Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Critical Steps to Online Success--Compile your articles into a "Free Book" to give away

If you haven't read it yet I suggest you go to "Ezine
Articles" or "Go Articles" and read my article: "20
Critical Steps To Online Success - Get Off To A Fast
Start!" It will help us to stay on the same page. But if
you can't be bothered right now…no problem.

As we go along here I am feeding you these steps in the
best order for you to get them done (in my opinion)
but if
you're like me at all you'll probably going ahead with each
step a bit at a time.

I've had you set up your website already because we need
that in place so your visitors can download your products
and join your Newsletter list and it takes some fiddling
around to get all of the links working etc. You can work
away at getting that running smoothly as a break from your
writing. We're a little bit ahead of schedule doing that
but it's quite exciting to get your first website up, so I
slipped it in a bit early.

Now you have your 5 articles written we want to compile
them into a "Free Book" that you will offer on your squeeze
page as a gift for people who register for your Newsletter.

To do this I find it best to initially work in MS Word and
then convert the Word document to PDF format
to give it
that professional feel. If you also have MS Publisher in
your MS Office Suite you can create a very professional
looking template for your book

A good cover image on your title page and your squeeze
page can also help to give your book that professional feel
but it's not essential. Just Google "Free eBook Covers" to
get some templates
or free software from the web.

So just copy and paste your articles into a Word Doc in
sequence and clean up the transitions between articles so
your book flows nicely.

Make sure you have some active links in there to give your
readers the opportunity to visit your other websites or
Affiliate Links if you have them.

You'll need a Cover page, a Copyright Page and a Table of
If you download my free book from the link in my
"About Me" Box you can copy and edit these from my book to
suit your own requirements.

Now you just need to convert to PDF and you're ready to go.

CRITICAL STEPS TO ONLINE SUCCESS - Write 5 articles of 300 words each on your subject.

So far, if you've been keeping up with me, here's what
you've done:

1.Decide what sort of business you want to be in on the
2.Decide what you want to sell.
3.Find some affiliate products in that niche and register
to market them.
4.Get a website of your own.

If you intend to do your marketing via Article Writing and
Publishing then here's what you need to do now:

Create 5 article titles--a series is good. Write down 3
points for each title and begin to write your articles.
you get stuck or bored with one just move to another, but
keep on writing.

Let's say your niche is dogs and you're writing about dogs.

Your five titles might be:

1. How to pick a good dog.
2. Big or small dogs…which is best?
3. What dogs shed the least?
4. How much does it cost to feed a dog?
5. What's the best way to train a dog?

And some points to write about in Article 1 as an example
could be:

" What are the characteristics of a good dog?
" Should I buy a puppy or go to the SPCA?
" How can I tell if the dog I pick will be a "good" dog?

Just write 100 words on each of these points and you've
got an article ready to publish.

A great way to get some ideas of what to write and how to
write it is to go to http://ezinearticles.com and browse
through the articles.

Just go to the "Ezine Articles" home page and explore the

A good place to start is with the "Writing and Speaking"
Categories and then take a look at articles in the "Writing
and Speaking" and "Article Marketing" sections.
The value of this for you is that you can take an
educational course in how to write and market with articles
at the same time as you are doing your writing.

You'll now need to publish your articles to the Article

Keep on Winning



Critical Steps to Online Success--Step by Step Plan--How to Find and Register for Affiliate Programs

As I said in an earlier article, starting with an
"Affiliate Network" is an easy way to get started as an
You first need to register with each of the
networks you choose.

The largest are:

Commission Junction: http://cj.com/

Linkshare: http://linkshare.com/

Performics: http://performics.com/

Click Bank: http://clickbank.com/index.html

What are the actual Steps to get started as an affiliate?

Let's look at one program that's really easy and is also a
superb "How To" manual on Affiliate Marketing: Rosalind
Gardner's "Super Affiliate Handbook"

Go to this site to work through this example with me.


Just click the link at the bottom of the page and it will
take you to the Super Affiliate Sales Page.

Once there you will see a navigation bar across the top
which says:

Home | Order Now! | Make Money

If you click on "Make Money" you will be taken to the
Affiliates Page
where you have the opportunity to join this
program as an affiliate.

But before you do that you need to sign up and get your
"Click Bank" account opened and you will find a link to do
this as you scroll down the page.

Once you have a "Clickbank Nickname" you enter your
nickname and generate your affiliate promotions link.

You then create a sales page for this program, put the
included "HTML Code" on your page, insert your "affiliate
promotions link" and you're set to go as an affiliate

Now, if you just want to register with "Clickbank"
straight away, here's how you register:

You open their site at http://www.clickbank.com/index.html
and click on the "Become an Affiliate" link, which you will
find in the left hand column. You then click on "Sign up"
and fill in the simple form and "voila" you're a registered

At the top of the page you'll see the Navigation Bar.

Home | Sign Up | Marketplace | My Account

Click on My Account and enter the Member's zone.

Once again go to the Nav Bar and click "Marketplace" and
your ready to start looking around and choosing some
programs to work with.

Keep on winning