Thursday, January 22, 2015

How to Write Tips Booklets - Easy to Write and Very Profitable for Writers and Affiliate Marketers

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One of the easiest and potentially most profitable information products to create is one containing short tips or snippets of information about a specific subject.

Such items take just a short time to create and require no special writing skills and, unlike longer information products, such as articles and books, they can be created in whatever time the writer has available, even minutes every few days will suffice.  So, compared to writing an article of 2,000 words, for example, which most writers prefer to finish at one sitting to avoid losing focus on their subject, a tips booklet can be created bit by bit, tip by tip, in whatever time the writer can spare.

Also unlike longer written types, there’s no requirement for writing to flow, or for one paragraph to lead neatly into another, there’s no need to worry about overuse of specific words such as might count as keyword spamming for information products published online.

That’s because each tip is a separate entity, self-contained and focusing on one main key word or phrase, so there’s no need for tips to lead naturally from one to the next, as is essential for paragraphs in an article or short story, for instance, and there’s no need to replace heavily duplicated words that make an article look stilted but which are entirely acceptable in a run of separate short paragraphs.

Another great benefit of creating reports based on snippets and tips is the chance to add numerous affiliate links throughout the report, where each might be perceived as essential to a specific tip, but might look out of place dotted freely through a longer article or book.

Tips booklets also make excellent supplements to products available from other sources such as resell rights and plr items, or as bonus gifts to induce sales of affiliate products or the tips writer’s own products.

The secret to using tips articles to boost sales is to make the bonus item worth at least as much as the main product and to forward the gift only when a sale has gone through.

Here are some ideas for tips books, where ‘x’ is a specific number, 10, 20, 101, and so on.  Try writing one or two of these and using them as bonus gifts to encourage sales of your own products or affiliate recommendations.

x Victorian Love Poems to Awaken New Love Today

x Aphrodisiacs to Make in Minutes and Enjoy All Night Long

x Travel Tips

x Easy Ways to Pay Off a Student Loan

x Top Paying AdSense Keywords

x Most Viewed Articles at Ezine Articles

x  Places to Promote Your eBooks that Don’t Involve eBay

x  Ways to Make your eBooks Different - how to turn boring resell rights titles into popular best sellers

x  Free Gifts to Make Your eBooks Different

x Ways to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

x Ways to Help your Cat Lose Weight

x Ways to Make Money With Your Digital Camera

x Dead Writers Whose Work is Now in the Public Domain

x Dead Artists Whose Work is Now in the Public Domain

x Dead Photographers Whose Work is Now in the Public Domain

x Things You Can Get Free

x Free Screensavers

x Free eBooks to Help Grow Your Business on eBay

x Top Collectibles on eBay

x Top Selling Cigarette Cards on eBay

x Top Selling Postcards on eBay

x Top Selling Stamp Packages on eBay

x Top Selling Vintage Photographs on eBay

x  Wholesale Suppliers of (specific product)

x Ways to Sell Other People’s Rubbish on eBay

x Ways to Sell Legal Fake Art on eBay

x Scrapbooking Tips

x Top Article Directories

x Ways to Make $100 a Day on eBay and Probably a Great Deal  More

x Ways to Make $100 a Day Writing Articles

x Ways to Make $100 a Day Promoting ClickBank Products

x Ways to Make $100 a Day Writing Short Paragraphs

x Ways to Make $100 a Day From Google AdWords

x Ways to Make $100 a Day Blogging for Other People

x Ready-Made Campaigns for Your AdWords Promotions

x Ways to Find Gold at Boot Sales and Flea Markets

x Chocolate Cake Recipes

x Ready-Made Book Reviews for Top Selling ClickBank Products

x Bedtime Stories to Overcome Children’s Sleeping Problems

x Old-Time Magic Gardening Tips

x Victorian Love Letters

x Things You Didn’t Know About (Geographical Location)

x Things You Didn’t Know About (anything )

x  Things You Didn’t Know About Your Street 100 Years Ago - you could create this sort of thing from any early public domain book listing people living in a specific location at a particular time,

x  Things You Didn’t Know About Your Town (or almost any other location, such as City, School, Church, etc.) 100 Years Ago

x  Picture Postcards of (specific Location / Person / Activity)

x  Golf Jokes

x  Football Jokes

x  ‘Knock Knock’ Jokes

How To Read Your Lover Like an Open Book - 100 + Handwriting Samples and Meanings

x  Things Your Dog is Trying to Tell You

x  Things Your Cat is Trying to Tell You

x  Things Your Baby is Trying to Tell You

x  Things Your Lover is Trying to Tell You

x eBay PowerSeller Tips

x Best Selling Books on Amazon

x Ways to Make Money from Home

x Mystery Shopping Companies

x  Data Entry Companies

x  Public Domain Information Product Download Sites

x  Make Up Tips

x  Hair Styling Tips

x  Native American Baby Names

x  Causes of Dog Seizures

x  Places to Make Money From Your Articles Online

x  Places to Sell Your Photographs Online

x  Tips for Teaching Your Parrot to Talk

x  Native American Herbal Remedies

x  Picture Retouching Tips

x  Things to Tell Your Children to Protect Them from Bullies

x  Vegetable Dishes Your Children Will Love

x  Top London Restaurants

x  Top New York Restaurants

x  Ways to List Products Faster on eBay

x  Ways to Cut Your Overheads on eBay

x  eBay Arbitrage Tips

x  Ways to Become an eBay PowerSeller in 100 Days or Less

x  Affiliate Profit Tips

x  Natural Cures for Wasp and Bee Stings

x  Ways to Save Money on Transport

x  Ways to Backpack Free of Charge

x  Backpack Survival Tips

x  Ways to Ward Off Unwanted Sexual Advances

x  Ways to Stop Your Drink Being Spiked

x  Father of the Bride Speeches

x  Gifts for Godparents to Give Their Godchildren

x  Crossword Solving Tips

x  Games and Puzzles to Create for Profit

x  Lottery Winning Tips

x  Ghosthunting Tips

x  Amazing UFO Stories

x  Perfume Making Recipes

x  Reasons Proprietary Food is Killing Your Dog

x  Natural, Chemical-Free Foods to Feed Your Pet

x  Irish Folk Tales

x  Gipsy Remedies for Gout

x  Most Difficult Words to Spell

x  Places to Eat for Free

x  Ideas for Creating Tips Booklets!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Give Me $60, £60, 60 Units of Any Country Currency and I’ll Make You a Millionaire in Return!

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Imagine this scenario: source just one new product every day and be an Internet millionaire this time next year!

No chance, or so I thought!

But actually I’ve just read a book that really does show how easy it is to find that one product each day and reach millionaire status twelve months from now – oh, let’s be honest, this wasn’t someone else’s book, this is something I’ve almost completed writing myself and I’ve been compiling it for almost ten years!

I wrote it because I’m a lifelong devotee of numbers games, especially in business and I know that playing numbers games is the way to generate a fabulous income from eBay and elsewhere, on and off the Internet.

So in personal terms I know if I buy an album of 100 postcards for one hundred pounds, I only have to sell twenty of those cards at a fiver apiece to recoup my investment and from there it’s profit all the way.  I know if I spend two or three hours finding ten or twenty misspelled listings on eBay which are generating zero bids, all I have to do is research the resell value of those products on eBay, then buy them at least a tenner each below their resale value.  Then I relist those previously misspelled items on eBay for a tenner pure profit apiece, netting me two hundred pounds or more for what amounts to less than a day’s easy work.

But wait, where’s that one product a day concept that promises to make you a millionaire this time next year?

Well while looking at this numbers game a little more closely than usual today, it struck me that all I had to do was find one new product every day which would sell just once each week and make sixty pounds pure profit every time.  You can if you like split that into one product that sells twice each week at thirty pounds profit each time, one product that sells three times each week at twenty pounds profit, and so on.

Over the year that sixty pounds each week (£60 by 50 weeks, on the assumption you take a break sometimes) puts £3,000 into your bank account.  Now imagine you find a new product every day for 350 days, it sells once each week, it nets £3,000 a year profit, and already we’re up to £1,050,000 annual turnover!

Can it be done?

Yes definitely!

But there are problems – of sorts – to contend with, such as the more items you sell, the more time and effort goes into delivering those products to buyers, and the more room you’ll need to stock those products – unless you focus on instant download digital items, for instance, or products delivered by dropshippers.

Bear in mind you can only sell downloadable items through Classified Ads. on eBay’s .com site, so the answer to making your fortune this way is to find a suitably profitable product each day, from ClickBank or PayDotCom or by creating your own eBook or software programme, and aim to sell at least one copy of each title every week through eBay Classified Ads.  Alternatively, work outside eBay, selling your own or other people’s downloadable products through article marketing, press release, and other easy low cost marketing options.

Or you could work with dropshipping companies for products you identify as selling successfully for other eBay sellers and matching your required sales and profit levels.

Bear in mind that some products will sell in multiple quantities each week, sometimes each day, and that means you could exceed million pound annual turnover in shorter time with less work.  Even better, some products fetch hundreds of pounds pure profit per sale and can sell in multiple quantities each week.

Oh my head is spinning with product ideas right now, I’m thinking of designer clothing, for example, also cars and yachts, and so many other items alongside which you’ll find by studying eBay listings by choosing ‘Price: Highest First’ from the dropdown menu to the right of the page.

So you see, the options for making a quick profit on or outside of eBay are easy and waiting for you right now.

Why £2 a Week is A Massive Fortune to Me! And It Should Be a Great Deal of Money to You Also!

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Many people think I make a fortune online, but actually I don’t.  In fact I make about £100 a day, and I’m glad of it.  Glad of it because:

*  That one hundred pounds is free of overheads and, apart from the taxman wanting his share, it’s all mine!

*  I never meet customers face to face, sometimes people don’t even know it’s me who’s getting their money, and that suits me fine as well.

*  This £100 is the very least I earn each day, I sometimes more, and I’m guaranteed to make that one hundred pounds from all the many tasks I have to choose from each day.

Another reason I always make £100 and sometimes a great deal more every working day is that I think and work in two pound units.  I rarely think in margins of ten or twenty pounds profit per sale …. two pounds is all I want!

BUT THE BIGGEST SECRET IS THIS ….. over time that £2 a week becomes £100 a year, and more in coming years.

Can you see a really great money-making idea unfolding here, can you see how I really can turn one day’s work, or more likely a few minutes’ work or an hour at most, into a regular source of income for many years to come?

Yes, of course you can see how it works, and if you join me you’ll also make a good living every day, without risk and with few or no disappointments.

Best of all you can keep the day job if you really want to and consider the £2-a-week money-makers you’ll read about now as icing on the cake!

Read on to see how it’s done where the following represent just a few of about one hundred tasks I have identified and from which I pick my own task for the day.  I don’t mind you copying anything I do; in fact I’ll be delighted.

*  Look for a product that will sell once a week, better still once a day, and preferably seven or eight or more times every twenty-four hours on eBay.  That product has to make at least two pound pure profit after all overheads.

Work it out: if a product takes me a few minutes - or even half a day - to locate and makes just £2 a week, that’s one hundred pounds profit over the year, and few if I’ve chosen my original product carefully there should be no rival sellers on eBay or other marketplace.

What sort of items are we looking at here?  How about:

-  Pound Shop finds that fetch a fiver each on eBay.

-  Pound shop or other low cost items you can bundle into threes or fours, fives at most, then charge ten pounds a pack on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and other marketplaces.

-  A CD filled with eBooks and reports that cost you ten pounds with resell rights and which you have rebundled and given an attractive new name.  If you’re selling on eBay you do an advanced search for eBayers selling resell right items on CD, you determine how many items they sold each week at a tenner or more pure profit per sale!  Then you create a superior product, write a better sales letter, make your eBay image way more appealing than any you’ve seen so far.  You’re also charging much less than those other sellers, and that means your product should sell in much higher quantities.

And now you have a mountain of good ideas for making money from low cost original products, it’s time to put on your thinking cap and turn 2014 into a massive profit year for you.

Eight Easy Ways to Make Money From the Public Domain

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I love the public domain and I can think of no better way to spend a working day than looking for just one public domain item - there are millions to choose from - and turning that one item into a regular source of income for life.

In case you don’t know, the public domain describes creative works that are no longer protected by copyright, or which may never have been subject to copyright.  Without copyright those items can be copied by anyone and sold for profit.

Just think about it, from millions of creative works available in the public domain, don't you think you could find just one each day, or one every week if you have a regular job, and then upload that product to ClickBank or eBay, Amazon or hundreds of other online marketplaces, and leave the money to roll in right from day one?

Get it right and even if your new product sells just one unit each week, at £20 perhaps, then that's £1,000 you'll be making every year from the sale of that one product.  More likely however you'll be selling more than just one unit each week, so I'll leave you to work out the profits yourself.

With one product selling on eBay, it’s time to look for other items to steal from the public domain and you quickly turn each one into a regular source of income for life.

Here are some ideas to help you use the public domain to make regular high profits on eBay:

#1 - Superimpose a customer’s choice of face onto a vintage magazine cover.  Basically, this idea involves taking niche subject vintage magazines from the public domain, such as golfing and dog publications, ballroom dancing and cooking.

You choose covers with close up portraits of winning golfers or champion dogs, award winning dancers and chefs, and so on.  Then you very carefully blot out the original subject’s face and add someone else’s face where the old one used to be.

Then you print your cover onto quality paper, add a frame or mount, then you list it on eBay or elsewhere on and off the Internet with an invitation for people to order a similar product by submitting their own jpeg images or original photographs, and indicating their choice of magazine covers.

#2 - Recreate big cartoons.  Instead of vintage magazines, as in the last idea, this time you take full page or double page cartoons from very early satirical magazines like ‘Punch’ and you superimpose another image in place of the earlier one.  So you might take a cartoon for a military figure, such as Earl Haig, to which you add another person’s image, and again upload and offer your customised versions on eBay.

#3 - Pack songs and games, films and books onto one CD and use it as a bonus gift to accompany sales of other goods.  So if you sell children’s toys you might offer a CD of nursery songs and games to fend off competition from people selling similar toys on eBay.  If you’re selling dog kennels and other doggy stuff you offer a CD containing Victorian dog books.  If you’re promoting televisions or television stands your CD might contain out of copyright Hollywood films, and so on.  The trick on this occasion is not to sell your CD but to offer it as a cost-free  bonus designed to steal business from rival eBay sellers.

#4 - Compile a big bundle of children’s colouring books and illustrations from Victorian times, scan them into one large pdf file, then sell copies as standalone products while also emphasising the fact that nothing similar is available on the high street!

#5 - Unusual and very old recipes are hugely popular in eBook format as well as on CD, and you can pick up hundreds of recipes from public domain libraries such as Gutenberg (  Then you compile your recipes into eBook format and sell them on ClickBank in downloadable format or on CD on eBay or other online market place.

#6 - Reprint early newspapers, especially historic and special headline publications.  Headline newspapers commemorate specific anniversaries, such as 100 years since a fire at the warehouse in some specific location or since the Titanic tragedy and countless other memorable events.  Anniversaries of births and deaths of famous people are also popular.  You’ll find original newspapers available for low prices at auctions and flea markets, purely because most traders buy to sell them intact soon afterwards and don’t realise the enormous potential of creating saleable products from public domain texts.

#7 - Reprint ephemera and other paper collectibles.  Ephemera describes items with a short shelf life, usually made from paper, and including the likes of newspapers and theatre programmes, tickets and invitations, and various other items which were usually used and discarded immediately afterwards.  Original items sell well to collectors on eBay but there is another type of collector who doesn’t mind if the items are old or new, recent or vintage.  That person simply wants information about specific subjects or places and might pay handsomely for reproduction copies of early paper items relating to his special interest.

#8 - Reprint vintage craftwork patterns.  Many crochet, sewing and knitting enthusiasts today are keen to buy very old patterns of the type no longer available in craftwork supply shops.  But images used on those very early patterns were usually hand drawn and are unlikely to look good alongside your listings for patterns on eBay.  An attractive picture is vital to your chances of selling reprints of early knitting, sewing and crochet patterns on eBay, and that picture from the original pattern is not going to fit the bill.  So you need to have the product properly created, in physical format, and then photograph your product to use as the illustration for whatever knitting, sewing and crochet patterns you are selling on eBay.

Now you know there’s money to be made from the public domain you need to know is how to determine if an original item is in the public domain or if it’s protected by copyright and could find you drowning in deep legal hot water for making and selling copies.

Sadly, copyright law can be complex and you really do need to be sure you can copy an item, and sell it, without breaking any rules.

So I recommend you do as I always do, and use the longest copyright term as your guide to determining whether you can copy and sell another person’s work on eBay UK, and elsewhere.

In the UK, most items fall into the public domain after seventy full years (January to December) after the year in which the creator or last surviving creator of a creative piece died.  That means, for example, if a sole creator died on 2nd January, then you’d have to wait until the following January 1st to begin calculating your seventy year period.  If someone dies on New Years’ Eve, then the seventy year period begins the following day.

Rules vary according to where an original item was created and in which country copies are being sold, so you can either study copyright law in depth, or use the seventy year rule to apply to items originally created in the UK and which are available from you solely on eBay UK.  

That should keep you problem free and continuously uploading new public domain based products to eBay.

Beekeeping: A Buzzing Good Business

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Here’s a practical business opportunity for you: one that’s not exactly burdened with competition on eBay.

It’s all about selling to people who keep bees, and other regular buyers whose main interest in life is growing foodstuffs and undertaking other rural pursuits, in today’s case keeping bees and selling honey and other bee bi-products.

Beekeeping, also known as ‘bee keeping’ and ‘apiculture’, represents a fun hobby for some people, and a rich source of reliable, repeat profit for others.

Those profits await individuals who interact daily with their bees, making and harvesting honey and other bee products, for example, as well as firms supplying goods and services to help apiculturists keep their bees healthy and honey yield high.

Beekeeping is a tight niche market with massive potential for sellers on eBay and Amazon, or trading elsewhere on and off the Internet, and with easy access to other money-making opportunities.   So someone selling hives and other beekeeping supplies on eBay, for example, and from other websites, can very easily add a new string to his business, catering for people growing tomatoes, for instance, or keeping chickens and selling eggs, harvesting mushrooms, growing orchids and other exotic plants, and more besides.

I’ve chosen beekeeping for this article because it’s one of the fastest growing hobbies and small business ventures in Britain today, for several reasons:

*   Honey is one of the most nutritious foods available, being packed with health benefiting vitamins and renowned for curing a variety of common ailments.  Non-stop concerns about what goes into food is making society more health conscious and that is why some people turn to keeping bees and processing their own honey.  Then they’ll keep that honey for themselves or sell it through shops and other outlets.

*  Honey is always fresh, experts say it never goes stale, and because the beekeeper witnesses honey manufacturer from start to finish, there’s no chance of dangerous or unsavoury additives contaminating the product.

Consider recent cases of horse meat being found in products advertised as containing pure beef, and pork in foods promoted as meat free, and you’ll see why more people are turning to manufacturing their own food and overseeing every stage of the process.

*  Honey is just one natural food currently enjoying renewed interest among smallholders and families with large gardens.  Eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms and vegetables are also extensively manufactured by families and allotment holders purely to ensure only the freshest, most natural ingredients enter the family’s diet.  Most importantly, all offer numerous money-making opportunities for our readers on eBay.

*  Beekeeping is enjoyable, interesting and challenging, and that’s all some beekeepers want from their hobby.  Good food and extra cash is just icing on the cake.

* ‘Home made’ honey is usually cheaper than the shop bought variety and useful for stretching the family budget, especially in recessionary times.  Given the government has declared several years of austerity to come, that’s surely a sign that supplying beekeepers is a business with a prosperous future.

Most of those benefits apply to other domestic food growing activities, which in turn means anyone providing goods and services to beekeepers might additionally serve people growing tomatoes and mushrooms and dozens of other natural foods.

Selling to beekeepers has several major benefits for eBay sellers:

*  The business has long term potential as the world struggles out of recession.    Anything that saves money and benefits families’ dietary health and well-being has a good chance of surviving economic downturn.

*  Extensive cross marketing possibilities.  So many private and business buyers for beekeeping supplies and various other rural pursuits mentioned earlier, allow sellers to have just one Shop catering for numerous different interests, or several Shops each focussing on one specific type of end user.  Whatever the choice, sellers can cross market their products in numerous different ways, by displaying only beekeeping products inside listings for beekeeping products, for example, or by including links to other Shops selling different products.

*  A good many products require regular replenishment, such as bee foods and cleaning products for the hive, jars for storing honey, and others mentioned later.  And that means once you have a buyer that person might continue buying from you indefinitely on eBay.

*  Sellers can build a business as big and as specialised as they want it to be.  So a person could begin marketing for one rural pursuit, such as beekeeping and quickly become a major seller on eBay.  Then he or she can add new markets, collectively or one at a time, and develop knowledge and expertise over several different ventures.

So a person might start out selling beekeeping supplies, then a few months later begin targeting mushroom growers, then further down the line supplying goods and services for people growing tomatoes, and orchids, herbs and spices, and so on and so on.

This portfolio approach helps sellers survive decline in demand in one or more separate ventures.  So if there’s a sudden health scare affecting tomatoes, for instance, and demand plummets, a seller can focus more extensively on other current products or enter new and promising markets.

Few people would call bees ‘pets’ but the Pets category is where most products for beekeepers get listed on eBay, under the sub-category of ‘Bee Keeping’.

The appropriate product category is ‘Pets > Bee Keeping’ and notice how eBay uses two words - bee keeping’, while most sites I studied today use just ‘beekeeping’.  But that does not mean you should use both words in your eBay titles to ensure your listing respond to searches using one or two words on eBay.  That’s because eBay recognises and returns most commonly used alternative key words and phrases, in this case ‘beekeeping’ and ‘bee keeping’.

Currently there are less than 2,000 listings for beekeeping products, so the market has lots of potential, especially as consumers become disillusioned with food and drink manufacturers and choose to make their own fresh foods.

These are the sub-categories you’ll find listed under ‘Pets > Beekeeping’, suggesting the kind of products you could be selling very soon:

Honey Extraction
Instructional Material
Protective Equipment
Not Specified.

‘Not Specified’ is where you’ll find most repeat sale items, such as                     bee food and winter supplements, boxes and labels for distributing honey, honey bee swarm lure, and more besides.   These are generally lower priced items but I’ve spotted several eBay sellers enjoying multiple sales daily of some of those products.

Don’t forget hives and such, they’re expensive items and can attract good profit margins, especially if you make hives yourself or have someone else make them for you on commission.

Last, but not least, I noticed a good trade in books teaching beekeeping principles, and books and CDs providing plans for building hives and bee houses.

There’s a massive market here that’s so far very much under-represented on eBay.  Go take a look on eBay right now, make notes about items other people are selling on a regular basis, then see what the following trade and wholesale suppliers have that might offer decent profit margins for you.