Friday, July 14, 2006

Lead Management System

Lesson: How To Start Your Lead Management System

Today, I will be telling you how to get started building your list of targeted leads.

First, I am going to talk about autoresponders. This information is covered for the beginners. If you currently use an autoresponder and have experience in this area, just skip this lesson.

Autoresponder Definition & Benefits:
An autoresponder is like an automatic email marketing machine. They are pre-programmed to send out message at pre-set intervals. The greatest benefit is you can almost completely automate the communication process. You do not have to spend time mailing out to all of your subscribers individually. Autoresponders are one of the best kept secrets used by savvy marketers to save time and make more sales.

Automation is an important key to lead generation success. Autoresponders provide the mechanism to fully automate your communication with your leads. Just set it and forget!

If you joined my list from my Lead Generation Page then you were automatically placed into my autoresponder.

Autoresponder Set-Up:
I have a lesson HERE on how to get started and set up with an autoresponder. You can begin with a free, limited autoresponder or a full-service unlimited account free for 30 days to test it out. It doesn’t matter which one you choose because after I show you how to get targeted leads, you will want to upgrade. There’s no hurry right now.

Automatic Lead Management:
The autoresponder you set up, plus the traffic you receive equals your Automatic Lead Management System. Here’s how it works:
1. Load Ads Into Your Autoresponder
2. Send Traffic To Your Lead Generation Page
3. Person Completes and Submits Form
4. Autoresponder Activated To Send Messages

Now it’s all on smooth automatic pilot. At this stage you may be thinking, this sounds great and easy enough, but where am I going to get traffic? Don’t fret, I will show you how to get loads of traffic and convert that traffic to targeted leads.

For now, just go ahead and set up your autoresponder at the link above then you will be ready for the next lesson which will show you how to start getting leads using viral traffic systems.

Just stay tuned in!

Christine Range

SIDE NOTE: If you don’t currently have a business or you are not sure what to sell through your autoresponder I RECOMMEND which gives you many products you can sell at 100% profit.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Low Quality Leads vs High Quality Leads

Lesson One: Start Your Lead Generation Building System
This first lesson will help you learn the type of leads to target for your opt-in subscriber list. I will show you how to find them in later lessons.

First, let’s talk about the primary differences between low quality leads and high quality leads.

For beginners, it is important for you to understand the two basic kinds of leads.
1. Generic Leads
2.) Targeted Leads

Generic Leads – Low Quality Leads:
Simply speaking, generic leads are people who directly or indirectly sign up to be on your subscriber list without actually reading your ad.

Generally, these leads come from lists you would purchase. Here’s the process how people usually get on those lists:

* Person signs up for a product, service or information and in exchange agree to receive emails from others.

* List Broker (one who sells the list to marketers) then adds the name and email of that person to a list to be sold to marketers. Be mindful, that person has not directly seen the marketer’s ad.

* Marketer (you) buys the lead list and sends an email to the person.

* The person is most likely confused when they receive the marketer’s email because they don’t recall requesting to receive this information.

* The person quickly unsubscribes from the marketer’s (your) list.

Now you can see crystal clear why such leads are considered low quality. The people on these lists have subscribed to some generic offer somewhere, but they don’t know you from Adam. They did not opt-in to see your ad. Most likely never had the first view of your ad . Therefore, they are not targeted leads , may have no interest in your offer at all and usually unsubscribe.

According to most reliable and credible marketing experts in the field, buying lead lists is worthless and a waste of money and time. It is strongly advised to stay away from purchasing these lists and concentrate your efforts on building your very own list. You will be much better off in the long run. Personally, I have bought lead lists in the past and found them to be of no value to me in building a long-term subscriber list.

Side Note:
If anyone out there is experiencing tremendous success buying lead lists , feel to leave me a comment and the source of your leads and I’ll be sure to make note of it here.

Targeted Leads – High Quality Leads:
Without a doubt, the best leads are targeted leads that actually respond directly to your advertisement or promotion.

Here’s the process for receiving a targeted lead:

* Person reads your advertisement or offer at your website or in an email.

* Person subscribes to your list after reading your ad or offer.

An example of this are the leads I get through Lead Generation Page See how this webpage has a simple 3-line ad at the top. When someone subscribes after reading your very own ad, that is an opt-in targeted lead. These are the high quality leads I am talking about.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out your best results are going to come from targeted leads. These people are joining your list because they have an interest in your product, service or information after they read your ad or promotion.

And here’s the added benefit, you can have these folks for life. Stay in constant contact, develop a relationship, gain their trust and you have a ready-made source for any upcoming offer you have.

In my next lessons, I will be showing you effective methods on how to find targeted leads for your subscriber list. You will learn how to start setting up a system so you can start receiving these targeted leads. Future lessons will show you step-by-step how to start building your own opt-in list quickly.

Stay tuned in, there’s more to come.

Christine Range

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Introduction – Lead Generation Publisher Site

Lead Generation System Announcement:

For those of you who may have been wondering, no, I have not deserted my blog. I had to stay focused on getting my Lead Generation Website up and running. This site provides various articles detailing how to get 6,000 opt-in subscribers using a variety of free and low cost methods and techniques.

You will benefit from this lead generation system if you are promoting online home-based businesses. This plan is intended to help you succeed in your business by finding real leads, not those generic leads that many marketers try to push on you.

Future upcoming posts, will provide a variety of lessons. However, the first lesson is a vital starting point because it demonstrates how imperative it is to have quality targeting in your subscriber list building program.

Look for this first lesson to be coming to you soon.

To your success,

Christine Range

Friday, June 23, 2006

How To Optimize Your Computer Time

I just found this article by Jim Edwards entitled, Discover Hidden Profits in "Spare Change" Time that can help you better use time spent working at your computer. I took the One Day Challenge Jim writes about and accomplished some things I've been putting off for awhile.


Christine Range

Discover Hidden Profits in "Spare Change" Time

- by Jim Edwards

(c) Jim Edwards - All Rights reserved

Fact: Take the spare change out of your pocket every night
and put it in a child's piggy bank. At the end of a year you
will have at least a hundred dollars to spend as you wish.

Now take this same principle and discover the huge payoff in
the "spare change" time you've been wasting all these years.

How often do you sit in front of your computer and wait?

Everyone waits for the computer to reboot, restart, unlock,
"scandisk", "defrag", finish printing, download a file from
the Internet or generally accomplish tasks that have you
sitting twiddling your thumbs for at least 60 to 90 seconds
or more.

The shocking truth is that those one, two and three minute
nuggets of time contain the seeds for accomplishing all the
tasks you never seem to have enough minutes in the day to

Computers represent a double-edged sword. On the one hand,
they are supposed to save us time by efficiently helping us
with big tasks such as balancing our checkbooks, running our
businesses, and doing our taxes.

In reality, it seems the time computers save you gets sucked
right back up in time-consuming tasks such as installing
software, scanning for viruses and waiting for the computer
to restart!

Think about the spare change in the piggy bank example. Now
use that same principle to your advantage by developing an
awareness of how you spend your "pocket change" time in
front of the computer every day.

Small bits of wasted time add up quickly over the course of
a day, week, year - all of it in 2 to 3 minute increments.
Fifteen wasted minutes a day equals well over 1 ½ productive
weeks wasted per year!

Take this "one-day challenge".

Today, try these alternatives to sitting and watching the
"hourglass" on your monitor while waiting for your computer
to finish a task!

~ Organize your desk
~ Sharpen your pencils
~ Make a quick phone call
~ Check your "to-do" list; if you don't have a "to-do" list
make one
~ Write a fast note to a friend
~ Put in a load of laundry
~ Go to the bathroom
~ Get another cup of coffee
~ Pay a bill
~ Catch up your checkbook entries
~ Pick up your office
~ Brainstorm an idea
~ Stand up and stretch
~ Day-dream for about a happy thought for 90 seconds!

Carefully watch how much time you spend in front of the
computer waiting for it to do something and then see how
many things you can accomplish with that time.

Nothing could reward you more than developing a
consciousness about how you spend those spare moments that
add up to enough time to write a book, take a trip with your
family or take positive actions that will change your life

Use your "spare change" time to accomplish the things you
claim you never find time to finish!

Jim Edwards, co-author of "The Lazy Man's Guide to Online
Business", will teach you How to Work Less, get Paid More
and have tons more FUN doing business online! Proven tips,
tricks, and strategies of Superstar "Lazy Achievers"!
Click For 'Lazy Man's Guide To Online Business'

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Product Review: List Inferno

Product Review of ListInferno

Concept: Adds Thousands Of 100% Opt-In Leads To Your List
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Ease of Use: 5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 5 out of 5
Recommendation: Use Immediately - Major List Building Tool
Price: FREE

Anyone successful on the Internet tells you the gold is in
your list. But what if you can't get that list? What if
you're struggling to get just 100 subscribers a week?

Now there's a better solution, that enables anyone to add
thousands of 100% opt-in subscribers to their list, with
very little effort.

Technical eMarketer Steve Shaw, the guy behind this tool,
says that ListInferno has been designed to "give everyone
and anyone the ability to create their own big valuable
opt-in list ... this system has been designed to add
thousands of opt-in leads to your list for the bare minimum
of effort - and it's all 100% free".

So, does it live up to the hype?

When I first took a look at this tool, I thought, "Well,
there are some systems similar to this one on the net...
What makes this one so special?"

Then, when I signed up and followed the process in the
Setup Wizard, the answer was easy to see. There are some
subtle differences in this tool that make it really stand
out. And I'd be willing to bet that these differences may
well make this the most viral list building tool yet seen

It's important to realize, that rather than bringing you
huge amounts of traffic, this tool brings you what anyone
wanting to make money online needs even more - quality
targetted 100% opt-in leads
for your list.

This new free tool could well be the easiest, cheapest and
fastest way to build your list yet developed. In fact, by
jumping on board with this as soon as possible, you could
gain a strong advantage over your competitors.

And if they are already signed up, that's even more reason
not to waste any more time. After all, the one with the
biggest list usually wins, and makes the most money.

Definitely ride the wave on this:

Listen, I've tried this out myself - it's so easy and so
effective, it would be pretty dumb not to use it
immediately. Anything that can give you free subscribers
for virtually zero effort is worth a try - and this system
can give you lots of those.

Bottom Line: This is probably the most effective list
building system
we have ever encountered - and quite
possibly there will never be anything like this again. We
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Monday, June 19, 2006

Top 7 Mistakes eBook Authors Make


I have been doing some serious contemplation about my online programs after my last post. Sometimes you are not even sure of the answers you will receive. Or, the source of the answer.

So, I went into a little prayer session about Vortex Marketing Group and 4-Ecorp Fuel Managment Group. I do know during my time with Vortex Marketing Group, I was in close touch with CEO staff and found them to be genuine people who really wanted to help others succeed online. What all this "he say - she say" that appears to be circulating around 4-Ecorp, I don't know the truths or untruths of any of it.

Yesterday (Sunday) evening, I was listening to Joel Osteen's message that put me at peace in providing an answer about 4-Ecorp. If I didn't know better, I'd think he knew about the situation personally. The gist of the message was about being loyal to business partners, friends and family; even when they make a mistake. Joel urged not to become a part of passing along a bunch negative information, gossip and bickerings. There was my answer, I have no desire to pass along the contents of that email, so I have removed it from my blog today.

If you have concerns about these programs, contact your immediate sponsor for details and then come to your own conclusion.

With all that out the way, I wanted to bring you a article by Jim Edwards and David Garfinfel. I hope you find it useful.

The Top Seven Mistakes eBook Authors Make

-By Jim Edwards and David Garfinkel

© Jim Edwards and David Garfinkel

eBooks are the hottest thing going on the Web right now!

Authors with the entrepreneurial instinct are making
anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars
per month - that's right, per month - by selling ebooks

Why are some authors doing so much better than others?
We've discovered seven key mistakes that most ebook authors
make (and in doing so, hold themselves back from major

1. They don't write to a specific, target audience.

The biggest mistake most ebook authors make is they don't
clearly define, identify and visualize who they are selling
their ebook to. On the Web, to be successful, you must
write to a specific group of people who have specific

Make sure that you know exactly who is going to buy your
ebook, and where you can find them online.

2. They don't automate as many of their business activities
as possible.

Selling ebooks, though it is highly profitable, is not a
business where you make hundreds of dollars per sale.

Automate everything you can - credit card processing, ebook
delivery, as much technical support as possible. If you
can't automate a function, delegate it to someone else.

3. They don't have a compelling title for their ebook.

Use words that convey the benefit of what's in the ebook, as
well as words your audience is familiar with.

A bad title for an ebook: "Online Marketing for Newbies."
A good title for the same ebook: "97 Ways to Promote Your
Website - No Experience Required."

4. They try to cover too much ground.

Many ebook authors convey a lot of information but don't
cover anything in-depth. As a result, they never fully
explain anything in enough detail to provide any useful
value to their readers.

This is a very bad mistake to make, especially when it
comes to how-to ebooks, which happen to be the best type to

5. They are not proactive in their marketing.

It would be nice if marketing for your ebook simply happened
on its own - but it doesn't. You have to do it yourself.

After you've promoted your ebook to the people on your own
mailing list (if you have one), then you have to contact
other Website owners and persuade them to be your
affiliates. You should do this continually.

6. They don't differentiate their ebook from its

When you choose your topic, even if there are a hundred
other ebooks out there on same general subject, choose an
angle for yours that will make it easy for yours to be
distinguished from the others.

For example, right now job-hunting ebooks are very popular.
There are dozens that are big sellers. "Secrets of Breaking
Into Pharmaceutical Sales" has a very specific title that
sets it apart from the competition, and is aimed at a
clearly identified target audience. Incidentally, it's
selling very well itself.

7. They write ebooks that nobody will pay for.

Many ebook authors write about information that either
people can get for free, or that people are not actually
interested in enough to pay for the information.

Before you invest weeks or months into the writing of your
ebook, invest a little time investigating whether other
ebooks in the same subject area are selling on the Web.

So, there you have it - the seven big mistakes to avoid.
Remember, the opportunities are plentiful - and huge - right
now for anyone who wants to become a best-selling ebook
author. Simply use common sense, follow our advice, and let
your literary career flourish!

Jim Edwards and David Garfinkel are co-authors of "eBook
Secrets Exposed: How to Make Massive Amounts of Money in
Record Time With Your Own eBook (whether you wrote it or
not!)," the authoritative guide to publishing and marketing
ebooks on the Web.

Guerrilla Marketing author Jay Conrad Levinson says, "If
there ever was a 'must-read' for this century, it's this
book." For more information

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I hope all fathers had a very enjoyable weekend with your love ones. We need you good fathers to help make our world a better place!

Until Next Time,

Christine Range

Friday, June 09, 2006

New Streamlined Affiliate Classroom Magazine

The Affiliate Classroom Magazine is published solely for the hard-working affiliate with tips and tricks dedicated to helping affiliates increase website traffic and increase conversion on their websites. This magazine is sponsored and supported by the top experts and most respected individuals in the affiliate marketing industry.

If you're interested in some highly effective "white hat" methods for increasing your AdSense revenues, you'll want to download the May issue of Affiliate Classroom Magazine. In it you'll find:

= How to cash in on high-paying topics, even in a low-paying niche.
= Ways to find high-paying keywords using Google's own tools.
= How to change your site design to get higher CTR.
= What pays best - AdSense, Chitika, or Amazon?


Click Fraud: Should you be worried?
How Web 2.0 affiliates take data feeds and APIs to new heights.

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Have A Great Day!

Christine Range

Monday, June 05, 2006

IMNewswatch AdSense Lesson

IMNewswatch Mike Mograbi weighs in with an interesting AdSense article - quantity versus quality. So before you run out and sign up for those 100 adsense-ready websites, you might want to read what he has to say first. Here it is...

I wanted to share with you a quick and valuable lesson that I and many others have learned from Internet Marketing Newswatch.

It is related to the right way to play the Google AdSense Game.

The Lesson is:

It is better and more profitable to work hard on creating one high-quality website that offers high-quality, in-demand information to site visitors, than to create hundreds of cheap sites, making a few bucks a day, and getting banned/dropped out of major search engines, like Google and Yahoo, in no time.

Does IMNewswatch offers high quality, in-demand information? Yes.

Will it get banned or dropped out of search engines? No, not likely.

Will it last long? Yes, as long as there is internet marketing news to be covered, which seems to be forever.

IMNewswatch is an online business. It gives people what they want and that's how one succeeds online.

I had an SEO expert tell me that IMNewswatch could be making $1000 a day with AdSense, and that's only the beginning. A few months down the road this figure could easily double as traffic increases.

That's around a solid $730,000 a year. Not bad for one site.

You would need over 600 cheap sites, making $3 a day for a whole year to match this figure. That's IF they last for a few months, let alone a whole year.

IMNewswatch Advice: You can make a lot more with Google AdSense investing time to create quality websites, rather than wasting
money, time and effort creating tons of cheap perishable sites.

If you really do want to create those cheap sites, then it wouldn't be a bad idea to create a few good/high-quality ones anyway.

You know something? Ultimately, it's all about giving people what they really want, and they want hot/quality information. Give it to them. They would be happy, search engines would be happy and ultimately, you would be really happy. win-win-win.

Consider this as the most important lesson.

Mike Mograbi
Internet Marketing Newswatch

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

SEO Reminder Plus Affiliate Marketing Review

I know how busy we all are in our everyday lives. We can have the best intentions of following through on our ‘things to do’ list then get easily distracted. I feel so strongly that Brad Callen’s Fast Track SEO Guides can help your Search Engine Optimization efforts that I decided to post a daily reminder here.

In addition, I will provide you with a brief overview of what is included in the SEO lessons. Also feel free to subscribe directly to Brad’s Lessons and he will definitely send them to you like clockwork. Let’s Get Started...

Lesson 1 Highlights – Target the Right Keywords:

* Why if you optimize the wrong keywords, you’ll likely never see results

* Specific example of what your very first steps MUST be when creating any website, no matter what the subject matter.

* Keyword Tool Software - Free Download:

* Quick Definition of Google Page Rank and why you need to know it

* Google Toolbar Download:

* Onpage Optimization Factors

* SEO Competition Analyzer – Free Software Copy

* Short Video Demo how SEO Competition Software works

* Bonus Offers

SEO Guide Lesson 1 Full Version

Stay tuned for Lesson 2 highlights soon to follow!


Ewen Chia shares a lot of good information to help affiliates achieve more of their goals. Step-by-step, How To Become A Better Affiliate Marketer and Make More Commissions. A few aspects I liked most are:

- Membership site provides tactics, tools, resources and continual education (without the hype).

- Provides methods on how to make income without you own products, websites or email lists.

- Requires no special skills allowing both new marketers as well as experienced marketers to benefit from the information.

- Provides proof that real ordinary people and experienced professionals have used the program and experienced success. Below is what a few users had to say about Secret Affiliate Weapon:


I have been trying to make an income online for over 12 months and was constantly suffering from information overload which resulted in me going around in circles and not achieving anything...until I found Ewen Chia.

Ewen arranges things so you can avoid the clutter and get to earn $$ quickly. His simple step-by-step system and the clarity he provides is excellent for a newbie!
- Ian McConnell

Secret Affiliate Weapon has changed my life! This is by far the best Affiliate Program around. As soon as I started using this service, I started earning more commissions from this one service than all my other campaigns combined.
- Ryan Blake

Secret Affiliate Weapon was the first program to teach me how easy it could be to draw in back-end sales for more profits. Ewen makes it look simple and you can learn alot just by watching what he does.

Secret Affiliate Weapon is the easiest affiliate income I’ve ever made . It also continues to teach me new things. Thanks Ewen for all your support, your emails, your blog and the countless new Effective ways you keep telling me about to promote Secret Affiliate Weapon.
- G. Reichard

Ewen, I am deluged with people selling tons of products every day...

I can honestly say that ALMOST NONE compare to your Secret Affiliate Weapon product for providing affiliate marketers with methods they can really use to make themselves successful and become a super affiliate themselves.

I always tell my subscribers if they are SERIOUS about becoming a success in affiliate marketing, they need to check out your product!


After personally reviewing the website and resources, I left very impressed with the amount of useful information not only at the site, but is flawless in pointing to other directions to obtain additional free and low-cost resources to complement his teachings.

My only opposing comment would be the site’s real value is high versus actual price being very low for the lifetime membership. While many would say that is good (and it is) it could also lead to over-saturation of marketing this product. This same concern was expressed in other people’s testimonial I read who indicated they wished Ewen would make this an exclusive membership. They feared too many people would learn the strategies, resulting in sales reduction.

Still, with that in mind and until the over-saturation point is reached, I would highly recommend the membership to better improve affiliate marketing efforts.

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To Your Continued Success!

Christine Range

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Free Search Engine Optimization Lessons

Last week, I had the bright idea to work on optimizing my blog by adding Google Site Map. Leave it to me, to make something relatively simple into all day project. That following week, I received my SEO lesson 18 from Brad Callen - I definitely wish I had received it sooner. Rather than me give you the highlights of the lesson, I decided to give it to you in full from the expert, himself.

I would highly recommend taking Brad Callen's SEO course before you pay for any SEO services. Easy, straight forward steps you can take yourself to optimize your website for search engine indexing.

There are several very real, money-valuable benefits to having a good site layout.

Search Engine Indexing
Proper layout techniques, such as having a site map and executing a proper, planned linking strategy throughout your website will not only get your pages indexed easily (but not quicker), but in some cases proper linking will squeeze out every last sliver of ‘votes' towards your important pages. I'll talk more about site maps and linking strategies later on.

Conversion Rate
A good site layout is all about converting your visitors into customers. By making an easy to- use, uncluttered and user-centric layout, you are increasing the chances of leading your customer to into making the ‘critical move', whether it is signing up to your newsletter, filling a survey or buying your product.

User Satisfaction
User satisfaction should be central aim when designing a site layout. Put yourself in the shoes of your visitors, and decide what you want from your website. It is a subtle shift in perception, but it will help you decide whether you really need all those extra menu options on the left or if the design could be simplified by placing those extra links at the bottom of the page; out of immediate view, thus reducing clutter and confusion but within reach if the user needs extra information.

A good site layout will improve the image of your website. Don't just think about search engine rankings – keep your users as your first priority and ensure that your visitors do not go away without being impressed by the clarity and simplicity of your design. Word-of-mouth marketing (either through natural linking or plain blog and forum activity) is a power marketing tool that is largely based on how user-friendly and helpful your website actually is.


A site map has been widely proclaimed as the basic linking tool for site-wide search engine optimization, and with good reason. It presents your website's content – the linking structure of your website – on one single page for search engines and users alike.

Your site map is something like a table of contents for your website. While not the first resort for users looking for information on websites, today's increasingly-aware user audience will more and more turn to a site map if they cannot find something on your website through the traditional menu structure, or if they need to get somewhere really quickly.

Search Engines
A site map, properly mapped and linked from your home page, is the search engine's guide to the depth and breadth of your website. When a search engine spider finally decides that your site in interesting (read important) enough to be indexed further, it will start by exploring links on your home page. Through the site map, it gains immediate one-link access to your complete website, and this greatly speeds up the indexing of all your pages.

Even when the spider does not engage in a deep crawl, a two-level initial crawl is not uncommon, and that will invariably give the spider the opportunity to see all the pages.

For examples of good site maps, check out the following site maps:

* – Google Site Map
* – eBay Site Map
* – Apple Site Map

Optimal indexing
To ensure that your website is optimally indexed, there are some specific linking strategies that you need to follow. It is NOT as difficult as you might expect. At the very basic level, there are two things you must take care of.

Template-based Web Design
Design templates before you start designing your website. Using templates to add new pages to your website will not only bring in consistency, but also allow you to standardize the optimal pattern of in-site linking.

This might sound terribly complicated unless you base all pages on a template. With a well-designed template the process is simplified to just updating the placeholder hyperlinks. Then create sub-templates for categories of pages (main category pages, subcategory pages, etc.) to further ease your burden of reconfiguring each page manually.

Site Structure
A template-based design should, apart from speeding up the design process, focus on optimizing your site-wide linking. This will not only with indexing, but also help in increasing SERPS placement due to extra inbound links for your important pages. Base your site structure on solid, site-wide linking strategies like these:

* Each page should link back to the home page.
* Each page should further link back to its main category page.
* Each category page should provide clear links to any sub categories.
* If possible, each page should have the main menu structure – so as to give maximum link exposure to the most important pages of your website.
* Each page should further link to those important pages on your website that do not have any clear category (privacy policy, Help section, user guide, search page, members section, etc.).

If your template is properly designed and as mentioned earlier you specialize your template into sub-templates, your site structure will become more defined and manageable, and your linking strategy will help in both improving the search engine indexing and increasing your rankings.

Reality Check
Don't spend more time than necessary on site structure and optimizing your linking process. The important thing here is to automate as much as possible, and to plan thoroughly. However, simply arranging your site with a basic linking strategy and a detailed site map is enough for your indexing optimization. As for search engine rankings, use your linking strategy to help you get that extra edge, but don't depend on it – inbound links from other websites are much more valuable.

Benefits of CSS
Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS, have rapidly become main-stream for their ability to separate style and formatting from the content. There is a wealth of very useful material on CSS on the Internet – for now I'll just tell you how they can help your site design.

Separating Style from Content
The aim of Style Sheets was to aggregate the style elements common to the whole site into one, single, easily accessible location. The results are nothing short of spectacular; if used properly, you can change the whole design of a website (even those with thousands of pages) by altering just one page. CSS is also a great way to standardize your site design.

Of course, like all design tools, CSS is much better used when it is part of your website design from the very beginning. You can use separate style sheets for content pages, category pages and your main page, or use the same style sheet for all your pages. Whatever division you end up choosing, the advantages of CSS more than justify making the effort to understand how it works.

Page Indexing
For dynamic, database driven websites, there are two types of problems that hinder indexing of their site pages. Let's look at both.

Non-HTML Pages
For quite some time, having non-html pages in your website meant that spiders could not properly index your website. That does not hold true anymore, with all major search engines being able to index pages of all extensions – it doesn't matter if your page is .htm, .html, .asp, .aspx, .php or even a file (.pdf, .doc, etc.), a search engine can easily include it in its index.

As for which get indexed quicker, there is no specific evidence suggesting that .asp pages don't get indexed as quickly as .html pages, or vice versa. What matters more is that you have links from other websites pointing to yours so that you can get picked up by search engine spiders as quickly as possible.

Dynamic Database-Driven Pages
If you have a database driven website that involves pages that return results from search queries (e.g. product pages), these cannot be indexed properly by the search engines due to their dynamic content. Essentially, the problem is this:

A search engine spider indexes a page by acquiring its URL, and then parsing the page's content (i.e. the code behind the page – or what we would see if we opened it in a text file). With dynamic, generated-on-the-fly pages, the spider's request to view a page is invalid, since page requests of dynamic pages must be accompanied by some information.

For example, if you have a help section that dynamically acquires help pages from the database, it will probably generate a URL similar to:

In this case, the page “info.php” will process the request (user-request for a help page) only when provided values for the required variables – “sec” and “q” in this case. Since the search engine does not know this, it cannot provide the values and thus cannot index this page.

Fixing Dynamic Pages
There is a cure for this problem, and it involves some programming – the code itself is beyond the scope of this article, but one possible answer, if your website is hosted on an Apache Linux server, is to use the ‘mod-rewrite' module and rename all dynamic pages into something short and understandable, such as

For more information, just search for “mod-rewrite” in Google or the search engine of your choice.

Your site layout is full of small details that need to be taken care off. The best advice in this matter is to begin planning right from the beginning – everything from linking strategy to using CSS, ensure that your site design is mapped out. Otherwise, you will spend more time revising the old design rather than promoting your website and adding new content to it.

That wraps up this lesson. I hope all of you will really begin to take your site layout seriously, if you're not already, as the layout of your website plays a MAJOR role in your search engine rankings.

Stay tuned for the next lesson, as I'm going to tell you about a powerful resource that has enabled me to make over $150 extra income every single day... and it's all on complete auto-pilot. I don't do anything!

All the best,

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Take A Little Break To Enjoy Your Memorial Day Weekend!

Christine Range

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Website Video Secrets Course

If you want to get involved with the new website video wave, but have procrastinated because you feel you do not have the skills required. You might want to take a minute to listen to the video below. Website Video Secrets course teaches a quick and easy way to create, post and profit from your own online videos.

A few of the many things you learn and access are:
* How to create your own Full-Motion Website Infomercials
* How to create video blogs and video newsletters
* Access to "How To" and "Product Demo" Videos in Full Motion
* How to TEST any product idea

Advanced Computer Skills are not required. Even if you can barely point and click, you can learn to create videos with this course. For demo and access to some free videos, hit the play button below.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Good Gospel News

Daystar Television Network Launches on Dish Network, Channel 263:Daystar Television announced its launch on EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) Satellite Network™ on May 18, 2006. This additional coverage now takes Daystar into about 60 million homes in the US alone by way of DBS, Cable and TV Station.

Christian Channel Available In Israel:Daystar Television Network is the second largest and fastest growing Christian Television Network in the world. Most recently Daystar became the first 100% Christian Channel to be launched so that it is available in every home in the nation of Israel.

Daystar Lineup:Daystar’s singular goal is to reach the most people it can with good news of the gospel. Daystar provides an extensive blend of inter-denominational and multi-cultural programming. Included in Daystar’s lineup are contemporary music videos, children’s animation, and award winning Joni Show, as well as the most requested national ministry programs. Daystar is a leader in “live” remote broadcasting of major Christian events.

Visit Daystar for more Press Release Details

Desiring All Be Blessed With The Good News,

Christine Range

Monday, May 22, 2006

Review: Online Marketing Today

Resource Tip:

If you’re looking for more effective ways to profit from your website and online promotion efforts, I came across a site that offers very useful advice.

Online Marketing Today is a free semi-weekly website promotion letter designed to help affiliates and networkers better market their products and services. It offers both promotion advice and software. Before you say, oh here we go again, more hyped up junk, I really did not find that here.

Website Promotion Advice:
The site offers Step-By-Step website promotion ideas and strategies to dramatically reduce your advertising costs. The information is very well organized and easy for anyone to understand.

While you are there, you can pick up a free copy of Duncan Carver’s Link Management Assistant valued at $197, to automate your strategic reciprocal link partner campaign for better search engine ranking.

I have only recently, subscribed to the newsletter and resources offered. However, I wanted to give you the ‘heads up’ on this site because of the worthwhile resources and tools I found (without all the fluff). I intend to provide some future updates based upon the results I have personally experienced.

In the meanwhile, I did a Google search for Duncan Carver and received page after page of results and information. He is presented as a reputable source; here is some of his *bio* “CEO of Internet Marketing Innovation, Ltd. A company dedicated to providing innovative and affordable marketing solutions. His site has hundreds of free articles written by some of the most professional online marketers of our time.”

You can access the site below:

Duncan Carver’s Online Marketing Newsletter and Web Promotion Resources

To Your Continued Success,

Christine Range

P.S. Come back often to see what other 'gold nuggets' I find.

Friday, May 19, 2006

NBC Poll - In God We Trust

I received this email from one of my mortgage lending buddies. The subject line had 'Possible Spam' NBC This MOrning. So I thought many would not receive the email if I forwarded it, so I just decided to post it here. I received it late yesterday, but here it is today:

Do You Believe in God?

NBC this morning had a poll on this question. They had the highest number of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and the percentage was the same as this:

86% to keep the words, IN God We Trust and 'God' in the Pledge of Allegiance, 14% against.

That is a pretty 'commanding' public response.

I was asked to send this on if I agreed or delete if I didn't.

Now it is your turn .... It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a mess about having "In God We Trust" on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Why is the world catering to this 14%?


If you agree, pass this on, if not, simply delete.

In God We Trust

= End of Email =

Feel free to pass this poll finding to others.

Soon To Return With More...

Christine Range

Thursday, May 18, 2006

A Thief Or Not?

I received an email a couple of weeks ago from a woman who said all ebooks are worthless and marketers should stop promoting these things as useful resources.

Her story sort of went like this: I sent this guy $69 bucks for his easy-to-make-money book and I didn't make one red cent. He's a thief.

Her initial thought to herself sort of went like this: Hmmm. I sent him money so I KNOW at least ONE GUY is making money on the Internet - All I have to do is the same as he and I'll make money too!

Now herein lies the problem with that duplication thought process, because this what the author did to make money:

* After spending months on the Net reading how others made money he decided to put his experiences to work for him by writing it all down. This took a couple of months.

* He got an eBook compiler that took him a week to figure out how the darn thing worked.

* Next he wrote a compelling sales letter, following the steps from Killer Mini Sites ebook that he bought. This took 4 weeks of editing and revisions.

* A year before all this even started, he had to learn how to upload pages to his domain using the FTP software he bought.

* The author knew people would want resell rights. To make self replicating sales letters, he needed to learn a programming language. This took more time and effort.

* Finally, he hooked everything together from the sales letter to the payment acceptor to the download page to sending the instructions.

Final Analysis - The author was surprised when the woman wrote to him and said, "Your're A Thief".

So, if you want to write an ebook here is where to get Free Software that will do the job for you.

Create Your Own eBooks Here

Note: The free version allows you to try out the system and even create e-Books you can give away as a promotional tool.

Today's Favorite Quote:"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty." - Einstein

Inspirational Thought:
I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil--this is the gift from God .
Ecclesiastes 3:12,13 (English-NIV)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Who's Cheating You Online?

Inner Circle Info You Need:
If you followed my blog for any length of time, then you know I often refer to article content I receive from Jim Edwards, editor of NetReporter..

Why? Because I consider Jim to be one of the most experienced, "Tell It Like It Is" leaders in the internet marketing industry. I not only receive articles from Jim, but also Inner Circle Info I and other loyal subscribers need to know. We get it first, straight from the horse's mouth (no offense intended).

I believe you will agree with me, when you see the video, Jim Edwards recently sent me in a Priority Notification email. In the video, he talks about who's cheating you online? Do you want to know? This is a MUST SEE video for anyone who considers themselves a serious marketer. Jim exposes a *dirty little secret* being used that he's not seeing anyone talk about AND it's causing a lot of suffering to internet marketers as a result. It makes them work harder, spend more money and waste more time than necessary in their online business.

Jim says this video and the information he shares will not make him popular with *some* people, but he says the truth needs to be told.

It's a real shocker - See For Yourself...

See Who's Cheating You Online Video Here

To Your Continued Success,

Christine Range

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Saturday Mail Bag

Today is the birth of my Saturday Mail Bag segment. Throughout the week, I will be keeping a watch out for the email messages worthy to place right here each Saturday.

Today's Selection: MBP Biz Magic News
Val Burnett, publisher of this ezine, offers informative news, shares great insights of her experiences and tips learned over the years. Her Ezine has been published since May 2001. The subscriber database is 38,000 PLUS.

Ezine Highlights:
= Webmaster Articles
= How To Write Effective Ads
= Time Management Tips
= Computer Tips and Tricks
= CONTESTS with Great Prizes
= How-To articles and tips on various subjects relating to advertising.

Spotlight of May 12 issue's FEATURE ARTICLE and THOUGHT FOR TODAY:


Title - Balancing Your Work For The Home Business
Author: Vincent Murphy

With so many young people trying to work from home on the Internet it is amazing just how many of them really do not have the slightest idea of the workload they have got themselves into.

Many of these people did not even sit down and assess what it is that they see as reasonable personal goal. This is a huge mistake on their part. You must know what you want in order to find a way to obtain it. It must be clear to everyone willing to jump into the Internet marketing world; if you are not sure whether or not you have the drive and willingness to succeed you might want to save yourself some time, money and much aggravation. It is easy to desire something and you may think you know how to get it, but there is this little issue about dedication and determination, do you have it? Why put yourself through the troubles of failing and wondering exactly where you went wrong.

The great Winston Churchill once said, “If you find yourself walking through hell, just keep going”. This idea of the struggles people face, in business and in life is just that. Struggles, the winners will survive and the weak will fall. This has been a true facet in life since the beginning of time. Basically staying power in the Internet marketing business is about keeping your face off the pavement.

They also do not get the fact that because it is their business and not someone else’s responsibility, that they in turn will have to work probably much harder to keep it going. When these people hear the nonsense about working 1 hour per week and striking it rich, I truly feel sorry for their heads and wallets when they inevitably re-enter the earth’s atmosphere, and hit the ground with a screeching halt. Again this may be nothing more than naivety, and not total stupidity. The unfortunate part for most people new to the scene is that they have absolutely no idea just what it entails on a time basis.

What must be remembered is that success cannot be bought in a can. It is the single marketing plan and strategy that is doomed to fail. You must be able to walk many avenues in order to reap the benefits of the successes it can yield. Buy into what you truly feel will get you ahead, listen to what other marketers are saying in the forums and try to catch on quick. This field is extremely fast and waits for no one. The best way to do business is to spread out your resources as much as possible; the
best way for exposure is to be out in the middle of the field, if you do your research first, then I have no doubt you will be successful.

Copyright © Vincent Murphy

About The Author: Vincent Murphy
can help you to find the best home based business ideas and opportunities so you can work at home visit:

Someday when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a parent, I will tell them, as my Mean Mom told me:

I loved you enough . . . to ask where you were going, with whom and what time you
would be home.

I loved you enough to be silent and let you discover that your new best friend was a creep.

I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that should have taken 15 minutes.

I loved you enough to let you see anger, disappointment, and tears in my eyes. Children must learn that their parents aren't perfect.

I loved you enough to let you assume the responsibility for your actions even when the penalties were so harsh they almost broke my heart.

But most of all, I loved you enough . . . to say NO when I knew you would hate me for it.

Those were the most difficult battles of all. I'm glad I won them, because in the end you won, too. And someday when your children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates parents, you will tell them.

Was your Mom mean? I know mine was. We had the meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast. When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what other kids had, too.

Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison. She had to know who our friends were, and what we were doing with them. She insisted that if we said we would be gone for an hour, we would be gone for an hour or less.

We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve to break the Child Labor Laws by making us work. We had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, empty the trash and all sorts of cruel jobs. I think she would lie awake at night thinking of more things for us to do.

She always insisted on us telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. By the time we were teenagers, she could read our minds and had eyes in the back of her head. Then, life was really tough!

Mother wouldn't let our friends just honk the horn when they drove up. They had to come up to the door so she could meet them. While everyone else could date when they were 12 or 13, we had to wait until we were 16.

Because of our mother we missed out on lots of things other kids experienced. None of us have ever been caught shop- lifting, vandalizing other’s property or ever arrested for any crime. It was all her fault.

Now that we have left home, we are all educated, honest adults. We are doing our best to be mean parents just like Mom was. I think that is what's wrong with the
world today.

It just doesn't have enough mean moms!

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:I am very impressed with the content Val provides in her newsletter and would recommend this ezine to both beginning and experienced marketers. You can subscribe and learn how to overcome internet marketing challenges at the site below:

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Mother's Day Freebies available until May 14th.

Happy Mother's Day to All Moms!!

Christine Range

Monday, May 08, 2006

Spotlight: Super Achiever Profile

New Blog Face:
A very special thanks to Madeline Schwartz who took on the task of updating my blog and giving it a much needed face-lift. How she finds the time and energy to do all that she does is unfathomable. I'm certain you will agree with me when you read her profile below.

I met "Maddy" through our team where we both serve as coordinators. Maddy designed our 'Swappies' blog and all of us were extremely impressed with her talent. So, a short while ago, I gave Maddy a phone call, crying out for her help! My blog was in pretty bad shape and Maddy jumped right on it. I wanted to just share Maddy's inspiring story with you, because it is truly an AMAZING one!!

BAYSIDE, NEW YORK – While Madeline Schwartz has severely limited physical capability, it has put no limits on her achievement in life. Graduating this January, Madeline Schwartz has overcome five medical misdiagnosis to obtain her degree, helped change legislation regarding disabled access to educational texts, and recently been elected. She married her husband Mark last year and is currently learning her third language. As Madeline herself says, 'I am proof that the mind is the most powerful tool of all.

Speaking earlier this year at the annual reception for Queensborough Community College’s External Education Program for Homebound Students, Madeline turned to the words of the woman she has turned to as a role model again and again when things get tough, Oprah Winfrey. These words help, but don’t fully explain, her success in overcoming the astonishing obstacles she has faced the last decade 'Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity,” Madeline said. 'Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand.'

Schwartz certainly has faced immense challenges in her life, and yet has emerged standing, receiving her diploma in Business Administration from Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY) this January on her way to the CUNY’s Baccalaureate program for her four-year degree.

Madeline was born in Puerto Rico and came to NY in 1994 seeking medical treatment for an as-yet undiagnosed ailment that has left her with limited physical capability. She has had five misdiagnoses since arriving, including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) due to the rare symptoms of her ailment. Although she operates a power wheelchair using gross motor function of her shoulder muscles, she has little to no use of the fine motor function of her hands and no use of her legs. However, she has never allowed the situation to change her personality, keeping her positivity and mental strength throughout.

She was determined upon arriving in New York to return to college and finish her degree, regardless of her debilitating physical ailment. She learned about The External Education Program for the Homebound at Queensborough at Brooklyn College, where she met Carol Schaeffler, Director of the YAI/Premier HealthCare Center for Assistive Technology at the College who has become Madeline’s mentor through her college career. Madeline researched and found that The External Education Program for the Homebound at Queensborough was the only program of its kind available.
The Program, run by Director Merrill D. Parra, meets the higher education needs of individuals with disabilities who are unable to leave their homes to attend classes on a college campus. Nearing its thirtieth year, this program has become a national model.
Through the program, hundreds of homebound individuals residing throughout the greater metropolitan area have earned certificates and degrees, some without ever coming to campus. Homebound students are admitted to the college on the same basis as all Queensborough students and must fulfill the same requirements for degree.

'I started with easier classes,' she explains, 'two a semester. Then, once I was acclimated, I moved up to three or four a semester. But,” she adds, 'I still had to take microeconomics like everyone else. Nobody rides for free!”

'Madeline has been an inspiration to every student in the program, and to us all,' says Ms. Parra. 'Her drive and ambition, mixed with her love for life, have led her to so many breakthroughs and achievements through the time that I’ve known her. She has never let her physical ailments keep her from achieving her dreams.'

Unable to use her arms, Madeline uses a head mouse with an onscreen with word prediction to type her papers, as well as utilizing Dragon speech-recognition technology. The Homebound program provides computers, video conferencing, softboards (Where as a teacher writes on a board in a physical classroom on campus, she can follow perfectly from home, also saving the material and studying at her own pace) and other types of telecommunication technology to communicate with students directly from the classroom.

While her physical disabilities do challenge Madeline Schwartz, they don’t stop her from heading full steam ahead, both achieving personal goals and working tirelessly for change for everyone who lives with disabilities. 'I have come to understand how powerful anyone, and in this case students, can be when we are organized for change,' Madeline says. “It is especially important for students with disabilities to be organized and have a voice. This, of course, is not always easy as students with different disabilities have different needs. We are most certainly not one homogeneous group.”

To that end, Madeline is Vice-Chair of the CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities and President of Queensborough’s Homebound Student Organization. The CUNY Coalition was created to be a lobby and a voice for CUNY’s disabled student population. “It’s not easy to advocate for yourself,” Madeline says, adding that disabled students are more likely to feel isolated and overlooked than the general student population. She has also served as the President of Queensborough Student Organization for several years and as a Homebound mentor.

Schwartz was instrumental in a campaign that helped pass E-text legislation, which has made textbooks available in alternative formats for students with disabilities. 'The computer is essential for my career and future success because it opens up doors to independency for a person who is physically disabled,' she wrote in a letter to Senator Hillary Clinton, working to get the legislation passed. “The problem that I am currently facing is that I am unable to have complete access to my books for college.”

She attempted to get her books on CD or have them scanned, but it wasn’t always successful or practical, and publishers were often unwilling to provide digital alternatives to published books. 'I have had to ask my home health aide to turn the pages for me to be able to study, which is terrible,' Madeline explains. 'Therefore, I have often had to memorize every page number just to be able to review the pages, making my situation very difficult.'

The problem had a very simple solution, but that solution involved the changing of legislation, never an easy task. Still, Chapter 219 of the Education Laws of 2003 was conceived, so that it is mandatory for publishers to provide digital versions of educational texts. 'I believe that people with physical difficulties should have the same rights as everyone else,' Schwartz says, 'especially when my purpose is to be somebody useful in society and to be a part of society.' She has also recently testified at City Hall regarding CUNY access for disabled students.

In a speech she gave as President of the Homebound Student Organization at Queensborough, she reminded the audience that 'we don’t have to wait until we graduate to do great things,' urging students to join organizations that fight for causes and speak out until heard. What drives Madeline to do all this, when most agree that dealing with her physical ailments would be effort enough? 'It would be boring to do nothing with my life,' she says, firmly, adding 'I’m kind of a people person' with an infectious laugh.

What the future holds for Madeline is CUNY’s Baccalaureate Program, where students work one-on-one with CUNY faculty mentors, creating their own areas of concentration. Students may take courses at any CUNY college, including The CUNY Graduate Center, The CUNY School of Professional Studies, and the City College Center for Worker Education and are encouraged to pursue independent research. 'Again, I return to Oprah’s finding your center of gravity quote and learning how to stand differently,' Madeline says. 'Since I have difficulty attending any one campus physically, I have found a better way, by attending them all,' she says. Ms. Schaeffler from Brooklyn College will be her mentor.

How does Madeline utilize the little spare time she has? Not by watching television, which she hates, although she was featured on both CUNY TV’s 'Study with the Best' program and on a WABC TV news segment on technology for the disabled. Among her many pursuits, she has been working to help design a Spanish language program for Computer Vision and Voice, a company which provides assistive technology solutions in the New York tri-state area. She attends physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy while taking care of her treasured cat, Camille, and her husband, Mark, who was a neighbor in her Brooklyn building. They married in October, 2003.

Her ultimate goal? She is interested in a career in the travel and tourism industry, and fully intends to walk again. 'With help from everyone at the Homebound Program, my disabilities have become abilities, making everything reachable for me. I am proof that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it.,' Madeline says, hoping that her story will motivate others of all shapes and sizes to never give up. 'As I said, the mind is the most powerful tool of all.'

Maddy's Photo:
View Maddy's Beautiful Smile In Her Photo Here

Swappies has a Slogan, "It's All About Who You Know". I feel truly honored and privileged to know a person of this caliber. If you just have no time to create, update or maintain a blog, contact Madeline Schwartz for help at, she accepts Paypal for payment.

Today's Quote:The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

To Your Ultimate Success...

Christine Range

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Russell Brunson's Affiliate Training Center

Do You Think Being Coached By One Of The Web's SUPER AFFILIATES Might Be EXPENSIVE? Think Again!

Russell Brunson is considered one of the web’s most successful affiliates. Every month he cashes numerous commission checks, many ranging well up into five figures.

But it wasn’t always that way. When Brunson started out several years ago, he made all the usual mistakes and suffered the common failures of most affiliate beginners.

Then he ran out of money. That was when he decided that if he was going to succeed as an affiliate he’d have to depend on his creativity rather then buying advertising. It was at this point that his fortunes changed.

He discovered a number of techniques that suddenly started a flow of cash and he never looked back. Along the way up, however, he also began to see that there were many needs in Internet marketing that were not being met. So he also started creating products and services of his own.

He also realized that to succeed he needed a team of super affiliates just like himself. People who knew his secrets and could apply them to building their own super affiliate career. But these individuals were few and far between.

That’s when he decided to train them himself. And so he established ‘The Second Tier Affiliate Training Center’ to share his knowledge and secrets with others.

Many told him his coaching was worth thousands of dollars and he needed to charge for membership in ‘The Second Tier Affiliate Training Center’. But he decided not to do this. He knew that by having a membership fee there would be some, just like he had been a few years ago, who wouldn’t be able to afford joining.

So today, membership in ‘The Second Tier Affiliate Training Center’ is absolutely free. No gimmicks, tricks or strings.

A person truly interested in taking advantage of the enormously profitable affiliate web marketing can learn such things as:

- How to choose the right product to promote.

- How to set up an ‘Affiliate Squeeze’ page.

- The 3 ways you should spend advertising dollars (and they probably are not what you think.)

- How to build a huge targeted opt-in mailing list.

And there is a great deal more.

Just one word of caution. Right now 'The Second Tier Affiliate Center' is a pretty exclusive club and Russell wants to keep it that way.

If the membership becomes too large and cumbersome to handle, he will no longer accept new members or begin to charge 'big money' for the training. So don't delay signing up if you are interested.

The site contains more details and provides an open invitation for established marketers, beginners or anyone just thinking about wanting to become a member.

Remember, there is no future obligation to become an affiliate of any of ‘The Second Tier’, products or services. However, Brunson is hopeful that when an individual understands the benefits and high commissions available, that becoming part of his team will be almost automatic.

And when that happens, everyone wins. Which is the whole idea behind offering a free membership in ‘The Second Tier Affiliate Training Center’.

Get More Details And Membership Application Here

Today's Quote:"Do what you can with what you've got wherever you are."
~ Theodore Roosevelt ~


May You Always Be Blessed In All That You Do...

Christine Range

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Beware of Brand Spammers

Have you ever wondered how legitimate those *Gift Card* offers are that you receive by email? You know, the ones that say 'You've Won A $500 Gift Card' and it's always from a top name, highly recognized Company.

I remember one time clicking on one those links. I didn't think I was ever going to get off that site. I came to the conclusion, if it takes all this to get the Gift Card, they can keep it! I really became skeptical because of the amount of personal information the site wanted me to provide. Regretfully, I had provided my email address when I began the process. Needless to say, it was a pain in the (you know what) to finally stop a slew of spam emails I received.

There was an article in April 2006 Issue of Business Week that weighed in on this very same topic on the magazine's UPFront page. Just in case you missed it - Here it is.

WAL-MART, HOME DEPOT, STARBUCKS. The names attract millions of shoppers-and those who dwell in the ever-evolving world of computer fraud. Computer security firms are warning about a spate of *brand spam*, e-mails promising a *$500 shopping card* at Wal-mart or a *$500 Home Depot Gift Card*. The offer which use company names and logos without permission, require users to click on a link, type in personal data, and take a survey. Presto! The site says the gift will be mailed.

The offers are, of course too good to be true. "They are using the brand name to add credibility," says Joel Smith, chief technology officer at AppRiver, an email security firm. Smith estimates that of the 500 e-mails per second his firm filters, brand spam offers account for about 3%. Most have complicated user agreements requiring consumers to take additional steps before getting a gift, such as signing up six others for the promo. It's unlikely, Smith says, that anyone ever receives the gift.

Like phishers trying to steal credit-card numbers, brand spammers are trolling for consumers' email addresses and preferences. The reason? To sell the data to other spammers. Soon after signing up for one of these offers a user gets spam for obscure lotteries or *free* movie tickets.

Wal-Mart spokesman Martin Heires says the company is warning consumers that it never offers freebies over the Internet. Home Depot says it has worked with law enforcement to shutter sites using its logo. Starbuck says it is aware of the Starbucks *offer* which is "definitely not a Starbucks project."
- Brian Grow

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Monday, May 01, 2006

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This ebook teaches the mindset of Super "Lazy Achievers" How to Work Less, get Paid More... and have tons more Fun!

Target Audience:The audience is basically anybody who wants to do business faster, better, easier and cheaper online (who doesn't)!
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Basically anybody who is really *busy* needs this ebook!

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Quote of the Day:"Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life."
- Joseph Conrad

Friday, April 28, 2006

Complete "Rules" of the Online Game

Today, I was catching up on reading my emails. In one email, I came across an article referring to rules of the online game and how they apply to everyone. Since the article is written by someone whose knowledge I respect hightly, I decided to share it with you.


No Loopholes In Online Bizz "Rules"

- by Jim Edwards

© Jim Edwards - All Rights reserved

I just finished teaching an intensive 2-day workshop in
London, England about creating ebooks and operating your own
profitable online info-publishing business on a shoestring

As I stood in front of a crowd almost 5,000 miles from home,
I realized (yet again) that the Internet represents the
great business equalizer of the 21st century.

Anyone with a great idea and the guts and patience to
persevere and act on that idea can succeed online, often
beating out much larger companies that can't adapt quickly
enough to prosper or profit.

I also realized while standing in front of the crowd that
despite arguments to the contrary, people all over the world
buy and sell online for exactly the same reasons.

Anyone who tells you that "My market is different" or "It
doesn't work that way in my country" has forgotten the basic
rules for selling online.

Bottom line: Anyone selling anything online - regardless of
their location - must obey the following "rules" or risk
many heartaches and an empty wallet.

** Targeted Audience **
What exactly do your customers want and what words do they
use to describe the products and services they will

Don't assume you know how and what they want to buy - ask

From this research you will determine the "keywords" your
customers will use to find your business while surfing and
using search engines.

You should then focus completely on these keywords while
constructing your entire web presence and advertising

** Focused Website **
Your website should center exclusively on those issues
directly related to what you sell online.

If you sell "purple widgets" then only write about the
characteristics, features and benefits of using your purple

Take great care in your copy writing to keep your text
focused on one subject per web page and make liberal use of
your keywords and their synonyms.

Constructing your "mini sites" in this manner will aid you
greatly in keeping people focused on your sales message long
enough to make a buying decision.

** Targeted Traffic! **
A website without visitors rates the same as designing and
constructing a 30-foot billboard and then hiding it in your
basement instead of setting it by the highway.

Don't fall victim to traffic scams which promise thousands
of visitors for only $100.

Those schemes don't work because the traffic isn't targeted. makes the best place to start
getting targeted visitors because you only pay for the
visitors you actually receive (pay-per-click), not for the
ads you run.

** Build Relationships **
Successful online businesses build relationships with their
customers and prospects.

You can only do this if you stay in touch with them through
value-added mailings, emails, and updates.

Online businesses whose only communication involves repeated
"pitches" or opportunities to spend money don't fare as well
in the long haul.

A group of loyal customers and subscribers will sustain an
online business owner much longer than a fat advertising
budget ever could.

** Stay Informed **
Understand that creating a successful online business
requires commitment to a process of constant promotion and
continuous education.

You must stay current on cost-effective promotion techniques
for driving traffic to your site as well as any factors
specifically affecting your market online.

Jim Edwards is a syndicated newspaper columnist and the
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Have A Blessed Day and Continued Success,

Christine Range

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Underground Giveaway Has Unveiled

Internet marketers have formed a highly classified alliance, underground, and they are now giving it away as a gift.

I was given permission by Aurelius Tjin (Owner of Underground Giveaway) to give you free private access to the membership worth $4197 and growing.

It has taken months for these marketers to prepare for the launch of this website and it is now available to people who have granted access.

So I urge you to go there now. I can't guarantee it'll still be free for much longer:

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To Your Success!
Christine Range

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

ANNOUNCEMENT: Best of EbayII Pre-Launch

The Best of eBayII will launch on Tuesday morning April 11th
at 9 am and end Monday, April 17th at midnight.

This Limited JV Event is the sequel to Dave Lovelace's huge
Best of eBay event held previously in September, 2005. Dave
convinced 10 Top Auction Experts and Coaches to donate one of
their "high quality products" to create a limited-edition of
"Ultimate Auction Training Toolkit" at a drastic discount for
7 days only. Thus, the event came to be named "Best of...

The JV event was a huge success and created a lot of buzz and
excitement back in September. It is expected to increase this
time around. I have been told that 1,000 marketers have
already joined
and official launch is not until April 11th.

If you missed it the first time, you can get on board this
by INVITATION-ONLY now. However, I would highly
recommend you sign up as soon as possible.
Limited JV Invitation!!!

It's likely we are going to be hearing quite a bit about Best of
eBayII for quite some time.

Christine Range

Monday, March 20, 2006

Knowledge Is Power

I really do not like staying away from my blog site this long. However, I have been hearing more and more concern from new marketers and intermediate marketers of just how difficult is is to profit online. So I set out to locate and research some simple marketing resources to help us profit faster. I don't mean get-rich quick promises, however, I am talking about making money online faster using affiliate programs. I have come across some "true gems" that will put us in that direction!

Actually, I have located 3 Marketing Resources that Professionals are hiding from from YOU! Only their valued subscribers and joint venture partners are let in on this privileged information. Because I have been an active marketer for awhile now, I have managed to get on some Super and Super, Super Affiliate subscriber lists. I am going to share with you some critical tips that can help you generate more targeted traffic and sales to YOUR Business. Today I am only providing you with one, so you can examine it closely. See how you can best fit it into your current business.


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May God Bless as we are in 2006...

Christine Range

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Video Predictions

Google Creates Video "Vending" Machine Online

- by Jim Edwards

© Jim Edwards - All Rights reserved

It's really no secret that search giant,, wants to own the gateway to all media online.

They operate the Web's most popular search engine, largest free blogging service, and one of the largest news services online.

Recently, Google started offering video from their website. Google's video offerings so far, comprised mostly of documentaries, news, and daytime talk TV programs, represented a testing device to get the kinks out of their video delivery and search system.

Now, thanks to widespread availability of high-speed Internet access, inexpensive desktop video editing, and the emergence of portable video players, Google is steadily ramping up what will surely become the Web's first video "vending" machine.

Log on to and search a limited number of available TV shows.

Curiously, most do not allow you to play video, only to see still screen shots of the show and read a transcript taken from closed captioning for the hearing impaired. However, based on the fact that Google recently started accepting video submissions through their website, this format is about to change drastically.

Originally, speculation about Google's new video service centered squarely on video "blogging, " where online pundits would share their thoughts in video rather than written form.

However, after releasing more details, it appears that Google maintains much grander plans for online video than just allowing people with a camcorder to rant and rave.

Currently Google is in the "gathering" stage. This means they are accepting video submissions from content providers with very few restrictions.

Basically, Google says they want original content, no porn or offensive content, and they want it in a very specific video format (mpeg2 or mpeg4 with MP3 codec).

Other than that, the sky is literally the limit. For specifics, log on to and click the "Find out more" link.

Right now it appears that Google decided to gather as much content as possible before offering any of it to the public, so you currently can't view any videos.

Google also states that they will allow content providers to either charge for their videos or allow viewers to watch them for free.

Google states they will collect the money, take a small fee, and pay the content provider. This alone should excite anyone who sells content online because the barrier to entry (high-speed servers, video delivery, credit card processing, customer service) just got a lot lower.

Plus, it's a safe bet that Google will find a way to integrate revenue producing videos into their pay-per-click program.

Combine all this with the recent emergence of truly portable digital video players (Sony PSP, Creative Lab's Zen Media Center), and beginning of video-on-demand through
the Internet just arrived. Now this doesn't mean growing pains won't occur.

The biggest drawback to searching for and finding online video is that each video file must have a text transcript associated with it in order to get properly indexed by a search engine.

In the beginning, this will slow the production of new material. Despite these and other growing pains, plan on Google opening up the first and largest video "vending" machine online within 12 months.


Jim Edwards is a syndicated newspaper columnist and the co-creator of an amazing course that will teach you step-by-step and click-by-click how to finally create your own money-making mini-sites...

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Until Next Time...

Christine Range