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I am a senior learning Internet marketing. I started this site to sort out my journey in this learning process and along the way to may be help some seniors working from home. I have tried to talk about things that have worked for me. However today I am going to talk about a major frustration that I have had.

There is so much to learn and there does not seem to be a straight line to follow. I have been accustomed to taking course where you start at A proceed to B and so forth. I have not found learning to establish a business online to be anything like that. For a novice there is so much to learn and so many different opinions as to what will be successful.

Today I feel like pulling out my hair or standing on a box to rant. How come I find myself in this position? What could I have done to prevent it? May be this is a case of learning by doing and making mistakes. I hope this will help you to not make this mistake that I have made. (more…)

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Ghostwriting Cash Review

As a senior trying to learn Internet marketing an important factor for me is to find someone that I can trust. For some time now I have been a fan of Tiffany Dow’s. Craig Kaye of Info Product Killer introduced her to me. At that time she did some excellent instruction on how to use Squidoo to promote products using some of the techniques taught by Craig.

Since that initial introduction I have followed her and found her to be one on the most honest and trustworthy of Internet marketers. She and her mentor Craig Desorcy give of themselves to help others in many ways.

So when she and Craig launched the Ghostwriting Cash it was a no brainer for me and I signed up immediately. Unfortunately both Christmas and holidays got in my way of using it until now.

In reviewing a product I should start at the sales page. Because I was already presold on the idea of this program I did not pay a lot of attention to the sales page. I liked the Carol Bremner video and the guarantee. I know that the sales page was probably following a given pattern for sales pages and often it takes about nine times to present a product before a customer will buy but personally I don’t have the patience for all that copy. For me the important part of selling a product is done in the email or blog post explaining and promoting the product. In this case Tiffany had me presold long before she launched the product.

In the first three chapters of Ghostwriting Cash she spent time explaining the gains of being a ghostwriter other than the obvious one of making money. She discussed gains you would never think about in writing for someone else. Still as senior Internet marketers the making of money to either pay our bills or augment our retirement income is very important to all of us. So the idea that we could earn by writing while we learn the ins and outs of an online business is very appealing.

She then outlined in a very encouraging way the skills of being a ghostwriter. In this she helped quell some of the fears of being a perfect writer. She gave suggestions on ways to make sure your work is original. She gave extensive definitions on the various types of writing that is being sought. Finally she talked about managing time.


In the third section she gave great ideas of how to set your self up as a ghostwriter. She detailed how to do your profile. In this area her advice could be used for setting up a profile for any work that you might be willing to do.

In just these three chapters alone there is enough sound advice to warrant buying Ghostwriting Cash.

More to come ……..

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Overwhelmed?

Overwhelmed and Don’t Know Where to Turn!

As a Senior trying to learn Internet marketing are you just plain overwhelmed? Are you wondering which direction to take next? There is so much to learn. There are so many new skills to grasp. Everywhere you turn another course promises to deliver the secret to success. Welcome to information overload. There is so much data out on the web these days no wonder we seniors can’t find a clear path to learning new skills.

One “guru” recommends you try ghost writing, another suggests writing your own e-book, a third says the way to go is to become an affiliate marketer. You find yourself running between one system to another and losing focus.

These “gurus” tell you it is a must to build a list and that you must get traffic to your site. They sell you courses on article marketing, article spinning, submitting articles to article directories, and writing articles for others. They tell you to get on Twitter, Facebook, and My Space. They suggest you should build Squidoo lenses and Hub pages. They inform you the fastest way to get traffic is to launch a pay per click campaign. They neglect to tell you that you might also lose your shirt on this. You don’t know who to trust or which method to believe. As a ‘newbie” Senior Internet marketer you don’t have the background to make sound evaluations of these different options.

Start by taking a deep breath and relaxing. Remind yourself that in spite of the sales pitch that suggests you must act immediately all this material is here to stay. All these methods and materials are going to be available whenever you are ready to deal with them.

Take one step at a time. Start by following a program that interests you and that you understand. Follow it in baby steps until you have mastered it. Focus on this method until you see results. Delete all those emails trying to sell you the latest and greatest.

Unlike many of the things that we learned at school there is no exact starting point. Learn one skill first then move on to the next. It doesn’t matter if you learn to create content before you learn about social media.

Each step you take will give you the understanding to build on the next. Internet marketing is a continuous process of education, rinse and repeat.

Like all learning there are some things you need to know before taking the next step. The building of a very basic web site and how it all goes together is a very good place to begin. There are a number of very good courses for this. I have just been going back over Michael Jones Affiliate Code program and being remind how very appropriate it is for a ‘newbie”. Initially for me Craig Kaye’s Info Product Killer opened my eyes to how a web page is constructed. Either of these programs are so through that anyone can follow them.

Now a days everyone needs to blog about what they are doing. Craig Desourcy’s Idiot Proof Blogging is an excellent product on how to set up a blog. This is something you can do without having your own web site however he does outline the steps to set up your WordPress site. Taking everything in bite size bits of information and working with it will help you avoid being confused, discouraged and totally overwhelmed.

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Online Costs

How Much Does It Cost to Make Money Online?

With no money at all you can get started making money online. This is important to many seniors that are just learning about the world of Internet Marketing. If you are thinking about investigating this way to make some money it is safe to say that you already have a Computer and an Internet connection.

The strong advice from the “gurus” is to start by providing a service such as writing articles for others, doing graphic designs, setting up pod casts, or producing videos. The second way to make money is to produce your own product. However if you are not ready for this yet, affiliate marketing (selling other people’s products) is a great place to get your feet wet and to learn about how this business works. Without any money at all or with a small outlay you can find some profits by selling third people’s products.

Set up accounts with Amazon, Shareasale, Commission Junction, LinkShare, ClickBank, or PayDotCom. Spend some time researching these sites and studying their products. Then look for sites such as Squidoo or HubPages where you can do product reviews at no cost to you.

For a very few dollars you can register your own domain at GoDaddy. or NameCheap and set up a hosting program at HostGator or Bluehost. In this way you can control your own destiny.

To be able to post your content you will need a content management system and a free one with endless possibilities can be found at WordPress.

There are a number of tools that make working online much easier. One of these is a keyword tool. This helps you to research what words people are using to find products. Again you can use a free keyword tool – Google Adwords: Keyword Tool. Or you can pony up and invest in Market Samurai. For a nominal amount of money you can get a full keyword search tool based on the four principals of relevancy, traffic, competition, and commercial value.

If you have plenty of time and just want to go slowly into this new venture you can research how to do the many tasks required to be successful. Or depending on the knowledge that you already have and your income resources you can sign up to a course that will show you the way. If you have no knowledge at all I recommend that you buy the Infoproduct Killer program. Developed by Craig Kaye of the UK it will give you a step-by-step guide in setting up a web page. For me it was an “aha moment” in understanding what a web page was all about. Craig Kaye has outstanding support. To reinforce this instruction I recommend Michael Jones’ “Affiliate Code” that teaches how to start, get a domain, hosting, construct a web site, adding content, getting traffic . If you are interested in setting up a large community site with huge amounts of content there is no better instruct thanJames Martell’s Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp. I cannot speak highly enough about James and Arlene Martell and their willingness to help others.

Working online is a constant learning experience. It is not a get rich scheme so be wary of those products that advertise over night riches. Find one program that suits your style and stick with it until you have made some money.

If you can find a good mentor this is an excellent way to succeed. Follow his or her advice until you see results. Stay focused and don’t buy every new gadget that promises you six figures.

As you make some money plan to put back some of the profits into useful tools and find ways to increase your success.

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Info Product Killer Review

Info Product Killer

Info Product Killer

As I started out to learn this business of Internet marketing I knew nothing. I am a senior and I did not grow up with a computer as a natural part of my day. Like many other seniors I wish to have some extra income from working at home. I think it is fair to say that it has been a steep learning curve for me.

In taking a few courses here and there I stumbled upon Info Product Killer. This program has been an eye opener for me. Before the template and the videos that accompanied the course I had no idea about any html or any real sense of SEO (search engine optimization). When I purchased IPK that all changed. This help me to have an aha moment. With the template and the instructional videos suddenly I could see how a web page was constructed.

Within the Info Product Killer program there is a complete step be step set of videos. They are broken up into manageable bits of learning and well illustrated. For people who prefer to learn from the written word the videos are accompanied by a detailed set of instructions in a PDF form. I find that I get the most from this course by watching the videos, then reading the instructions and then finally going back to watch the videos again. Today if I am stuck with something I just go back and do this again.

The course teaches the marketing of real tangible Amazon products that will be delivered by real retailers to real people. Many online marketers don’t subscribe to selling Amazon products due to the lower commission structure. However they tend to miss the opportunity to sell spin off products. Once a customer clicks on your link they are entering a virtual store with a great reputation. All the purchases that are made within a three day window from that click will earn you a commission.

The IPK course is divided into three parts. The first part stresses the potential for Christmas sales. It focuses mostly on toys but you could promote any of the top selling Amazon items. The second part of the course is directed to year around products.

Craig Kayes, the developer of this program claims he can put up one of these sites in an hour. I must say I have not been able to come anywhere near close to that speed. I find it takes me 3-4 days. Never the less each time I complete one it takes slightly less time than the previous one.

The idea is to create a number 10-12 mini sites on highly targeted popular products such as Elmo Alive. Then to build a mother site with all the mini sites linking back to it. Within the videos Craig teaches how to:

  • Choose hot products
  • Set up keywords
  • Set up the linking
  • Get links and traffic
  • Create no cost headers
  • Use Adwords
  • Produce content

Over and above the materials that he delivers I cannot say enough about his support. There is about a nine hour time difference between us. Bearing this in mind he answers all questions, gives support, and is extremely patient in explaining things. His support alone is worth the purchase price of this product.

I bought this in late November and although I did not make the money Craig made with it, I did make money. I was thrilled with the result. It is possible to make money by doing the work. This is not a program for someone looking for a quick fix. It does require effort but it also reaps rewards.

Since the initial launch Craig has developed Network Blazer that makes it even easier to set up these sites. I highly recommend Info Product Killer. Certainly for a “Newbie” or a “NOOB” it has been great value.


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