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  • 1. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros l i Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Discover What it Takes to Be an Internet Success! Making Money Online is Possible... These Netpreneurs Show You How! This ebook is protected by copyright law. It may not be sold, altered, or shared, without the expressed written consent of the author. Printing is allowed for personal use. © 2000 by Chrisi Darrington Netwoozy.com Edited by Patty Lee Created With E-ditor Pro file:///C|/acf2/index.html [08/23/2000 10:41:41 AM]
  • 2. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Netwoozy.com Introduction An Informational Website For Newbies Have you ever wondered? Subscribe To Netwoozy for more help with Internet How do the other Netpreneurs do it? Strategies, tips, & resources What was it that made them a success? that you need! How can I avoid spending my money on bad ideas? To Subscribe How do I know a good ebook from a bad one?? Click Here This ebook was created to give you the best Read Netwoozy's back information from successful Netpreneurs. Their Internet issues to see just how good businesses are already successful. it really is! Click Here! You'll find that many of them have read the same ebooks, joined the same clubs, and frequent the same Internet forums. You'll also notice they have strong feelings about what does and does not work. Before you begin reading these interviews, I'd like to tell you how I came about choosing the successful people to interview. When you consider that there over one billion web pages on the Internet, it will amaze you to discover how these marketers stand out above the rest. These people have established themselves and are very respected by those that have come to know them. You'll find men and women, young and old alike, from the youngest Netpreneur whose success started at age 23, to a retired man who generates his Net income so he can enjoy life in his retirement. The variety of backgrounds, from which these Netpreneurs come, will encourage you as well. You'll see that it doesn't take a college degree, or an IQ of 180 to make it on the Net. One of the people I interviewed worked at Little Caesar's Pizza before he focused his business online. Another tested computer software for the Department of Defense, and another was an aircraft electrician for the Navy. file:///C|/acf2/intro.html (1 of 2) [08/23/2000 9:37:17 AM]
  • 3. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Still another had dropped out of college to pursue a way of life that did not have someone standing over her shoulder telling her what to do. Hey, if a Pizza delivery boy can do it, so can you! As a convenience, I have linked all recommended ezines, newsletters, message boards, and other resources like the ebooks and clubs in each interview. Plus, you'll find these all listed together in the resources directory as well. You won't want to skip anything. Once in a while I interject a thought. you'll see an asterisk and the font color change, *this is a thought from me. You'll know it's a comment from me to you. ;-) I'm sure you'll find this an exciting adventure into the mind of the truly successful Netpreneur and begin to realize that being a success is not just a dream for the rich and brilliant. It's an attainable goal to be sought after and obtained by anyone with the nerve and drive to take it. Back to top file:///C|/acf2/intro.html (2 of 2) [08/23/2000 9:37:17 AM]
  • 4. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Netwoozy.com About the Author An Informational Website For Newbies (and a few special tips) Subscribe To Netwoozy for more help with Internet Well, if there's one thing that was difficult about writing Strategies, tips, & resources this ebook, it would be this chapter. However, I'd like to that you need! leave my little story in here to encourage you further as To Subscribe you try to create your own successful business, so I'll Click Here give it my best shot. ;-) Read Netwoozy's back I'm trying to think of the best tip I can give you. There issues to see just how good it really is! are so many things that have contributed towards my Click Here! finding success on the Net. I guess if there was one thing I would tell you it would be this: My success started after I stopped thinking that I could do it myself. The first step for me was spending my money on the Allen Says' Internet Marketing Warriors and Terry Dean's Instant Internet Cashflow System. These are two excellent private clubs. After that I read and studied more ebooks I found inside those membership clubs. Then, I started at the very beginning of Allen Says' forum, going back as far as his archives would allow and read every post. I spent hours and hours in that forum. It paid off. That's where I came up with my idea for Netwoozy.com. After some time went by I felt a growing desire to become a part of Mike Enlow's private club "The Masters of Marketing Inner Circle". Even though my business is a success, I knew Mike could help me make it even better. I realize now that you have to spend money to make money. It is a constant learning process. With that in mind I continually invest some of my profits back into my business, in essence, investing in myself. When I started to realize how easy it was to become distracted, I began to set weekly and even daily goals. This is very important as it helps me to focus and get what I need to accomplish done. Without focus, you'll get sucked into the cyberspace black hole of no return. file:///C|/acf2/author.html (1 of 3) [08/23/2000 9:38:17 AM]
  • 5. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros I've worked very hard at building my online business for the past three years. I admit that I was stubborn at first and thought I could do it on my own. I, like so many others wanted to slap something together quickly thinking that I had found the fast track to profits. However, through my trial and error process I have realized that the only way to be successful is to learn from those who have been successful before you. I wish I had learned that sooner. If I had, I would have developed Netwoozy.com long before now. When I finally began to follow my own advice things started falling into place. Finally, all my hard work is paying off. I didn't allow myself to become distracted by other things. If you think that sounds easy, it's not. I have friends on the Internet that are constantly telling me about some new product to sell, or another idea they think will be hot. It's hard to resist, but it's my resistance that allowed me to progress in this business. Don't sign up for every program you find. Don't think fast money. Instead, build your business with caution and care. Study your market. Study your competitors. Study is a big part of success. You will see this as you read the interviews that follow. Getting started in any business requires an investment. You can spend your money on trial and error tactics or on proven business strategies. It's up to you to decide how you spend your money. My mistake when I first started was that I didn't see the need to spend money on the valuable resources that were available to me. Ebooks, membership clubs, and other software products for webmasters, are all important tools found on the Net. *See "Resources" chapter. Success comes from listening to people who have been successful before you. Listen... open your mind, your ears, and listen. What are these people telling you? I'm not sure what prevents some people from learning from others. Some people learn from watching others file:///C|/acf2/author.html (2 of 3) [08/23/2000 9:38:17 AM]
  • 6. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros make mistakes. Some people learn from their own mistakes, some people never learn. What type of person are you? If you're the type of person that learns from others, then your money will be spent on success. This ebook is a good way to learn from others. You won't have to guess anymore. With the information in this ebook, the only thing that will prevent you from success.... is you. If you want the bottom line to success on the Internet, I can tell you first hand, it's hard work. Hard work and determination, along with focus, will bring success to your online business. Be patient. Study the Internet. If the word, "Study" or "Research" makes you nervous, think of it as investing in yourself. Believe me, and all of the successful people when we say, "You must invest time into research and study" in order to stay on top of the market and continue to bring in Net profits. Don't give up. You can do it, too! Back to top file:///C|/acf2/author.html (3 of 3) [08/23/2000 9:38:17 AM]
  • 7. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Mike Enlow Meet Our Successful Netpreneurs Allen Says Chayden Bates Mike Enlow: Since 1989, Mike, a world leading "technologies marketing consultant", has assisted Willie Crawford business men and women to gain an absolute marketing advantage using competitive intelligence and Terry Dean creative marketing techniques. He offers professional training through his The Masters of Marketing Inner Marty Foley Circle (MMIC). Frank Garon Allen Says: Allen Says is the owner of Internet Monique Harris Marketing Warriors and Host4Profits a low cost website hosting company. He now offers his Internet Marketing Teresa King Warrior members free with his web hosting services. Bryan Kumar Chayden Bates: Chayden creates and sells instant access products and reports. Currently, he's selling Harmony Major E-Book Marketing Explained. Chayden was only 23 Bob McElwain when he started his Internet business. Bob Silber Willie Crawford: Willie runs a service oriented and informational website. He provides website and ezine Todd Sumrall promotion as well as website design at Crawford Marketing Consultants. Terry Dean: Terry has a private club located at: Allthesecrets.com. He has also written many highly successful ebooks including Internet Publishing: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Selling and Publishing Information. Terry was the pizza delivery boy I mentioned in my sales letter. Marty Foley: Marty is a member of the Association of Authors and Publishers (AAP), where he has been the guest speaker on the topic of marketing information products online. He is the author of many informational ebooks including his highly successful Internet Marketing Goldmine. Frank Garon: Frank is the owner of InternetCashPlanet.com. He operates his Internet business mainly from his ezine of which generates $8,000 to $12,000 per month. He is the truck driver file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (1 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 8. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros mentioned in my sales letter. Monique Harris: Monique co-authored the ebook, "Make Your Knowledge Sell", with Ken Evoy, an extremely well respected author. She also runs a fee based subscription ezine and has written several of her own ebooks you can locate on her website, Sellyourbrainfood.com. Teresa King: Teresa website can be found at: Tipsfortop.com. Her website also contains an ebook store and library and well as other tips for authors. Writers learn more about electronic book publishing for their written work instead of the paperback or hard cover printing. Bryan Kumar: Bryan has a secret collection website at About-secrets.com. in which he offers $300.00 worth of manuals, software, reports, tips and more for a low cost membership fee. He has also authored several successful products online. Harmony Major: Harmony is the author of 'Simply, eBusiness' and 'Yahoo! Secrets to a Number One Listing, REVEALED'. She also runs a well moderated message board. Bob McElwain: Bob is a retired teacher who writes insightful articles that are published by popular ezines and newsletters. You will find his website located here: Sitetipsandtricks.com. His site focuses on helping the inexperienced new marketers commonly referred to as the newbie. Bob Silber: Bob Silber specializes in royalty free product licensing. His free marketing newsletter focuses on the latest innovative Internet marketing strategies that will change forever the way you think about Making Money on the Internet. He is an Attorney and still practices on occasion. Todd Sumrall: Todd provides excellent web hosting services. He also publishes a newsletter with information on the latest merchant news. You can find his website at: Merchant-solution.com. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (2 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 9. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Mike Enlow Mike Enlow Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: When did you decide to start an Internet business? Willie Crawford A: Back in the early 90’s after trying direct mail, and Terry Dean realizing the potential FidoNet and the Internet offered, I turned my interest towards the Internet. Marty Foley My first project, involved a book - where I allowed Frank Garon readers to download a partial copy, and then order the remainder of the book. It was a great success. Myself, Monique Harris and a good friend named Dale Dutcher, were using the net as our “marketing source” long before most knew it Teresa King could be used in business development. Bryan Kumar Q: Was it easy to get started? Harmony Major A: It was much easier back in those days, as fewer were using it, and those few were well acquainted with Bob McElwain the “netiquette” of the net - and thus there were very Bob Silber few ads, a good ad had greater potential. Today, we are bombarded with ads, and that has the Todd Sumrall natural reaction from the public, “can I trust him/her?” So, yes, at that time it was very easy. Now it requires a slightly different approach than before - more strategy, research, and especially tact, than before. Anyone can do this - as long as they have a good product and a winning sales process. Q: How many attempts did it take before you became a success? A: Incredible as it may sound, my first try was a great success. During this time Gary Halbert, world renowned copywriter discovered my “little secret” and asked me to do a couple of seminars. As you may imagine, this resulted in many who have less moral “conviction” taking advantage of those who had little understanding of the Internet medium. Since then I have represented several hundred clients, hosted seminars for thousands, and without exception if those who attend or receive consultation, file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (3 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 10. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros listen, they too succeed. Sometimes it requires a complete shift from what they “thought” they should be doing, but without exception, those who listen have been a great success. I will assure you - the net STILL holds great potential for entrepreneurs, regardless of their product or service, if presented properly to the market. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you use to make people take notice of you? A: The most successful technique is to give first… Few are actually able to deliver on their promises and as a result - I often compare the net with a room full of salesmen trying to sell one another… Everyone thinks their gizmo is greater than the next. If people listen, and humbly give first, proving the value of their product or service, they will succeed. Works every time - with exception to those who have a product that simply isn’t worth its salt. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new Net marketers to do first? A: Research. Spend time finding out everything you can about your “competitors” … In doing this, you can short-cut the learning curve of what works and what doesn’t. I have helped people in reviewing their competitors’ “sales process” where it is then emulated - without infringing on their copyright or intellectual property, to create the same or similar psychology and technology as “their” sales approach and be in the money in days. This is the Number ONE thing to do. Secondly, and I add this because it is critical, “sell what you love - and love what you sell.” You must work from your passion to have the “staying power” to make it through those “tough times” that are inevitable in any business endeavor. Q: What are your favorite e-zines, newsletters, and message boards that you would like to recommend? file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (4 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 11. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros A: Naturally, I am biased to the Masters of Marketing Inner Circle - as these are people who have paid a lot of money to access the archives of our many experts. Thus they almost always study diligently the information we provide, and the answers people get are from “extensive knowledge” - garnered from these experts who have proven themselves, and their concepts. However, I would add, any message board, is good - if you weigh the “credentials” of the person giving the advice against the advice given. For example, when you get a piece of advice, it is a simple thing to write the author and ask them to "tell me more about yourself - your successes and failures.” It is ludicrous to take advice from someone based on “theory” vs. practice. Just keep this in mind, and you’ll find the best discussion boards on the Internet. Everyone and their brother now uses E-Zines to gather a list - and thus the quality of the information you receive is often theory or hypothetical “what if” information. I say, follow “leaders”, people who have a proven track record - then you are getting “good advice.” Q: What did you do before you were online? A: As I said above, I was selling my books, newsletters, etc., via direct mail, joint ventures, etc. Before that I was a detective, which helped me have a “broad” understanding of people - and what it takes to get them to respond. I wouldn’t go back now that I’ve found the formulas for creating online success - it is indeed an opportunity of a lifetime to many who would otherwise face the many difficulties of traditional marketing, and gives them the “minimal risk” I wished I would have had in the late 80’s. Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet versus where you were? A: I am free to travel, using a cell modem connection, and enjoy my son, my family. Nothing in file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (5 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 12. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros life compares with properly rearing your children. If I have any regrets in life, they are the loss of years I sacrificed before the net was a viable marketing medium, and the time I missed with my two daughters. So, the answer is two-fold: a. It gives me the freedom to work - and play - and b. It gives me the opportunity to reach more people in more countries, cost effectively (we have members in 149 countries now) helping the impoverished who, without the net, wouldn’t have a chance. This fulfills a personal desire and passion I have in life. Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: Avoid those who have a “Get Rich Quick Program” who *aren’t making money themselves. It never ceases to amaze me how many people approach me for help in selling a program with a title like “How to Make $20,000 A Month Working From Home” but they aren’t earning enough to pay my hourly consulting rates. This makes me sick. I think there are too many “chiefs” and “not enough Indians” in today’s “Internet training experts.” The second thing is, STAY AWAY from VOLUMINOUS courses - as those who sell that 1500 page course KNOW you will never read it - and thus will never ask for a refund. It’s an old “trick” of the trade to get sales, “perceived value” but no "real value.” I detest those who do this - and they are all too common. A study we did proved that of those who paid the few hundred for such courses never read them but did as most do, and simply placed them on the shelf for “later reading”… A "very predictable” response, the salesman knew would happen. There are too many honest and helpful ways to make money to have to resort to THAT method of marketing. In the old days, there was a certain fellow who offered a “Free Video” tape - for a $30.00 deposit. After watching the video, if you weren’t happy, you could file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (6 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 13. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros return it for a refund. However, unknown to most, it was scientifically proven that those who ordered the tape would seldom return it, as long as the packaging was done in such a way as to cause the buyer to “destroy the box” when it arrived. This fellow made a fortune, but I think this is not the “right way” to do things… There are too many honest ways to make a lot of money to resort to “trickery.” Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: Unlike every other company of our kind and caliber, I personally answer every email I get. This is a very difficult task but demonstrates the principle I mentioned earlier in the interview… GIVE FIRST and PROVE YOUR WORTH. My theory is, “If I can help you get your business working - you will succeed - and the act of reciprocity kicks in - gaining us more members. I feel we are the only consulting firm (we may not be - but as far as I know) that goes this far out of our way to PROVE we teach ACTION TIPS that WORK. Vs. theory and hypothesis. This works for me, and though it is getting more and more difficult to do, I will resort to THE use of “technologies” to help me - when it becomes TOO burdensome, i.e., use of “voice dictation programs” and/or a secretary WHOSE job IT is to do this single function. I’ve lived this principle for many years, and it has always paid off in great dividends, psychically, spiritually, and financially. Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: I would like to invite your readers to “test us” and see if we can help them. So far, I have documented cases of having helped several hundred people earn over a million dollars - some many millions. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (7 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 14. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros If I could do anything at all - and I don’t want to sound as though this is a pitch - but your people need MMIC - Masters of Marketing Inner Circle - is THE ONLY SITE in the WORLD where you will have instant “artificial intelligence”. Even if they do nothing else but avail themselves of our gratuity, we will know we’ve “gone the extra mile” as we believe THIS IS the “key” to achieving great success. A certain percentage of them will see why we believe MMIC will be the largest and most successful site of ITS kind over the next six to twelve months. With MMIC you get PROVEN tactics of the WORLD’S 50+ leaders - who are all million dollar achievers - in their given areas of expertise. While many may construe this as a “sales pitch”, it is not… We are offering to “HELP” people see the light, to finally break out of the box of sitting at their computer doing time wasting things - and place their energies where the “money is”…. SALES! Best Regards, Mike Enlow Masters of Marketing Inner Circle -------------------------------- If you don't know about Mike's own ezine, Webcast Marketing Updates, you've been missing the Internet's best treasure. Mike gives his best to the world. He spends hours to ensure they have accurate and pertinent information. He has proven himself over the years and has delivered. Back to top file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (8 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 15. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Mike Enlow Allen Says Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: How many attempts did it take before you became a success? Willie Crawford A: Only one. The Internet Marketing Warriors Terry Dean website was my first attempt and it was a massive success from the very start. People seemed to love the Marty Foley idea of being a Warrior and that's never changed. Frank Garon Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you used to make people take Monique Harris notice of you? Teresa King A: Direct E-Mail. There's no doubt about that. You shouldn't do it anymore because if you do, it's SPAM, Bryan Kumar and people try to kill you now for doing it, but that is Harmony Major how we started. We use many methods now but none rival direct email Bob McElwain in getting people to the site. That's where ezines or Bob Silber newsletters come in. It's the next best thing to direct e-mail, and it's not spam. Todd Sumrall Since we don't do Direct E-Mail any longer I would have to say that having Affiliates for one of your own products is the best way to promote. Also a good thought provoking name like 'Warriors' doesn't hurt either. You have to be a little dramatic or no one will take notice of you. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new Net marketers to do first? A: Read, Read and Read some more. Soon it will all become clear. There is nothing worse than a person jumping on the Internet and instantly trying to make money. They usually end up frustrated and confused. Q: What are your favorite e-zines, newsletters, and message boards that you would like to recommend? A: My time is extremely limited so the only forum I go to is the Warrior forum. I have read an e-zine written by Damon G. Zahariades at: Webbusinesstoday.com, I like his style... (He is also a file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (9 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 16. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Warrior, which is where I found out about it) Q: What did you do before you were online? A: Mail order, direct mail, placing classified ads. I did it all. Had some successes here and there but nothing that would match the Internet success. Before all that I was a bouncer at a nightclub in Louisiana, not a good living but it gave me time to learn and plan. Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet versus where you were? A: I still get orders on Sunday even though the US Mail doesn't run ;) Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: Expensive marketing courses. I know that a few of the courses you can buy are written by people who never made money online. Their money was made offline and they're just trying to grab a new market by basically lying. A couple of these, whose names you would recognize instantly, never made a dime on the Internet before they came out with their super duper, fantastic making money Internet package. The only thing these people are going to do for you is cash your check and help you spend your money. Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: I try to find new products to add, buy the rights to... etc. I try to make it worth 'much' more than what I charge to enter. Other than that there is not much I really do. I have thousands of affiliates promoting the site for me and I just take care of the site and try to make it even better. Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: Absolutely. The most important is: Never put another head above your own. The worst thing I hear from new people is: "Oh, I can't do that, who am I to write a report or manual?" file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (10 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 17. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros For some reason most people just can't get themselves to step out on that limb. Breaking out into the public with their own product scares them to death. As though someone is going to 'expose' them as being a fake or something worse. I certainly haven't said they can't. Bill Clinton has not knocked on their door and said they couldn't. It's just our imagination that plays these tricks on us. "Ask of no man permission to perform"... That comes from the little book Magic Story. And I certainly couldn't say it better. Never wait for permission or feel you need permission to do a thing. You will be waiting forever. Here's something else...The One Real Secret! If there is such a thing as a secret on the Internet it would be the secret of making contacts. How much you do and how far you go on the Internet will be in direct proportion to the quality of contacts you make. Having contacts isn't just being friends with 'other' people - it's being friends with the 'right' people. People who know exactly how to do what you need done. If you don't have a lot of money to buy everything you need and pay people to do the work then you must make contacts with those who will do it for you for free. Possibly for a favor in return from you. Or a payment from you later on down the road. There are millions of people out there right now who can do any work you want done, and they are just waiting for someone to write to them to break their boredom. I can't tell you how many times I've got letters from Warriors saying that they have had a good product idea for a long time and have now finally got it going due to just a few contacts they met in our forum. And ours isn't the only forum where you can make contacts...people are gathering to talk in all kinds of places on the Internet. Don't try to handle all the details yourself. Concern yourself with too many details and it will take you 10 file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (11 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 18. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros years to get anything going. Step back from it all, see the big picture, and put it together. Success will come if you concentrate on the most important things you need to do and leave the rest alone. Once you have made a powerful network of contacts you can easily put together anything you want almost overnight. If I see a product I want to promote I will simply email one of my cgi* contacts, have them put up a script on a server, have Sheldon do some graphics for the new deal and I'm ready to go. Simple as that. I do my own ad writing... but that's about the only thing I do. (cgi is a computer language that requires special programming) Get in the forums, find people whom you think know how to do whatever it is you need done and email them. Strike up a conversation and see if they can help you out. Or if the two of you can make a deal of some sort. One single contact with the right person can get you started making money. Best Regards, Allen Internet Marketing Warriors Host4Profit --------------------------- Allen now offers web hosting. Excellent plug-in products to start making money are available as well. This new offer spread through the Internet like wildfire. Why? Because we all know Allen very well and his offer is killer. If you need some place to start, check this out. Especially the plug-in products. Did you catch that golden tip Allen gave you? What he said about making contacts is the absolute truth. You will not make contacts if you don't jump in and mingle. Where do you mingle? This ebook has a list of Internet forums and message boards for you to check out listed in the chapter of Resources. Allen's Internet Marketing Warriors is one of the ultimate places to make these great contacts. Free access to this forum with your web hosting package. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (12 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 19. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Mike Enlow Chayden Bates Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: What motivated you to build an Internet business? Willie Crawford A: Like most who seek "wealth with no work", I Terry Dean started with the idea of finding something that would allow me more time to do what I wanted most, which, at Marty Foley the time, was write and record my music, spend time with my son and basically, be a lazy bum. ;~) Frank Garon Q: Where did you start? Monique Harris A: My first online product - a membership to Allen Teresa King Says' "Internet Marketing Warriors" (IMW). I ended up making what's become one of my closest online friends Bryan Kumar in that forum, Corie Conwell, who has since helped me Harmony Major develop the vast array of skills I now carry with me. Q: When did you decide to start an Internet Bob McElwain business? Bob Silber A: I started my first - REAL - business on December Todd Sumrall 16th, 1999. Allen (Says) of the IMW, released three unique free eBooks which became the pivotal point in my online career. I don't know what it was, but the idea of creating an eBook just grabbed me. After a few months of just hanging out, wasting more money here and there, I had soon collected a rather extensive collection of free business related eBooks. So I thought, "Why not?" I started my first public site - the eBook Directory. I soon gathered a very inside and private look into the world of free eBook Marketing. I found what I could write about and actually sell and feel good about. So I conceived the idea of my first eBook, E-Book Marketing Explained!". I mailed my list of subscribers and asked, "If I create this product, would you buy it?" I had ten responses to that mailing - it was enough to justify the creation of that book. Knowing that the directory would hold back my progress, I sold it to a guy in Chicago. After creating file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (13 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 20. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros the book, I announced my creation to the world! Q: Did it start with a simple idea? A: More or less, yes. The same simple idea that millions before me, and that are to come will use: Create an information product, set up a direct response web site (or sales letter) and draw the attention of the target market you wish to reach. That is the only secret you need to know and understand about the Internet. If you can understand this, then great things can and will happen for you. Q: Did you have to do some research first? A: Yes, but I first spent about a week writing out my ideas. My previous experience gave me a solid place to start and work my idea. After my ideas were on paper, I did the research. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you use to make people take notice of you? A: The "Prove Your Worth Strategy" that I will always live by! It's rather simple. People like to know who they're dealing with before they actually make an investment, so, you have to prove to them that you are the person they should trust and believe. I answer my emails personally, and help many people by talking to them on the phone. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new marketers to do first? A: Take a step back and analyze your intentions as well as your situation. Look at where you are and where you want to be, then, map out the route you're going to take to get there. It really is worth waiting in order to do it right that first time. Q: What are your favorite resources that you would like to recommend? A: My favorite newsletter is Jim Daniels' Biz Web Gazette Bizweb2000.com, simply because he does so well with both his writing style and explanations. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (14 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 21. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Plus, to keep up with Mike Enlow I subscribe to his ezine, Mike Enlow's Webcast Marketing Updates. Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet? A: Everything! What else can I say? My mind, body and spirit are free here. How can that even come close when comparing it to a j-o-b? Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: Uncreative thinking and self-professed gurus. MLM (Multi-Level Marketing). Their claims to "No work, more time and major cash pay outs" caught my eye. It "looked" so easy and all I had to do was spend every penny I had saved to get in. I got suckered into their programs and lost. Q: What clubs or ebooks would you recommend that people consider buying? A: Well, I guess it depends on what the person was looking to discover. But if we're talking about marketing in general - on and off the Net - then I would highly recommend Mike Enlow's Masters of Marketing Inner Circle click here. The guy has everything one needs to be a success with your business - no matter what it may be - and he's personally given me more ideas and inspiration than I could ever say here. In short, if you only want to spend one set amount to learn it all (about marketing, that is), then Mike's site is the way to go! Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: I spend time promoting my products and website, and communicating with people - be it message boards or email. You must get out there and build relationships with others. That's, after all, what marketing is all about! Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: To sum it up, start where you feel most comfortable. Tinker around with ideas. Try your best to file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (15 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 22. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros make them pan out and through sheer tenacity you will. Keep trying new ideas, new methods until you find what works best for you. Be you - do what you enjoy and the rest, as they say, will follow. Regards, Chayden Bates MarketingEffect.Com ----------------------------------------------- You'll find his ebook, E-book Marketing Explained at:MarketingEffect.Com . Back to top file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (16 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 23. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Mike Enlow Willie Crawford Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: When did you decide to start an Internet business? Willie Crawford A In mid 1997 I searched the Internet for business Terry Dean opportunities - something I could do online. However, as I surfed, the idea of starting my own online business Marty Foley began to form. It simmered for a while, until early 1998 when I started my online ne efforts. Frank Garon First, I started my own newsletter, publishing articles Monique Harris written by other authors. During this time, I studied the writing style of authors I enjoyed and then. Teresa King Later, I started writing my own articles using a similar Bryan Kumar style. I had learned a lot from running my ads in other newsletters and ezines so I was able to write from my Harmony Major own experiences. I built my website at the same time. Bob McElwain Q: Where did you start? Did you have to do some Bob Silber research first? A: Yes, I had to do a lot of research, first. I read a Todd Sumrall lot of what other people said, in various places online, about starting an Internet business. I also subscribed to a few free newsletters. This helped me begin to form my ideas on what I wanted to do. Q: Was your first attempt a success? A: My first attempt was not very successful. I built several websites on free hosting websites. On these sites I promoted different affiliate programs. I made sales from these sites, but not enough to consider it a success. It was only after I got my own domain name and built a site around a theme that I started making a lot of sales, which lead to my success. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you use to make people take notice of you? A: I write ezine articles where I express my honest opinion. I enjoy helping people start their own file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (17 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 24. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros businesses without making a lot of mistakes. My willingness to help people and the fact that I do care, helps me to develop a good relationship with my visitors. Many of the people that I help, with advice or finding resources, later become my customers. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new marketers to do first? A: Think about eventually developing your own product - one that fills a real need. Think of this product and do the research to determine what size and where the market is. Plus, it's a good idea to join a few affiliate programs to get your feet wet. *See the chapter of resources for successful affiliate programs worthy of your time and energy. Q: What are your favorite e-zines, newsletters, and message boards that you would like to recommend? A: My favorite ezines I recommend are those of which I read every issue, and usually learn something new. Jim Daniels', BizWeb eGazette Derek Gehl's, Internet Marketing Chronicles Marty Foley's, ProfitInfo Newsletter. My favorite boards are Jim Daniel's board at bizweb2000 and the Warriors' Secret Site's members only board. It takes a lot of time to visit boards and read ezines; however, the time spent is very rewarding. I'm generally very picky how I spend my limited leisure time. Q: What clubs or ebooks would you recommend that people consider buying? A: As far as clubs, I would recommend any eligible business join the local Better Business Bureau. This adds considerably to your credibility and is worth the file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (18 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 25. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros time and costs. I am a member of several members only sites. These are a great help to my Internet business. My favorite is the Internet Marketing Warriors Secret Site. This private site offers a lot of free software, ebooks/reports, etc... However, the thing of most value is that I get to network with some very experienced business people. My favorite ebooks are Jim Daniels', "Insider Internet Marketing" and Marty Foley's, "Internet Marketing Goldmine". These are very good reference books and provide an excellent education for the newbie as well as excellent reminders to advanced marketers. I reread both of these books periodically. Q: What did you do before you were online? A: I tested computer software for the Department of Defense. My job was to debug the software and discover any problems before it was promoted by the developer. In the process, I learned a lot about software and spent a lot of time on computers. Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet versus where you were? A: My job on the Internet puts me more in control of when and where I work; although, at times, it seems to get out of control. It also allows me to do something I really enjoy. Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: Promote the programs that are targeted toward your audience, and will give you the most for your efforts. I would also tell people to avoid MLM programs that focus on the commission, with little or no emphasis on the product. Finally, I would caution those offering their services, web and banner design, and other types of services, to avoid under pricing their work. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (19 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 26. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Many under estimate what their work is worth and this often drives away prospects who question what quality they can expect at such low prices. Q: Have you reached your goal? A: No, my goal is to have enough residual income coming in, from my Internet business, to allow me to work far less online, and have more leisure time for hobbies and other special interests. I have reached my current financial goals. Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: I am constantly adding new pages to my websites. I surf the Net, looking for nice features on other web sites that will improve the quality of my own sites. I write articles that are published in other ezines and newsletters, and post to discussion boards/lists. I am not in a hurry to publish my articles. I have a routine I would recommend to anyone wanting to write their own articles on the Net. After writing the article, let it sit for a few days and then revise it. If possible, email it to a friend and ask for input. Revise once more, if necessary, and then publish it. All these activities bring visitors to my site. I work towards making my site worthy of their return. Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: Take your time and find a product or service that you really believe in. Then promote it vigorously. Avoid spam! Realize that it does take a lot of effort to successfully promote many products. Expect to spend some money in order to make some money. Just using freebies may allow you to build a successful business, but it will be painfully slow and involve a lot more time. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (20 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 27. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Warm Regards, Willie Crawford Williecrawford.com -------------------------------------- You'll find an excellent source of articles, promotional services and information at Willie's website. Willie also moderates his own discussion board and publishes his own newsletter. Back to top file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (21 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 28. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Mike Enlow Terry Dean Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: When did you decide to start an Internet business? Willie Crawford A: I first started my Internet business back in Terry Dean January of 1997. Marty Foley All my life, I had wanted to be an entrepreneur, yet failed at many ventures before, including: direct sales, Frank Garon network marketing, direct mail, and magazine advertising. I decided to try an Internet business after Monique Harris reading a few articles about successful Internet business people. Teresa King Q: Where did you start? Did you have to do some Bryan Kumar research first? Harmony Major A: My first couple of months online were spent researching various products, web sites, and Bob McElwain successful online businesses. Bob Silber Eventually I decided to buy reprint rights to several informational report type disks and CD-ROMS and Todd Sumrall make a better CD-ROM containing the best reports in the bunch. This was an extremely simple idea and it also goes to show one rule that I have tried to teach people who want to succeed online: You must come up with your own product or idea. Most "business-in-a-box" ideas don't work online unless you add a little of your own ingenuity to them. Find a model that is working (those report disks were selling well) and then create a little uniqueness to your own product. Q: Was your first attempt a success? A: This was a great success. It enabled me to go full-time in my Internet business within six months. As a matter of fact, I sold off reprint rights to the CD and I see it advertised somewhere online almost every day. Just because my first product was a success doesn't file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (22 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 29. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros mean that everything I have tried online has been a success. Several times I tried to create 'content' sites which would earn their income from advertising, but never did I create one that earned a significant income without taking a large amount of risk (which I wasn't willing to do). For home businesses and small businesses which don't have the budget to compete with large corporations, I highly recommend that you focus your attention not just on Internet marketing as we think of it, but into learning direct marketing principles. Find or create a product that people want, and then promote it... If you are creating a content site, instead of selling advertising, team up with people who own products your visitors will be interested in and endorse them for a share of the profits. This will beat paid advertising almost every time. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you used to make people take notice of you? A: The best technique I have used is to learn how to use email effectively. My greatest promotional vehicle for the past two years has been my own newsletter Web Gold. The best way to increase the response rate of a web site is to get people to hand you their email addresses and then employ follow up techniques. My best technique for generating traffic has been to write articles for other ezines and magazines. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new marketers to do first? A: The most important thing for a beginner to do is a build a web site and write a sales letter that gets responses. Almost everyone that comes to me asks how to generate more traffic to their site, but that isn't the problem they need to be thinking about. If they can increase their response rates from their site, there are thousands of places they can buy advertising or file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (23 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:09 AM]
  • 30. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros affiliates they could find to promote their products. So, the key to success is to have a good product and an excellent selling system. Q: What are your favorite e-zines, newsletters, and message boards that you would like to recommend? A: I receive and have learned from many different ezines and newsletters so it becomes a difficult process to pick a few of my favorites. Jim Daniels' webboard at Bizweb2000.com Harmony Major has a great one at Homebasedheaven.com. The Web Pro News contains a selection of articles from different authors and is available at Webpronews.com There are at least another dozen I could mention that I read through, as I collect hundreds of them to stay on top of the best marketing techniques. Here are a few good discussion boards... Anthony Blake's Entrepreneurial Success Forum Ablake.net Jim Daniels' Cybermarketing InfoBoard Bizweb2000.com Product Developer's Discussion Profitlines.com Publicity and Promotion Free-publicity.com Web Marketing and E-Commerce Wilsonweb.com Q: What did you do before you were online? A: Well, I am a little embarrassed to tell you this, but it will help others know they can be a success in an online business. I did a lot of odd jobs, but my last job before starting my Internet business was pizza delivery for Little Caesar's. Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (24 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 31. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros versus where you were? A: This question becomes rather obvious because of what my job was, but I would have to say everything. The best part of running an Internet business is that it gives you the freedom and money that you need to enjoy life. Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: They need to avoid putting themselves in a position or business which requires their full attention. If your Internet business requires you to constantly be looking over employees, answering phone calls, and doing the actual marketing work, then you have just created yourself another job. It may be a high paying job, but it is a job nevertheless. If you stop working, then your business stops generating profits. Always think about the long term profits and creating multiple streams of income from the Internet which continually come in even while you take a vacation. Q: Have you reached your goal? A: No. I have not reached my goal yet. My goal now is to create a seven figure Internet income that doesn't require me to actually be working to complete. In other words, I want to create complete systems where the product is delivered online or through a fulfillment company with the orders processed in real time and the marketing done automatically. Once you have a banner advertising system or affiliate system in place selling for you, then you personally don't have to be there to complete it. I have several of these in place and have a very nice income through the automated selling systems, but I want to push that higher to the point where I can spend even less time in the actual day-to-day involvement of my business. Q: What clubs or ebooks would you recommend that people consider buying? file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (25 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 32. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros A: I highly recommend Mike Enlow's Masters Of Marketing Inner Circle program. Part of my original learning in how to think for myself and create my own products came from him. I am grateful for the start I received through his products and the push they gave me to succeed. Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: The thing that I do every week to make my site a success is to test something. I will test a new banner, a new ad, a new product idea, a new web site design, etc. All of the successful marketers are constantly trying to beat their own results. So, I make it a point to test something new every single week. Even if someone's site isn't successful yet, they can change all that by continually testing to find out what will work for them. Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: The key to Internet success is to not believe the hype. Don't compare yourself to anyone else's success. Find a product you love, enjoy selling, and then test your way to success. Keep the expenses low while testing with each little ad. Judge the results. Test again. Judge the results. Keep following this process until you find a selling system that is consistently earning you profits. Then, you can worry about the traffic. (Hint: Everyone is willing to give you traffic if you can earn and share money with them on it.) Terry Dean Allthesecrets.com ---------------------------------- Learn more about Terry Dean's Instant Cashflow System at Allthesecrets.com It is his complete training file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (26 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 33. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros course for small businesses to become successful online. For you epublishing needs check out Terry's ebook, Internet Publishing: The Ultimate Guide to Creating, Selling, and Publishing Information Online. Every month he shares the results of new things he has tested online. Plus, many more wonderful ebooks and "How To" info to devour. Back to top Mike Enlow Marty Foley Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: When did you decide to start an Internet business? Willie Crawford A: Back in early 1996. I already had some Terry Dean experience in mail order (offline direct response marketing), and was fascinated by the possibility of Marty Foley selling products around the globe from my own home. Frank Garon Due to my early inexperience and the higher costs of doing business offline, it remained largely a hobby. I Monique Harris had enough success to keep me interested, but not enough to quit my day job. Then I noticed some of the Teresa King more adventurous direct marketers were starting to Bryan Kumar enter the field of online marketing. I quickly saw the marketing advantages it offered, so I signed up for Harmony Major Internet access and started investigating how to make money with it. Bob McElwain Q: Where did you start? Was it with a simple idea? Bob Silber Or did you have to do some research first? Todd Sumrall A: After getting online in '96, I did a lot of online and offline research related to e-commerce in my spare time. First, I studied what successful cyberpreneurs were doing to build online businesses. Once I began to see a pattern, I developed my own strategy and started marketing some information products. My first real marketing tool was an ezine. It made file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (27 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 34. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros money even before I had a web site. My first web site was rather crude and didn't have its own domain name, but it helped me gain experience and it generated sales. I later got a site with my own domain name. Q: Was your first attempt a success? A: Yes, the first attempt was a success, primarily because I kept costs down and persisted. It wasn't a smashing success immediately. I had overlooked some important things that I had not appreciated back then. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you use to make people take notice of you? A: Hmmm. I think a lot of my success has had to do with going the extra mile. You know, doing things that most people don't want to do: Creating top-notch products and content, testing my marketing in order to know which approaches work best, being persistent, and trying to be an innovator by coming up with new twists. Free publicity has also helped tremendously. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new marketers to do first? A: There are so many important things that it is hard to know where to start. One is to test things for yourself instead of following all advice blindly, which may be well-meaning but not always accurate. Another is to make sure there is a strong market for what you're going into, before you go into it. If you can come up with a good solution to a common problem, it's likely that others will be interested in the same solution. Q: What are your favorite e-zines, newsletters, and message boards that you would like to recommend? A: There are several gems out there. Some ezines that come immediately to mind are these. Mike Enlow's Inner Circle file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (28 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 35. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Jim Daniels', Bisweb2000.com Dr. Ralph Wilson's, Wilsonweb.com Damon Z's, Webbusiness Mail-list.com Kevin Bramlett's, Webtrafficprofits.com Q: What did you do before you were online? A: I worked in the printing field as well as in various construction trades, while dabbling in offline mail order as a hobby. Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet versus where you were? A: I love the freedom and flexibility that come from working for oneself, versus the office politics and many other hassles that come from being a "wage slave" working for others. Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: Avoiding the use of spam and shady business practices aren't just the right things to do, but they won't backfire on you down the road. Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: One thing that I have become somewhat fanatical about is scientifically testing my marketing. I have one or more tests in progress at all times. All marketers really should test, but most don't. Why continue with meager results when simple changes could multiply response dramatically? Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: I can't overemphasize the importance of testing all important elements of your marketing, which will either prove or disprove opinions, theories and guesswork. Invest in the right tools for a professional web presence - domain name, professional web host, merchant account, list server, etc. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (29 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 36. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Be persistent, keep learning, maintain good business ethics, and under-promise while you over-deliver. Best Regards, Marty Foley ProfitInfo.com ----------------------------------- Here's another successful marketer who emphasizes the point: "You must invest not just money, but time, in your Net business". You can check out the collection of Internet success building resources on Marty Foley's web site, including his highly-rated ebook, Internet Marketing Goldmine. Back to top Mike Enlow Frank Garon Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: When did you decide to start an Internet business? Willie Crawford A: 1997. I was tired of building my Network Terry Dean Marketing business the conventional "call and mail until you drop" way. I wanted to find a way to get leads to Marty Foley come to me instead. Frank Garon Q: Where did you start? Monique Harris A: At the very, very basics. I was so new, I had to have my wife turn the computer on and off for me! Teresa King Q: Was it with a simple idea? Bryan Kumar A: Sort of. I knew what I wanted, but I had to hunt Harmony Major for the information I needed. Bob McElwain Q: Did you have to do some research first? A: Yes, I spent several months poking around and Bob Silber gathering information before I was able to create a Todd Sumrall game plan. Q: Was your first attempt a success? A: Yes, but I quickly modified it, and it has changed greatly since my first ideas for it. I started out just file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (30 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 37. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros wanting more leads for my MLM business, but it quickly turned into a site where I helped other people who were trying to make money online get the honest information they needed to succeed. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you use to make people take notice of you? A: Being myself, and not using phony sales pitches. I try to let people know there is a real person on the other end. They may not always agree with me, but they know I am honest and up front with them. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new marketers to do first? A: Learn the basics first. The Internet is not Las Vegas. This is a real business. It takes time and money to set up a successful Internet business. Focus on building a list, learning how to write ad copy, and then concentrate on making money with whatever you are promoting. Q: What are your favorite e-zines, newsletters, websites, and/or forums that you would like to recommend? A: One of my favorite websites is Terry Dean's at, Bizpromo.com Q: What did you do before you were online? A: I drove a tractor trailer for a living for 15 years. Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet versus where you were? A: Freedom. No boss. No set hours. I am able to work as little or as hard as I want. You can't put a price tag on that. I also like the money. Going from $14.25 an hour to well over $100,000 a year is not hard to take at all. Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: Jumping from program to program to program, instead of learning the fundamental rules for making the Internet make money for you first. This is a file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (31 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 38. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros business. Treat it like one, and you will make good money. Learn how to think for yourself, and avoid being pressured by people who just want your money. Q: Have you reached your goal? A: Not yet. Q: What is your goal? A: Be retired and a millionaire by 42 (I am 35 now) Q: What clubs or ebooks would you recommend that people consider buying? A: Terry Dean's Course at, Allthesecrets.com has been like gold to me, along with the book "EMail Eldorado" by Jeffery Lant. Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: Publish, publish and publish. My newsletter is the key to my success. You can't expect people to find you. You have to tell them why they should do business with you. Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: Be patient. Get it out of your head that you are going to get rich overnight. It will take you an honest 6 to 12 months to sort things out when you start. Take it one step at a time. The Internet is definitely the place to be, so give it some time to work for you. Frank Garon InternetCashPlanet.com ------------------------------------------ Frank is a great guy. I found out about Frank from a post he made in one of my discussion groups. I was simply shocked at what he earns with his newsletter. If you get anything from this interview you must see the "extreme" value of owning and publishing your own newsletter or ezine. You just gotta do it! Another great point of encouragement. Frank was totally computer illiterate when he started. You see... file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (32 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 39. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros YOU can do this too! Back to top Mike Enlow Monique Harris Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: When did you decide to start an Internet business? Willie Crawford A: I dropped out of college when I was 19 years old. Terry Dean From 19-21, I did a few temp jobs here and there, and quickly discovered that I didn't like working for other Marty Foley people. My best friend knew of my distaste for the work-world, so she suggested I start an online Frank Garon business. I followed her advice. Monique Harris That was back in 1994. So I've been doing my thing online for 6 years now. And trust me when I say it was Teresa King the best decision I could have ever made. Bryan Kumar Q: Where did you start? Harmony Major A: I basically started with nothing, not even a computer! I was so broke that I had to take the bus - Bob McElwain (no car either) - to the University of Maryland to use Bob Silber their free computer lab. I had an idea about putting the Internet Chamber of Todd Sumrall Commerce online. I did some basic research and found no one had thought of this idea before me, so I launched it. It was probably the boldest move I've ever made in my business career. Q: Was your first attempt a success? A: Remarkably, my organization was a success from the very first week. The day I conceived the idea, I got on the telephone and started phoning companies that provided Internet-related products, to be sponsors for the Chamber. Several companies agreed to donate various products and services. I was on my way. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you use to make people take notice of you? file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (33 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 40. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros A: Probably the most successful is writing articles for other e-zines. First, I write a 500-700 word article. Then I use the Directory of E-zines Lifestylespub.com to locate targeted publications within my niche. Next, I seek out e-zines with at least 3,000 subscribers. Then I submit my article to those publications. Doing this consistently on a weekly schedule has made me a giant in my industry. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new marketers to do first? A: Look for places where your prospects hang out online. This includes: e-zines that they subscribe to, discussion groups where they congregate, and portal web sites they might frequent on a regular basis. If you know where your prospects are, it's easier to sell to them. Q: What are your favorite e-zines, newsletters, and message boards that you would like to recommend? A: I personally like... The CyberMarketing Infoboard Bizweb2000.com The Entrepreneurial Success Forum Ablake.net Product Developers Discussion Forum Profitlines.com/ipub/index.html Profits With Information Discussion Board Klausdahl.com/forum Web Marketing Today Wilsonweb.com Q: What clubs or ebooks would you recommend that people consider buying? A: I recently subscribed to Jonathen Mizel's "Online Marketing Letter," and I think it's the best thing since sliced bread. There are many Internet marketers who write well. But very few people have original, workable ideas. Jonathan's work definitely exceeded my expectations. I also love Michael Campbell's ebook "Nothing But file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (34 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 41. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Net". Even though I've never been big on promoting my Web site through the search engines, I decided to put his advice to the test. To my surprise, not only do his techniques work, they work extremely well. Now my site consistently ranks in the top 50 listings of my main keywords. Before that, my site wasn't even a blip on the screen! I highly recommend his book for anybody who wants solid search engine optimization techniques. Long before I co-wrote "Make Your Knowledge Sell" with Ken Evoy, I’d been a fan of his e-book "Make Your Site Sell". You see, Ken's a doctor by trade, so he offers very clear, well-analyzed points. He tells you exactly how to do each technique that he advocates. So, it's not a bunch of theory you're reading, but well-documented, well-tested information. Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet versus where you were? A: Having the freedom to work when I want, wherever in the world I want. I'm glad I was born in an era that allows me to do this! Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: Sending out spam. Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: To keep the momentum going, I focus on 3 main activities: 1) Write articles for other e-zines. 2) Allow affiliates to resell my products. 3) Place classified ads in targeted e-zines. Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: Don't be cheap! So many marketers try to cut corners by getting free Web sites, or trying to build a strategy by subscribing to a bunch of free e-zines. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (35 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 42. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. If you want advice that's worth its weight in gold, be willing to spend money on it. Try different products, and test the techniques. If all else fails you... there is the money back guarantee. Anyone recommended in this ebook is well respected and honors his/her guarantees. I've personally seen my business grow by leaps and bounds following this one little tip. That is to purchase ebooks by other successful Internet webmasters and use their ideas to boost my own success. Wishing you success, Monique Harris Sellyourbrainfood.com ------------------------------------------ Monique is the author of Sell Your Brain Food, and a very sweet gal. The one thing that stands out from Monique's interview is this line: "Don't be cheap!". If you want to succeed, you'll understand the value in variety and especially in resources. Many of the resources you'll need will cost you money. Like Monique said, "There is the money back guarantee". If you consider the hours and hours, the experience, and so forth that goes into the ebooks that these authors write, you'll understand what you'll gain from reading them. Back to top file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (36 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 43. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Mike Enlow Teresa King Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: When did you decide to start an Internet business? Willie Crawford A: Although I came online in 1997, I didn't start to Terry Dean think about making money online until a while later. Marty Foley Q: Where did you start? Was it with a simple idea? A: At first it was a simple idea. I tried to promote my Frank Garon MLM program, without success. Then I joined and Monique Harris promoted every free affiliate program I could find. I earned very little money for my efforts. Teresa King A year later, I realized I needed to start my own Bryan Kumar company. So, I started Tips for Top, which in the beginning was an ebook store. Harmony Major Q: How many attempts did it take before you Bob McElwain became a success? Bob Silber A: Several attempts, learning everything the hard way. Not targeting a specific market was my main Todd Sumrall reason for this. I got closer to success when I realized I needed to own my own business and although I was making money with my book store, Tip for Top, it still was not enough. Success came after I decided to join the Internet Marketing Warriors. In this club I learned so much more about marketing and I was motivated to write my own ebook, which was when my true success began. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you used to make people take notice of you? A: I think my success comes from the fact that I truly do care for people. That is what motivates me, and helping people has brought me a long way in this business. I enjoy helping people avoid the pitfalls from my own experiences as well as showing them what I have learned from other successful marketers. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (37 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 44. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros *Truly caring for people builds lasting trust. Learning from other successful marketers... good point! Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new marketers to do first? A: Get their own domain name and Net presence. Learn how to create their own web pages. Q: Which newsletters or ezines would you recommend? A: The newsletter from Addme.com is one of the best that I have read. It is full of articles that are most helpful to a marketer - how to place in search engines, build a web page, start your own ezine, and many more great tips. Q: What did you do before you were online? A: In my life I have been a secretary, waitress, real estate agent, escrow secretary, worked for a real estate appraisal company and taught ballroom dancing for four years. Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet versus where you were? A: I am my own boss. I know that if I don't work I don't make money. I also like the fact that I don't have to drive to be somewhere at a certain time. Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: I would avoid placing music on your website, (unless you're selling music or that is your theme), large graphics that slow downloading time, using your own email box for promoting your URL to FFA or free classified ads, and black backgrounds with small print. (It's a real killer on the eyes.) People are spending hours of their time online. Poor color contrasts are very hard to deal with. Never make your visitors search your entire site to find what they came for. It's very frustrating and only makes them mad. Never spam. It can get you knocked off your ISP without a further warning and fast. It is just not worth file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (38 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 45. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros annoying people. Q: Have you reached your goal? A: I have reached my goal of working 100% from the Internet. Within the next 6 months I will have gravy money over and above my living expenses, which I am now making. Q: What clubs or ebooks would you recommend that people consider buying? A: I would highly recommend the Internet Marketing Warriors. Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: Advertise and I track my ads to see which ones work the best. I also use Humanclick.com. It's free and your visitors can chat with you when you are online. I use ICQ where I do lots of talking with prospective clients. I have also taught my family that when I am working, I am working. Interruptions are not acceptable unless it is an emergency. Self discipline is extremely important to your success working at home. Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: Yes. Get your own web site, not a freebie. Decide what you want to sell and wrap your whole website theme around that product. Make your page load fast. Run it through Websitegarage.com. It's free. Run your webpage through Anybrowser.com to see how it looks in different browsers. Study Meta Tags. Look at all your competitors' sites to see what they are doing to have top placement in the search engines. Find what you are interested in, and would like to share. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (39 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 46. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Warmest Regards, Teresa King Tipsfortop.com --------------------------------------- Teresa makes a good point about studying your competitors. It's a good way to make improvements on your website as well as find things that are missing. Find these things and you'll be one step ahead of your competitors. ;-) She also brings out the point that if you join every affiliate program out there, you're on the road to frustration and failure. Anyone else notice just how many times spam has been judged as a BAD, BAD thing? Back to top Mike Enlow Bryan Kumar Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: When did you decide to start an Internet business? Willie Crawford A: I have been marketing information since 1995 Terry Dean and delivered most of my products using regular mail (in booklet or floppy diskette format.) Marty Foley After a few months of being right in the middle of the Frank Garon information marketing business, I started noticing the shift towards online marketing and digital delivery of Monique Harris products from the ads and junk emails that I received. I decided to research the validity of this system and by Teresa King 1995, I was using the Internet as a means of marketing Bryan Kumar and delivering most of my products. Q: Where did you start? Was it with a simple idea? Harmony Major Or did you have to do some research first? Bob McElwain A: Since I had experience with direct marketing, it Bob Silber was not very difficult for me to modify my marketing plans to fit into the online marketing strategy. The idea Todd Sumrall was the same: to market information. There was some research and learning involved as I was not familiar with the Internet very much. I had to file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (40 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 47. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros quickly learn how to design web pages, order forms, and download links for the products, and to find ways to attract customers to my site. Q: Was your first attempt a success? If not, how many attempts did it take before you became a success? A: It was a little different in my case. If I had never done marketing before, I would have looked at my first attempts as being very successful. But since I was comparing my results to my previous direct marketing profits, I wasn't very impressed with my first attempt at online marketing. Luckily I didn't give up right away. Within a few months, I noticed the upward trend in my profits and decided to continue marketing online. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you used to make people take notice of you? A: That would definitely have to be "uniqueness". I already knew that repackaging the same product in a fancy wrapper can attract customers. By giving any product a new and exciting name, and adding some new bonuses, you can sell almost anything! If your product looks exactly the same as everyone else's, it's hard to sell. This is especially true if you're selling "information" since there are usually competitors who are selling similar information. I try to do one better by not just repackaging the same information, but by adding more useful content to it during the repackaging. Another way to tackle the uniqueness strategy is to simply offer information that no one else offers. I have found myself using a mix of both of these techniques. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new marketers to do first? A: The most important thing is to Get Started Now! Don't wait for the perfect product or the perfect way to market to millions of people. There is no such thing. Find a product that you like and start marketing. If you don't have a product, join an affiliate program like the file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (41 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 48. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Internet Marketing Warriors, and start marketing the heck out of it! Get some cash flow coming in! This is very important since it will prove to you that it actually works, and it will also get your feet wet without costing you too much time and money. While you're marketing the affiliate programs and making some money, you should be working towards mastering the basics of marketing and business. As with anything else you've ever done or will do, without the basics you will usually fail. Q: What are your favorite ezines, newsletters, and message boards that you would like to recommend? A: I am not very big on newsletters/ezines as I've found that many of them don't offer what I'm looking for. As far as message boards go, I try to check The Internet Marketing Warriors forum at least once a day and participate when I can. Some of the top marketers hang out here along with the new ones with occasional fresh ideas. I also stop by Bill Myers' product development forum from time to time and pick up some good ideas from there on occasion:Profitlines. Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: Bulk email marketing aka SPAM is at the top of my list. Stay far away from this one or else it will bring a quick, very painful, and very expensive end to your business. Email marketing is very powerful when done correctly. Learn the difference between SPAM and responsible email marketing before you attempt to market using email. Definitely stay away from those offers from people promising to send your offer out to thousands of people for X amount of dollars. Those will get you in just as much trouble. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (42 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 49. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros The other big one to avoid is pyramid schemes and multi-level marketing (MLM) programs. The reason? There are some legitimate MLM programs that can make you money if you work hard at it. However, most of them are either too difficult or just scams to begin with. Do your (thorough) research before you spend any money on these! Q: How long did it take you to reach your goal? A: Again, my case was a little different since my expectations were somewhat higher to begin with. My goal was to earn at least as much as I was earning from my direct marketing efforts. Therefore, it took me a good year and a half to start seeing the results that I wanted. For an average new marketer who starts with some good affiliate programs and learns the basics of Internet marketing/business along the way, it can take a lot less time to realize his/her goals. Q: What clubs or ebooks would you recommend that people consider buying? A: If your goal is online marketing, then definitely join the Internet Marketing Warriors first before you buy any other product or marketing tools. Some of my favorite ebooks that I would recommend people buy are available for free at the IMW members site. So definitely join IMW first! Take advantage of everything that is there before you decide to spend your money on other products or tools. Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: I focus on the basics: I read and reply to my email as quickly as I can. I check to see if my site is up and running as it should be. I handle any refund requests I get as soon as I can. The most important thing of all is that I track the results of all my marketing efforts to figure out which ones work and which ones do not. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (43 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 50. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros In the background, I'm always trying to think of ways to improve my web sites and offers (the sales pages as well as the products offered to existing members.) It's a good idea to try to look at your site from the customer's point of view. Each time you call up your site keep asking yourself (as a customer to your site will) "Why should I buy what this site is selling?" Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: Yes. This is something that I wish someone had told me when I was starting out. Do what you love to do. Don't decide on pursuing a particular field just because you're good at it. You have to also love doing it. If you don't, there is a 99% chance that you will start dreading it after doing it for a few years. The purpose of having your own business is to do what you love to do and have fun doing it while getting paid for it. Otherwise, you might as well be working for someone else at a "job." Regards, Bryan Kumar ------------------- Bryan Kumar has his own private Net club containing his own collection of ebook "Secrets". He also has an excellent newsletter. To see what makes him a success you can check out his website, About-Secrets.com, and newsletter. Simply go to his website and click on the sign-up link to subscribe to his newsletter. He offers an affiliate program, as do most of these Netpreneurs. A Netpreneur from 1995, a true pioneer in our midst! Back to top file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (44 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 51. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Mike Enlow Harmony Major Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: When did you decide to start an Internet business? Willie Crawford A: My business started around the middle of 1998. I Terry Dean wanted to earn a little extra to offset some of my expenses for rent and school. Marty Foley Q: Where did you start? Was it with a simple idea? Frank Garon Or did you have to do some research first? Monique Harris A: I'd say it was pretty simple. My website started out as a gateway page for my first affiliate program. It Teresa King developed, over time, into the business I have today. Bryan Kumar I'm really not a "research" kind of person. I'll read a few books, talk to a few successful people, and get right on Harmony Major into my own innovative ideas. After talking to a few people that were making their living online, I began to Bob McElwain realize that I could do this too. It wasn't my intention Bob Silber when I first started out, but it soon became a priority. Q: How many attempts did it take before you Todd Sumrall became a success? A: One. This was my absolute first try. I went full-time after only a year in the business, and started making a profit long before that. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you use to make people take notice of you? A: Originality and courage. Successful online marketers are the real warriors of online commerce because of their original ideas, and fearlessness of trying new things. I've received a lot of attention from being unique in my ideas and marketing tactics. Some people think posting on discussion boards is the "be all and end all" of making yourself known. That does work well, but not as well as creativity and innovation. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new marketers to do first? file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (45 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 52. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros A: Build a successful business foundation. Without proper planning, most likely, you just won't succeed. Make sure you're ready for the monumental task of running a full-time business, and be prepared for success that can catch you off-guard. Running a business isn't all peaches and cream. It takes hard work, dedication, self-confidence, and creativity. Remember that, and you should do well! Q: What are your favorite e-zines, newsletters, and message boards that you would like to recommend? A: I'm more than a bit picky, so I don't have a ton to recommend. But, the ones I do, don't come lightly. I suggest you look at: Message Boards: Anthony Blake Online Ablake.net/forum Internet Marketing Discussion Board Bizweb2000.com The Trump Internet Group The-illuminati.com Ezines: Internet Marketing Gazette Internetmarketgazette.com BizBot Weekly Bizbotweekly.com Internet Marketing Challenge (IMC) Marketingchallenge.com Q: What did you do before you were online? A: I was waiting tables at I.H.O.P. Nine to ten hours a day, seven days a week, and going to college full-time. Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet versus where you were working before? A: I hate schedules and I love sleep, so I'd have to say it's the freedom of working my own hours. It's file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (46 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 53. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros absolute Heaven! Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: Letting your emotions get the best of you online. A lot of people think that because their true identity is anonymous, they can treat you any way they please. You need to ignore rude people and try not to stoop to their level by email or message board retaliation. It's not worth the time, energy, or danger to your mental and physical health to put up with extremely rude behavior. No matter what anyone says on the subject, remember that first and foremost, you need to take care of you. Q: Have you reached your Internet goal? A: Yes. My goal was to go full-time with my business, and earn a good living from it. Thankfully, I've been doing just that! There's always room for improvement, and I'm working on new projects, products, and websites to increase my income. But, I'm definitely happy now, just where I am. Q: What clubs or ebooks would you recommend that people consider buying? A: I subscribe to only 2 membership-based sites. These are positively excellent: The Inner Room (by Andy Brocklehurst) Succeed4u.com The Infopreneur Informer (by Monique Harris) Sellyourbrainfood.com Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: I really don't do anything at all to promote HomeBasedHeaven.com any more. Instead, I market the individual products at YahooSecrets.com and SimplyeBusiness.NET. I still make money every so often from affiliate links on file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (47 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 54. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros my main site, but about 90% of my profit is generated by sales from these two sites. Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: Don't give up. There's too much monetary potential out there to just give up and call it quits. Billions of customers, billions of dollars to be made ... and maybe even that many product ideas to profit from. Always remember -- if you put your mind to it, anything is possible. Respectfully, Harmony Major SimplyeBusiness.NET YahooSecrets.com ---------------------------------------- Harmony also moderates a very well respected and recommended discussion board called, Da' Board! The discussion focuses around online business and marketing issues Homebasedheaven.com/bbs Did you notice that Harmony started out promoting affiliate programs and profited? It's true. You can do well when you start with affiliate programs. Back to top file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (48 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 55. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Mike Enlow Bob McElwain Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: When did you decide to start an Internet business? Willie Crawford A: In late 1992, I put the finishing touches on a Terry Dean computer program I called "Really Basic BASIC." It showed people how to write computer programs in Marty Foley BASIC. The next logical step was to use the Net to sell it. Frank Garon Q: Was it easy to get started? Monique Harris A: No! Research was required. My background in Teresa King computer programming and teaching helped. But like many newbies, I did it all backwards. Translate: Wrong! Bryan Kumar (grin) I wrote the program because I believed in it, and then tried to sell it. Harmony Major Today, of course, I would first have determined whether Bob McElwain or not there was a demand. Upon finding it to be Bob Silber limited, I would have turned to a different project. Q: How many attempts did it take before you Todd Sumrall became a success? A: That's a tough question to answer, Chrisi. I think it depends upon how one measures success. After three years, I gave up on this project. Still, I had a lot of happy customers, and I learned a ton of neat things. Most importantly, I think, I met some really wonderful people, and had fun! All of which are very important to me. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you use to make people take notice of you? file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (49 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 56. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros A: That's easy. A fast response. Whether it be grabbing the phone or responding to email, getting back quickly continues to give me a significant edge over many. Of course, it goes without saying that one needs to be professional in all - not fancy, but sharp and professional. Responding as quickly as possible to questions or comments, really works for me. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new Net marketers to do first? A: I really need to do a book on this question. But you asked for one thing. Okay. One thing. Ummm. To build a successful online business requires the same dedication and commitment required to build one offline. The major advantage to doing so online is that, in general, less capital is required. While it is true you can succeed more quickly online, you can also fail in the blink of an eye. The biggest mistake I see newbies make is to considerably underestimate the challenge of succeeding in any business, anywhere. Q: What are your favorite e-zines, newsletters, and message boards that you would like to recommend? A: There are an awful lot of good ones out there. Even just sticking to ezines, the list is long. I read a couple dozen regularly: 1) Dr. Ralph Wilson, Wilsonweb.com, is a must read. 2) I always enjoy Jim Daniels, Bisweb2000.com 3) I really dig into anything Dr. Michel Fortin writes. Successdoctor.com 4) Michael Wong always puts out great material. Eboz.com. 5) Ken Evoy is remarkable. Sitesell.com. I'll read anything he writes. Q: What did you do before you were online? file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (50 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 57. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros A: I taught mathematics and computer science in secondary schools and colleges for 32 years in Los Angeles, California. I jumped on the Net shortly after I retired, and am now hooked for life! Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet versus where you were? A: I enjoyed a lot about teaching - the kids, most of all. But I think I like the Net even better. Or perhaps it simply suits me better these days. I enjoy the freedom and the openness - virtually unlimited opportunities and no horizon in sight. It's awesome. I like being totally responsible for what I do today. While it means I take the blame when things go wrong, I can also take full credit when they go right! (grin) Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: Anyone or any product that promises success easily. Run just as fast and far as you can from all such nonsense. Q: What Internet clubs or ebooks would you recommend that people consider buying? A: The single most important resource available is Ken Evoy's "Make Your Site Sell." It is a wonder to be sure. Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: Work! While supporting my clients always comes first, next comes content. I don't do as much promotion as I should. In what I do, I can't replicate myself, so the hours disappear quickly. Promotion, which should be number one on all lists, is the thing I just don't seem to get to. (sigh) Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: Dr. Michel Fortin never lets up on the need for niche marketing. I won't either. Sometimes I feel I'm bugging my subscribers by coming at this repeatedly. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (51 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 58. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros To succeed on the Net as an individual, you must find a niche, a narrow slice of the total scene within which you can focus, and in time, become "the expert." Implied in the above is a commitment to work. One who is not prepared for the long, hard hours required to build any business, online or offline, is not going to make it. But the flip side is that opportunities abound. Each year will bring a new crop of millionaires. Most will be those who found a niche and fulfilled a need not previously recognized. In doing so, they'll have lots and lots of fun! Warmest Regards, Bob McElwain http://sitetipsandtricks.com ----------------------------- Bob's been web marketing since 1993... wow! You know what he said about responding promptly? I will tell you that he was very professional and prompt with my emails regarding his interview. Bob has his own newsletter, "STAT News." If you'd like to subscribe send a blank email to STAT News. Back to top file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (52 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 59. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Mike Enlow Bob Silber Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: When did you decide to start an Internet business? Willie Crawford A: I started my first Web site in 1997. Today the Terry Dean Internet is so pervasive in our lives, it seems to have been with us since we could remember. In actuality, Marty Foley commercialism and marketing on the World Wide Web first started in 1994 following the release of the Frank Garon graphical Mosaic browser in 1993 by a twenty-three year old computer programmer named Marc Monique Harris Andreessen. Teresa King Commercialism on the Net was the inevitable result of Bryan Kumar the top advertising agencies and entrepreneurs discovering this new medium, and salivating at the Harmony Major opportunity to reach millions of people around the world at unheard of low costs. Bob McElwain *Bob just gave us all a history lesson... I had wondered Bob Silber where it all began. :-) Todd Sumrall Q: What motivated you to build an Internet business? A: It was something I enjoyed doing. The idea of generating an income from something that I enjoyed and could do for free certainly was an added bonus. Q: Where did you start? Did you have to do some research first? A: You are asking compound questions now. I hope that isn’t designed to get the interview over quicker so you can send me home. <grins> I started by registering my own site and then building it. Research? I did research everyday. I learned everything I could about building a Web site. In the beginning I used software that had Web site templates until I was able to learn HTML* so I could do it on my own. (*Hyper Text Markup Language) Q: Was your first attempt a success? file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (53 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 60. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros A: It depends how you want to define success. If you mean success, by making money, let me answer it this way. There are no overnight successes. It takes a lot of hard work and time to start generating an income. If anyone tells you that you will get rich quick, and asks for some money to show you how, you need to run the other way and run fast. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you use to make people take notice of you? A: Without question submitting an article for publication to one of the respected high circulation e-zines such as InternetDay at internetday.com with 150,000 subscribers or WebPromote Weekly with 400,000 subscribers. As an example, my latest article was published in WebPromote Weekly at WebPromote.com and their ads start at $8,000.00 per issue. It cost me nothing but my time to write the article. By submitting a quality article to the "right" ezine I consistently draw in excess of 1000 new unique visitors, at a minimum, to my site each & every time. That is a single unique visitor to the site and not page view hit counts which jump into the thousands. Here is a good tip. The "right" ezine depends on matching your product or service to the subject matter of the ezine so that your article reaches a targeted readership, the same as if you were going to place an ad. Another good method to consider is to write an e-book. Although I have authored several paid products I also wrote an e-book that I gave away free, titled “Press Releases - Unleash The Power Of Free Publicity.” Although the e-book was free it has brought me a lot of profits indirectly. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new marketers to do first? A: This tip will be the best advice you will ever get about starting an Internet business. Join the Internet Marketing Warriors. Go right to the forums and read file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (54 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 61. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros every single forum post from the archives to the present. You will then have a marketing education better than the vast majority of Internet marketers. You will learn what to do and how to do it as well as the mistakes to avoid. Take notes and when you read a post that you think you will need at some point print it out on your printer. Put the printout in a three ring binder notebook for later reference. That will put you so far ahead of the pack of most of the other Internet marketers it isn’t funny. *Bob gets nothing for encouraging you to do this. Except he gets your thanks and respect after you join and realize how valuable it really is. Q: What are your favorite e-zines, newsletters, and message boards that you would like to recommend? A: Honestly, there are so many good ones out there, I don’t have the time to read them all. Again, if you do nothing else, check the Warrior’s forum everyday. That is the second thing I do when I turn my computer on each morning. It helps me keep my hand on the pulse of what is happening on the Net with the newbies and seasoned veterans. Q: What did you do before you were online? A: I am a trial attorney practicing in all State and Federal Courts. I still take a few select cases but devote most of my time to my Internet projects. Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet versus where you were? A: No stress compared to what I was doing. No suit and tie. Right now I am sitting at my computer in just my… Well, you don’t need to know that. (grins) The ability to generate an income from anywhere in the world is very nice. Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: The sending of unsolicited e-mail or posting ads to newsgroups or forums, which is commonly refereed to as “spam”. This will destroy your business and your reputation before you know what happened. file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (55 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 62. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Q: Have you reached your goal? A: I think it is impossible to not have any more goals as far as my Internet activities. I literally have so many Internet money making projects sitting on my desk that I can’t get to, it is sad. There are only so many hours in the day and certainly not enough to accomplish what I would like to on the Internet. Q: What clubs or ebooks would you recommend that people consider buying? A: Again, sign up now for the Internet Marketing Warriors membership. It is so inexpensive it should be a “no brainer.” *Free with Allen's New Hosting package. As for books I am constantly buying books, e-books, videos, and audio tapes on Internet marketing and the related concepts of direct marketing. I recommend that others do the same. You know the old saying, “you get what you pay for.” It holds true for the Internet. Spend the money to learn from those that have succeeded, without you having to reinvent the wheel, and making the same mistakes they have. This allows you to learn what others are doing and how you can improve your online business. I guarantee that for every 100 people that read this, only one will be smart enough to take this advice. I see it everyday. There are so many that want everything free and don’t want to spend a dime to educate themselves. They are the ones doomed to failure with their Internet business. Even more astonishing is that many of these people have successful offline businesses and when arriving at the Internet throw all common sense out the window. The one out of a hundred that will spend a few dollars to buy the resource materials on how to succeed will be the person that prospers on the Net while the other 99 just won’t make it. Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (56 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 63. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros A: The first thing I do is go to my computer each morning and turn it on. If I have electricity so it can boot up, I know it is going to be a good day. (smiles) Once the computer is on I download my e-mail which has the orders that came in from my site while I was sleeping. If I have a lot of orders I do whatever it was I did yesterday, again and again. Next I answer my e-mails. Then, if there aren’t as many orders as I would like then I try to think of another way to promote my site, perhaps by writing an article or networking with someone I know for a joint venture. Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: There is so much knowledge to impart on Internet marketing that you couldn’t possibly even touch on everything in one book, let alone cover the subject completely. In closing though let me leave your readers with these top ten tips. 1. In the words of one successful ad campaign, “Just Do It!” Really, don’t put it off. Get your piece of the action now. Once your Web site is up you can fine tune it as you go. 2. Never promote or produce a product that isn’t a great product. Even if it is a free e-book make sure it has value or your credibility is destroyed. 3. You need to produce your own products or obtain the royalty free licenses to some, or a combination of the two, so you keep all the profits to your sales. 4. Have one Web site for each of the products you promote. You can do a few products together if they are related in topic. Do not promote multiple unrelated products on one Web site. 5. Never make a product and then try to find a market for it. Find the market first and then make the product. 6. Answer your e-mails politely and promptly. Few things will destroy your business more easily than not answering your e-mails promptly. 7. When you make a sale, follow-up with a promotion for another product commonly called an add-on or file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (57 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 64. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros backend product. 8. Make sure you have a compelling sales presentation for your product at your Web site. Learn how to write one or have someone do it for you. 9. Never try to sell your product from a classified ad placed anywhere. Use your classified ad to get them to your Web site, where your full sales presentation resides. You can do this with a compelling classified ad. Always test your ads. Learn about follow-up autoresponders and how to use them to your advantage in your classified ads. 10. Capture the e-mail address of everyone who visits your site, with their permission of course, by bribing them with a freebie, newsletter or your firstborn child. This is one of the most important aspects of online marketing. Build up a database of opt-in e-mail addresses for your future marketing projects. 11. Ok, I know I said ten tips, so shoot me. This is just too important to leave out. I was saving this for my own e-book that I am working on now but sometimes I am just too nice of a guy. I am finally letting the cat out of the bag here, so to speak. I have used this tip to make a lot of money. Remember tip number five? Never make a product and then try to find a market for it. Find the market first and then make the product. I will now reveal one of the great ways you can do that. Go to eBay.com and visit the different categories. For example, if you go to the “everything else” - “wholesale goods” category you will probably see over 4000 listings for that category alone. Look at the products, especially in the featured category auctions, where a listing costs a lot more. Look at the products with a significant number of bids and the cost of the item. Research the category for a while and keep tabs on the sales of an item from auction to auction. When you find a hot selling item, that you think you could produce an e-book or audio tape on, you have found your market to produce a product for. Thanks for reading. You have my wishes for good luck file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (58 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 65. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros and much success. Bob Silber Webhello.com Instant Net Business Startup Subscription email link: Marketingmagiconline ---------------------------------- Bob really gave such a good list of tips and although they were repeated in other interviews, and I've placed them again in the resources chapter, I left them in. It really goes to show you that these things are truly what makes people a success on the Internet. I hope some of you will snag that eBay tip. After I interviewed Bob I read an article by Terry Dean that works perfectly with this ebay strategy. To read the article, click here. It adds just the right touch to help you further explore this fine marketing tip. Back to top file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (59 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 66. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Mike Enlow Todd Sumrall Allen Says Chayden Bates Q: When did you decide to start an Internet business? Willie Crawford A: Late 1997. Terry Dean Q: Where did you start? Did you have to do some Marty Foley research first? A: I did some surf research, checking out my Frank Garon Soon-to-be competitors' sites. Monique Harris Q: Was your first attempt a success? If not, how Teresa King many attempts did it take before you became a success? Bryan Kumar B: No, my first attempt was a complete failure. It Harmony Major wasn't till about July 1998 and about the 20th website revision that I started seeing steady sales. I can directly Bob McElwain pinpoint the reason for lack of initial sales. Bob Silber I hosted on free servers. I made exactly 1 sale in my first 6 months of online business. Todd Sumrall That all changed when I got my own domain name and a real hosting account. As of August 1998 I was able to go 100% Internet with my business. Q: What do you think you can say is one of the most successful techniques you used to make people take notice of you? A: Getting my own domain name and getting off of free servers. Q: What would you say is the most important thing for new marketers to do first? A: Get their own domain name and do not use free servers. *Lol... Todd is making a pretty strong point here. Q: What is your favorite message board or forum that you would like to recommend? file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (60 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 67. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros A: The Internet Marketing Warriors (IMW) forum. Without a doubt, this is the best board on the net. You have to join the IMW club first. Q: What clubs or ebooks would you recommend that people consider buying? A: I'd recommend the Internet Marketing Warriors. It's a great club with plenty of content and ebooks to keep you busy for a long time. Q: What did you do before you were online? A: Over the years I've done many things. I've provided merchant accounts to local businesses, sold ADT security systems, was a welder for about 8 yrs, and an aircraft electrician for the Navy. Q: What do you like about your job on the Internet versus where you were? A: Businesses hunt for me instead of me hunting for business. Q: What would you tell people to avoid like the plague? A: Actually 3 things. 1. Using free servers. Url's that say http://geocities.com/ ~ whatever do not invoke trust and trust is the major barrier on the net when it comes to buying. There are other considerations too. If you somehow manage to brand yourself with that type of URL and later get a domain name, then you lose all the traffic you worked so hard to get. Domain names are portable. You can take them with you! 2. Trying to sell on the net without accepting credit cards. I have two words for people trying to do things by check and money orders. Forget it! 3. Spam, a.k.a. unsolicited email and newsgroup postings. This will create headaches and problems you just don't want. Q: What is your goal, Todd? file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (61 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 68. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros A: To make Bill Gates envy me. ;-) Q: What do you do everyday to make your site a success? A: Promote, specifically search engine promotion. Promote until you are sick of it and then promote some more! Q: Is there anything else you would like to say to help out our new marketers? A: I would suggest the following: 1. Don't expect overnight success. 2. Don't expect to make a viable Internet biz for free. 3. Don't have the "Build It and they will come" attitude. Internet business is a business and requires basic things such as advertising and promotion on a constant basis. It is hard work to compete for a surfer's attention when there are a billion or so other sites trying to get the surfer's attention. 4. Build a nice, professional-looking business site. Automate as much of your web business as is possible. 5. Get a toll free number to provide to your customers. If there is any support required for your product or service, your customers will appreciate a toll free number. Not everything can be handled by email! Some businesses forget this. Toll free numbers are also important to protect your merchant account from charge-backs. People forget they bought stuff from a website and if you have a toll free number show up on their credit card statement, they are more likely to call you to confirm their purchase before initiating a charge-back. 6. Answer emails the same day sent if at all possible. Nothing worse that a slow response to an email. This reflects on your whole business. 7. Spend hours surfing and studying everything file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (62 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 69. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros you can find about doing business on the net. Prepare to make sacrifices in the beginning in order to succeed in the end! Wishing you good selling! Todd Sumrall http://www.merchant-solution.com ---------------------------------------------- Todd has a solid web hosting business. He's very prompt in answering his email and maintains a very professional attitude when dealing with his clients needs. He follows his own advice to the max. Back to top file:///C|/acf2/netpreneurs.html (63 of 63) [08/23/2000 10:41:10 AM]
  • 70. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Netwoozy.com Main Points For Success! An Informational Website For Newbies If you haven't skipped to this chapter, and have read Subscribe To Netwoozy for the interviews, I'm sure there are things you noticed more help with Internet Strategies, tips, & resources that stand out. Important factors that will take you to the that you need! next level of Internet Marketing. You can't help but notice how certain things are huge "No-No's" and other To Subscribe things are the "Must Do's". Click Here If you listen to what these successful people are Read Netwoozy's back issues to see just how good saying, you'll be able to avoid pitfalls that new it really is! marketers continue to stumble into every day. You'll Click Here! save time and money. The results? You'll find that road to success a very easy road to walk. Notice I said walk ... not run. ;-) It will take time and effort on your part, but it will happen. Main Points on the Road to Success are… q Don't give up. This is a long road, but it's a very profitable one for those who stick it out. Don't think this is a small tip. Many people give up long before they even get close to their goal. Put a solid six months of work into any good project and if you follow these tips, you'll soon see the rewarding results of your hard work. q Don't rush. Make sure you know what you want to do and how to do it properly, first. q Do NOT do business from a FREE website. These days, you can buy a domain name for as low as $14.00. For $24.95 a month, Allen Says provides an excellent hosting package that has turned the Internet upside down, click here. There are so many reasons to avoid a free website. I could easily devote an entire chapter to it. Free websites are for personal use. Show off your dog or your kids on a free website. q Learn how to create your own web pages. To file:///C|/acf2/main_points.html (1 of 7) [08/23/2000 10:10:42 AM]
  • 71. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros get more information about web creation and design including HTML help, click here. q Start out as an affiliate. This is a great way to get started if you are low on cash, or just want to get your feet wet. Look toward the long term goal of creating your own website and eventually adding your own products. Click here to check out solid affiliate programs. It's a good idea to try to promote only a few affiliate programs at a time when you are just starting out. q Make affiliate programs your second source of income. Once you have started your own web site don't abandon the affiliate programs. Remember, all of these Netpreneurs are affiliates of other programs. However, the affiliate programs are not their main source of income... that's the key. q If it sounds too good to be true... Avoid programs and products that promise the big bucks with little effort or time. Invest your time wisely. Time is as valuable as money. q Don't believe the hype. This is not a fast money track you're on. It takes time and commitment to create a "Profitable" Internet business. q Do your research. Some of that research will involve purchasing ebooks and subscribing to ezines. Don't skip this step. The information you will get from these resources will be extremely valuable to you. These successful Netpreneurs gave it to you straight. It's up to you to apply what you have learned. q Be leery of expensive marketing courses. Many people will try to take advantage of you, as the Newbie. Check references, it's not hard to find people with a good reputation for making people money. Mike Enlow has many students who are now on their own and their success is his success! Many of them are millionaires, and some are even multimillionaires. His reputation speaks for itself. Check your resources. Better yet, listen to these tops selling marketers. They give you the best ebooks and Internet courses to check out without fear. file:///C|/acf2/main_points.html (2 of 7) [08/23/2000 10:10:42 AM]
  • 72. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros q Over delivery! If someone subscribes to your ezine, send them a free gift as a thank you. Make sure your products are worth more than you charge. Over delivery creates loyal customers! q Develop solid business relationships online. You'll be able to do this if you start frequenting the discussion boards listed in the resources chapter. Remember, how much you do and how far you go on the Internet will be in direct proportion to the quality of contacts you make. q Be professional. Maintain a good attitude with your customers. Never let your business control your attitude. Answer your emails promptly. Be courteous and kind. Remember, bad news spreads faster than good news. q Did I mention honesty? Be honest and don't try to take advantage of your customers. A loyal customer is worth far more than a disgruntled one. q Do not spam. What is spam? Spam is emailing someone your personal ad without their permission. Can the Spam! You can be banished from your ISP service. Spam only makes people angry. I get spammed every day. It's so annoying. Even if the message is interesting, there's no way I'd give it a second glance. q Make sure your website is up and running. A daily check is recommended. If you make your website your start up page, it will be easy to remember. Down time can cost you more than just money. q Always respond within 24 hours. Or less if possible, and answer your emails personally. If you can't get to your emails promptly, because of vacations or something, make sure you set up an autoresponding email to let your customers know you're out of town. Click here for more information on autoresponders. q Create your own informational product. What do you love? What are you familiar with? Put it in writing and set up a direct response website for this product. Don't just copy someone else. Be yourself, and create your product out of what you file:///C|/acf2/main_points.html (3 of 7) [08/23/2000 10:10:42 AM]
  • 73. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros know. q Find the demand, and then create the product. Don't try to create a demand for your product. Look for the "Niche" market. Look for a group with specific needs and create a product to fill theseneeds. q Target your market! Don't try to sell fish to people who don't like fish or ever even think about fish. If you sell cat toys, find cat lovers, if you sell games, target gamers... q Follow-up. When you make a sale, send them a promotion for another product, commonly called an add-on or backend product. Keep in mind that people will not want to buy again if the first product was worthless. Stay honest, and your backend sales will have a high rate of response. q Stay focused. Do not promote multiple unrelated products on one Web site. If you want to diversify, keep them separate. q Track your results. Testing is absolutely one of the most important tasks you will need to do as a webmaster! In any business online or off you need to know where your customers are coming from. q Study your competitors. Don't just keep up Pass them by. Make sure your offers are better. There is a lot of competition out there. q Have a compelling sales presentation. Convince people that they need your product. Learn how to write one or have someone do it for you. Click here to learn how to create killer sales letters. Capture email addresses. Entice everyone who visits your site with a freebie, newsletter, or your a future offer. This is one of the most important aspects of online marketing. Build up a database of opt-in email addresses for your future marketing projects. q The Ebay Tip. If you missed this one, go back and reread Bob Silbers interview. It is tip 11 in his list. Then click here to read Terry Dean's article to enhance this highly profitable tip. file:///C|/acf2/main_points.html (4 of 7) [08/23/2000 10:10:42 AM]
  • 74. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Special Note: Understand that you must build trust. Your best customer is a loyal customer. What does it take to build trust? Think about it. If you lose trust because of a greedy desire for quick riches, you'll lose everything. Any successful marketer will tell you that you need to learn from those who have been there - done that. Why waste your time on mistakes that have already been made? There are a lot of people on the Internet trying to rewrite what these successful people have already written. These copycats are everywhere. The purpose of this ebook is to help you understand whom you can trust and where you should start. Some of you may wonder how to get started. You want to get your feet wet but you're not sure which programs to promote and which ones are a waste of time. Below you'll find what these successful marketers, including me, recommend as a starting point. Each program listed here is something you can feel proud to represent. They are respected and well known. This is time and energy worth spending! You can't do it alone. You'll lose so much more from being stubborn and trying to get through this online puzzle by yourself. Don't make the same mistakes! Take the plunge and discover the secrets from the masters of Internet marketing. You can learn what each has to offer by clicking the links while online. Affiliate programs you can trust: Mike Enlow's Masters of Marketing Inner Circle Terry Dean's Cashflow and Internet Publishing programs. Jim Daniels' Insider Internet Marketing Bryan Kumar's Private Club of secrets Marty Fowley's Internet Marketing Goldmine file:///C|/acf2/main_points.html (5 of 7) [08/23/2000 10:10:42 AM]
  • 75. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Ken Evoy's Make Your Site Sell Allen Says' Internet Marketing Warriors private club. Allen Says' Host4Profit web hosting service. Rick Beneteau's Ezine Money Kevin Bramlett's WebTrafficProfits Each of the links above have an affiliate program you can join. You can also check out any of the Netpreneurs I've interviewed and see what programs they offer as well. Special Note: If you decide you want to join the Internet Marketing Warriors, please note that this membership is included in the Host4Profits web hosting plan. If you need a hosting account with plug-in products that you can start promoting now, click here. Affiliate Programs To Avoid: MLM: Okay, here's a touchy subject. It's true that some people have made money on MLM. These are the few, not the majority. One thing that makes these MLM programs difficult is this... MLM programs make huge profits, not on personal sales, but on the sales of a group. You must have people under you who are working their tails off recruiting others to build YOUR business. Not only do you have to "sell" the product, you have to "sell" the idea of making money selling the product and recruiting others. Who really makes money? The people who work it like a 9 to 5 business recruiting others, then helping their recruits to recruit others. This is an extremely difficult way to make money. Most of their recruiting time is done in the evenings with meetings and phone calls. Notice that several of these successful Netpreneurs failed at MLM, but they themselves are not failures. You must live, breathe and eat MLM to become successful.... for how long???? For as long as you want to make money with it! You may be in a MLM program and feel it is just the file:///C|/acf2/main_points.html (6 of 7) [08/23/2000 10:10:42 AM]
  • 76. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros right thing for you. What I am pointing out here is what was stressed by several successful Netpreneurs in their interviews. As the saying goes, there are always exceptions to the rule. Scams: The best way to protect yourself from scams and other bad programs is research. Check out websites about them. Click here to locate websites devoted to helping you avoid scams.. Please spend some time checking into scams. So many people have been lured into Internet schemes and have spent hundreds of dollars, even thousands, plus, countless hours only to learn they're involved in an Internet scam. Lastly, if it sounds too good to be true.... Most likely it is. ;-) Back to top file:///C|/acf2/main_points.html (7 of 7) [08/23/2000 10:10:42 AM]
  • 77. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Netwoozy.com Resources An Informational Website For Newbies Click on any link while connected to the Net. Subscribe To Netwoozy for more help with Internet Ezines: Strategies, tips, & resources that you need! Mike Enlow: Webcast Marketing Updates To Subscribe Dr. Ralph Wilson: Wilson Web Click Here Read Netwoozy's back Dr. Michel Fortin: Success Doctor issues to see just how good it really is! Jim Daniels: Bisweb2000 Click Here! Michael Wong: Eboz. Ken Evoy: Make Your Site Sell Damon Z: Web Business Mail-list Kevin Bramlett: Web Traffic Profits Jonathen Mizel: Online Marketing Letter Marty Lund: Add Me Ebooks: Make Your Site Sell. By Ken Evoy Internet Marketing Goldmine by Marty Foley Nothing But Net by Michael Campbell E Mail Eldorado by Jeffery Lant Instant Sales Letters by Yanik Silver Internet Publishing: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Selling and Publishing Information by Terry Dean. E-Book Marketing Explained by Chayden Bates Instant Net Business Startup by Bob Silber Membership Clubs: file:///C|/acf2/resources.html (1 of 3) [08/23/2000 10:08:55 AM]
  • 78. Cash-Flow Secrets by Internet Pros Masters of Marketing Inner Circle By Mike Enlow. Internet Cashflow System. By Terry Dean. Internet Marketing Warriors. By Allen Says. The Inner Room By Andy Brocklehurst The Infoprenuer By Monique Harris Net Forums or Message Boards: Allen Says' private website. (You must be a member) Internet Marketing Warriors Forum The CyberMarketing Infoboard: Bizweb2000 Forum The Entrepreneurial Success Forum: Ablake Forum Bill Myers Product Developers Discussion Forum: Profitlines Forum Klaus Dahl Discussion Board: Klausdahl Forum Web Marketing Today: Wilson Web Forum Bill Myers: Profitlines Forum Harmony Major: Home Based Heaven Publicity and Promotion: Free Publicity Forum Tools: Tune up your website with many great tools located at: Websitegarage.com (it's free) Run your webpage through Anybrowser.com to see how it looks in different browsers. A Website with articles recommended by Terry Dean:Webpronews.com Free Bonus Downloads: Internet Cash Machines 7 Secrets To Unlimited Traffic file:///C|/acf2/resources.html (2 of 3) [08/23/2000 10:08:55 AM]
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