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Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 11/30/2009 08:01:00 PM

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This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact ejcooksey@ejcooksey.com.

You should assume that the Admin of this site has an affiliate connection to the products and/or services mentioned or reviewed on this site and may be compensated if you purchase a product from an affiliate link.

You should always perform due diligence before buying products or services from anyone via the Internet or offline.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 11/26/2009 08:43:00 PM

Hoping everyone's day was filled 
with love, good food, fun and laughter!

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New DimeSale: Wacky Wednesday Sale Presents..."Toy and Hobby Finder" Money-Making Website! Just inTime for Christmas!

Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 11/23/2009 05:59:00 PM

Want A Piece Of THE Hottest Niche (Hands Down) This Holiday?

So, what's the hottest holiday niche? Well, toys, of course!  No doubt about it, even if nothing else ever sold during the holidays, toys will keep on going - forever.

You've probably seen the Wacky Gals' great turnkey sites, and they go like hotcakes on a cold December morning when they make each release. Well, NOW they have re-released a site in one of THE hottest holiday niches you'll ever find...And by special permission, it's running as a DIMESALE!

This turnkey website is monetized with 5 (FIVE) different income streams and it's in a HOT, BILLION DOLLAR niche!  Not only that, but this niche gets hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales during the Holiday Season...And now you can be a part of it!

In about 5 minutes time you can have your new website up and running, and you can start making sales later today. It's THAT easy to do!

The "Gals" have even written a special report to show you exactly how and where to promote your new site, and they're including it with your purchase at no extra charge.

As I said, they're running it as a DIMESALE which means you can pick it up DIRT CHEAP...In fact, if you hurry, you can grab it for about the price of lunch at McDonald's!  (was just $3.85 when I posted this)

Scoot over NOW and get your piece of a multi-billion dollar industry and put some Holiday Cash in your pocket:

Click here to get to the DimeSale!

You really DON'T want to pass this up for EASY money, especially with the Holiday Season in full swing. Grab yours now and get started right away... it's easier than you think!

To Your Success!

(Yes, that is my affiliate link: if you buy from my link I make a commission.)

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Affiliate Marketing: Why Haven't I Sold Any ________?

Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 11/18/2009 12:32:00 PM

This is a MUST if you are trying to make money online with affiliate marketing.

DO NOT make the same mistake I did:

I had not checked my affiliate links on my blogs in over 6 months and didn't know that the site I was using to shorten my links was no longer active. (When I checked my stats, I had not had a click on these links since the last part of May 2009). Almost all my affiliate links on my blogs were going to "Page not found" when clicked. It took me 3 or 4 days to get them all fixed.

Needless to say, my sales are way down for this year. I will not make this mistake again.

***Note:  It is also a good idea to check any outgoing links on your site to make sure they are going where they are supposed to go.  I had several links in my blogrolls that were not working. ***

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Do You Practice What You Preach?

Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 11/13/2009 12:07:00 AM

Have you ever noticed that some internet marketers don't practice what they preach?

They go on and on with what sounds like really good advice and then you notice that they don't follow the business model or best business practice they're touting.

Here are some examples:

They say...Don't send your list promotion after promotion. 

They do...Promotion after promotion. 

You don't have to bother opening their email after awhile; you know what's going to be in it - a promotion for their buddy's new product.

Send the people on your list meaty valuable content and sprinkle in some promotions.


They say...You should be blogging on a regular basis to build your brand.

They do...Not keep up with their own blogging.

Are they just too busy? Is blogging really not a good business model?

Blogging can be a great platform for building your brand by giving information that shows you're an expert and by doing it in a way that shows your personality. People like that and will not only follow you but buy your products. It's also the place to sell affiliate products, do honest product reviews and show a personal picture or two.

They say...Use article marketing to drive traffic to your site.

They do...No article marketing.

While it's true some of them may still do article marketing under a pen name, many have moved on to easier and more lucrative ways to bring traffic in. They may have established a good following and don't have to constantly write articles. 

Article marketing can definitely work, but it's harder than it seems and there are a lot of nuances you need to know, like how to make your title bring in readers and how to craft your bio so people will click on your link. And be aware article marketing is not the only way to generate traffic.

They say...Put AdSense on your sites and you will make some good money from that.

They do...Little, if any, AdSense on their sites.

They use the space to advertise their own products, affiliate products, and paid product ads.

The reality is Google is not going to fill your pockets with AdSense money unless you practice a little search engine optimization, use some awesome longtail keywords, and get the necessary traffic.

They say...You've got to create a product, load an autoresponder, bring in traffic, and so on.

They do...Not tell you how to do it.

You can't build your business on "you shoulds". 

If you don't know how to do something find a mentor, hire someone to do the more difficult aspects, or look at YouTube for an instructional video.

They say...You should do blah, blah, blah on your website.

They do...None of what they just told you to do.

Sometimes you'll read or listen to someone's words of wisdom and when you check to see if they've done it, it's obvious they haven't. If they aren't doing what they tell you to do it makes you wonder... Are they purposefully leading you off course? Are they just spouting words they've heard others preach? Do they not know how to technically do it? Are they just trying to sell the latest and greatest but would never use it themselves? How does this make you feel about that marketer?

Now, if they tell you to do something and admit it's something they need to work on too, then it's all okay.

The bottom line is if you're going to preach, then preach what you practice. And when others are preaching to you, listen to what they say and form your own judgment. Some of what marketers are preaching is yesterday's news and not what really works in today's marketing. Another thing to consider is that your circumstances may be different.

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Do You Know the "Not So Secret" Secrets Of Success?

Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 11/06/2009 02:10:00 PM

It seems that everybody is selling secrets on the Internet that are hyped to unravel secret procedures or secret methods to make a living online. There are so many secrets being offered for sale everyday that you might expect to see the secret location of Atlantis or the "real truth" about UFO landings any day now. Everybody loves a secret.

There are, however, some "secrets of success" that you just have to master if you are serious about starting any business, offline or online. Business is business and, except for building rents and physical inventory, there's not much difference between online and offline businesses. You will need a winner's mindset, marketing knowledge and the ability to attract customers in either business model.

Basic "secrets:"

  • Let's start with the organization mindset you need to develop to start your success. You will have to develop a strong ability to focus on what you need to begin creating your business success. Your next step is deciding what products or services you want to sell. Choose a niche you are passionate about. Your last two "secret" beginning processes are keyword research and determining your competition.
  • You need to decide what terms or words people will use to find your website. Using keyword suggestion tools, you will see how many searches have been conducted for each of your words during the last month. You can determine the amount of competition you will face by doing a Google search on each of your chosen keywords and checking the result numbers listed on the top right side of the page of returns.  Example: Results 1 - 10 of about 41,000,000 for apples. 41 million competing websites is a lot of strong competition.
The information in those two paragraphs above have been stated and restated in probably hundreds of "Secrets of Something" ebooks and reports all over the Web. They are not secrets, but very well-established techniques any successful business owner uses everyday.

Common sense & hard work "secrets:"
  • Successful business owners know how to deal with their customers. Their customer service is based on courtesy and professionalism at all times. They know that there will be customers they cannot please, but they do not drop their courtesy. It's no secret that successful businesses require happy customers.
  • If no one knows you exist online, you will not have any customers. There are several ways to promote your business. Two ways are advertising and networking. You can announce your online business in forums and in related newsletters and ezines, to name a few.
  • You can also use viral marketing techniques and post articles on directories or give away an ebook or short report. You can create videos for your webpages and post them on YouTube. Marketing is hard work and requires diligent attention on your part and that is also no secret.
All those hyped up promises that fill your email everyday and chant that you can get rich overnight without doing any work at all are myths. They offer the ultimate "secret" to becoming an overnight millionaire. The truth is that success demands hard work and commitment and will not happen overnight. There's no way around that. No secret magic wand.

Your journey to a successful business will be buried in frustration, failures, and rejection. If you persevere, you will build the business you want to build and, after months or years, be the success you always knew you could be.

The only true "secret" is what's in your heart and mind, a picture of your goals and your real pride in your accomplishments.

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Simple Zero Cost Ways to Make Money Online for Newbies

Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 11/03/2009 11:39:00 AM

If you've been struggling to make even one dollar online, then you can take a breath of relief and know that making money online the easy way is now more possible than ever, and it won't even cost you a penny.

The biggest problem with internet marketing beginners is that there is so much information about easy make money online methods that they simply get confused. Even if they go out and try to make money online with one of the methods they learn about, often the method is flawed which ends up being a complete waste of time because it doesn't work for the newbie to make easy money online at all.

But thanks to a generous young marketer who knows all about the easy side of making money on the internet, you can finally discover for yourself the easiest ways to make money online.

For a limited time, Stuart Stirling is giving his new ebook called "No Brain Cash" which reveals four of the easiest ways to make money online from scratch. This newbie report you can download immediately for free contains roughly 30 pages of easy to digest info about using free and easy methods to make money online, step-by-step.

I recommend you to go and check out "No Brain Cash" right now and grab your free copy so you can finally see how to make money online without spending a cent to get started! This is by far the easiest way you'll ever come across sto make money online for free.

Hurry over to the website and download your copy while it's still free!

To Your Success!

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Link Love for my October Top 10 Entrecard Droppers

Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 11/02/2009 01:42:00 AM

Thank you all for taking the time to visit!

Business Sphere - A blog on business advice, entrepreneurship ideas and consulting for business.

Art By Paul Baines - Blog for emerging UK art star Paul Baines. Limited edition large scale iconic, humorous, controversial prints available. Check out this outrageous arts blog.

Ungkutan - Ungkutan aims to bring Filipinos anywhere in the world into a single community where they can meet friends and do anything. They can buy and sell things, discuss any topic they want, find jobs, catch up on the latest news, etc.

vanillaseven.com - Showcases of photography, idea, concept, design, graphic, environment, architecture, interior and art.

The Way I See It - My thoughts, opinions and personal observations on a wide variety of subjects, sometimes mixed with humor and including travel, retirement, opinion, politics, child sponsorship with Children International and life experiences. News and views from my perspective.

Shepherd Family Values Blog - Building the Income & Lifestyle Most People Only Dream. Shepherd Family Values - Business Consultant offer Free online and face-to-face business counseling. We coach, mentor, and train entrepreneur.

Fledgling Blogger - Awesome blogging experience!

Ann's Snap Edit Scrap - digital photography, photo editing, digi scrap designs, freebies and rambling about life

Just My Two Cents - Thoughts on politics varying from the mundane to the rarely profound.

Bible Examples - Practical lessons based on Bible examples.

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Frequently revised and updated to reflect industry changes, the Super Affiliate Handbook now consists of 235 pages and 235 screenshots that will show you step-by-step how to become a Super Affiliate. , you'll learn how to pick the best programs, negotiate a commission raise and save time, money and effort on everything from affiliate software to web hosting.

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