4 Guaranteed Ways To Fail In Network Marketing

The failure rate in network marketing is staggering – at least 97% of network marketing reps fail to make money or recover their investment in the first place.

Actually, the problem is NOT with the network marketing industry but rather with the failure mentality of people who get into the business. (If you fail in an examination, you can’t blame the teachers or the system because at the end of the day, the only person who can study hard and pass the exam is only YOU).

There are four roads to failure in network marketing. They all have to do with your mindset. Have these mindsets, and you are guaranteed to have roadblocks between you and your success.

(1) People looking for an easy path to wealth

Nothing is given to you for free. Some people think that network marketing is like a free win in Las Vegas, where you put in a few quarters and you get a jackpot in return. However, this is not how things work

(2) They believe that if you start high, you won’t have to work very hard

Some network marketing businesses allow you to purchase a higher status which lets you buy more products at a lower rate to sell to your customers, and therefore giving you larger commission checks. But starting a bit higher doesn’t mean that you skipped over having to work hard. Instead, you have more invested up front. Therefore, you need to work even harder to recover the investment you put into your business. You may have bought yourself a higher rank, but you have not bought your downline.

(3) Waiting for profit from your upline

Sitting and waiting for your upline to place downlines under your group is another way to fail. It’s easy to get caught in this mindset, especially under binary structured plans. By relying on others as a crutch, you will fail. Even if your upline creates downlines for you in your network, they are just a perk. You didn’t earn them; they are a gift. It’s not your upline’s job to build a team for you. If they do provide you with representatives, it’s a benefit for their network more than yours.

(4) They don’t want to build a strong network

This business is called network marketing for a reason. Building a network takes time and energy. A half-hearted effort brings half-hearted results. Corporate successes didn’t make it to the top by coming in late, leaving early and wearing flip-flops to the office. Network marketing representatives succeed by working hard and by selling their business.

Don’t let these four paths to failure become your paths. Work hard and put in the time, and you will succeed in your network marketing business.

Jaz Lai is a network marketing lead generation expert. Download your free video on how to use the internet to Double or Triple your organization within the next 30 days. Available for the next 24 hours only, click below for instant access :

How To Make Money From Passions

To make money online many people jump right in before they are properly prepared. You know that to be a rocket scientist, a doctor, a brick layer, a construction worker, an office worker, a teacher there are prerequisites, things you must learn, before you can be successful, you don't just jump right in unprepared.

The same applies to the Internet marketing industry even though there are unsavory people out there who'd have you believe it's a "Walk in the Park" and requires no more than the belief that you can just do it.

And I'll have to admit, it is a walk in the park compared to what you have to put up with in the working world punching a clock being a subordinate to someone who does not have your interests in mind, but there are still rules you have to follow and pitfalls you must avoid to actually make Internet marketing work for you.

Most people will not make a dime online and yet there are others who will make more in one month than most people make in a whole year. Why is that?

My answer begins with the age-old chicken or egg question, "what comes first the chicken or the egg"? Personally I vote for, well never mind, each argument you or I make comes back to the same old conclusion - I have no clue and I don't think many of us do either.

But one thing I do have a clue about and know for sure is that to make money online you must first have Passion for the company products and/or service of any Internet business from which you expect to make money.

Passion in this sense simply means that you've researched and like the company and products or services. It is then that you translate that like (or Passion) into the education, excitement and work that usually accompany Passion.

I will have to say that many online entrepreneurs are so good at what they do that they ignore passion because they can sell anything. But I'm concerned about those of you who are not so knowledgeable at working an online business successfully.

Now, I'm not trying to make anyone believe that Passion is the only thing necessary. Because to be successful you must also have a good website, good marketing, widespread advertising, company support, effective keywords, and etc. Those things are often learned from the company you join - but sidestep Passion and you reduce your chances for success dramatically.

It therefore follows that, if you have no Passion for the company and the products and services provided by that company, again, you won't attempt to do the work you are being taught.

Internet marketing work is typically not all that difficult or time consuming but it does take motivation caused by Passion to get you off and running with a sustained effort so that you won't stumble.

You have a great resource in the Internet search engines to search about the Internet Marketing industry for business opportunities, USE IT!

Your research should uncover a company that you like and have confidence in. It should be solid, founded on great principles, and easy to understand with great products and services that are sell-able for which you can have Passion. If you don't find it move on,You can find the right opportunity containing the attributes identified above.

Comments like, well, that one sounds good and the compensation plan is excellent so I guess I'll start that business - does not sound like a decision based on anything near Passion. And remember when you hear that an Internet "guru" does that, don't be tempted, because as I said earlier they are experienced and can sell just about anything, without being Passionate about the company products and services.

Note: By the way it's your goal to get to the point where you can sell about anything online. That end skill and goal is a worthy one indeed.

Remember, there are other steps you must make before you step into Internet Marketing but if you don't first find the right company products and services to be passionate about, all of those other steps may just cause you a lot of frustration instead of bringing you great success.

Not being Passionate about a company and products and services that has market proof that it will sell is a pitfall you simply must avoid.

Maverick Money Makers is a private society that will teach you how to build a six-figure a month business on the internet.

If you want to make money online, watch this step by step video tutorials that exposes the secrets of internet marketing and how you can make money online.

How to Make Online Money without any Investment

I subjected my two sites to certain large directories such as DMOZ, Yahoo, and AOL. I also sent my bonds to some friends. I checked my incomes at the end of one month. You know how much I gained? Can you invited? $1.28 for AdSense and $0.00 of the money of leading edge cash affiliate program are all which I obtained from the first month. I tried to work harder beside the tender on more social directories, forum, blogs, sites bookmarking.
In fact, I subjected approximately 10 directories, 10 forum, 10 blogs, 10 bookmarking that social locates daily for my two sites. At the end of the second month, my incomes of AdSense is approximately $3.00 and always $0.00 of the money program cash of leading edge.

I had the final examinations of four classes thus I had to spend time for them. I forgot my two Web sites. I do not remember anything about them. One is because I was disappointed by the incomes and am in the second place me was occupied with my final examinations. I checked my incomes since then. One Saturday then having finished all the final examinations, I checked my email and saw a money of leading edge cash affiliate program. I opened a session the site immediately and saw $255.00 on the top of the screen. I was so happy to see this number. In detailed statistics, I saw two orders of the customers. I also opened to a session the Just from Google AdSense after that, I had approximately $150.00 incomes.?

They was the first three months. My two sites do not have much traffic. Thus, I will show you how to earn money on line by work starting from the house. You do not need any investment for earn money on the net. You should know some foundations about design of Web such as the way of creating a simple Web site. You can earn money in easy line and release without any investment.

I began my businesses house-based when I was in the university. I do not have money to invest on my business. I was also afraid to lend the money of the bank because I had the loan of student already. Thus, I decided to earn money on line without investment, but by the hard labor. I think that I am successful while launching my business without any invested money. I will show you how to earn money on line without any investment. Just by my hard labor, I obtained sponged by him. I never employed any money to pay the originators of Web, the specialist in SEO, and others. I pay just my field approximately $10 for each field and $20 per month for the host.

I did not engage any originator of Web or specialists in SEO. I learned by me. Before I was in the university, I spent approximately 4 hours each day to create my Web own sites. I did not have much hour because I had to study for my degree. Thus, I employed my time correctly and exactly. I created two Web sites, one is about the male products of improvement and the other is to date related. I was registered with the program of subsidiary company of money cash of leading edge for my male Web site of product of improvement. The dating brought back the Web site that I was registered with Google AdSense. I created certain contents for the two sites and put some advertisements on them.

Make Money With Your Membership Site

If you want to make money with your membership site, you have to get it noticed. The faster the word gets out, the faster you'll begin making money. Here are five strategies to get you noticed faster than a streaker at a soccer game.

Provide Free Information. This is a superior strategy to get folks to your web site, however you have a fine line to walk. Too much free info and there's no benefit to joining your site. Not enough and you don't give potential members enough of a complimentary preview.

Of course, if you don't offer quality information then you'll lose potential members anyway. So make sure that the information you offer is fantastic. You want your free information to be so good that visitors pass it along to others.

Give folks a peek inside with a free trial membership. Trial memberships hook readers! Not only do they instill confidence, once customers get an inside look at all that you have to offer they will want to sign up immediately. Consider also, for more details visit to www.member-site-manager.com making certain items on your website available only to 'permanent subscribers.' This type of feature works as a tease. Of course, don't overdo it. You want trial members to be able to access a lot of your site.

Viral Marketing Miracles. Give free reports and even ebooks to affiliates to give away. This report will include the affiliate's unique ID and any sales made through that report will be credited to the affiliate. It's a great way to get people to spread the word about your membership site.

Remember that if you want to drive traffic to your site, the ebooks and reports that you give away MUST be excellent.

Article Marketing Mania. Article directories are a wonderful way to drive traffic to your membership site. They help to establish your credibility and they give potential subscribers a peek inside the offerings at your site. Also use article marketing to help build a top notch opt-in list. Always include a link back to your website or sales page.

Fabulous Forums, blogs, and chat rooms. Forums, chat rooms, and blog posts are a good way to get the word out quickly about your membership site.

Making Money with Pay-Per-Click Advertising

Even though pay-per-click advertising is an affordable and effective method of Internet marketing it is not without its challenges. Pay-per-click advertising companies make it easy to set-up an account and deposit funds in order to get your advertising under way. Some would lead you to believe that all you have to do is choose your keywords, write an ad, and sit back and watch the money roll in.

Unfortunately we would like it to be that simple but the truth is it can be difficult making money with pay-per-click advertising. Month after month as you watch your money going down the drain wondering why your ad is not converting into sales begins to become discouraging. So what is a person supposed to do? The first thing is to put your pay-per-click advertising campaign on hold. It is already clear that you won’t make money with the way things are currently set up so don’t waste anymore of your hard earned money.

Once the hemorrhaging is under control it is time to dissect your pay-per-click advertising campaign. The first thing you want to look at is your keyword phrase. Is it to general or even too specific? Chances are the phrase is much to general and you are spending money on individuals merely seeking information. If you are trying to make money by selling a product then this is bad. These are the type of customers you want to convert through newsletters. For example, let’s say you are selling an ebook on how to quit smoking. You have chosen the keyword phrase “quit smoking.” For starters by typing your keyword phrase into Google search, don’t forget the quotes, you can see by the number of results returned that this is a highly competitive market.

Using the keyword phrase “quit smoking” is only going to drain your advertising fund if you are simply trying to sell an ebook on how to quit smoking. You want to target a specific audience, those that are looking for methods to quit smoking. Therefore, you would want to look at more specific keyword phrases such as “quit smoking book”, “quit smoking program”, and “quit smoking naturally”. Not only will the cost per click be lower but your conversion rate will most likely be higher because you are targeting individuals looking for different, specific, methods to quit smoking.

By making this simple change to your pay-per-click advertising campaign you will see a significant decrease in your ad impressions. In itself this is not a bad thing. Before you were wasting money on general traffic. Now that you have targeted your keywords you are going after a smaller piece of the pie than before, the piece that is ready to buy! If you want to get more traffic all you have to do is find more targeted keywords to apply to your campaign. The goal is to drive targeted traffic to your website that will convert into sales, not to merely drive traffic to your website in large quantities hoping you might get a sale or two.

Now that you have your new keyword phrase you will want to look at your ad and make sure that you include your keyword phrase in the header and once in the body. This will make your ad standout and increase your CTR. Make sure your ad is specific and well worded. You want people to know exactly what they will find at your site so they don’t click on your ad simply to click the “back” button because it was not what they expected. Again the goal is to drive targeted traffic to your website. Take the time to measure your results and continue to improve on what you have going. Over time this will become second nature to you and your hard work will pay off.

Google Adsense Illegal Traffic

Many people have asked me what forms of traffic are illegal in the eyes of google adsense. Some have said that they felt they were using totally legitimate methods to attract visitors to their pages only to receive the dreaded "adsense wrist slap email". Something like "It has come to out attention that ads on your site are being clicked by visitors using non-approved techniques…If this continues we will be forced to discontinue…etc.I think you get the message.
So what exactly are legal sources of traffic in the eyes of google adsense?

Well, google adsense says that clicks must come from genuine internet users. So isn't someone who clicks on a redirect sub-domain from bought traffic a genuine internet user. Not if the link is sending bulk traffic to your site from the same IP address. So most of the traffic you can purchase is illegal by adsense standards, but not all. Finding a supplier of good traffic can be like finding a needle in a haystack and is probably not worth the effort because the chance of it being relevant is minimal. Anyway, traffic like this will increase your page clicks but not the adsense ad clicks. And this defies the purpose!

Other forms of traffic that are contrary to adsense regulations are paid-to-click, paid-to-surf, autosurf, click exchange programs or any type of software that can automatically send traffic to your site. Google uses the words "Includes but are not limited to…" when stating the above so it leaves it pretty open. These prohibitions also include but are not limited to robots, automated clicking, impression generating tools or third party services that generate clicks.

So what are the legal ways of attracting traffic to your google adsense ads without being penalized?

Well ironically, one can buy clicks from adwords which also belongs to google and they will send traffic to your site. Having said that, if this system is set up correctly it will bring targeted visitors to your adsense site and the ROI is quite justifiable.
One of the best ways to draw visitors is to focus on SEO techniques to improve your adsense site placement and ranking in the search engines. Relevant link partners are also a good source of targeted traffic. Signatures in forums, emails and on blogs which have the same subject matter as your pages.

Some people recommend safelist but I have never had any success with them. But I have had great success with solo ads as far as selling my products and getting clicks. But again you have to be sure you are getting targeted traffic for your dollars.

Testing and tracking are also vital to attracting traffic and maximizing clicks. It is crucial to know which techniques are working and which are not in order to fine tune your adsense strategies.

So yes many forms of luring visitors to your site are illegal by google adsense law but more often than not the methods are unfruitful and a waste of time anyway. Common sense should also be a guiding factor in deciding which methods to use. Remember that you should be trying to build up a rich content blog or site and that if you consider adsense as a secondary bonus it will naturally yield fruit in the end.

Successful Home Business :Training

Now that you have decided to start a home based business there are some things to consider. If you have no prior experience you will have to get the required training somewhere. How does a person that is totally new get this training?

There are many ways to get the training you need on the internet. There are companies that spend thousands of dollars to get you to buy their training products. The sell e-books and many other kinds of downloadable products to get you valuable training.

So when you decide to sign up with a business program you have to be aware that if they don’t provide the training you need you will be stuck trying to find it on your own. This could leave you spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars. And even worse you will be left to learn all this on your own.

Nothing is worse when you start a home business than having to learn how to make it a success on your own. So why go through it in the first place? The best thing you can do in the first place is to join a business that will include the training when you join.

You are going to have learn the many ways that we market your business online. You will be miles ahead of the competition if you have a mentor to teach you the ropes. A company that gives you live training is even better.

If you are totally new to this what could be better than having someone hold your hand through this process! Some companies give you live training with live webinars and conference calls. This is where you sit at your computer and listen while you are trained live by people in the company with many years of experience.

This is absolutely the most effective way to get your home business going fast. I was lucky enough to find a company that gives you this when you join them. I was totally new to having a home business.

I didn’t know the first thing about them. All I knew was I was tired of working the same old job for peanuts. So I decided to start my home business and I don’t regret it for a second.

If you want the same thing and want to be successful I recommend that you join a business that gives you all the training and support you will need. Thanks for letting me share what I have learned!

Make Money Using Funny Videos

One can effortlessly make very funny video websites and then profit from them nicely. Numerous people have done it and are really making their living off it. Here's how to make very funny video sites and make money doing it:

1. Establishing a website.

The initial thing to making a very hilarious video website is selecting a first-rate name. Have some enjoyable fun trying to think up appealing names for your new website. A catchy, exceptional and terrific name is the solution to not only obtaining a steady flow of visitors but maintaining traffic over time.

The easy way is to get them from other well-liked video sites. But there are also sites that allow you access to many of the popular funny videos which you can use. Many sites share with each other videos as well. So getting the videos to contribute for your funny video website is comparatively straightforward.

3. Making the Bucks.

Making money off your site is going to consist of diverse forms of profit streams. Starting with click on adverts, banner promotion, and actual products and services which you can sell on your site and collect serious commissions from.

Create accounts at Google and Yahoo for click on adverts, and find products on the net which will match with the type of videos you'll be presenting. Many internet products have many programs for webmasters which one can sign up and without much ado get started promoting products on your website. Once your site develops visitors, you can start to hit up bigger businesses for banner adverts which can pay very nicely. The mixture of diverse income streams will bring in a steady revenue surge as long as your traffic is ramped up and continually coming.

4. Get your website together.

At hand are precise programs you can get for the construction of websites. They will take the annoyance out of "coding" away, and have you starting up your site swiftly and with no trouble. A good "make video website" e-book or instruction manual will demonstrate to you exactly what is required to be done and endow you with inside entrance to sources which can make stuff thousands of times easier and quicker too.

Affiliates Mistakes

Myths about affiliate marketing are appealing and attractive. People who do not know the entire system the wrong direction are prone to believe that this is something that could give them a great fortune overnight. Stories concerning affiliates who earn huge sums of money to swim in the head and while these stories are true, as they may be, there are those who believe that they will have the same chance once they indulge in this activity.

It is true that the affiliate is marketing financially rewarding. People who have gone through all be able to succeed in this business are reaping the seeds they have sown unabated. for more details go to www.articles-page-machine.com Many of them enjoy the kind of existence that was not possible for them to have had under normal circumstances. After answering the AZ of affiliate marketing, however, these people are those who know that even if this activity is lucrative, it is absolutely not easy money.

Ignorance of this fact is one of the main reasons why there are people who fail miserably in the Internet business. There are those who believe in myths about the ease of money involved in systems such as affiliate marketing. They do not know that there are those who have lost time, effort and too many resources to try to ease the life they believe that the company will give them. And they are going to affiliate marketing armed with nothing but myths and fantastic notions of wealth swimming in their consciousness, never achieving them linked to errors which would prove their downfall.

What May be the reason why in businesses such as affiliate marketing, many are called but few are chosen? Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that many members of the errors that result from their ignorance of the facts on how the whole activity is running. for more details go to www.money-secret-exposed.com Affiliated is marketing not as simple as promoting an affiliate merchant products through its Web site and get paid for it. It is also about knowing the market and customers at hand.

Discover what the most common mistakes affiliates can perhaps dispel the gloom on the myths surrounding the marketing affiliate to correct some mistaken notions about it. It might also be able to understand the interest, as any other business, there are dos and donts involved in this one if they want to make each of their not count. The first error affiliates make is their lack of knowledge about the principles involved in their company. It is the subsidiary of knowledge of search engines in particular.

Marketing affiliated with advertising and advertising via the Internet could not be better without the existence of search engines. What every member has to do is make these search engines his best friend through the study of search engine optimization closely. In this way, it is capable of knowing what to do in the context of building a better site ultimately to use for his company.

The second is that affiliates make the mistake of stuffing their sites with banners that do not provide enough information about the product at hand. The best way to combat this error is to provide good content hand in hand with these banners. It is important for customers to know and understand the characteristics of a product, and good content will be able to help them achieve that goal.

Making Money on the Internet is a weird and wonderful game...

In case you hadn't realised already, making money on the internet is a weird and wonderful game...

Despite the plethora of information available on specific methods and procedures that can allow you to achieve a solid income online, so many people still struggle, many never making any money online at all.

The reasons for this are many and varied but we're going to look at just a few today.

1. This is the biggest and least acknowledged of them all: Mental Influences - Most people don't make the money they want because they have mental barriers that prevent them from acquiring it.

Perhaps they think subconciously that if they have more money, they'll have to spend more money, or that they'll have less time to spend with their families or theyll become greedy or that they won't know what to do with the money or they will get robbed or some other outlandish negative consequence will arise.

These negative belief barriers must be broken down before someone can have the things that they conciously want be abundant in their life. Where you are is where you want to be, so the saying goes. If you've been trying a long time without making any decent money online, the 'inside' might be the first place to look.

2. Lack of a solid method - While there are a lot of ebooks and courses available on how to achieve the outcome of online income, many of them talk theory and fluff while only a few lay out a plan in exact step by step fashion. Either that or they, give you instructions but leave out just ONE vital step that makes it so difficult to complete the process.

3. Competing with the big guys! If you're getting started, its almost impossible to make money by competing against people who are twenty times more experienced than you. If you are just getting started and trying to sell internet marketing products, as an affiliate, as a product creator, using seo, using ppc, whatever the method, entering a market where everyone else is better than you is going to ensure you fail. Even entering other markets is futile, dog training, acne, pregnancy... they seem like niche markets but they are nothing of the sort.

People who succeed know how to effectively target niche markets and penetrate tiny but profitable crevices of the world wide web to find the easy money. That may just be one of the best pieces of advice a new online marketer could receive.

The point is, despite the loads of crap out there, despite the million ebooks, courses, memberships and reports on how to make money online with so little success, it CAN be done. With a combination of the right mindset and the right approace, anything, including making a truck load of cash while working from home in your undies can become a reality.

3 Home Based Business Marketing Secrets

Marketing is the part of business that no one seems to like. Perhaps that's because it's confusing and made to be even more confusing when you begin to read books on marketing and its applications to the business world. So, are there any secrets that actually work and that you can actually apply to your online business? The answer is yes. There are three home based business marketing secrets that you can keep in mind as you begin this adventure into running your own business - and as you become a success.

Less is More

One of the things that marketing professionals don't tell you is that you really don't need to do as much as you think you do. By simply adopting a strategy of telling as many people as you can, treating each customer with respect, and then repeating this cycle, that's going to bring in a lot of new business. Word of mouth advertising may not get as much press as it once did, but it certainly still works when it comes to smaller home based businesses.

You also want to keep in mind that these marketing secrets don't require a lot of time or a lot of money in order to be effective. Something as simple as adding your website address to your emails is just as effective as running a commercial on TV and a lot less expensive to implement. Think about smaller ways to spread the word instead of bigger ways. Target only the customers that have already shown interest in what you have to sell and you're certain to market for success.

More is Less

You also want to remember that a customer on the internet these days is accustomed to seeing a lot of advertisements, so they know when they are being 'sold' something. Instead of focusing your messages on sales exclusively, try bringing the customer information they can use - informational articles, etc.

When you put too many advertisements in outgoing emails or you simply push your company too much, you will turn off prospective customers. Even if they are interested in what you have to say, the more you talk to them about the same things, the more they're going to wonder what the 'catch' is and why they should buy from you at all.

Recognize that your customers are smart and that they WILL respond to you, even if you don't tell them about every sale or every feature for your products. You just don't have to beat them over the head with what you want to sell them.

Use Your Home Based Appeal to Bring People to You

By adding a personalized touch to your marketing strategies, you will begin to pull in more customers, almost without trying. So often, online businesses forget that it's their placement and location that allows them to be unique. Instead of downplaying the fact that you work from home, make sure that your customers know it. Show them pictures of your office and pictures of yourself to make the experience more personal. This is a marketing strategy that works no matter what you are selling. Since people aren't meeting you in person, the personalization will do the 'talking' for you, making a customer more comfortable with you.

Try adding a blog to your website that will introduce the kind of person you are and what you are capable of helping a customer with. Or you might want to include a video of yourself talking about your product or a personal story that relates to your product. The internet can be such an impersonal place, so try to connect with your customer more.

Home Business:Why Home Businesses Fail

Working from home is the least expensive way to operate a business. But, some entrepreneurs find it an uphill battle. More than 50% of home-based businesses fail within the first three years of operation.

If you’re an entrepreneur you need to be prepared for any challenges or obstacles that may come your way. A good idea is not enough. You need to consider marketing, growth, and a whole host of other issues that any business will come across. By starting off smart and knowing what you’re up against, a much more likely to succeed in the world of home business.

Problem #1: No Plan of Action

Bottom line, you need a detailed plan of action. A business plan needs to guide you from the beginning of your venture to years into the future. Most larger businesses have a plan for the entire structure of their business which includes a management team, marketing strategies, products, services, and financial goals. Regardless of the size of your business you need a business plan as well. While you may be able to leave out parts such as the management team, most other aspects should be planned out.

Small businesses need a plan of action just as much as a large corporation. Business plans are great as you can go back at a later point in time and review and refresh your plans. If you want your company to excel and expand in later years, a business plan is a must.

Problem #2: Get Rich Quick Schemes

It’s good to get excited to about your business plans and ideas. However you need to be realistic as well. Don’t be immediately taken by investment offers that promise large amounts of money in a short amount of time. Be smart about your investment strategies.

Get rich schemes are everywhere. Unfortunately, most people believe the only way to make money online is to invest in this type of program. It sounds attractive and promising. But honestly, the only person making the ‘big bucks’ is the guy selling the program.

Several ‘wanna-be’ entrepreneurs have invested their life’s savings into Internet programs that promise the world, thinking that they will receive the training and assistance they need to join the thousands already making money online. They begin handing out their money as if it was Halloween candy. Although a few people have made these programs work, there is a huge risk to gambling with ‘get rich schemes’.

Find a Market and Stick to it

You may have plenty of good ideas that you want to implement all at once. However doing too much at one time can be your downfall. Many entrepreneurs have several products or services they want to sell. Take your time and implement one at a time and get it right before you try something new.

If you already sell one type of service or product you should evaluate any new services or products based on the market you already sell to. If your new service or product is not marketable to your current client base it may be much more difficult to find and attract a new market.

Selling network memberships takes more then a little bit of knowledge about networking. It takes time: Time to develop contracts; organize meetings; set up events; and keep your members active in business referrals. Think about your target market!

Take time to review over any new entrepreneurial plans and compare them with your existing business plan. See if they make sense or if they will fit in with your goals. Starting your own business can take some time but carefully done success will be yours.

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Making Money Online While Retired

If you are retired it does not mean that your days of making money are over. Sure, you will be getting money each month from different sources such as a pension plan. But do you want more than that? Do you want to do something with your time to make some more money? Do you want to learn something new and be making money while learning?

The bottom line is that just because you retired does not mean that you cannot make money on the internet trends that seem to pop up time and time again. Anybody can easily get access to the internet. And if you can access the internet, you can make money; it is that simple.

The first thing that you will need to do is learn everything you can about making money online. And of course the best way to do this is by going online! Go into the different forums available and check what people are saying about the different businesses and how they are making money online. As you can see the internet is quickly becoming the best way to make money no matter what age you are.

Your next step is to find an online opportunity that you are comfortable working with. This can be done in several different ways. One of your best options may be to get involved with an online venture that corresponds with the job that you used to do before retiring. This way you will have some knowledge of what it going on, which will in turn make the learning curve much more manageable and you can start making money right away.

At the same time, you may be thinking that you want to try something new. If this sounds like you, you are in the right place. The internet is nearly endless in possibilities for making money. No matter what you have in mind, putting it into effect is more than possible if you take your time online.

To find a way to make money online why not look at what other people have done? Try to meet as many people as you can online and also read success stories. There are many different forums you can join. This will give you a good idea as to what is available, and how you should go about getting started. Some people find a way to tweak one little thing in an existing business, and turn it into millions. But before you can do this you need to know what is available.

Being retired does not mean that your money making days have to be over. In fact, you will have more time than ever before to devote to making money. This will make the task of actually getting started much more manageable.

Getting rich online is more possible today than ever before. This holds true for both retirees and young people alike. If you want to get rich online, start researching available options, and stick with your plan. Don’t jump from one business to the next. Stick with the business you choose. Pretty soon you will be making more money online than your pension plan is bringing to you.

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Making Money Fast Comes Through Hard Work

The search engine rules change constantly when it comes to linking with other sites etc. If you can pay some money there are many websites on the internet that can help you with search engine optimization.

Affordable search engine optimization is a highly effective way for site owners to increase the traffic to their site or increase their profits and should not be overlooked in the overall stategy to get to the top spot for your selected keywords.

But given that both of these areas require considerable amounts of time and money (not to mention writing), it seems strange to ignore the other key method of finding favour with Google & co - namely search engine optimization copywriting. Affordable search engine optimization is a highly effective way for site owners to increase the traffic to their site or increase their profits and should not be overlooked in the overall stategy to get to the top spot for your selected keywords. Internal link structure of your site is another important factor for good search engine rankings, Search engines like the internal structure to be theme based to determine the relevancy of a site.

Finding a good source for continuosuly submitting to the search engines and keeping track of rankings and link popularity is a very important factor in having long term success with search engine optimization.

Bear in mind that a high search engine rank will produce a measurable increase in traffic only if there is a significant marketplace interest in what you are selling and your site appears in the first twenty search engine results. However, search engine optimization is not going to gain measurable results if there is very little demand for the product or service you offer.

Search engine optimization is the use of tools and methods in making your site top ranking in the results of search engines. Achieving high ranking in the search engines through effective search engine optimization is like free advertising and can create hundreds or thousands of dollars of potential income if you can monetize your site effectively.

The most important part of search engine optimization is choosing the right keywords and keyword phrases to use in optimizing your web site. While OnPage Optimization can be a compelling reason why your web site ranks well in the search engine there are many other key factors like, page content, link popularity, site indexing and competition.

There is two types of website optimization, one is to maximize website performance, and the other is for internet presence and visibility through natural listings on search engines, using meta tags of descriptions and keywords to give specific instructions for search engines spiders and robots.

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Affiliate programs - rules

Rule Number One:

Go for quality! You want to examine the product or service they offer. Make sure it is a quality product or an excellent service! Look at the people who are recommending it, and talk to people who have bought it. Make sure you are recommending a high quality product that comes from a company with great customer service, and is reputable enough to back up what they sell.

And make sure there is good value for the money. In other words, be sure they are not charging a ridiculous amount of money for something, which is not worth much at all!

This is pretty important since you are putting your reputation on the line by advertising or recommending the product or service you link to. It's almost like you are endorsing them. So, you need to make sure you are dealing with a company that's going to reflect well on your reputation. Don't ever promote something that's going to hurt your reputation!

Rule Number Two:

You've got to earn good commissions. In other words, if someone is only paying out 5% or 10% per product sold, this is pretty low. You want to deal with someone who thinks about the life-time-value of a customer and who will give you a fairly high payout. These Affiliate Programs are few and far between simply because most companies don't understand the value of a customer and will only give you a small percentage of the profit.

Let's use my company, The Internet Marketing Center as an example. We pay over 60% of our net profit to our affiliates. The way we work our Affiliate Program is we give our affiliates $65.00 for every course sold through their link to our site, whether it be a banner link or a text link. After the hard costs of the course such as customer service, credit card accounts, hosting fees and other expenses are calculated, we actually pay over 60% out to our affiliates. In other words, we pay out a very good commission! We even have a sub-Affiliate Program… which means that if you refer our Affiliate Program and they join underneath you, they get paid $65 per sale (just like you), and you get paid $20 for every sale THEY make. Just think if you had a few really hot affiliates who signed up underneath you making 10 sales a month… you would be earning over $500 a month just in the work THEY are doing. Basically you keep getting paid as long as they keep selling courses.

You see we believe in the life-time-value of a customer and are willing to give away a lot of our profit to our affiliates and offer them as many benefits as possible. Finding an Affiliate Program that thinks this way should be one of your top priorities when shopping for an Affiliate Program.

On that note, if you feel that you have a website,
newsletter, or customer base that would love to have this Internet Marketing Course, feel free to join our Affiliate Program. It's FREE (and you earn $65 per sale). Go to
http://www.marketingtips.com/assoc/assoc_program.h tml for all the details and instructions how to join. Another thing I should mention is that even if a Program is paying out a high commission, if people don't buy from them, you're back in the same boat! You have to make sure that not only are you getting a high commission, but that the Affiliate Program site you are sending them to is a site which turns visitors into sales. The site must have a good conversion ratio.

You want to deal with a site that has a 1% conversion ratio (which means that one out of every hundred customers you send to them turns into a sale). There are not many sites out there which are "experts" at turning visitors into sales, so make sure you go with an Affiliate Program which has sales copy and website design that "makes you want to buy". After all, you are sending them the potential customers, but it is their job to turn those potential customers into buyers (so you can earn your referral fee). The more they can turn those potential customers into buyers, the more money your make.

Going back to our numbers game example from before, if 5% of the visitors to your site click-through to your Affiliate Program site and THEY convert 1% of your visitors into a paying customer... you'd be making 1 sale for every 2000 visitors to your site.

2000 visitors to your site X 5% click-through rate = 100 potential customers X 1% buying ratio = 1 buying customer.

As I said before, it’s a numbers game!
Also keep in mind your pay out amount. If you are earning a $50 referral for that one buying customer, you are doing well… but if you are only earning a $10 referral fee for that one buying customer, you will want to rethink things.

It's worth your while to keep experimenting with different Affiliate Programs if you want to, because you can join and drop most of them as often as you like.

Rule Number Three:

Match the product or service to the theme of your site. If your site is about horses and horse products you don't want to be advertising music CD's or weight loss products (unless of course it is a weight loss product for horses! ). If you are selling horse products you'd probably want to be involved in an Affiliate Program which recommends other horse related products or maybe even become involved in Amazon.com and recommend great horse books. Make it something that has to do with your site or your industry. If you try to recommend website hosting services when your site is all about how to train a horse, you aren't going to get very far.

You need to target your clientele so that you are selling or recommending something that relates to what your visitors WANT. I can't stress this enough, it is very important! Provide links, services and products, which are related to what your visitors want! I am shocked almost daily by people who build a site and have products and Affiliate Program that are in no way related to each other.

Rule Number Four:

Another thing to be concerned about is the tracking software the Affiliate Program uses. You want to go with a company, which has good tracking software, shows your statistics (stats) in real time. You want stats that are easy to understand and that you can check at any point in time to see how you are doing.


If you post an Affiliate Program banner, you will want to be able to see how much the banner pulls for you, and how many sales it's generating. The same goes for a text link, personal recommendation, or an endorsement to your customer base… you want to be able to see how many visitors you are sending to the site and how many sales those visitors are generating.

Having real time stats allows you to compare the
difference in results between putting a button up and putting up a whole page recommending the product or service. Having real time stats so that you can go and check anytime and see how your promotional efforts are working and their effectiveness is really important. So it's important to see real time tracking, which gives you instant information on visitor and sales results.

You also want to be comfortable that the software they use is sophisticated, reliable, and will track all your sales. Why I emphasize "all" is because you want to make sure they track online, phone, fax, and snail mail orders. Many companies only track online orders (which means you get no credit for all sales generated by phone, fax or mail). Other companies use certain "inferior" software that will allow the sale only to be tracked about 80% of the time (which means you lose out on 20% of the commissions that are rightfully due to you). Other companies will only pay you if the customer visits through your link and buys right there… if they come back later and buy, you may not get credit.

We will talk more about this in other parts of the
lesson and go over it in great detail in the next…but for now, just be aware of it. I am not saying to not do business with a company which may have these problems with their Affiliate Program, I am just saying that you need to be aware of it before your become an affiliate.

Rule Number Five:

Be careful that you don't allow Affiliate Programs to clutter up your main site or the main goal of your page. Don't go crazy with Affiliate Programs and find 10 different Affiliate Programs that are perfect for your business and promote all of them on your site at the same time! It just clutters up your site and makes it look worthless. Concentrate on one, two or three Affiliate Programs (if even that many), this number all depends on the type of business you are running and what kind of clients you have.

I have joined a few Affiliate Programs and use them to promote other quality products to my clients (we will talk a little more about the power of this near the end of this lesson). I wouldn't want to join a pile of unrelated Affiliate Programs and start offering website hosting packages, get-rich-quick schemes, Amazon.com books, CDs, etc. It is tacky and simply doesn’t work.
I only recommend products or services that my target market wants. This is extremely important, so I'll repeat it again. I only become part of Affiliate Programs for sites that have products or services that my target market wants. Notice I did not say "needs" here, I said "wants"… there is a big difference. People buy things impulsively because they "want" them, not necessarily because they "need" them. There are very few products in the world which people "need". Don't get caught up in the “more is better” attitude, it generally isn't. Just because one vitamin a day is good for you doesn't necessarily mean that 5 vitamins a day are better! If you put up too many Affiliate Programs on your site you end up flooding your market, confusing your visitors, and you won't end up making a whole lot of money. So remember to stay targeted!

Rule Number Six:

Deal with a reputable company. If you are ever concerned about a company you are thinking about doing business with, ask for references and do some checks on them. You want to make sure they are very professional. For example if you phone them and they are rude or put you on hold forever, or if you get an answering machine - be concerned about that as the customers you recommend to them will be getting the same thing. If you email them, they should respond within a couple of days, at maximum, and hopefully within the same day if at all possible. You'd be very surprised at how many companies will put you in "voice mail hell" or will not respond to your emails within a couple of days - or ever.

Customer response is a very important thing. When you have a problem or a concern (maybe you didn't get your check on time or you have a question about a sale)… and you call or email a company, you want to know that they'll take care of it right away. If you are asking questions about a company's Affiliate Program and get no answer (or a delayed answer)… be wary. If they can't even take care of you when you express an interest in becoming an affiliate, then you probably have a pretty good idea that they won't take care of you when you have a problem. You can also guess that they won't take very good care of your customers either!

So be very careful, the company you deal with should be very professional and willing to help you out when you're in need. On that note, although it is a little off topic… customer service and the speed at which you respond to email or phone messages, is critical.

For example, we now get over 500 emails a day at this office, and we make it a point to answer all the emails (barring a natural disaster) by the end of the day (48 hours if there is a natural disaster) - weekends excluded. I attribute this attitude as a major reason for the incredible success of my companies on the Internet.

A Couple of Important Side Notes:

The truth about bulk email and Affiliate Programs!

One of the myths of Affiliate Programs is that if you join a few, put them in an email message and then bulk email thousands (or millions) of people, you will make lots of money. That's not the way to do it. In fact it's probably one of the worst ways to do it for a few reasons:

The first reason is that unsolicited bulk emailing millions of people (i.e. spam) who have not qualified themselves as interested in your product is not very profitable and in a lot of cases you can end up losing a lot of money! I talked about the pros and cons of this in the lesson on bulk email.

Generally speaking, most Affiliate Programs have a spam email clause in their agreement that says that if you spam, you can get terminated from the program and not get paid for any commissions you've earned up to that point. There's also a good chance that if you spam, you'll probably lose your reputation, your Internet connection, and you won't get paid for any commissions you have owing to you.

Wouldn't that be a waste of your time and money?

There are even recent examples of companies billing for the time taken up with dealing with the complaints and administrative problems caused by people who spam their Affiliate Program URL! So you could end up paying out money instead of making money!

When you spam an Affiliate Program URL that is assigned to you, it looks like the company is spamming the recipient directly as the URL you are using is for their website… this can damage their reputation and cause an unlimited amount of problems.

I talk from experience… we've had problems with affiliates spamming in the past. We have had to adopt some very strict spam policies and if any one spams with our Affiliate Program we will terminate him/her instantly and all commissions they have earned are forfeited.

It's very important you don't do this, as it will cause you more havoc than anything else. I can't think of one Affiliate Program that will actually allow you to spam to get sales.

Another thing to pay attention to is exclusivity clauses in the agreement. A few Affiliate Programs state, "they can be the only retailer of a specific product on your site". So say for example you join up with a book selling program, they may state in their contract that you can only sell "their" books and can't be a part of any other book related Affiliate Program. Or say you join an Affiliate Program in which you are recommending a website designer... they might have a clause in the agreement that says that you can only recommend and link to their website design company, and no other. So just be careful not to restrict yourself if that isn’t what you want to do.

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999 money making ideas part 10

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901. Add a stand to fragments of original rock from Mount Everest and sell through gift shops or ads in mountaineering publications. You might also do the same for other major mountains.

902. Produce an audio cassette course or correspondence course about entrepreneurship. The potential market includes the hundreds of thousands of people who start their own business each year.

903. Establish a marketplace for computer hardware. On a computer or card index system list details of what sellers have to sell. Charge the sellers a fee. Place ads in computer magazines which invite telephone enquiries from people looking for computer hardware.

904. Set up a marriage bureau in your area. Provide your clients with a personal, sincere and caring service which searches for suitable life partners.

905. Open a school of computing. Rent an office and teach or employ others to teach courses about computing. The most financially rewarding courses would be those which help students to get jobs in computing.

906. Bring out an audio cassette library of limericks. This might be produced for children or young adults. Have the cassettes stocked at bookshops, toyshops and newsagents.

907. Organise courses about how to increase the profitability of a bed and breakfast business. Hold these courses at holiday resorts where there are large numbers of bed and breakfast houses.

908. If you have advanced knowledge of mathematics or computing, make an income from devising mathematical or computing puzzles. Sell these to magazines, newspapers and book publishers.

909. Set up a firm which hires out sunbeds. Use local advertising to publicise your service and offer clients a free delivery service.

910. Buy fantasy role-playing games from those who make up games as a hobby. Publish the games in a monthly newsletter and sell subscriptions to fantasy role-playing enthusiasts throughout the country.

911. Design and produce a selection of astrological badges for each star sign. Place these badges on cards or boards and distribute them to suitable retailers.

912. Start an enterprise which organises trips to sports events such as boxing contests, motor racing competitions, athletics events, etc. Your service provides the tickets and the transport. You might, for example, pay a shopkeeper to open a ticket office in his or her shop on Saturdays.
913. Earn from doing artistic hedge cutting. Advertise in the local press and in newsagents windows. Build up a list of regular customers who need their artistic hedges maintained.

914. Begin a mail order business which sells equipment and supplies for making paper at home. Use ads in craft magazines to promote this profitable hobby.

915. Start an enterprise which organises arts and crafts fairs. Find suitable venues, rent spaces to artists and craftworkers. Publicise throughout the local area.

916. Learn about the craft of making ornaments with eggshells. Make money from what you learn by bringing together a selection of supplies for selling to eggcraft hobbyists.

917. Write and publish a newsletter for those who want to start a crafts business. In each issue give addresses of craftwork buyers. Also include editorial about how to develop both a successful product and a profitable business.

918. Open a school of antique restoration. Offer potential students a choice of courses covering most aspects of restoration. Potential students will include antique collectors and dealers.
Advertise inmagazines about antiques.

919. Organise courses for those who would like to start their own crafts business. Offer students specialised courses about starting a soft-toy, for example, or pottery business. Hold courses at either crafts workshops or bed and breakfast houses during the off-season time.

920. Use prints of lunar or Martian landscapes to make unusual framed prints or posters.

921. Design and produce lapel stickers for wearing at parties. Each sticker is printed with a statement which is designed to make it easier for guests to talk to each other, for example, 'smile if you like me'. 'Can I sip your drink?', 'You have great legs' and 'I know a secret'.

922. Manufacture kits for making lamp stands decorated with shells or mosaics. Bring out a selection of kits from the very simple to the complex. Produce a catalogue and use ads in crafts magazines to sell the kits by mail order.

923. Start a craft business which makes enamelled products such as key-ring fobs, earrings, brooches, pendants, jewellery boxes, boxes for knickknacks, etc. Sell your craftwork from a stall at markets or fairs. Or if your work is of a very high standard sell it through gift shops.

924. Package pressed flowers. Each packet might contain an individual set, or unsorted selection, of pressed flowers. Attach the packets to display cards, or place in a display box and distribute to arts and crafts shops.

925. Design, produce and distribute your own brand of anti-smoking ashtray. For example, produce an ashtray which is either, a model of a cancerous lung or printed with the names of people who died on the same day from lung cancer.

926. Start a business which designs and manufactures DIY kits for building small garden swimming pools. Offer buyers a selection of sizes and sell through ads in DIY magazines.

927. Organise weekend courses for DIY enthusiasts. Provide students with practical tuition about various popular DIY projects. Advertise in DIY magazines.

928. Produce framed prints of pin-ups. These might be X-rated for sale by mail order, classic pin-ups of the 40s, 50s and 60s or contemporary pin-ups.

929. Bring together a selection of supplies for making string puppets and start a mail order business. There is already a thriving market in doll making supplies. Your business will hopefully divert some people from making dolls to making string puppets.

930. Start a service which commissions artists to do drawings of business premises or private residences. Also arrange for the drawings to be reproduced on: stationery, postcards, calendars, business cards, etc. Advertise in business publications and also do work for established printers.

931. Manufacture marbles draughts sets. Instead of a checkerboard there is a wooden board with 64 round holes. The holes become the squares of the draughtboard and the marbles sit in them. Each side has marbles of a different colour and some extra colours to use as 'kings'.

932. Produce a series of booklets or audio cassettes about ideas for saving a variety of things. For example: 'Ideas for Saving Money', 'Ideas for Saving Time', 'Ideas for Saving You the Trouble of Dieting', etc. Sell by mail order as a complete set.

933. Produce a correspondence course about cartooning. Pay a skilled cartoonist to devise the course.

934. If you have the artistic ability to become a cartoon caricaturist, earn money from doing amusing portraits at a thoroughfare of a shopping or tourist area. Or do caricatures outside football grounds on match day, at festivals, concerts, exhibitions, etc.

935. Compile and publish a year-book or 'Yellow Pages' type directory for those who want to start a business. In the directory list, for example: sources of finance, small business advisers, franchise companies, etc. Also sell advertising space to business opportunities promoters.

936. Learn the art of calligraphy. When you become a skilled calligrapher earn money from teaching others in your own home or at evening class.

937. Start a home party hire service. The hosts of children's and adults' parties hire from you: chairs, tables, cutlery, plates, glasses, barbecues, etc. Advertise your service either in local newspapers or newsagents windows. Provide a free delivery service.

938. Provide a sales service for oil-painters. Sell the work of artists by finding outlets and take a
commission on all sales. Outlets might include: antiques shops, gift shops, private art exhibitions, overseas shops, etc.

939. Bring out a selection of posters which are packed with biblical quotes. Sell these through religious bookshops and by post to schools and practising Christians.

940. Set up a promotional sheet music publishing business. People who write music and lyrics would find it easier to sell their compositions if they were published. Published compositions could then be circulated to people in the music business.

941. Bring out novelty voodoo model brains. A voodoo model brain represents the brain of the target person and is marked with different areas such as stress, love, anxiety, pain, etc. Pins are placed in selected areas to stimulate the feelings associated with that area.

942. Set up a party plan business which sells gardening equipment and supplies. You might, for example, hold the parties in gardens during the afternoons. Once you have developed a successful presentation and range of products, increase the size of your business by recruiting agents.

943. Start a spring-water bottling and distribution business. Advertise for someone who owns a property which has a natural spring water supply. Negotiate a contract with the owner which allows you to bottle and sell the spring water.

944. Design and have produced novelty sex maniacs score cards and find trade buyers or sell by mail order.

945. Write and publish a manual which has a title like 'How to Start Your Own Mail Order Business'. Use classified ads and direct mail to sell this to business opportunity seekers.

946. Set up a mail order business which sells books and products related to ventriloquism. Produce booklets and cassettes which give instructions about ventriloquism and ideas for stage acts. Also sell props and dummies.

947. Bring out an 'ideas' newsletter for writers. In each issue suggest ideas for: locations, characters, events, phrases, use of words, etc. One of the main selling points of your newsletter is that it will help a writer to become a published author.

948. Help people to get jobs by starting a C.V. design service. Conduct your own research into what information in a C.V. impresses employers. Basically, a good C.V. is professionally printed and presents the most important facts about a persons career history in a simple, clear way.

949. Publish a weekly or monthly large type newspaper for people with poor eyesight which summarises the news of the previous week or month.

950. Begin a mail order business which promotes the hobby of collecting currency notes. Put together a catalogue which lists a wide selection of currency notes and collecting accessories. Advertise in coin collecting magazines.

951. Start a postal business which sells novel birth and death certificates to those who like to claim that they had previous lives. Design the certificates yourself and pay for them to be printed. Also offer a service which uses occult methods to identify previous lives.

952. Publish an 'ideas' newsletter for photographers. Focus the attention of the newsletter on ideas for saleable photographs. Use ads in photography magazines to sell subscriptions and emphasise that the newsletter aims to help people to earn money from photography.

953. Make a selection of home-made chocolates. Rent a corner of an established shop on a Saturday to sell them.

954. Bring together a selection of books and cassettes about self-hypnosis and start a mail order business. Produce a catalogue about your products and send it to those interested in astrology, the occult and self- improvement.

955. Start a mail order business which sells X-rated books. Canvass publishers at home and abroad to see if they can supply you with any books which fall into this category.

956. Set up a business which produces cinema programmes. These programmes might consist of 2-8 printed pages. Sell advertising space in these programmes to local businesses and include details of future films. Cinema programmes take these programmes from a display unit free of charge.

957. Begin a business which sells original paintings on hire purchase or revolving credit. Almost everyone would like to own original oil paintings but are put off because of the high initial cost.

958. At a crafts fair or market, operate a jewellery lucky dip. Bring together a selection of enamelled, seashell, bead and carved jewellery in a box. Wrap the box and place in a large tub of sawdust. Passers by are invited to pick a box for a small charge.

959. Put together a spoon bending act that is inspired by Uri Geller. Get yourself an agent and earn money from performing at a wide range of venues such as clubs, pubs, theatres, private parties, etc.

960. Start a collectable plate of the month club. Commission the making of attractive plates and slowly build up a list of club members.

961. Find a town which has a particularly high birth rate. Bottle the water drunk in that town. Sell this bottled water. The unstated implication is that the water will increase fertility.

962. Collect seaweed. Use this in a seaweed weather forecasting kit of your own design. Use mail order to sell the kits. Also discover how seaweed can be developed into a health food and start a business exploiting this opportunity.

963. Set up a school of motor racing. Offer potential students a weekend or week-long course about the practical and theoretical aspects of motor racing.

964. Start a school of hydroponic gardening. The aims of your school might include: publishing booklets, producing audio cassettes, organising holiday courses, giving personal tuition and selling supplies.

965. Bottle sand from the beach where William the Conqueror landed in 1066 and sell to those who want to buy a piece of history.

966. Begin a mail order business which promotes the craft of making Jack-in-the-boxes. In your catalogue include a wide selection of: springs, boxes, design plans, materials for making the character in the box, etc. Advertise in crafts magazines.

967. Design and manufacture desks for putting on laps in cars. These should be lightweight and easy to store in a car. They might be used by sales people to make notes about calls, business people to prepare for meetings and passengers to work from whilst travelling.

968. Bring out a selection of hanging cotton greeting cards. These are like flags or banners which are printed with a greetings message and can be hung from a ceiling or a rail. Arrange for these to be stocked at shops which sell greeting cards.

969. Put together a range of lucky charms. Mount these on printed cards or counter-top racks and distribute to newsagents and gift shops.

970. Begin a business which sells exotic plants to image conscious local businesses. Call office-to-office and offer to bring a selection of plants on a trial basis, for example 10 days, free approval without obligation.

971. Start a service which does postal auditions of voices and music. A person records his or her voice on a cassette and sends it to you. Or a group records their music. You make an assessment of the performance for a fee. Advertise your service in music publications.

972. Place advertisements in the windows of local newsagents which read 'Lawn cutting done' and state an hourly rate. When you visit customers, offer to cut their lawn on a regular basis.

973. Form a mail order business which sells unusual plants. For example: insect eating plants. Conduct your own search for a suitable plant. Every now and again someone discovers a new, unusual plant for selling by post an makes a fair amount of money. Will you be next?

974. Set up a service which supplies sliced and seeded lemons to pubs, restaurants, night-clubs and hotels. In the course of an evening some bars use a large quantity of sliced lemons. These establishments could benefit from the convenience of having the lemons ready-sliced.

975. Start a dial-a-gardener service. A single telephone call to you will send a gardener to a customers home. Employ teenagers, students and retired people to do the gardening.

976. Earn a small regular income from renting out part of your garden to someone who wants to grow food. Thus a part of your garden will become a private allotment.

977. Bring together a selection of the best business audio cassettes from the previous year. Start a direct mail campaign which offers these cassettes to businesspeople at a reduced rate if they buy the set.

978. Start a flowers of the week, month or quarter club. Clients can place a standing order with you for the delivery of flowers at regular intervals.

979. Begin a business which makes up bottle gardens. To make your gardens distinctive, find bottles of an interesting and unusual design. Get them stocked at shops which do not usually stock such products. For example: health food shops and grocers.

980. Package freshly or specially hardened conkers and sell through newsagents and toy shops. Each pack might contain 4-6 conkers.

981. Set up and organise a home-visiting massage service. Your business would find work for experienced masseurs and masseuses. Get custom by placing ads in local newspapers and notices in the windows of local newsagents.

982. Open a press cutting research service for stock market investors. Read the daily papers and make a note every time a public company is mentioned. When an investor requests information about a company, you photocopy all the cuttings which mention the name of that company.

983. Make up pretty bags filled with aromatic herbs which are designed for hanging around the house or in cars. Add an elastic string to each bag so that one pull will release some of the aroma into the air.

984. Set up a business which makes nightshirts and nightcaps. Have these stocked at up-market clothes retailers.

985. Be a diet consultant. Earn money from guiding people through published diets like the F-plan. Also you might buy the recommended food at trade prices and sell it to your clients. Advertise your service locally and visit the homes of clients to give private consultations.

986. Become a make-up consultant. Advise women on what make-up suits their individual mix of: skin shade, hair and eye colours, nose and facial shape, etc. Once you have established your consultancy, make more money by teaching others to be make up consultants.

987. Bring out a newsletter which gives amateur magicians ideas for new tricks. Also sell advertising space to firms which have products to sell to amateur magicians.

988. Start a mail order business which sells vitamin pills. Produce a catalogue which contains a far wider range of vitamin pills than is available at shops.

989. Locate a source of fresh, pure mud and package it in specially sealed containers. Sell this by post for beauty treatment.

990. Be a home visiting wig salesperson. By visiting the homes of potential buyers you provide a private and confidential service which is free of embarrassment. Buy a selection from wig manufacturers at trade prices. Advertise your service in newspapers and magazines.

991. Write and publish a monthly newsletter which helps those who want to give up smoking. The ability to give up smoking depends what's happening in a persons mind. A good newsletter could make the difference between success and failure.

992. Begin a confidential newsletter about how to get the best things from life. The best things in this case include: money, expensive property, respect an quality cars. Your newsletter should suggest some of the legal short cuts which can be taken.

993. At a crafts fair or antiques market have a stall which sells products related to Shakespeare. These might include: prints, books, audio cassettes, videos and posters.

994. In a city where there are many theatres, open a small shop which is devoted to selling things related to Shakespeare.

995. Publish a newsletter for expectant mothers. Provide subscribers with information and reassurance. Send each subscriber an issue which ties in with the stage of her pregnancy.

996. Use a computer or word processor to provide a letter and manuscript typing service. Customers would be students, academics, small business people and tradesmen.

997. Arrange for ink drawings to be made of historical characters from all parts of the nation. There might be hundreds of drawings. Have these printed and framed and sell by mail order. The idea is that wherever a person is, they can buy a framed drawing of someone famous from their own area.

998. Start a life history photography service. Produce an album of photographs which is a photographic history of a client's life. For example take photographs of a client's hospital of birth, former schools, places of work, place of marriage, houses they once lived in, etc.

999. Take an attractive photograph of a large office block. Frame enlarged copies and sell these to people who work there. This would make a good sideline business if you work in an office block and you meet many other office workers in the course of the day.

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801. Bring out a correspondence course which gives instruction about becoming a professional researcher. This course would appeal to those who would like a career in this field and to authors who want to do their own research. Sell from ads in literary publications.

802. Produce bookmarkers which have attractive embroidered designs. Package them in cellophane and have them stocked at bookshops.

803. Put together a regular publication which lists photographic equipment for sale. Your income comes from selling advertising space.

804. Write and publish a booklet about how to cut the cost of a wedding. Alternatively write and produce a manual about how to have a big wedding on a shoestring. Have it stocked in bookshops or sell from ads in wedding magazines.

805. Design and manufacture wooden kits for constructing model boats. Sell from ads in hobby magazines or have them stocked in modelling and crafts shops.

806. Use direct mail to sell model steam engines to engineers, doctors, scientists, company directors and other professional people.

807. Set up a mail order business which specialises in selling videos, films, photographs, posters and slides about the pop music of the 50s and60s. Use your ingenuity to find products, for example canvass picture libraries and record and film companies.

808. Write and publish a newsletter which is devoted to profitable hobbies. The newsletter will be aimed at those who are looking for both an interesting new hobby and a way of making extra money. Asses the profit potential of a wide range of hobbies.

809. Bring out a selection of musical bookmarkers. To make the bookmarkers musical use electronic devices similar to the ones used in musical greeting cards.

810. Start a service which organises the painting of murals in bedrooms, dining rooms, residential games rooms, etc. Advertise in up-market publications.

811. Call door-to-door and offer to take top quality passport photographs. Take the photographs in the customers house. Someone returns at a later date to deliver the photographs and collect payment. All family members might have their photos taken for passports, ID cards, bus and train passes, etc.

812. Start a production line which turns out hand-painted wooden egg cups for selling at shops. Or at a market stall paint personalised egg cups while the buyer waits.

813. Set up a caddie service for photographers, film makers and video makers. Hire out yourself, and others, to carry equipment for people in these groups. Place ads in suitable magazines to offer your service and send a leaflet to photographers who do location work for businesses.

814. Produce coloured acetate paper printed with painting by number designs for shops. The designs could include elaborate 'sale' signs and pictures with a Christmas theme. A shopkeeper sticks the acetate sheets to one side of a window and paints the design or picture on the other.

815. Begin a firm which produces and distributes a range of I'm in love' products. These will include T- shirts, car stickers and badges.

816. Bring out a board game about buying and running a shop. The shop might be a newsagent or the game might involve several types of shops. Sell from ads in publications which list shops for sale.

817. Rent out model trains by post to railway enthusiasts. This service would allow enthusiasts to examine and use a wide range of trains. You could include an option for the customer to buy if they are particularly fond of any model.

818. Make simple footstools - up to twelve inches in height, for standing on to reach things from shelves. Sell through local shops.

819. Contact the owners of houses with small letterboxes and offer to supply and install a large letterbox.

820. Bring out a video which consists of a long recording of an open fire. By playing the video anyone can have the charm of an open fire in their home without the mess and the hassle.

821. Make peg abacuses. Each abacus is a wooden block which has rows of dots instead of beads. A row has one peg to indicate the value of that row. Package these and sell as either a children's educational aid or a novelty for adults.

822. Write and produce a correspondence course about how to start and build a successful craft business. Subjects covered by the course might include: How to choose and design a winning product, how to sell craftwork, how to use other craftworkers in your business, etc.

823. If you have a porch, hold a porch sale. Raise extra cash by displaying your unwanted items at your sale.

824. Set up a direct mail business which sells business books. This type of business offers the greatest potential for profit if you publish the books you sell. Do this by 1) Writing a book of your own; 2) Advertising for authors' manuscripts; and 3) Contacting literary agents.

825. Start a trade publication for small mail order businesses. Give the latest news and views relevant to small mail order businesses. Distribute by post.

826. Publish a newsletter for those who want to make money from manufacturing kits. Kit manufacturing provides a spectrum of opportunities. Deal with all aspects of starting a profitable kit making business.

827. Put together a correspondence course about how to become a professional investment adviser. Sell through ads in the financial press.

828. Learn the craft of woodcarving. When you become skilled earn money from carving popular first names in relief and turn these into brooches. Also turn out other carved jewellery such as pendants, bracelets and earrings.

829. Produce a selection of memory adoption cassettes. People often wish they had more pleasant childhood memories than they do. These cassettes would consist of recordings of pleasant memories. A listener can adopt these memories and pretend they are his or her own.

830. Use sea-shells to make a range of jewellery, including sea-shell brooches, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Place these on racks and have them stocked at suitable shops.

831. Cut chess pieces into slices and use them to make earrings, necklaces and key-ring fobs. Sell at craftwork markets and fairs.

832. Begin a direct mail or mail order business which sells crafts books to craftworkers. Buy books from publishers, buy manuscripts from authors and publish these yourself, or write a craft book which has universal appeal and sell this.

833. There seems to be an insatiable demand for quality, novel or inexpensive clocks. If you want to start an import business, this would be a suitable area to try.

834. Begin a business which produces a syndicated mail order catalogue. Most catalogues consist of the goods of one firm. A syndicated catalogue could have details of products from hundreds of suppliers.

835. Become a street handbag polisher. This service is similar to a street shoeshine, except handbags are polished. Also offer to polish leather clothes, such as jackets and coats.

836. If you are physically attractive, become a freelance escort. Place adverts in local papers which state you will accompany an unattached person to social or business functions.

837. In a large city operate a telephone information service for amateur photographers. Photographers who subscribe to your service can telephone you to get a list of todays photo opportunities. For example: a film star arriving at an airport and a record breaking attempt.

838. Set up a mail order business which sells kits for making leather products. For example, kits for wallets, chequebook covers and pension book covers. Design and manufacture the kits yourself and produce a catalogue.

839. Put together a correspondence course about palmistry. Sell from ads in astrology magazines. One attraction of the course is that the palmist skills learned could be used to make money.

840. Compile and publish a directory of sales messages, phrases and selling points. The format of this directory might be copyright free art clipping books. All businesses are potential buyers. Sell by direct mail.

841. Deal in collectible bookplates. Promote the hobby of collecting bookplates by offering potential collectors a free selection. Thereafter send collectors a regular list of bookplates for sale. Also bring out and sell albums for storing and displaying bookplates.

842. Devise a programme which is designed to make a person more dynamic. A more dynamic, confident person has a greater chance of achieving success in life. Publish your programme and sell it by direct mail to business opportunity seekers.

843. Buy a portable children's mini-railway. Children can sit on the carriages and are taken up and down a short track. Hire out your railway for fund raising at fairs and money-making tourist sites.

844. Rent out large snooker tables and cues in a similar fashion to the way television sets are rented out. Rent them to householders, clubs, businesses, colleges, unions, etc.

845. Start a publishing enterprise which specialises in producing quality hand printed poetry books. Get these stocked at bookshops and sell by post to poetry lovers.

846. Devise and produce an easy-to-use system for cataloguing coin collections. Sell this through stamp and coin shops, or from ads in collectors magazines.

847. Be a crossword puzzle designer who specialises in a particular subject, such as football, photography or stamp collecting. Sell football crosswords, for example, to publishers of football magazines and programmes.

848. Publish a newsletter for people who want to become children's authors. In each issue include advice and information which will help children's authors to get work accepted for publication.

849. Produce and launch a correspondence course which teaches people how to write fiction for adolescents for profit.

850. Bring out a correspondence course about how to write screenplays for feature films. There is obviously a lot of skill involved in writing a screenplay and there are numerous people who would be willing to pay to learn.

851. Publish poetry in a way similar to music sheets. On a printed folded sheet feature a main poem and maybe 3 or 4 support poems. Get these 'poem sheets' stocked at bookshops and newsagents. The price might be the same as a daily newspaper. Also organise a chart of top selling poem sheets.

852. Use classified ads to sell a selection of English language newspapers from around the world. Buyers will include those who are curious about what overseas English language newspapers are like.

853. Start a service which writes persuasive monologues for individuals. For example, a C.V. designer helps a person get an interview, your service provides monologues for people to use at interviews. Or help people to get a date or to propose marriage.

854. Begin a gift service which provides a nostalgic selection of magazines from the month of a person's birth. Advertise your service in the columns or classified ads which feature other gift ideas.

855. Set up a mail order business which sells casting equipment, supplies and books. Potential customers include a wide range of craftworkers and hobbyists. Begin by learning everything you can about small scale casting then track down trade suppliers of products related to casting.

856. Devise and invent puzzles and word games. Sell these through specialist magazines and newspapers and to book publishers.

857. Start a business which brings out a library of children's stories on audio cassettes. Have these stocked at toyshops and bookshops or start a monthly club.

858. Compile and publish a bulletin which informs subscribers of photography competitions they are eligible to enter in this country and around the world. Advertise in photograph magazines.

859. Set up a mail order business which is devoted to selling products designed to increase a persons attractiveness to the opposite sex. Products might include books, cassettes, courses, systems and aids. Produce some of the products yourself.

860. At a tourist site earn money from painting a persons name on a print. The name thus becomes part of the picture. For example, there might be a hoarding of posters in your picture and a persons name becomes one of the posters. Design and produce the prints yourself.

861. Produce an aerial video of your area. Duplicate this and have it stocked at video hire shops and other local shops.

862. Publish a newsletter about human interest stories, unusual facts, interesting paragraphs, etc. Subscribers would include people who produce their own, regular, amateur publication. They would use your newsletter as a source to provide fillers for their own publication.

863. Start a school of English and give lessons to an ethnic group who want to improve their written and spoken English. You might give tuition either in your own home or at hired premises.

864. Start a dating agency or marriage bureau specially for the separated or divorced. Use local advertising to attract clients.

865. Begin a business which specialises in organising romantic breaks and holidays. Arrange for courting couples, newly-weds and mature couples to have breaks at hunting lodges, cottages and castles.

866. Earn from teaching people how to find a lover or life partner. You could hold classes in a hired hall, produce an audio cassette course, give lessons in your home or write a manual.

867. Produce painting by numbers outlines specially designed for hobbyists. For example, do outlines of locomotives, or background scenery for railway modellers. Sell these from ads in hobby magazines or get them stocked at modelling shops.

868. Begin a service which organises a telephone chess playing club. A member might have four chess boards and pieces next to the phone. When a member has worked out his move on each board, he telephones his opponent.

869. Put together a mail order catalogue which has a wide range of business posters. The posters might be about: inspiring, sales efficiency, hard work and saving energy. Send the catalogue to most businesses.

870. Make a selection of leather wallets for playing cards. For example, a pocket wallet or a wallet for attaching to a belt. Include a pack of playing cards in each wallet. Have them stocked at a wide range of shops.

871. Begin a venture which arranges for business and sales meetings to take place at exotic and unusual venues. For example, a businessman can negotiate a contract with a client at a castle, or on a yacht or in a sightseeing plane.

872. Put together a range of spoken word audio cassettes. Have them stocked in video rental shops and rented out as an alternative to a video.

873. Make hand-painted badges. These might feature: a tiny traditional painting, an abstract painting, witty statements, popular symbols and funny faces.

874. Set up a business which organises record, stamp or book fairs. Find a venue, sell places to stall holders by placing ads in hobby magazines and publicise to attract customers.

875. Attend pop concerts, festivals, fairs and other large public events and sell funny hats and baseball caps.

876. Start a theatrical play of the month club. Operate this like a book club but sell only theatrical plays. The club will not offer discounts on publications, but you can send copies of the latest plays opening at theatres.

877. Sell Jazz memorabilia by post. Start a world-wide search for products to put in your catalogue. The products might include: photographs, slides, posters, old magazines, duplicate press cuttings, books, video and audio cassettes.

878. Begin a board game of the month or quarterly club.

879. Sell unusual musical instruments from your own catalogue, by post. For example: folk music instruments from Third World countries, and early musical instruments.

880. During the Christmas season, form a group of carol singers. Hire this group out to parties, restaurants, wine bars, and night-clubs.

881. Bring out folders specially designed to hold sheet music or knitting patterns. Sell these from either, suitable shops or ads in publications read by people who collect sheet music or knitting patterns.

882. Make fashionable patchwork sweaters and have them stocked at shops. Alternatively, sell the sweaters from a stall at a market fair.

883. Start a school for pop or rock group management. Your students will include those who aspire to become a manager or leader of a pop or rock group. The course might be taught by post or held as a class.

884. Put together a postal service which sells personalised: golf-balls, cricket balls, snooker balls, tennis balls, etc. The exact method of placing names or initials on the balls can be worked out by you. If you can solve this problem, a lucrative market is waiting to be exploited.

885. Set yourself up in business as a music concert promoter. Approach a local pop or rock group and offer to organise a gig for them. If your first gig is successful slowly work your way up in the concert promoting business.

886. Write and publish a newsletter which is about how to sell simple information by post. In each newsletter suggest new ideas for the kind of information which can be sold. Also review the latest offerings by other information sellers.

887. Bring out a book or audio cassette which has a title like: 'How to get a World Record'. Include information about how to get a record accepted and give ideas about feats which might be attempted. Sell through bookshops or by post.

888. Design and make doll's clothes for collectors or manufacturers of dolls. Either make the clothes to order or produce a mail order catalogue which gives full detail of your range.

889. Use cheese-cloth to make your own range of fashion clothes such as blouses, skirts and shirts.

890. Design and make, or import, kimonos. Sell by post or get them stocked at suitable retailers.

891. Start a mail order business which sells started kits for being an amateur musician. Put the kits together from products which are already on the market.

892. Begin a business which makes cushions of unusual shapes. For example: star shaped, heart shaped, horseshoe shaped, or round with a hole in the middle.

893. Use the craft of embroidery to make attractive A-Z index cards. Instead of printed cards marked with letters of the alphabet, you make the letters with embroidery. A card index system can now look luxurious. Package the cards and get them stocked at bookshops and stationers.

894. Make either, commemorative wall-hanging tapestries or reproduce parts of the Bayeux tapestry. Use press advertising to sell these as highly collectible artefacts.

895. Hire a hall at a city centre location - Saturday would be the best day - and sell women's clothes at low prices.

896. In a tourist area open a market stall where you can print personalised T-shirts on the spot. Or start a mail order service which prints personalised T-shirts. If screen printing is used all the equipment can be made at home. Obtain and read books about screenprinting to get the know-how.

897. Start a postal service which hires out children's educational videos. A selection of videos should be offered for each age group. Produce a catalogue about your videos and advertise your rental service in a wide range of publications.

898. Bring out a product which consists of lots of small coloured wooden cubes. These can be used over and over again to make mosaics. Have this product stocked at shops or sell by mail order.

899. Design and make kits for making soft toy dolls. Place ads in craft magazines and sell by mail order.

900. Start a business which produces periscopes for viewing things underwater. For example, at the seaside, or at a lake, a person on the surface can put the periscope into the water and look around underwater.