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Learn From the Master

January 21st, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

Here’s your weekend assignment:

Listen to my interview (at the bottom of this post) with Ben Settle, master of email marketing.

Email marketing? Woods, you say, that sounds too technical, and not relevant to me.

My answers:

(1) After you listen, you’ll say: Woods, you were right.

(2) You only think it isn’t relevant to you. If you’re looking to build an income stream online, learning this stuff isn’t optional.

(3) Have I led you astray before?

Here’s a promise:

Listen to this interview, and you’ll learn something about marketing and earning income online.

And you’ll be entertained.

Ben shares how and why he defies the conventional wisdom when it comes to email marketing and selling his product (or affiliate products). I myself do what Ben teaches, and I’ll tell you: it works.

I lay out the three things someone needs to do to start generating income online.

We discuss several don’ts, and a couple key do’s.

Listen below:

My Advice to Counterfeiters

January 19th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

A woman in Gainesville, Florida, was arrested this week for passing counterfeit bills.

She had simply photocopied twenty-dollar bills in a photocopy machine.

My advice: don’t do that.

You will not be surprised to learn: they were quickly spotted.

She first used them at an Applebee’s to pay her bill. When she tried using them at Walmart and the cashier questioned her, she fled.

She was later taken into custody thanks to a cell phone she had left behind.

Using a photocopier to counterfeit money sounds about as clunky as my own sad efforts to create graphics.

They look ridiculous, and everyone knows I made them myself.

Yet as someone who makes a living online, I need to make them. And I need to not spend $300 every time.

You, too, don’t want to look like someone who photocopies $20 bills. And you also don’t want to spend so much on graphics that you’re tempted to start photocopying $20 bills.



The doors close on this tonight, so this is your last chance. You’ll need this someday. Take a look.

My Kindergarten Teacher Said I Might Be ‘Mildly Retarded’

January 16th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

I learned to read before I was three years old.

This did not impress the kindergarten teacher at the Hood School, who broke the news to my parents that I might be “mildly retarded.”

She proceeded to list a series of things I couldn’t do. One of them was skipping. (What kind of boy skips in the first place?) I’ll never forget that night, when my extended family vainly skipped through the living room, as I cried in the corner.

Also, my drawings were terrible. He doesn’t draw hands on his people!

Um, their hands were behind their backs, genius.

I wound up flourishing when we moved to another town and I entered a different school. My mother later told the whole story in a blistering letter to the editor of the local newspaper in our old town.

I’ll admit, though: to this day I have zero artistic ability and no design sense to speak of. But like anyone doing anything online, I need designs for eBooks, box covers, Facebook ads, flyers, logos, and other things, too.

Outsourcing works, but it can be pricey, and you can wind up unsatisfied and with no recourse.

The whole situation is frustrating and expensive.

Or you can try to do it yourself, and wind up putting out product that makes you look like an idiot.

The solution:


The Lazy Bum’s Guide to Online Success

January 14th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

I like easy.

I don’t like physical inventory.

I don’t like shipping stuff through the mail.

I don’t like processing returns.

I don’t like things that take forever to do.

I’d rather spend all that time with my kids.

I like easy, and there’s no product easier to create or sell online …
… than a simple, straightforward instructional or how-to eBook.


Why are eBooks the perfect information product to sell on the

>> 100% profit margin.
>> No printing costs.
>> No inventory to store.
>> Quick and easy to update.
>> No shipping costs or delays.
>> Higher perceived value than regular books.
>> Quick, simple, and inexpensive to produce.

In his eBook Writing E-Books for Fun & Profit, Bob Bly will show you how to make a go of creating and selling simple eBooks.

Who’s Bob Bly? Only “America’s best copywriter,” according to McGraw-Hill. (A copywriter writes advertising text, or “copy.”)

He’s also someone I gladly paid thousands and thousands of dollars to do a project for me.

Oh, and he’s written 85 eBooks.

I think he knows what he’s talking about.

Later this year, Writing E-Books for Fun & Profit will sell for $59. However, to make it affordable for you to get started in eBook publishing, he’s letting my subscribers have Writing E-Books for Fun & Profit for only $19 today — a juicy $40 savings.

Plus, grab his book through the link below and forward me your receipt, and I’ll send you two awesome bonuses:

(1) Our eBook and video mini-course on how to narrow down the niche for your blog or online business;
(2) My screencast video showing you how I monetize my own websites.

Oh, and if you hate Bob’s book he’ll refund your money and you can keep the book (and my bonuses) anyway.

Am I crazy to do this? Maybe…crazy with awesomeness.

These bonuses are vanishing at midnight, so get clicking:


Next Person Who Tells Me to Follow My Passion Gets Smacked in the Face

January 14th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

“Follow your passion.”

OK, in the abstract I guess there’s nothing wrong with that.

But in lots of particular cases, it’s downright bad advice.

Like when you’re trying to choose what niche you want to focus on when trying to earn money online. Most people aren’t “passionate” about more than a few things, if even that many. So if you limit yourself to what you’re “passionate” about, you’re sharply limiting your opportunities.

As Internet marketer Paul Counts puts it, if you start raking in the dough in a particular niche, you’ll get passionate about it pretty fast.


Still, finding the right niche is often the difference between runaway success and years of struggle.

To help you make the right decision, we’ve got an eBook and mini-course on finding your niche. I’m throwing it in as a free bonus for anyone who picks up Bob Bly’s invaluable book Writing E-Books for Fun & Profit through the link below.

I’m also throwing in a screencast video in which I show you the ways I monetize my sites.

Just copy and paste your receipt into my contact page and I’ll send them along.

Bob has written 85 eBooks. He’s the expert. If you hate his book, he’ll refund your $19 and even let you keep the book. You can keep my bonuses, too.

But I’m taking those bonuses down at midnight, so get passionate about grabbing Bob’s book:


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