Quest for Mail Order Success With WTM

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This is my quest to find legitimate mail order business opportunities.

I am going to tell you about my adventures in mail order with WTM Publication’s postcards. I ordered the program on Friday July 13.  I received the package of materials on Saturday July 21. That is a very prompt response. It made me feel good about doing business with them.

I thought about it many times but never did anything about it until now. I may have seen the postcard for the “Profit Max Formula” 5 times in the last five years. This shows that not everyone will respond the first time they see a certain postcard. Keep that in mind.

Why Did I Choose WTM?

I chose WTM because they have very good-looking postcards. These attract attention. Attracting attention leads to attracting sales.

Why Did I Choose the Profit Max Formula?

I chose the Profit Max Formula because I believe it has the potential to make the most money. You receive $500 for every sale. This makes the profit potential very high. At a 1% response rate, you could bring in $2500 for every 500 postcards mailed. This is not guaranteed of course.

 

A Simple Plan

You can do this. Anyone can mail postcards. Postcards also have a high response rate because there is no envelope to open. The person receiving the card can read it immediately. They can decide to read further very easlily.

7 Mistakes to Avoid With Mail Order Programs

1. The worst mistake you can make is to not do anything with it. I have done this myself several times. If you don’t try you will never know what could happen. Don’t live with regrets.

One way to reduce the chances of not doing anything is to set a clear, specific goal. Make sure it has a deadline. You could say I will work one hour a day mailing postcards so I can make $1,000 a month by August 1, 2019.. You might say that is not very much, but if you do it every month for 20 years, you could put $240,000 in your pocket.

Also I forgot to say that you should write down your goal. Put it where you can see it every day. This will be a reminder of your goal and will help keep you moving toward it.

2. Starting but stopping too soon. This is another mistake I have made. In the 1970s I had a very good business going with classified ads. But for some reason I don.t know I stopped. It was one of the worst mistakes of my life. I believe it cost me at least $50,000 over the next 10 years. It could have been much more. It could have cost me $100,000 or more.

So my advice is don’t stop when you are on the verge of major success.

3. This mistake can be very costly also. Give yourself at least one full year. Not giving yourself time means you can;t benefit from your experience and knowledge you have gained. Even if you make a mistake you will gain some valuable knowledge from that experience. You know something you did not know before. You are smarter than you thought.

So set your deadline for your goal at one year from your start.

4. Another mistake is to forget the numbers.  Your costs will go down the longer you mail. At first you should go slow. Start with only 500. But later after you have more experience and success you can print in larger quantities and your printing costs will go down. Also there is the fact that you only pay the intial costs once. You do not have to pay every month.

So remember as your experience goes up your costs will go down. These are two very good trends. They will help you succeed.

5. The fifth mistake is to go too fast and try to get rich quick. You need to test carefully in the begining. You need to test your mailing list. Your reponses could vary a lot from list to list. So test carefyully until you find the golden list. The one that makes good money for you. Don’t mail 2000 postcards to start. Mail only 500. But don’t stop until you strike gold.

6. The sixth mistake is to order any  old list.  You need to start with a hot line list. That is a list of recent buyers of a program similar to yours. It this list does not work for you, then the rest of ther list will not work either.

So start with the very best list you can find–a recent buyers list.

7. The last mistake is to not look for ways to increase your response rate. This program for example has a stamp program that could be mailied with it. It would have to go into an envelope of course. But combining the two programs could  increase response to the original postcard.. It is something worth trying.

I plan to update this report every month. So please check back to see what is new with me and this program.

Please comment or ask questions. I will answer as soon as I can.

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I hope this post was helpful to you. If so, please  let me know. Thanks.

Work at Home Jobs: Where to Find Paid Blogging Jobs

I started thinking about work at home jobs. Then I focused on paid blogging jobs and where to find them. Here is a list of places to find paid blogging jobs.

Problogger

This website is al about blogging. It is one of the best places to find blogging jobs. You can search by keyword or location.

Indeed

This website has many jobs listed. You can search for “blogger” to find blogging jobs.. Other similar terms will work too.

FreelanceWritingGigs.com

This is another listing of jobs from around the internet, it is updated every day.

Craigslist

Craigslist lists jobs and not just physical objects . You can find many job openings here. You can pick any city you like.

WriteJobs.info

Like most websites this one collects job poenings from around the internet. It makes it easy to find jobs in one place.

BloggingPro

This website allows you to pick from contract work to freelance, full-time, and part-time. It also has temporary jobs listed.

Hubpages

This website allows you to write a post on it. This is callled a hub. Hubpages places ads around your hub that are related to it. You get a share of the ad revenue when someone buys a product or service from your post. Hubpages pays at $50 minimum and Google adsense pays when you reach a minimum of $100.

Squidoo

This is a really good online community for publishers.. No bad reviews were found by Forge Fortune. At squidoo what you write is called a lens. Ads are placed around your lens. with related products and services. You get a 50-50 share of the money. You get paid by Paypal.

elance

With this website you have to showcase your skills in your profile in order to get hired. You can get paid quickly.

ContentBLVD

This website connects owners of blogs with writers of blogs. You must fil out an application form. You can earn money here and get great experience. Pay is $12 to $48 per post.

epinions

With this website you can write reviews for products and services.  If you like to write reveiews this is the one for you. You get paid in Eroyalties with the Income Share program. The minimum to get paid is $10 in the US. It is $100 in non-US countries.

Conclusion

I hope these websites help you to find the paid blog writing jobs you want. Please let me know if they help you or not.

If you like this post please let your friends know on social media. Good luck and God bless you.

Working At Home Business

I recently received an exciting postcard in the mail.  It is from WTM Publications. It is about making money by mailing postcards. This is something that can be done from home.

Good Looking

The postcard is very eye-catching. It has a lot of color–red, yellow and black. It has a picture of a good loking woman on it. It is a large postcard so it stands out from the crowd.

Great Selling Power

It looks like it would convert to sales very well. It definitely got my interest. I have been intereted in making money by direct mail since 1975. I have made some money. This looks like it has the potential to make a lot of money. You can get  $500 from each sale the postcard makes.

WTM Does Pay

I did some checking online and found out that WTM does pay. A man named Dee J. had a You tube video. He showed a few of the money orders he had received with his name on them. This is proof that they do pay.

More Proof

I also found a website that promotes several different programs of WTM Publications.  It is the .makemoneywithmailorder.com website.

I did not know they had so many different programs. They pay from $25, $50, $100 and up.. The cost to join most of them is lower than for the $500 per sale program. 

The $500 per Sale Program  costs $500 to the authorized dealer and $195 to WTM for processing and handling. So the total cost to join the program is $695. This is not cheap, but I believe it has the potential to earn a subtantial income. This is called the Profit-Max Formula. The headline is “Earn $500 per Sale Senr Directly To Your Mailbox.” 

My Secret to Higher Profits

The key to success in mail order is the mailing list. The BEST mailing list is YOUR OWN mailing list. 

What do you do if you don’t have a mailing list?

You can create your own list by making a simple offer for free informtion about the business opportunity. You can then mail that to the mailing list of your choice. Make sure it is a “buyers only” mailing list. Many cheap lists are worhless because they contain lots of lookesr and few or no buyers.  A looker is someone who sends for free information but never buys anything.

When you get responses to your free information offer, that name and address is part of your mailing list.  It is YOURS if someone responded to your offer. You can then mail the postcard to that name . You will get a better  response to the postcard since they already know you. They also just responded to your FREE OFFER. A recent response is better than an old one.

If you get just one extra response to your postcard it could mean the difference between profit and loss. A small profit is better than no profit at all. Once you have a small profit you can work at getting more and more profit. Persist until you reach your goal. 

Goals Help You Get There

Your first goal should be to get your first response to the WTM postcard. Then you can set higher goals after that. Make your goals reachable within 30 days.

In the beginning all you need are action goals. You do not need to set a lofty dollar goal. You can say “I will mail X number of letters or postcards to start my own mailing list” Mailing 30 per day is a doable goal for a part-time business..

I like to treat business like a game. Games have rules. The most important rule is to start with the best possible list. When you are winning the game you are MAKING MONEY. That is the FUN part.. 

I love the idea of making money by mail order. You can do it from home. 

I welcome your questions or comments. Please use the social meda buttons if you like this post. Thanks.

Law of Attraction Money Magnet: Information You Can Use to Make Money

One of the most exciting ways to make money is by the law of attraction. It is like magic.. Money simply appears where there was no money before. There are some laws of physics that help explain this but I won’t go into that here.

My plan is to do a series  of experiments, one every week.  Each week I will give the results of the experiment from the week before. I hope you find this as fascinating as I do.

Today I will review the experiment that I did that started my journey into the law of attraction. adventure.

How It All Started

I listened to an audio tape recorded by a multimillionare who said that he used the phrase:

 “everything is coming to me easily and effortlessly”. 

The Experiment

I changed the phrase a little. I said “money is coming to me easily and effortlessly”  i repeated the phrase over and over. I said it throughout the day.  I repeated the phrase at least 50 times.

The Jackpot

Then it happened. I stumbled upon a section of a patio that had coins scattered over a small area. It was the most change I ever saw in one place before.. It was $1.75 in nickles, dimes, quaters and about 25 pennies. Amazing!. 

I actually helped to make money come into my life just by thinking about it. I remember the title of a book I read once. It was called Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life.

Money Manifestation

So my little experiment demontrated that thoughts can be turned into money.  This is the important point. The amount of money manifested. is NOT important. YOUR THOUGHTS CAN CHANE YOUR LIFE . This is the most important point. This demonstrates the power of positive thinking for one thing.  It also demonstrated the power of repeating affirmations.

A New Experiment

The purpose of this experiment is to demonstrate the power of being very specific. I have tried this before but this is the first time I have done it LIVE. 

I will concentrate on manifesting dimes. I will repeat the phrase “dimes are coming to me easily amnd effortlessly”. over and over 50 times. 

My goal is to find at least 10 dimes in one week. I have never found 10 tdimes in one week before. This will be a first if I am successful. The deadline will be 2:00 pm EST next Friday July 13.

So I will be back with the results sometime on Friday afternoon.

My Background

I was a chemistry major at Earlham College in the late 60’s. I did many experiments fpor my classes. However, I was clumsy with my hands. I do not have much finger dexterity. This experiment suits my abilities and interests much better. I changed  my major to sociology and a minor to  psychology.  I also changed colleges. I am still interested in science and psychology. I love to experiment and to measure. I love my watch to be accurate to the second.

Please feel free to comment or ask questions. I will answer as soon as possible. I work full time and my shedule is irregular. So please give me a little time. Thanks for your comments.

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Keyword Research Analysis Tools

 

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Keyword research is very important for getting more traffic to your website. One of the best tools for this is jaaxy. No it is the best for sure.

What is jaaxy?

Jaaxy is a powerful keyword reasearch tool. It is more complete and more efficient than any other out there. At the end of this post I will give you a chance to try it for free. Sounds good right?

Type in a keyword

Type in a keyword that you or others might use to make a search. This could be anything that you are interested in.

Next  click on “search”.

Average monthly searches

This is the number in the first column. This number should be as high as possible. That is as high as possible without much competition. More on that in a few minutes.

Ttraffic

This number is to the right of the number above. This is the number you can expect if you on the top of the first page.

QSR competition number

Next is the competition number. This number should be less than 300. If it is more the competition is too high for this keyword.

KQI

Next is the keyword quotiient indicator. This tells you whether your keyword is great, normal, or poor. Green is great, yellow is normal and poor is red.

SEO

Tthis is a number from 1 to 100. The higher the number the better. You will know you have struck gold if the number is in the high 80’s or in the 90’s or 100.

Try other keywords

Try a few other keywords. Since this is a numbers game, the more keywords you try the better your chance of getting a real goldmine. That is a keyword with high traffic but with low competion. Of course the SEO number will be high also.

List or Save Keywords

Now you are ready to list and/or save your keywords that are the best according to their traffic and competition. Save them now so you don’t have trouble remembering them later.

Try More Keywords

Rremember the more keywords you try rhe more “gold” you will find. So keep on going.

Choose 3 Favorites

Choose 3 favorites from your lists. These will be your “prime” keywords. These are the ones you will likely use in your post when you write them.

Write a Post

Now you can write a post and put one of your favorite keywords into your title. Write it so it makes sense and flows naturally.

Also use one or two of your keywords in the first paragraph.

Now put your favorite keywords into the last paragraph as part of a summary or conclusion.

Are You Ready to Try it?

Here is your chance to try jaaxy for yourself.

 

 

 

How to Publish a Kindle Book

Today we will discuss how to publish a kindle book for fun and profit. The inspiration came from two differenr posts. One is “How to Successfully Self-Publish a Kndle eBook” by Jeff Goins on the michealhyatt.com web site. The other is “How to Publish Your Book on Amazon Kindle” by Business Insider. I have published a book on Amazon. It is called “160 Secrets to a Happy Marriage”

Why Publish on Amazon?

Why publish on Amazon?

Here are the reasons that Guy Kawasaki and Seth Godin publish only on Amazon.

1. Amazon is the largest “paid serach engine” on the planet. Google searchers do not have their wallets out ready to buy.

2. Amazon dominates the book market.  It offers over 12 million titles altogether.

3. It has a powerful review system that helps you sell more books.

4. Amazon is a  “maketing machine “. After you have sold a certain number of books Amazon refers its customers to your book. Wonderful.

5. Amazon makes it fast and easy to publish.  You can be published in 24-48 hours.

5 Steps to Publishing on Amazon

Step 1. Write

It is obvious you need to write your book before you can publish it. However there are 3 steps to writing a quality book.

1. Vomit Draft

Jeff Goins calls the first rough draft the “vomit’ draft. You are just trying to get it out.

2. Review Draft.

The second draft is checked over and rearranged.  It is edited.

3. Editorial Draftl

The third draft is more refined . It is checked for spelling or grammar errors. Proofreading iis part of this third and possibly final draft.

Step 2 Format and Design

1. Format for Kindle

You can try formatting it yourself using Calibre. But Jeff recommends paying someone to do this for you.

2. Cover Design

If you are on a budget you can use Crowdspring or 99 Designs for designing your cover. Ask for a JPeg file with 1500 pixels on the long side.  The ratio of sides should be 1.6 to 1 as recommended in Amazon’s guidelines.

3. Double Check Everything 

Here is where you ask a freind who knows grammar, story structure, spelling and puncuation to proofread your work.

Step 3 Publish on Amazon

1.You go to kdp.amazon.com and sign in. You will need an Amazon account to do this.

2.Put in your tax information so you can get royalties.

3. First click “Bookshelf” and then click “Add New Title”.

4.Next fill out the form, including “book title, description and keywords you want people to search to find your book.”

5. Next upload your cover file (in JPEG format).

6. Then upload the book file.

7. Now use Amazon’s online viiewer to test your book to make sure it looks right.

8. Now click “Save and Continue” and go to the “Rights and Pricing” page.

9. Choose Worldwide Rights. You want all the rights you can get.

10. Take a 70% royalty rate and choose your price. Just let the international prices adjust based on your U. S. price. Jeff recommends you price at $2.99-9.99. These prices will help maximize your royalty rate.

11. Next click “Save and Publish”

12.You will get an email from Amazon when your book is ready. It can take 24-48 hours but often it takes much less time.. 

I hope this is helpful to you. I will use the last twelve steps next time I publish a Kindle eBook. Please comment below. I would appreciate it if you spread the word on social media. Thanks.

Increasing Website Traffic Free

Today I want to talk about steps to increase traffic to your website. You want to increase traffic right? But how do you do this easily? You write more compelling blog headlines. Here are some tips for doing just that. This post was inspired by “5 Easy ways To Increase Website Traffic” by Robert Mening. Here we go increasing website traffic free.

1. Make Lists

“10 ways to write more compelling headlines”

or “5 Easdy Ways to Imcrease Website Traffic”

2. Ask a Question 

“Do you want to increase your website traffic?”

3. Curiosity

Arouse curiosity. “What are the 5 top reasons people don’t make money online?”

4. Create urgency

You have 5 days until X will happen

5. Use power words

317 Power Words Headline Hacks Cheat Sheet This source has a great list of power words that will instantly make you a better writer. Check this one out . I don’t have space or time to list all of them for you. These are by Jon Morrow of Smartblogger.

6. Make the value clear

Make the valuue clear when you right a title.  “Here is the best $20 book you can get free.”

7.Use headline generators

Here is a list of some of the best headline generators:

Sumo Kickass Headline Generator

Inbound Now Blog Title Idea Generator

impact Blog Tittle Generator

CoSchedule Headline Analyzer

Portent Conent Idea Generator

SEO Pressor Blog Title Generator

Advanced Maketing institute Headline Analyzer

8. Use templates like these

How X Can Do X  “How college students Can Make Money Fast”

How to Do X Even If (Obstacle) “How to Make Money Investing Even If You Don’t Have Much Money to Invest”

I have listed some of the easy ways to increase website traffic for free. I hope you find this helpful. I think researching and writing this has helped me focus on specific ways to increase website traffic without spending any money.

Please comment on this. I will answer questions that you have too. Thanks for your feedback.

Also please share this on social nedia. Thanks.      

Freelance Blog Writing

I just discovered the world of freelance blog writing. You can hire a blog writing service to help you write more. Or you might try to work for a blog writing service if you have some experience.

I am interestedf in the possibility of having an experienced writer write some of my blogs. I am only writing a blog once a week since I am working full time . I only have an hour a day to spend on my blog. 

Freelance blog writing could help you rank higher in Google., since you can  have a greater frequency of publication.. This can ultimatle help you make more money. Higher ranking in Google will lead to more traffic. More traffic leads to more money from affiliate marketing.  You can make commissions when you review or recommend products related to the topic of your blog.

Or what if you already have a blog but you are not making momey yet. You could write for others on fiverr or connect with a  company like ContentDevelopmentPros.  They write many blog posts for others . When they write for you, you keep the rights to the blog that is wriitten. They are ghost written so no one needs to know.

Here are some of ithe mportant points about Content Development Pros.

The blogs are original

They use the keywords you want to use.

They use SEO to help your blog rank in Google.

The turnaround ttime is 3 days.

They are ghostwritten so you keep the rights to the blog.

There is no limit to the revisions allowed.

If you want they can put the blog on your website.

They say you can expect 0% mistakes. I assume this means in spelling or punctuation and the like.

The cost is as low as $11.95 per blog post.

You fill out a form where you request a free proposal.

I am so excited to learn about this company. I found another one where the cost was $150 a month for 1 to 10 blogs. That istoo much for me. But the first one is a possibility. I am not sure I will ever use it but I like knowing that it is there if I need it. 

Yes there is a telephone number you can call. There is also live chat so you can ask questions before you send in your free request proposal.

So there is nothing wrong with paying someone to do freelance blog writing for  some of your blog posts. One blogger I know about was writing 5 blogs a week for ten years. He finally decided to pay someone to write some of his blogs. He was having a hard time keeping up the pace. He trained them in how he did his blog. He also said it did not really cost him because one particular post paid off in thousands of a percent of what he paid. Paying some freelancer can be well worth it.

By the way he had ten million visitors in those ten years. His frquency of blogging had something to do with that amazing amount of traffic.

On the other hand some people do not want anyone else to write their blogs. They do very well without paying someone. It is up to you to decide what to do.  To pay or not to pay for freelance blog writing.that is the question.

If you have any comments or questions please comment below. If you like what you read here please use social media to let others know about it. Thanks.

Online Proofreading Course

I discovered a great online proofreading course. It is called Proofread Anywhere. The website is proofreadanywhere.com.

Online Proofreading Course Review

It is very complete and helpful. It not only gives you the skills to proofread like a pro, but al;so shows you how to get clients. This is the number 1 ranked proffreading website. The owner is Caitlin Pyle. She has over 10 years experience in proofreading.  She had to overcome some serious challenges. She created this course to make your own journey smoother than hers.

Do You Have What It Takes?

How do you know if you have the ability to be a proofreader? Would you like to make $17 an hour for general proffreading?

1. You need to love reading.  If you don’t love reading you will probably need to do something else.

2. Does it bother you when you see typos in a book or a magazines? If typos bother you, you probably have what it takes to be a successful proofreader.

3. Do misspelled words bother you when you see them online or in a book?

4. Do you dislike your long commute to work? Proofreading can be done from anywhere.

5. Are you fed up with the 9 to 5 routine? If you are then proofreading could be your answer.

What is Proofreading?

Proofreading is about reading texts to detect and mark errors to be corrected.

Proofreading is Not Editing

Editing is about making changes to texts not just detecting errors.  Proofreaders do not make changes to texts but look for errors in spelling or punctuation for example.

Much of this information came from the webinar on the proofreadanywhere website.

What Does a Proofreader Do?

1. A proofreader has to read the document.  This may sound obvious but… it requires s-l-o-w-i-n-g down so that you don’t miss anything.

2. A proofreader must find the errors. This may seem obvious too but therre is more to it than it appears.

3. You must Mark  the errors. You need to  use marks to show where the errors are and what is wrong.

4. You must return the document.  This means getting it back to the client not when you feel like it but when the clients needs it.

Is the Market Saturated?

No. In 2016 there were 75.6 million active blogs . There are also at least 890,524 books published globally in a year according to www.worldometer.info/books/. There is a new book published on Amazon every five minutes This means there is plenty of work for great proofreaders with real skills.

If you  are not willing to invest in your education then you will not succeed as a proofreader, But if you are there is plenty of work.

This is good work for people from college students to reirees. There are many proofreaders in these two groups and other groups for sure.

I think you will find the training offered to be very reasonable for what you get. Most others offer less for a lot more money. One website asks for $189 per year for a small portion of the course.

I would recommend proofreadanywhere to anyone who is serious about getting the skills needed to make money in this field.

Please feel free to comment on this post. I did a lot of work to finish this. i hope you like it. Any questions? I will answer as soon as possible.

Also feel free to mention this post on social media. Thanks in advance.