Friday, February 24, 2006

Heated Debate About Content Publishing

Heavyweight Content Converter Software Package stirs up strong opinions...

According to the words of Jeff Dedrick (SEO/Article Publishing Expert), if you have 'Duplicate Content' on your websites there is a good chance Google and Yahoo will penalize or BAN Your Site - and there goes your income.

Planned changes by Google and Yahoo regarding index methods that will be used to rank web sites is sparring this debate by SEO optimization experts,website owners and 'gurus' in the industry. (Unless you are living in a cave, you have no doubt heard of these upcoming changes)

Jeff reveals he is going to take some serious heat for exposing that we (Internet Marketers) have been lied to!

What is the Lie? Being told "Content Is King".

The Truth...UNIQUE content is king.

The audience for this critical message are Online Marketers and Website Owners who have put alot of effort into content sites network, for example...those who have:

1.) Added content over time to ensure Google sees your site as always improving.

2.) Created valuable links and those who have worked hard to increase site's PR (page rank).

3.) Blogged and pinged

4.) Purchased and uploaded private label articles.

The Secret Article Converter website goes on to say your 'well intentioned' strategies to get more traffic could end up totally back firing in your face anytime!

If Content Publishing is your main income stream or an integral part of it, then I highly recommend you go to the site to hear some serious talk on the subject. Here, Jeff Dedrick gives his Whole TRUTH on the matter and shares how to create unique cash generating content that search engines will love.

Jeff Dedrick's SEO Predictions

Feel free to let me know your thoughts on this subject.

Have A Blessed Day!

Christine Range

Monday, February 20, 2006

The Power To Change Your World

Learning how to Draw Greatness Out Of You will give you immense power to change your situation, circumstances and your world. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been, it’s where you’re going that counts. It doesn’t matter where you are starting from, it’s where you finish. Look at where you are going, not where you are.

There’s a lot of POWER in the word GREAT. Greatness is relevant to you, me and all of us in both our personal and business life. Make greatness come out of your mouth DAILY. Every morning when you wake up, make it a point to say, “ There’s Something Great In Me”!

We all have motivational gifts within us that help us determine our greatness in organization, administration and leadership abilities as well as our role in the world. Here are just some of the Principle Actions to take:

1.) See The Big Picture
Visualize the picture you have for your personal and business life AND the end result. Identify your dreams by asking yourself these reflection questions: What do I want to accomplish? What are my goals? How do I want my life to end? What do I want on my epitaph? What do I want to be remembered for or as?

2.) Break Down Major Goals
Break down major goals into small tasks, one step at a time.

3.) Accept Responsibility For Your Own Success
Don’t rely on others to determine your successful outcome. Take responsibility for your own success by motivating yourself to become organized. Know what resources are needed and how to get them. Think ALL of this through.

4.) Know When To Delegate
Know what can and can not be delegated. Recognize what skills are needed to complete your project. If you lack ability in an area, it might be much better to delegate this task rather than taking the time to learn it and then implement it ( even if it means paying to have it done). If you feel strong about a certain task that you feel only you can achieve the desired result, don’t delegate this. Do it yourself, based upon the visualization you have for it.

5.) Remove Yourself From Distractions
I know you are hearing this frequently. I can not stress enough the importance of removing yourself from distractions to achieve your goal at hand.

SIDE NOTE:When I am focused on a project I need to complete, I consciously establish a time and how long I am going to read my emails. If I don’t get through all of them, they just have to wait until the next appointed time. You can’t allow yourself to get distracted by all the offers, I don’t care how good and urgent they sound. Believe me, most of these offers are going to stay around on the Internet for awhile. And if they don’t, so what if you miss this one. You can rest assured, another opportunity is going to follow shortly – as long as we have online marketers and the worldwide web has PLENTY!
Just ask yourself this question: Is this the wisest thing I can do right now and does it help me accomplish my purpose?

6.) Be Willing To Endure Reaction
When you start to do great things, “Expect Reaction” (both positive and negative). Don’t concern yourself with negative criticism from others and don’t become disappointed. Even in terms of positive reaction, guard against “gloating” to the point that it causes you to deviate what you need to do to complete the task.

7.) Be Disciplined
Be disciplined enough to complete the task as soon as possible. What’s the task? Get It Done!

8.) Allow Yourself To Feel Satisfaction
Feel deep satisfaction and fulfillment in seeing the completed task...the finished product. Set some time aside to totally experience the satisfaction of getting it done, in other words – Give Yourself A Pat On The Back!

9.) Move On
Don’t Stop Here! Move on to the next goal that is going to help you ultimately achieve your dream.

10.) Protect Your Dream
When you start achieving success, you may feel an strong urge to go out and shout it from the mountain top. You just want to tell everyone about your great success. Don’t Do It! Keep Your Mouth Closed About Your Dreams. Why do I say this? From My OWN personal experiences and observations.

As you are walking down your path of New Beginnings, recognize and KNOW that we live in a world where some people do NOT want to see you to achieve success, for whatever reason (the reason does not matter). Just know they exist and some will try to sabotage your efforts, steal and destroy your dream. Don’t Expose Your Dream To Others! Leave this matter between you and your Maker.

SIDE NOTE: If you are going to accomplish great things in your life, you can’t do it all by yourself. You are going to need support and help from others. It is very important you choose people to help you who are LOYAL. There’s not a price tag you can put on loyalty. My final point, "Don’t YOU Walk the Path of Judas and Don’t Let Judas Walk the Path With You"!

Today’s Meditation:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11

Become A Winner In All Aspects Of Your Life.....

Here For Your Success

Christine Range

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Imitation of Life!

Occasionally you will find I take a pause for a cause from discussing direct internet marketing topics to discuss a topic that appears to be totally unrelated. However, if you stick with me to the end, it usually is something "us" Internet Marketers can relate to.

Just last week, I was thinking of this classic movie from 1959, I used to watch in my younger years, (I’m giving my age away now) called “Imitation of Life". Every year I looked forward to seeing this movie. It was A REAL Tear Jerker!

The plot revolves around actress, Lora Meredith (Lana Turner) and her young daughter, Susie (Sandra Dee) who meet a black family Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore) and her daughter Sarah Lee (Susan Kohner). The movie has many twists and turns throughout their years together. One of the main points I remember is Annie’s daughter, tries to pass as white. One of her famous quotes in the movie is “I’m white...white...WHITE!” She goes through quite an ordeal trying to be someone she really wasn’t. If you are into classic movies, I’m sure you know about this one...

I just did a Google search for the Imitation of Life and found it at This is a must have for my video library.

As Internet Marketers, we can sometimes lose sight of who we really are and what we are trying to accomplish. And many times not purposely, but you can get caught up in following the crowd and all the information you receive on a daily basis and the next thing you know, you are doing something totally different than what you set out to do. Changing courses is not always bad, but it can be if you are changing “unknowingly”.

This brings me to an article I want to share with you from – Today’s Action Principal and eSupport Networking. The title is called “Real”.

When it comes to your life, don't settle for an inferior imitation. Go with the real thing. Don't spend your time just staying busy when you can instead be actually accomplishing something. Don't settle for overindulgence when you can have real nourishment.

Rather than wasting your time trying to take from others, put your efforts into creating real value. Instead of merely keeping up appearances and pretending to be someone you're not, find ways to express the genuine, unique person you really are.
Why put your effort into cutting corners when that same effort can be invested in doing it right? Why settle for a cheap imitation of life when you can have the real thing?

Don't be content to envy others for what they've achieved when that same energy can be used to achieve for yourself. You deserve the best, and you have what it takes to make that happen.

Life is best when it is authentic. Insist on the real thing.


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Today’s Quote:
A person shows what he is by what he does with what he has. – Unknown Author

Until Next Time,

Christine Range

Monday, February 13, 2006

5 Day Course:Power List-Building - Conclusion

Today's the last day of this 5-day email course. You'll hear from me again only via my ezine, or when I have exciting news for you that I'll email to you separately.

Right now, I'm going to share 2 currently under-tapped free resources you can use to boost the downloads of almost any valuable free product you're promoting.

The last tool is a PC-based software that lets you use the search tool without leaving your desktop. Enjoy!

1. ZDNET's upload a file tool..

It's free to submit your valuable freeware, shareware and other commercial or non-commercial material for possible inclusion on one of the most popular download sites on the Internet.

You can upload useful files like ebooks, software and other useful material to their web site and possibly get hundreds of people quickly downloadingm your products and using them.

Depending on your goals, many of these people could very well become your subscribers and even customers. I've seen many people successfully use this method to get quality free visitors to their lists without using any crazy or unethical traffic generation methods and ideas that don't even last. This one however does last and could get you experiencing 100, 1,000 to as much as 1,000,000 downloads of whatever useful, valuable material you're able to submit.
And it's free to do so. Get details at:

2. Tucows Software Library...

Tucows works for you just like ZDNet. The only difference here is you can get listed in Tucows much quicker than in ZDNet--unless you pay ZDNet around $199 for a quick submission, your software will be uploaded anytime within 6-8 weeks after you submit. Tucows on the other hand will accept your free submissions easily and quickly review you and upload your software within 5-7 business days.

HOT TIP: Get Listed At The TOP at!

There's even a little ethical technique you can use to get to the top of Tucows listings. Just make sure the title of your product starts with a number like (7 Power Steps Ebook) or a letter close to the top like (Autoresponder Gold Ebook)
or (Creative Writing For Success Ebook) etc.,

The reason for this is it appears Tucows lists their submissions in ALPHABETICAL order... that's a plus for almost every submitter who knows about it (now you do:o) You can register with them free and submit your software here:

3. Keyword Miner (Like having on your desktop!)

Another good way to quickly discover what the public is searching for and what you can hone in on and offer to them is to have this useful tool working for you. It's a free Windows software tool for finding the perfect set of keywords that prospects will search for to FIND you and thus bring you quality traffic.

You've probably heard it time and time again.. is a great place to get traffic to your new web site for under $50. Well, in the past you had to travel all the way to to check out which keywords were hot and what theme you should base your next product or service on ( has a useful search tool on their site that you can use to find out the most searched for keywords and variations of them for the past month).

Keyword Miner's creators make it possible for you to search for these keywords at *without* ever leaving your desktop. You just download their 100% free tool. Enter what words you feel people would use to search for your new niche product, and Keyword Miner will connect you to (and several other top search engines), so you can find out how many people were interested in that product in the past month.

This tool is 100% free - There's No Advertsing - No Nag Screens - No 'Spyware' - No Hassle and they even thrown in free support - The latter is actually something new to me - I mean getting 'free' support with 'free software';-) Anyway, get full details here:

I hope you find these tools helpful.

That's the end of our email coaching time together. If you have specific questions related to any of the topics we've treated so far, just visit my blog and leave a comment at:

Your friend in Success,

Christine Range

PS: Be sure to leave a comment about the ecourse
and how you think it can be improved...what you like
and disliked.


Here's a recap of what we've treated in these short 5 days:

Day One: The one way YOU like the experts can be making the dollars faster to improve your current lifestyle. Nothing comes close.

Day Two: QUESTION: How To STOP Wasting Money On Advertising? ANSWER: Have your own list of *responsive* prospects! The keyword here being RESPONSIVE... I'll show you how to achieve this easily!

Day Three: 10 proven ways to start giving to the public to prove your worth, and build SUPER trust with them. When they need answers,they'll know it--you're the
man or woman to talk to--Here's how I do it!

Day Four: How to get 5,000 downloads of your free ebook in ONE MONTH.. for only $50.. No other fee-based advertising beats this one!

Day Five: How to quickly tap into the FREE quality traffic of 2 of the Internet's most frequently visited download sites. No one shares this!

Let me know if you have questions!

"Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart, as working for
the Lord, not for men". Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Act On Your Dreams

I hope all is going well for all of you out there and you are reaping the benefits of the busiest time of the year in networking. Below is a piece I saw by Max Steingart and wanted to pass it on to you. It's a timeless piece!


The first thing that will contribute to reaching your goal is that you simply want to reach it badly enough. You must learn how to desire with sufficient intensity to be successful.

If you have the desire you have the power to attain success. You can really have anything you want in life if you go after it. But you have to want it.

As a drowning soul desires air, as a shipwrecked person craves fresh water, so must you feel that intense, eager, insistent, demanding, ravenous desire for your success.

Your desire for success must be so strong within you that it becomes the very breath of your life. It must be your first thought when you wake up, and your last thought when you go to bed at night.

You can have anything you want if you go after it with intensity.


You have to make your 0wn 0pportunities. Your future isn't a matter of chance, it's a matter of your choice. It's not something that you wait for, it's something that you pursue.

Don't wait for extraordinary 0pportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Opportunity sometimes comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

Start today, right where you are. Distant fields will always look greener. Yet, golden opportunities are all around you.

You can live your dreams if you pursue them.

Max Steingart ©2002

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"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." -- James Dean

"Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away." -- Tom Clancy

"A hero is someone who the moment prior to becoming one was a reckless, irresponsible dreamer." -- Rick Beneteau

"He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it. Dream lofty dreams and as you dream so shall you become..." -- James Allen

Until Next Time...

Christine Range

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Success Is Inside of You!

Explore the possibilities, unleash the dream within you. Success is not a destination that you arrive at, it's a journey. Success is not money,wealth and power, it's being all that you can be with God's help and becoming all that you can be as you take this journey called life.

“Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential and sowing seeds to benefit others.” John Maxwell

1.KNOWING. Do you know your purpose? Have you written it down? Why are you here? What do you want out of life? Yogi Berra: ‘If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

2. GROWING. Success comes as the result of growing to our potential. It has been said that potential is God's gift to us and what we do with it is our gift to Him. Henry Ford, ”There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than we think we can do. We have nearly limitless potential, yet few ever try to reach it.”

TIPS: 1. CONCENTRATE ON ONE MAIN GOAL. No one ever reached their potential by scattering themselves in 20 different directions. Reaching your potential requires FOCUS.

2. CONCENTRATE ON CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT. Resources for your personal

EACH DAY YOU CAN BECOME A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN YOU WERE YESTERDAY. You will find that what you GET as a result of your growth is not nearly important as what you BECOME along the way. The potential for greatness lies within you!

3.SOWING. Sow seeds that benefit others. Without that, the success journey can be a lonely and shallow experience. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give!

Zig Ziglar: “Help enough other people get what they want and you will end up getting what you want.” There is tremendous gratification and personal reward that cannot be measured in helping people. That's why I am committed to helping you succeed.

In the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC…there's a video of speech given by President John F. Kennedy to congress, on May 25th, 1961. It records the stirring words of an impossible goal that stunned scientists and the nation.

He said, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before the decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.”

IT WAS RIDICULOUS, WILD, IMPOSSIBLE! Even some people at NASA thought it couldn't be done. The technology required to make it happen didn't even exist, and they weren't sure that it could exist.

Yet, NASA, despite all the doubts, took on the challenge and on July 16th, 1969, Apollo Eleven lifted off from Pad 39 at Kennedy Space Center and began a journey of 244,930 miles to the moon. Four days later, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, Jr. landed the lunar module, Eagle on the surface of the moon...

and 500 million people watched on television as Armstrong took his first step into the powder fine gray dust of the moon and uttered those famous words, “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

WHAT HAPPENED? In the blink of an eye, John F. Kennedy's speech made a lunar landing change from an impossible dream to an obtainable target. We didn't have the technology to do it, but it became POSSIBLE because of a change in ATTITUDE.


Yogi Berra, “Life is like baseball. It's 95 per cent mental and the other half is physical.”

Sign in office “YESTERDAY ENDED LAST NIGHT.” “ONE THING I DO. Forgetting what is behind, and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me.” (Philippians 3:13)

Sign over locker room door of Phoenix Suns. A quote from Bill Russell, famous center for Boston Celtics: “The game is scheduled and we have to play it. WE MIGHT AS WELL WIN.”

During Russell's time with the Celtics they won 11 NBA Title Championships in 13 years.”

You have a life to live, a mission to accomplish

My question to you today is, what are you going to do with it? WE MIGHT AS WELL WIN!

Warmest regards,

Christine Range

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Self-Improvement for Successful Leadership

With all the ups and downs I have experienced in life, I would say the one human trait that has helped me overcome difficult situations is understanding the importance of "reflection" and "renewal". Every once in a while I have to pull myself away from all the daily activities, chores and interruptions and just focus on Christine.

Take a pause and ask:
1. What should I keep doing?
2. What should I stop doing?
3. What should I start doing to be more effective?

No matter what your situation is in life, whether you are stone broke or in pursuit of becoming a great leader in a business; honestly working through these 3 simple questions will get you through AND to the next level. I know this to be from my own experiences in both personal affairs and managing a team of employees.

Today's "Featured Article"
Five-Steps Strategy to Successful Leadership By Anandrahi JS

Large number of books has been written on the qualities which a leader must have to lead people or a team to victory. Volumes have been written on how to develop those qualities. This article is a brief introduction to successful leadership. In fact, good leaders are made or created not born. Any body can become an effective leader with the help of his strong will-power and constantly developing through a process of self-analysis, training and experience. Here is a simple five-point ladder which can take up you to the place of a successful leader.


A leader can’t exist without a grand vision. Every successful leader has a grand vision of the things he want to do – the aim he wants to achieve. Only a grand vision can spur you to great action. Complete and detailed map of the vision is imprinted in the mind of a leader.


A wise leader is always aware about his weaknesses and strengths. With right evaluation of his traits it is not difficult for him to face his opponents or win wars. He uses his strengths to its maximum capability and avoids the dangerous consequences of his weakness by employing able persons. If he does not know computer he get a computer operator in his office. If he doesn’t know maths he keeps an expert accountant to do the job.


A good leader is as determined as Himalayas to ensure continuous growth of his project. He is able to work for more than 24 hours in a day and complete his pending work. Growth is his primary objective. And he leaves no stone unturned to hit it.


Theodore Roosevelt said that “the best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done.” A sensible and wise leader knows that he can’t handle all the responsibilities alone and for ever. There fore he always train talented persons as a second line of leadership. This line handle is always ready to execute his projects carefully. It is also his master mind group. A leader can get amazing power only if he has very able persons – making second line of leadership.


A great leader is always immensely committed to his dreams and his people. No difficulty or opposition has the power to daunt his enthusiasm for total commitment. It is with him till he lives. And this great commitment forms an aura of dynamism around him. His followers are mesmerised by his aura.

I am ending this short article with the words of great management guru Peter Drucker – “Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.


Trained thousands of persons to get great jobs, improve personality and achieve goals in business.

Best-selling e-Books written by Anandrahi : 1. Think Your Way to Wealth and Power , 2. Billion Dollar Personality, 3. How to Earn a Million Dollars Every Year from one Website (super secrets nobody tells you). To get an e-book go to the following link:

Article Source:

It's time for me to take that reflection and renewal pause. Have a great weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl game!

Warmest regards,

Christine Range

Daily Reading Excerpt: "A Journey Is Always Better When It Is Shared".
Author, Rick Warren - The Purpose Driven Life

Friday, February 03, 2006

An Attitude and Association Checkup

Today's "Recommended Special Report"

This great 2 page Special Report is courtesy of my friend Dave Henning, CEO of The Freshstart Company LLC. Dave passed this along as a gift to me and it's my gift to you.

"Attitude and Association" by Jerry Clark


It is also available at the website below when you click on "Club Rhino".
(If you have a business or operate a company,I believe you will find this information very useful).

Here's some more "Free Stuff" for you at


Christine Range

One of My Favorite Quotes:

'What the mind can believe and conceive, the mind can achieve.'
Napoleon Hill

Thursday, February 02, 2006

How to Get Mean and Lean Focus

Hello World,

Being subscribed to various newsletters and ezines has its advantages and disadvantages. Advantage:You receive some excellent information and product recommendation and reviews. Disadvantage: You will definitely be bombarded with emails when the next, new and "hot" offer comes along. I woke up this morning thinking it is both financially and physically impossible to accept every new offer that comes along, no matter how good it sounds.

I was looking at all those downloads from "117 Christmas Gift Giveway" that I've yet to see how they will help me in my current businesses. Willie Crawford was making that same point in his new special report: Master Blueprint - The Master Blueprint of Internet Marketing. Willie shares concepts of How to "Make It Happen" In a Major Way in 2006. I was so impressed with Willie's brutal honesty about the internet marketer's focus (or the lack of. Reading this report was indeed mentally refreshing for me.

Willie Crawford shares more of his infamous knowledge at his private membership blog -

Today's Recommended "Feature" Article:

Focus and Fear of Success - The Biggest Monkey on Your Back?
by Jack Humphrey

If you have been on the internet for awhile, you know that there are millions of people trying anything and everything to get your attention. They want in your wallet. It's a great big money grab out there folks, and the net has become the biggest marketing arena on the planet, driving whole industries and generating Billions of dollars in sales.

So what's the problem? Well, none if you are one of the small businesses with focus. A whole lot of problems if you lack focus.

There are myriad small business opportunities on the net today. And if you do your research and find something you want to associate with, or you create a product for a well-researched target market, you are well on your way to financial success. Or are you?

You see the more you become active on the net as either someone looking for the right opportunity, or as someone who has found the right opportunity already, the more you are bombarded with choices. Everyday you get emails saying that the next best thing since sliced bread has come along.

The new "thing" demands your attention and you get nervous that you might be missing out on another opportunity for financial success.

But don't you already have one? At least, haven't you been presented with several great opportunities in the last week? So why on earth take a serious look at yet another? Why fragment the time you need to spend on your current business with all the marketing it takes to get yet another off the ground and profitable?

What I am talking about here is something I call "Sign-up-Itis." (Not to be confused with Sinusitis, which can be just as debilitating.)

It goes like this: You find your focus, you are fired up. All is good and you are ready to start working on the hundreds of little things you need to do to get traffic and make sales. You need to get good search engine positioning, you need a links campaign, you have to research ezines in your niche and place ads, you need to set up joint ventures, you need to create and update content on your site, set up a merchant account, a delivery system, and the list goes on from there.

Then you get an email from a friend or associate telling you that you HAVE to check out the latest and greatest. You do. It's an awesome opportunity. You look at your plate and it's already full with your current project, but the plate has a lot of things on it you really don't enjoy doing. It's a lot of work to make any business pay off, as you can see from the short list above.

"It's Much More Fun To Think About Success Than It Is To Do The Work It Takes To Achieve It"

But this NEW thing is exciting, fresh, new. It draws you in and it's MUCH more fun to think about success than it is to do the work it takes to achieve it, so you buy in. You get a ton of tools to start this new venture. It's all overwhelming, especially since you have gone back to your first venture and realized you now have TWO great things that can both make you money, but they BOTH need your attention on a grand scale in order to see profit.

Now, here is the part where most people give up. They say to themselves "Internet marketing is nothing more than a series of steps that I cannot complete. I am always excited when I get started on something, but when it comes down to DOING what I start, it gets hard and doesn't happen as fast as I would like it to."

Let me make one thing clear right now: It is not the net's fault for not providing us with real opportunity.

Opportunity abounds and is right there for us to snatch up and achieve success. Never let yourself fall into the trap of reasoning your way out of success. "It's not for me." "I can't do this - it's for people much better with
computers and internet marketing than me."

The problem lies with your focus and your fear of success. You must CHOOSE the opportunity you are passionate about, or create a product you stand behind and love, and then hunker down for the long-haul! Make yourself do everything you are taught to do to build your business and build it - all the way or not at all.

It should be no surprise the next time you get an email with the next best thing inside. You should say to yourself "That's great! Another opportunity for someone has just been born! But I am busy with MY business and cannot take on another venture at this time."

We Do It On Purpose

Lack of focus is sometimes a purposeful self-defeating tactic your subconscious uses to keep you from success. Success is NOT a destination. It's a journey.

And that journey scares the hell out of 99% of normal, everyday people. So be it. It IS scary to think of radical life changes, even if they are for what you consider to be far better than your current situation!

But don't let a lack of focus and your fear of success tear you away from your dreams. USE your fear and confront it, right now. Today.

Make hard decisions and stick to them, then begin the process of working on a focused, tight marketing campaign to make whatever venture you choose the venture that sets you free.

Wear electronic blinders. Keep lean and mean and only take on new responsibilities that will be good for your CURRENT business. Throw the rest in the trash.

We all know there are tons of opportunities out there. That is a fact. It's time now to get the stars out of your eyes, choose your niche, your product, your affiliate program or your MLM, and get to work. Make a vow not to stop until you are where you want to be financially.

The question is not "Can you really make money online?" This has been proven time and again over the years by thousands of people, many of whom you read about all the time.

The question is "Do you really want to be one of those people, or are you stuck in a cycle of constantly sabotaging your success with a lack of focus?"

The cure for Sign-up-itis is focus and hard work. Success is something you decide to achieve one day. It's that decision that is often the biggest hurdle any future success story has to conquer.

Jack Humphrey is the Author of "Power linking 2: Evolution"
which hit the net this week to rave reviews. Grab your copy
before your competition does at


This morning "Buckeye Chuck" saw his shadow at 7:38 a.m. - meaning 6 more weeks of winter. What does this have to do with Internet Marketing?


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Christine Range

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

How to Get Started Easily With Your Business Blog

Hello World,

Although I was hearing much ado about blogging and all the benefits affiliate marketers can receive, I put it off for the longest. I knew once I committed myself to become a blogger, I would need to update my blog site regularly with high quality content. I was seriously asking myself, will I really have the time to do this? What on earth will I write about? Where will I find quality content?

Finally at the end of December 2005, I had a stern talk with myself and decided 2006 will not come in without me having a blog site published. I made myself "just do it". And now that I have, I am truly loving it. I look forward to arriving at Christine's Internet Marketing Spot. It may not be perfect, but that's okay. I'll get better with time. I've even tuned into Google Adsense Ads.


A blog is a simple tool which all affiliate marketers should be utilising to explode their affiliate sales.

I set up my blog in about 15 minutes at it’s a completely free service, and it’s really easy to set-up. I followed directions on an excellent article on getting a new website listed in Google in 48hrs check it out here, . I just followed the advice in the article and got started with no problems in no time.

I've been doing a lot of research with regards to blogging and came across a case of a 19 year old kid who was making something ridiculous like $50,000 a year with a blog on mobile phones, from his bedroom! So clearly there is a good earning potential through blogs, but they do take time to grow and build up a readership. Treat your blog as a marathon not a sprint, because it will take time.

Blogs provide a very simple, quick and easy means to add fresh content to your website. As I’m sure you’ve heard many times over ‘content is king’ in the search engines eyes and if you can provide high quality, regularly updated content your website should benefit with regards to your search engine ranking.

By providing fresh, high quality relevant content you will gain an increase of both first time visitors and repeat visitors, they will come back to check out your new content. Providing it’s interesting, relevant and useful to them. You will begin to build relationships with your readers, increasing your credibility and building their trust in you.

These repeat visitors will be exposed to your messages more and begin to trust you and your recommendations. This in turn will fuel sales and referrals. Just make sure you don’t recommend a product you haven’t tried because if it is bad you will lose all credibility!

Never recommend something you haven’t tried and tested your self.

You want to send traffic directly to your blog, do it through multi-dimensional strategies. Have a subscriber box for your newsletter to build your list from your blog. Use it as an exit pop-up from your main site or thank you page for new subscribers, directing them to relevant content immediately. As once your prospects have got to know you through the blog they are much more likely to explore your website and check out whatever you are offering.

Whenever you sign-up for an affiliate program or buy a product, review it in your blog and be brutally honest, your readers will love you for it. Take a completely unbiased view point and talk about both the positives and negatives of each product. In essence you are providing more of an insight into the product than the sales page itself, almost a sample, this will help convert those prospects that are ‘sitting on the fence’ so to speak. Obviously when you review your affiliate products, make sure that you use your affiliate links.

It has been shown that prospects are 7-10 times more likely to buy from a blog recommendation than from other sources!

Other ways that you can generate extra income through your blog are through the Google ad sense program, selling banner/link space as your traffic increases or as I mentioned earlier by adding you own opt-in sign up form to which you send your newsletter or other targeted offers.

Your blog can be syndicated using RSS, which I won’t go into here, that’s another article. But savvy webmasters can use your blog content on their web pages. This benefits them as they have regularly updated fresh content for their website and benefits you through increased exposure and free targeted traffic.

Be passionate about your blog, love your blog. If you do not then it will become obvious through your posts and you are unlikely to be anywhere near as successful as you could be.

Add to your blog regularly provide good quality content and reviews and you will be on your way to blogging success.

“A man would do nothing, if he waited until he could do it so well that no one at all would find fault with what he has done”. -- Cardinal Newman

Get that blog started today!

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