create snowball effect. Plus, every book you publish can be on the KDP Select program, allowing you to give it away for 5 days every 90 days or to put it on the Countdown Program. Either way, you move a lot more copies of that book, which in turn is calling attention to all of your other, related books.

The other method I recommend for selling more books in the non-fiction category is by using the one problem, one solution method of writing. Instead of trying to write the encyclopedia on everything related to your topic, pick one problem and write about it in as much detail as possible. This is working deep and it’s extremely satisfying to readers to get as much info on a specific sub-niche as possible, rather than getting something that just hits the high points on a lot of topics but doesn’t go into depth on any of them.

Q. How do I choose a niche for my Kindle books?

A. Pick something that already sells a lot of books and that you can write about for a long time. This means you’ve got to have some interest in it – the more, the better – or else you’ll get bored after the second or third book and give up. And it means your niche has to already be a proven niche, such as health, self-help, business, finance, relationships, etc.

Q. Is giving my book away still a good idea?

A. There’s still a benefit to it, in that you’ll move more copies and possibly receive more promotion from Amazon after the free period is over. But frankly it doesn’t work as well as it used to.

An alternative is to initially offer your book at 99 cents, and then bump the price to $2.99 once you have some reviews. Oddly enough, people who pay for something – even if it’s just 99 cents – tend to appreciate it more and leave better reviews than if they got it for free. Go figure.

Another advantage of offering it at 99 cents is you are then free to use the Countdown program for one week during each 90 day period, which in my opinion is more effective and more profitable than offering your book for free.

Q. Can I turn my blog content into a Kindle book?

A. Yes. And No. Yes, you can absolutely copy and paste it into a book you publish on Kindle. But if you do, you cannot participate in KDP Select because your content is not unique to Amazon. You can, however, rewrite your blog content to make it unique, and thus get the advantages of KDP Select.

In conclusion, the best advice I can give you concerning Kindle is choose a niche you have a lot of interest in and that is popular enough to sell plenty of books. Then get to work creating or outsourcing a new book each month in your niche. If you sell just 5 copies a day of a book at $2.99, that’s about $4,000 a year. Multiply that by the number of books you have, and you see that Kindle can add up to a real business.

My IP Has Been Blacklisted Or Banned?

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question: I Suspect My Ip Has Been Blacklisted Or Banned – What Can I Do?

Answer: Get Google Chrome and the extension ZenMate VPN which protects your privacy through encryption. And stop doing whatever it was that got you blacklisted in the first place.