After an hour in the sun, I’m ready to do some work, and during the last week, I’ve been testing a new product called Curation Soft.

You might already have read a few hundred mails about it, praising how fantastic this tool is, and I wish I could agree to that.

But that wouldn’t be the whole truth, and I don’t like to keep things in the dark.

So let me tell you straight away: Curation Soft both pleased me immensely and annoyed me.

If you haven’t heard about it, you can take a short look here and then come back and read: http://malka.im/e/curationsoft

What I Loved About Curation Soft

It is so fast!

Really! I typed in a search phrase and split seconds later I had a list of interesting blogs to choose from.

My keyword was very broad, and some of the results inspired me to a blog post, so I narrowed it down to search for only that keyphrase.

Then I chose the posts to use, and I even found some Amazon products too to add to my blog post.

You can add your Amazon affiliate ID to the settings, and you can even set up your blogs and post directly from the program. I didn’t do that, but I’ll try that later. Instead I just copied and pasted the HTML code to my blog and published.

Even after adding my own comments and fixing the format, it took me less than ten minutes to come up with this blog post.

Does it look perfect?

No, and this is where my frustrations came in. Let me elaborate on them.

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Review of Hi there :) Last week, I got access to John Schwartz’s latest product titled: “Create Your Own Paid Info-Product in Any Niche“. It’s a step-by-step guide to coming up with books that can make you both money and happy readers.

This book is the third and last part of a series that shows you the advantages of creating both free and paid products, and how you can make the two work together.

Why did I chose to review this ebook? And do I know John Schwartz?

Let’s start with the latter question: Yes, I’ve been following John Schwartz for several years, now. I’ve bought plenty of his products, and I’ve loved them all. He’s an honest writer, and his books contains useful tips and knowledge, and no hype. He’s a brilliant writer, and he explains things very well. This might be thanks to his “peanut butter method”, which I’ll tell you more about in a moment.

I chose to review this product, because I loved it. So now you’re warned. I should find something negative to say about it, and I might, when I go through it page by page. And there are somethings, because this book is not perfect. Nor should yours be (more about that, too, in a moment).

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Goal setting and planningHi there :) Okay, I took the weekend off (Friday and Saturday) and used a bit of the Sunday to create my daily five lenses. Normally I take Sundays off, too, but a challenge is a challenge ;-)

I’m happy to find out that others have joined me in this challenge :) I love that! Thanks :)

Oh, by the way, if you’re new to Squidoo, you might get worried a day after you’ve published your lens. You can read about the Squidoo Lens Dance here.

In this blog post, I’ll show you my five new lenses as well as tell you about the results so far.

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Hi there :) Today, I was busy working, writing, washing clothes, unpacking boxes… and all of a sudden it was dark outside. So I decided to do today’s vlog challenge on my screen instead.

You might be glad I did, because I’m going to show you a forum, I’ve been frequenting ever since I heard about it the first time, which was in the beginning of last month.

It’s a very new forum and with a very new concept. You’ll find plenty of areas, each with a related expert. Alexa Smith is the expert in ClickBank and Article Marketing, Erica Stone is the expert in Amazon affiliate marketing, and you’ll find areas for copywriting, traffic, creativity, marketing, social marketing, authority sites, Kindle… There are PLENTY of areas, and you know what’s really cool? I’ll tell you…

When I joined the forum, somebody asked if we couldn’t get an area for Amazon affiliate marketing. I wrote that I found it a great idea, and if we could invite Erica Stone, it would be wonderful. A few days later, we had this new area, and Erica Stone had joined.

There’s another thing, and I forgot to mention that in the video (kick-myself-hard). That is the atmosphere on the forum. People are so nice! It’s just as if you’ve come home. That’s how I felt, and I read somebody else writing the same.

Here’s my video about this wonder-forum called Online Business Insiders, and a link where you can join for a very low monthly price.

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The content of a sales page says a lot about a product. No, not necessarily what you see on the top level of the sales page, but the way it’s written. Does the copy writer use a lot of hype? Are there over-used expressions like “skyrocket your income”, “blow you away” etc.?

When I had almost reached the bottom of the sales letter, I went “wow!” – this is the first time I ever see such honesty in a sales letter. I’ll tell you what I read in a moment.

But let me start from the beginning. This is what the sales letter promises you that you get, and I’ll compare that later to what you actually get, if there’s a difference.

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I was away from home most of yesterday, and today, Thursday, is always a busy day. That’s the day we go shopping. So I haven’t been able to continue my review of Ninja Curation Profits as promissed.

Den commented and said that it was a pity that I didn’t review it, and I told him that I WAS going to, but just hadn’t had the time yet. My last review took more than 8 hours, so it’s not just something I snap up in a rush.

Gosh, I wish there were more wake hours in a day! There’s so much interesting stuff to do, and so little time.

I got lucky, though. Tim, one of the two creators of Ninja Curation Profits, recorded a video, going through the membership area. I’m thankful for that. Saves my time :)

So here you are – take a look at the video below. I’m sure it will grab your interest.

You can get access here: http://GetMoneyMakingIdeas.com/get/ncp

Ninja Curation Profits Membership Walkthrough

A walkthrough of the new Ninja Curation Profits Membership

Curating blog posts

One of the latest buzzwords on the Internet is “curation”. When I first heard about it, I didn’t understand a thing about it. Then little by little, as I learnt more, it dawned on me:

Content curation is nothing new. It’s only the word, used in this connection, that is new. I laughed when I discovered that I’ve actually been doing curation since 2003, but back then it didn’t have a fancy name. My friends just – unrightfully – called me the “Copy & Paste Queen”!

Yeah, with friends like that you don’t need enemies ;-)

Mashable shares five awesome tips for great content curation in a blog post from a few days ago. The author of the blog post is no other than Steve Rosenbaum, the author of Curation Nation.

I fully agree with his tips, although I’m guilty of not following #2 as well as I should. This is a short resume of the five tips:

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Set your sales on fire

If you’ve written a Kindle eBook, and you’ve done all the right things, like asking people for reviews (and gotten none), giving it away for free, promoted it through your blog, and you still have no sales, you’re probably tempted to give up and say:

This stuff doesn’t work!

Well, it does.

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