When I wrote to you this morning about a product I thought looked very interesting, I hadn’t yet watched any of the videos.

All I knew was that my Skype friend Ankur Shukla and his team made around 15,000 sales in two weeks of their great product BackupBeast.

I also knew that a short while ago, Ankur Shukla was just a marketer like anybody else… He’d done a WSO that sold a few copies, but his next one tanked.

He sold none at all.

To me, that’s kind of inspiring. Gives hope that if he can do it, then anybody can.

==> http://malka.im/e/bbsf

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I’m not easily scared, but I must confess that THIS terrifies me.

You’ve probably heard about these huge launches where the big boys (more often boys than girls, in fact) make hundreds of thousands of dollars during one launch.

I am in Skype groups with a few who have done that.

I am Skype friends with others who have done that.

And when I hear about I think:

  • Scary! What if I made all those money and PayPal closed my account?

Yeah, I admit, it’s stupid.

And I have things to learn, that’s for sure.

One of the guys who made half a million during one launch says that you need to have high-ticket products to do that.

And yet, I’m Skype friend with a guy who did it with a $10 product.

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Hi :) If you’ve seen how other people have been able to be very successful with webinars, and want to learn how to do it yourself, you should read this review. I got access to “Webinar Alchemy” by Stephen Renton, and this what I think about it.

Webinar alchemy

First, I don’t know Stephen Renton. I had never heard about him, before I got an invitation from a marketer, I do know (nice young man). But since I really wanted to learn more about doing webinars (especially after I saw a woman, non-guru, make more than $8,000 during one webinar. And the other course I’ve considered, created by Jason Fladlien, is so high-priced that I’m still only considering it. It works, though, because I’ve seen other marketers being very successful with Fladlien’s webinar formula.

Anyway, when I saw the low prices Stephen Renton sold his course for, I thought it was worth looking at. I watched an introduction video he’d made, and it really made me hungry for more. I joined his pre-launch webinar, and it was good, too, although I got the impression that it was pre-recorded, and I missed the drawing of a Kindle Fire (I stepped outside to get some more water).

During launch-period, you can get the course with a 50% discount, which is why I write this review already now, even before I’ve tried his formula in a real webinar myself.

Once inside the main course, this is what you get.

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Review of Power PublisherHello again :) Today, I’m going to look at the second week of Di Heuser’s “Power Publisher” course. This time, it’s about formatting your book for Createspace. (In a previous blog post I reviewed her first week, about Kindle formatting.)

Createspace is a print-on-demand service owned by Amazon, and even if you only plan to sell Kindle books, you should still make a print version available through Createspace.

  • It makes your book look more professional.
  • It will make your Kindle book seem less expensive.
  • You can now use the “match book” feature and let your clients save even more on a Kindle version.
  • It will increase your sales.

Any downsides? Nope, none that I see. Oh, yes, one… How do you format books for Createspace? I know that you can pay people to take care of this step, but that’s easily $40 per book. It all adds up… That’s what has helt me back… until now!

Because I just received Di’s second week course about publishing your book, and this week it’s about Createspace. Yay!

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Power Publisher ReviewHi there :) Don’t we just live in a wonderful world filled with possibilities? Gone are the days where we needed to beg publishers to print out books. Today, we can take matters into our own hands and just do it!

We can publish for free on Kindle, Lulu, Createspace, Smashworlds, Lightning Source and even on iTunes… We have no limitations… but our own.

And I’m all for breaking them down as fast as possible.

One of the road blocks you could encounter, when it comes to publishing e-books, is the lack of knowledge about how to format the book properly.

If only the they all agreed to one standard, but no… You need one format for Kindle, another for Lulu, a third for Createspace, and so on.

As you probably know, I’ve published a few Kindle books and make monthly sales, and I plan to work more on this site on my business in the future. And I don’t want to limit myself to Kindle, but try all the other places as well. But what about formatting? This has so far kept me from publishing on Createspace, even though it’s a huge advantage to have a printed book next to my Kindle book.

Luckily, I can get started today, because I have a friend who’s doing an awesome course, called “Power Publisher”, and she teaches us all about how to get our books out there at the easiest possible way. Read on, to learn more.

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90 days product creation challenge

Hi there :) Tiffany Dow is a master when it comes to making up challenges and kicking us through them. And today, her latest challenge starts. It’s called “90-Day Product Creation Challenge“. Will you be joining?

I am.

And I’m going to create a product in a niche where I’ve only written blog posts and articles. I’ve never made a product there, except for two bribe freebies.

This will make it a challenge for me, too.

And stepping outside your comfort zone is always good.

So the first step for me will be to find out which question my new audience are burning to find an answer to. I will do the necessary research to discover what it is they really want.

Because have you noticed this? People buy what they want. Not always what they need, but what they want. So that’s why I’m starting there.

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money making ideas

Hi there, fellow blogger :) How do you find illustrations to your blog posts?

I was a subscriber to Depositphotos for a while, but I rarely used the five daily pictures, so I took a break. Those pictures were of a very high quality, and I could almost always find what I wanted. But it was still $60 per months…

And then there are free pictures. You can go to Flickr and find pictures, but make sure you’re allowed to use them, and you will also have to link to the person who took the picture. I’ve done that in the past, but honestly… the quality is not that good. You don’t see stockphotos among them.

So what’s left for you to do, if you don’t want to spend a fortune on pictures to illustrate your blog, or to share on Facebook and Pinterest?

Tina Golden, who officially calls herself a tightwad, has a solution. She’s found ten free sources where you can create unique pictures online. In fact, that’s not the only free things Tina has found. Let me share her story with you.

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Hello :) I was just reading the beginning of a book, when I realized that I had to share this knowledge with you.

I think we can agree (most of us) that it’s necessary to invest money and time in learning. No school teacher, doctor, or lawyer ever became what they are without studying hard for years, and even paying money for doing so.

If you’ve been interested in learning Internet marketing, you’ve probably discovered that it can cost a large sum of money. Especially, if you go after every new and shiny object out there. Even $7 here and $7 there adds up, and the real good stuff usually costs a lot more.

It’s very common to see good courses that cost $47 or even $97. I’ve twice paid $999 for courses, and I’ve loved them AND made my money back many times.

That being said, you can still learn some valuable lessons by paying as little as $0.99 or $2.99 or maybe a bit more or less (yes, free happens, too). You just have to know where to look, if you want quality products but to a very low price. And, dear reader, I’m now going to show you where you can find some EXCELLENT examples of what I’m talking about. So hang on and follow along. More »

John Schwartz

Haha, yes, he did, and I wish I wrote this letter myself, so immediately after reading it, I contacted John to get his approval of posting the letter on my blog.

But I’ll let you read John’s controversial email yourself. I’m not afraid to admit that I agree with him. I’m lazy. I do take action, but I’m still lazy.

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