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5 Simple Steps To Posting Your First Ebay Auction

It’s surprisingly simple to get started posting your very first auction on eBay. Here’s what you need to do.

Step 1: Open an eBay seller’s account.

If you’ve bought things on eBay, then you already have an account – just log in with it and click ‘Sell’ in the toolbar at the top of the page, then click ‘Create a seller’s account’. If you’ve never used eBay before, then you’ll need to open an account first using the ‘register’ link underneath the toolbar, and then click ‘Sell’ and ‘Create a seller’s account’. The eBay site will then guide you through the process. For security, this may involve giving card details and bank information.

Step 2: Decide what to sell.

For your first little experiment with eBay, it doesn’t really matter what you sell. Take a look around the room you’re in – I’m sure there’s something in there that you’re not all that attached to and could put in the post. Small books and CDs are ideal first items.

Step 3: Submit your item.

Click ‘Sell’, and you’re on your way to listing your item.

The first thing you need to do is choose a category – it’s best to just type in what the item is and let eBay choose for you. Next, write a title and description. Include key words you think people will search for in the title box, and all the information you have about the item in the description box.

Now set a starting price. $0.01 is the best starting price, as it draws people in to bid who otherwise wouldn’t, and items will almost never finish at such a low price. The next thing to set is the duration of the auction: 3, 5, 7 or 10 days. This is up to you: longer sales will usually get more bids, but will also seem to drag on forever. If you’ve taken a picture, add it now – items with pictures always sell for more. Finally, tick the payment methods you will accept (just PayPal is best for now), and where you will post to (limit yourself to your own country to begin with). Submit and you’re done!

Step 4: Wait for it to sell.

This is just a matter of sitting back and letting eBay do its thing – buyers will find your item and leave bids on it. Some bidders might email you with questions about the item, and you should do your best to answer these questions as quickly as you can.

Remember that if your item doesn’t sell then you can list it again for free.

Step 5: Collect payment and post it.

eBay will sent your buyer emails guiding them through the process of sending you payment for the item. Make sure you have the money before you send anything.

Once you’ve got the payment, all you need to do is pack the item for posting (make sure to use some bubble wrap), take the buyer’s address from the confirmation email eBay sent you, and write it on the parcel. Put some stamps on, post it, and you’re done!

I hope you enjoyed selling your first item. Now that you’re starting to get into it, the next post will give you a checklist of things you need to do to be a successful seller.

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How To Launch Your Own Products

You’ve Got Your Product Ready To Launch…
Wouldn’t You Like Someone Else To Take
Control And Launch It For You?

TRUTH: The Average Internet Marketer Fizzles
Instead Of Sizzles When It Comes To Launching
Their New (Or Even Existing) Product

  • Get someone else to launch your product!
  • Use true “hands free” marketing!
  • Learn to “piggyback” off of the assets of others!

From: Jimmy D. Brown
Re: “Piggyback” Product Launches

Tuesday, 3:03 PM

Dear Internet Marketer,

There has been a lot of talk about “product launches” in internet marketing circles for some time.

In fact, it’s become somewhat of a “niche” within IM (much like email marketing, viral marketing, article marketing, etc.) with many articles, reports and products devoted to the topic.

For the record, just so we’re all on the same page, here is a working definition of a “product launch”…

A product launch is the sum total of your marketing activities to produce as many initial sales as possible of your newly created product.

That’s obviously a desirable result … as many initial sales as possible. But, how does it work?

The 7 Basic Steps Of A Product Launche

A very generalized view of a product launch looks something like this…

  • Build a list of prospective buyers in your target audience.
  • Develop a hot product that is in demand by your list.
  • Tweak your sales process until it is rock-solid.
  • Create pre-launch buzz by “teasing” your subs with details.
  • Find influential partners to promote you on “launch day”.
  • Create more buzz by revealing case studies of results.
  • Announce your product to list on launch day with some kind of limit or deadline to further get them to act now.

Now, to be sure, there are a lot of “parts” within each of these steps, but that’s the basic overview of what a product launch looks like.

Sounds easy, right?

If it’s so easy, then why is it that “gurus” are the ones who predominately pull it off? How often do you really hear about an “average Joe” who makes a splash with a product launch?

The Truth Is The Average Person Won’t See
Significant Results From A Product Launch.

There are a variety of reasons for this, but perhaps the most critical is the fact that the average person can’t get influential partners to promote their offer for them as part of the launch.

Pull that out of the “formula” for a product launch and you basically have yourself sending out mailings to your own list.

The truth is, without the leveraging from partners’ existing influence and assets, your product launch isn’t going to make much of a splash in the overwhelming majority of cases.

So, What Does Work For The “Average” Person?

What I’ve learned from experience back when I was a “nobody” is that you can “piggyback” off of others!

The definition of “piggyback” from does a very accurate job of portraying the idea here..

To use, appropriate, or exploit the availability, services, or facilities of another.

A “piggyback” product launch, therefore, is to use the existing leverage of someone or something else to launch your product.

That is, if you don’t have a list, an affiliate program, a network of partners, a group of people who will help you launch your product, you can “piggyback” off someone who does in order to successfully launch your product.

I’ve put together a short, 18-page report entitled “Piggyback Product Launche”.

“The Hands Down, Quickest, Most Effective Way To Sales “

There’s no question that a successful product launch is THE hands down, quickest, most effective way to get sales for any new product. Some internet marketers have successfully sold millions of dollars in just a few days with a good launch. It’s not uncommon to earn thousands with the right launch formula.

When you grab your copy below below here are a few things you’ll learn in this short, power-packed read…

  • 3 surefire ways to get a steady stream of free traffic for any new product or service that you create.
  • How an “average” internet marketer can get sales rolling in without existing assets and “buddies” to help them.
  • Why 98% of those seeking partners to promote their offer get turned down … and how you can use a top-secret method to land even the biggest prized partners.
  • 2 great case study examples of how to “piggyback” your promotion without even getting high-profile partners lined up … folks will promote you automatically.
  • 3 reasons why you should use my #2 “piggyback” idea, including why it almost always garners extremely high conversion rates.
  • 3 ways to implement idea #2, including a simple way to “speed up” your results by contacting specific kinds of sites.
  • A 4-step system for getting “extra” promotion power without investing a single penny (This is idea #3).
  • The real “mother lode” of this method … because your immediate and ongoing sales are just the “icing on the cake”.

These are ideas that “really” work for those who put them into practice. They aren’t a lottery ticket or magic beans, but they work when used. And that’s what you’re really after, right? You’re an intelligent person … you know there is no magic when it comes to internet marketing. (Although there are plenty of magicians making your money disappear, right?!)

I won’t be pulling any sleight of hand here. Nothing up my sleeves. This is information that works on its own. I don’t need any smoke and mirrors.

What This Report Is NOT…
(And / or who this report is for)

This report is just that … it’s a report. It’s not some comprehensive, systematic course that teaches you how to dot every “i” and cross every “t”. It’s not an Encyclopedia.

If you’re looking for something like that, you’re in the wrong place. This is a 18-page report that sells for fifteen bucks. Don’t expect a degree in product launches as if this was some kind of collegiate course. It’s not.

To be sure, it’s jam-packed with exactly what I’ve told you is in it. And it’s worth easily 5X what I’m charging. But, if you’re expecting every detail to be explained at great length, don’t buy. It’s not for beginners.


If you aren’t satisfied with this report for any reason – and you’re not ashamed to ask for fifteen bucks back (lighten up … I’m just kidding!) – I will happily refund your full payment with no questions asked at your request.

Honestly, there’s no question in my mind that you will LOVE this report. You’ll probably smile like a kid thinking “I spent more on lunch than this!” What a deal. Seriously. What a deal.

Listen, there’s no big build-up here. I’m not gonna try to “persuade” you to buy this report. Good grief, it’s fifteen bucks. If you get half an idea, it’s worth much more than that. You’ll probably spend more on video rentals this weekend than this.

Download your copy now…

PiggyBack Product Launch

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Home Business that’s not Network Marketing

So you want to be a work at home mom (wahm)?  You want to be your own boss and you do not want to get into the Network Marketing.  So, what can you get into if it’s not Network Marketing?  Read on, I found a great article that talks about this situation. 

Home Business Wanted, But Not Network Marketing
By Rallie Rallis

People who want to start a Home Business are looking for more control of their life, and to achieve financial freedom, as millions people are doing. There is too much uncertainty in our lives today, and the only way to change this is to become our own boss. It’s never too late!!

There are many ways to make money from home. However, they are not all equal. Depending on your background, and skill level, picking the right home business for you will determine how successful you’ll be. Success comes from learning and sharing. There are several successful business people who are willing to help you, like Mike Klingler, Julie Salgado, Debra Morrison, Lisa Diane, and me. You just need to learn how to find them.

So you want to make money from home, but Network Marketing doesn’t appeal to you. You’re not interested in talking to a lot of people, and going to meetings. You don’t want to learn how to become a great Leader, and recruit people into your business. So what can you do to make money from home?

There are several ways to build a Home Business, but it all takes some form of marketing, except the type where you are handling rebates for a company, processing insurance, or other forms of clerical work. But these are more like a job, since you don’t build any residual income, and when you don’t work there is no income.

There are Affiliate Programs where you promote other peoples products through your website, which requires you to advertise on the internet, and other media. Even though an Affiliate Program is the easiest to get into, with no risk, you still need to learn how to market, and draw people to your website. You don’t need to recruit others, but you’ll want to have others join your program, so you earn a referral fee. You can get marketing training from Mike Klingler’s Renegade University program.

So how can a person make money from Home, if they don’t want to be a Network Marketer? The Internet offers great opportunities…

1) You can write a book about a subject you have some knowledge of, and a passion for, such as Landscaping, Cooking, Pet Care, and other topics. But you need to be sure you are writing about a subject people need, not want. You need to research the Internet to see what’s being promoted, so you’ll be able to sell your eBook. That takes time, so you won’t be generating any income for awhile.

So while you are working on your book, you’ll want to join an Affiliate Program to generate an income, and gain experience.

2) Look for an Affiliate program that has a step by step training program, where you are promoting eBooks, and CDs that Network Marketers, and other Home business owners need. I think Michael Cheney’s Affiliate Millions has one of the better programs. He takes you step by step, so you can make money right away. And has a great support program to help you if you have any problems. You can also use ClickBank. Below you’ll find the link to the site.

3) If you want to work towards becoming a millionaire you want a program offered by a multimillionaire who knows how, and will show you how to become a millionaire, such as Lisa Diane’s Millionaires Training Course. The website link is available at the bottom of this article.

You have read and heard the HYPE on becoming a millionaire, with this program, or that one, and want to know the TRUE STORY…

Well the story is there are a lot of people making one million dollars a year, or more on the Internet, and in Network Marketing. But there are more making less than $500 per month, which is fine if you just want some extra money each month. That would call it a hobby, not a serious business.

What’s the difference? Well it starts with selecting the opportunity that’s right for you, not just the right opportunity. There are a lot of opportunities, but which one is right for you is an important question. It starts with what you want to accomplish, and then understanding the business you select. You should join one that will be there all the way to help you reach your goal.

People who make one million a year or more, within two years are not new to Internet or Network Marketing. They have a track record of success, and have been big money earners in their current or past business. They know what to do to duplicate their success.

So whether you are a seasoned Internet or Network Marketer, you need to learn the method that will bring you the same result as the millionaires.

I’ll be posting additional information on my blog designed to help you be successful in whatever business you are in or select to join. So bookmark the website below. If you would like to receive my Free Monthly Newsletter, email me at with MTC in the subject.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to get your free CD “Million Dollars Desire” from Lisa Diane.

If you wish a free 20 minute consultation, email me and we’ll arrange a time to talk.

Until next time… “Dream Big & Do”

Rallie Rallis is a home business coach assisting Internet & Network Marketers in using the latest attraction marketing methods to generate endless supply of leads on the internet. He coaches on
Affiliate Millions, and Training to become a Millionaire

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Monetizing Your Website With Adsense Is Profitable!

So you have a website but how do you maximize your website to its full potential?
By earning a few dollars per click from displaying Adsense ads on it. Many are now realizing that good money is made from this source of revenue. Try the simple mathematical computation of multiplying those clicks for every page on your website and you get a summation of earnings equivalent to a monthly residual income with that little effort you have made.

Google Adsense is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant and text-based Google ads on their website’s content pages and earn money in the process. The ads displayed are related to what your users are looking for on your site. This is the main reason why you both can monetize and enhance your content pages using Adsense.

How much you will be earning will depend on how much the advertisers are willing to pay. It will depend also on the keywords required. If the keywords the advertiser have chosen are in high demand, you could receive more dollars per click. On the other hand, low demand keywords will earn you just a few cents per click.

How can you start making profits out of your website using Adsense?

1. Sign up for an Adsense account. It will only take a few minutes of your time.

2. When the site is accepted, you will be receiving a clip code to include in your web pages. You can insert this code on as many pages or web sites that you want. The AdWords will start appearing immediately after.

3. You will be earning a few cents or some dollars per click when someone starts clicking on the AdWords displayed on any of your web pages. Trying to earn false revenues by repetitively clicking on your own ads is a no-no. This will result in a penalty or the possibility of your site being eliminated. The money you have already earned may be lost because of this.

4. View your statistics. Adsense earnings can be checked anytime by logging into your web site account. Once you got your account working, you may still want to pattern them to the many sites that are earning more money than you are. It is important to note that there are factors affecting how your website will perform and the amount of money it will give you.

It is a common practice that when a site earning money, the tendency is for the owner to want to make more out of what they are getting already. It usually takes some time combined with trial and error to attain what you want for your Adsense contents.

How do you increase your Adsense earnings?

1. Choose one topic per page. It is best to write a content for your page with just a few targeted phrases. The search engine will then serve ads that are more relevant which will then result in higher clickthoughs.

2.  Using white space around your ad. This can make your ad stand out from the rest of your page so visitors can spot them easily. There are also other choices of colors you can use, provided by search engines, which can harmonize the color of your ad with the web page color.

3.  Test your ad placement. It is recommended to use the vertical format that runs down the side of the web page to get more positive results. You can also try both horizontal and vertical formats for a certain period of time to see which one will give you better results.

4.  More content-based pages. Widen the theme of your website by creating pages that focus more on your keyword phrases. This will optimize the pages for the search engines. It can not only attract traffic but also make them more relevant for the AdWords to be displayed.

5. Site Build It. This is the perfect tool to be used for creating lots of Adsense revenues. Site Build It has all the tools necessary to quickly achieve a keyword-rich site that can rank high in the search engines. This will also produce a flow of traffic to your site of highly targeted visitors.

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Blogging For Profit

Blogging is becoming an increasingly popular way for entrepreneurs to earn a living online while doing something they really enjoy. In many cases bloggers can profit with very little effort. There may be quite a bit of work involved in the beginning with designing a method of gaining revenue and promoting the website but once this is established simply maintaining the blog with regular postings may be enough to keep the revenue rolling in. Two of the most popular methods for generating a profit from blogging include advertising methods. This includes advertising with AdSense and securing independent advertisers. This article will discuss these two methods of advertising on a blog.

Using AdSense to Generate Revenue

Using AdSense is one of the most popular ways for bloggers to generate revenue from their blog. This method is so popular because it is also very simple. AdSense is a program offered by Google where bloggers agree to have advertisements on their website and are compensated when users click on these advertisements. Bloggers simply have to create a blog and submit the website address of the blog as well as some other information to apply for participation in AdSense. Once a blog is approved the owner is given code they can simply copy and paste to have advertisements displayed on their blog. Google then serves appropriate advertisements each time the blog is accessed. Whenever possible, the advertisements served on the blog are closely related to the content of the blog because Google crawls the website ahead of time to determine which advertisements are relevant to the content. Blog owners do have some ability to place restrictions on the types of advertisements which may appear on the blog. For example the blog owner can specify adult advertisements are not to appear on the blog and Google will filter these out.

How Advertisements on a Blog Generates Revenue

Many bloggers use advertisements on their blogs to generate a profit. This method of advertising is more difficult than using AdSense but it can be significantly more financially beneficial to the blogger. This method of advertising is similar to the type of targeted advertising often seen in magazines. For example magazines for parents often feature advertisements which will appeal to parents such as advertisements for toys, children’s clothing or foods popular with children. Likewise a magazine for runners may feature advertisements for shoes, athletic clothing, races or training equipment. In these cases the advertisers pay for advertising space in the magazine in the hopes that the magazine’s audience will be enticed to purchase products or services after seeing these advertisements.

Blog owners can use this type of advertising but it can be hard to find willing advertisers. However, there are some factors which may make an advertiser more willing to have an advertisement appear on a blog. One of the most important factors for advertisers is the amount of traffic the blog receives. This is important because advertisers who are paying for ad space are more likely to invest in a blog with high traffic than one with very little traffic.

Another important factor for advertisers is the focus of the blog. Advertisers are more likely to purchase advertising space from a blog with a specific focus of interest to the advertiser’s target audience. Like the examples listed previously of magazines for parents and runners, advertisers want to advertise on a blog which is already reaching the same target audience.

Bloggers who utilize advertising on their website may be compensated in a number of different ways. Some advertisers may pay a set fee for the advertisement to run on the website for either a set amount of time or for a set number of page views. This means the advertiser may purchase space for a set number of days, weeks or months or may purchase space for a set number of times the advertisement is served to website visitors.

Alternately the advertiser may choose to compensate the blogger according to the number of times specific actions occur. This may include users clicking through the advertisement or users making a purchase after clicking through the advertisement. The type of compensation offered will have to be worked out between the blogger and advertiser beforehand to determine a fair method of payment.

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