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The Lazy Man’s Method

December 4th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

Sometimes I see the great Eric July make a video while he’s driving.

I’m too scared I’ll crash into something. (Hence my scaredy video at the end.)

With that emasculating admission out of the way, today’s message involves a regular guy who’s gotten pretty good at affiliate marketing. (He sells other people’s products and earns commissions.)

This guy ain’t no millionaire. But you know what? Screw them. They’re 117 steps and ten years ahead of you.

How about a guy who’s only about six months ahead, but they’ve been a great, successful six months?

(OK, I shouldn’t have said that thing about millionaires. My point is: you don’t always want to learn Physics 101 from the top researcher at MIT. He’ll be speaking ten levels above you without even realizing it.)

First of all, no matter what your interest is, there are affiliate programs waiting for you to join and earn commissions from.

Maybe it’s wine. There are wine affiliate programs. There are wine rack affiliate programs. There are wine cellar affiliate programs.

Even gazebo companies have affiliate programs. (The commission rate doesn’t exceed 10%, but since gazebos can cost 25K and above, that ain’t too shabby.)

(Why do I call it the lazy man’s method? Because you don’t have to create the products, hold inventory, manage customer service, etc. Just send some clicks and collect the dough, which companies with affiliate programs are only too happy to send you.)

And although you can build an email list and promote these programs that way (and I do recommend that), relative newcomer Tim Verdouw has a much faster way to build up an audience to whom you can pitch affiliate offers.

(It’s in video #3 under “My Success Secrets” in his Affiliate Secrets program.)

Now Tim focuses on Internet marketing products only (though his strategies of course work for any niche, and I strongly recommend them).

So I created a bonus for you in case that’s not your niche.

Pick up Tim’s Affiliate Secrets program (it’s a ridiculous 9 smackers for the time being, for crying out loud) and one of my three bonuses is a screencast video in which I walk you through how to find affiliate programs in more niches than you knew existed.

My bonus page, featuring my in-the-car-but-not-driving scaredy-cat video:

The thing to get, to get my bonuses:

Pouring Scalding Water on Myself, and Other Acts of Cluelessness

November 29th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

I was so busy in graduate school that I was always looking for ways to save time.

I swear to you this really happened:

I was cooking pasta. I thought: rather than bring the pot to the sink and then pour the boiling contents into the colander, I’ll be more efficient and pour it into the colander on my way to the sink.

Of course, the boiling water went right through the colander onto my legs, scalding me.

This is Mr. Prestigious Ph.D., I remind you.

Or this: when I had to provide a urine sample for an insurance company, I somehow let my friends trick me into taking it to the wrong building. (Sorry — you never know what you’re going to get when you read my emails.)

Or this: despite being Mr. Online Earning Man over here, I was completely unaware of this, which can change your financial outlook darn fast:

Your Aha Moment for Today

November 28th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

At first, Friedrich Frankenstein refused to believe any of the nonsense about his grandfather, Victor. There’s no way dead tissue could be reanimated!

But then, in the classic Mel Brooks film, he comes across, and studies, his grandfather’s private papers.

He thinks it all over.

He declares, “It…could…work!!”

(And indeed it does.)

Here’s how this involves you.

Let me propose a model for you.

You will reject it at first.

But you’ll consider the logic, and you’ll have a Friedrich Frankenstein moment.

I know a guy named Sam Bakker.

I’ve watched him release a really neat (and profitable) piece of software several times a year.

I thought: wow, this guy really knows how to create software!

Ah, naive little Tom.

It turns out, Sam has zero programming skills.

But he’s very good at the very thing programmers stink at: marketing.

(I love all you programmers and coders out there, but when I listen to you try to sell something I start looking around for an object to bludgeon myself with.)

Here’s Sam’s basic model:

(1) He develops an idea, based on a perceived need among his market;
(2) He hires a developer, at a fixed price (much less than you think) to create software to meet that need;
(3) He then sells the software, keeping all the profits.

Now unless you have That-Sounds-Like-Something-Other-People-Do Syndrome, you’re intrigued.

But Woods, you say, how would I find people who would buy my software?

Answer: you don’t have to.

Affiliates will find them.

Offer a 50% commission, and people with big email lists full of hungry buyers will gladly do the work for you.

Meanwhile, every buyer in turn becomes an entry on your own email list, which you can use in the future to sell more stuff.

This proposition is not debatable: people no different from you are making fantastic livings doing precisely this.

“It…could…work” indeed.


Sign up right now to watch Sam walk you through it tomorrow morning:

P.S. Yes, he’ll pitch you something, but his guide is very inexpensive (less than $20 if you grab it tomorrow morning), and even if you don’t spring for it, I’ve never known anyone to listen to Sam and not learn something.

Save your spot:

Cyber Monday: Cheapest Day of the Year to Start Your Website

November 27th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

Today’s the day Bluehost offers its lowest hosting price of the whole year — a measly $2.65 per month.

On a site like this, if I didn’t tell you about the cheapest hosting day of the entire year you should want to smack me in the face.

Anyway, that’s a pretty darn good price to lock in.

Oh, and did I mention I offer bonuses to help get you up and running, and to send you a wave of free traffic (so your big launch won’t just consist of tumbleweeds blowing by)?

Details on my bonuses:

Grab that Cyber Monday deal (just freaking $2.65 per month, for crying out loud) before it turns into a pumpkin:

The Woods Method of Avoiding Insane Relatives at Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

Sure, I’ll admit this is a little unusual.

I’m inviting you to a webinar on Thanksgiving night (9pm Eastern).

“Woods,” you say, “can’t you give it a rest even on Thanksgiving?”


But I assure you: I wouldn’t be doing this if it weren’t important.

Not to mention: it gives you a good excuse to remove yourself from awkward family situations. “I know it’s Thanksgiving, but I’m afraid I need to hop on a webinar.”

Here’s the deal.

Omar Martin was a paramedic for the NYFD until 9/11, when he lost his partner in the attack and simply could no longer continue in that line of work.

He made a radical career change. He eventually figured out the online game, and is now one of the best teachers we have.

He and his wife, Melinda, are today considered the power couple of Internet marketing.

Their flagship product, the My Unfair Advantage program, opens to the public for only a few days every year.

Their members rave about it — the testimonials are truly out of this world — and love Omar and Melinda.

If you just can’t figure out what step one is, and you’re not convinced you can make this online thing work, My Unfair Advantage is tailor made for you.

Every week they walk you through something important you need to know, and take your questions.

Their members area contains a whole suite of software, courses, and reports to accelerate you on your path.

I cannot urge you strongly enough to set aside the time to attend. I truly believe this will help you, a lot. Omar and Melinda are the real thing.

I know for a fact some of you will be writing to me about your success stories as a result of this one thing.

I’m so convinced it will help you, in fact, that I’ll be rolling out by far the best collection of bonuses I’ve ever given away, in order to make joining My Unfair Advantage irresistible.

One of those bonuses involves spending time with me in person, if that’s something that interests you.

More on that in the days to come.

For now, register for this freaking webinar already:

How My Teenager Can Be Set by the Time She’s 18: Lesson for Us All

November 18th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

OK, so I guess I’ve been going about this wrong.

For at least two years I’ve been urging my now 14-year-old daughter, Regina, to think about launching her own podcast. She has an area she’s very knowledgeable and passionate about, and there are few podcasts about it.

It’s the perfect combination: something she loves, plus something she could probably monetize (I have ideas aplenty, believe me).

I kept emphasizing the monetization angle. I said that if she started now, by the time she’s 18 she’ll actually have a decent income from this side hustle of hers. And that would mean she could, in her professional life, do whatever she wanted without worrying about salary.

Her side income from podcasting, in other words, would free her to do what she loves.

A persuasive argument!

Yet I could never quite get her to go ahead with it.

So that was Dad’s effort, spread out intermittently over two years.

Mom spoke to her for 20 minutes the other day and persuaded her to do it (!).

We haven’t yet had the full family discussion, but I rather suspect Mom focused on the passion side of things.

Maybe 14-year-olds aren’t as worried about finances as I thought.

But it’s still a good point: the sooner you start, the faster you’ll get to where you want to be.

That’s the subtext of all my good-natured emails to you.

I’ve made it even easier for you to start cashing in online the way countless knuckleheads are already doing, by snagging you a free membership at Affiliate Profits Club, which has a bunch of step-by-step videos on how to earn commissions via affiliate marketing, which I myself love dearly.

It’s also got a section full of resources that will help you get started and be successful.

It’s $27 for other people, but FOT (Friends of Tom) get in for $0.

Now there truly is no excuse….

Tom Woods

I Got into Bitcoin, and Here’s How It Turned Out

November 18th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

You could say I got lucky.

I happened to meet with a bunch of knowledgeable Bitcoin advocates a number of years ago, and they spent a good amount of time discussing its merits and prospects with me.

Eventually (not right away), I decided to buy in. Bitcoin was at $550. It’s at nearly $8,000 today. So that worked out.

With gains like that, Bitcoin has everyone’s attention. People wonder: should I get in now? Will it continue to go up? Or would I be getting in at the top?

I won’t presume to answer those questions for you. But I’ll say this: a lot of these questions are coming from people with the inaction gene. They know they should have done X, but some kind of mental paralysis stopped them.

Same goes with all this online stuff: someday winds up becoming never.

So I’m making it easy.

Unlike a Bitcoin buy, which requires you to scrounge up some dough, here’s a training program in affiliate marketing whose usual $27 price tag I got waived for you.

Don’t let that have been in vain. Accept this gift:

The Professor Who Wouldn’t Tell Me His Name

November 6th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

Hard to believe what this country is coming to.

Over the weekend I spoke at a fantastic conference, featuring lots of brilliant people with prestigious degrees, books published by major houses — all the credentials you could ask for.

But given the current state of American culture, a handful of attendees, including a college professor I met, were afraid to reveal their names.

Dissident opinions aren’t exactly welcome in academia, corporate America, or the press. And these folks didn’t want their livelihoods destroyed by professional smear artists.

But, as I told people in the room: there’s some good news all the same.

In the old days, dissidents like Jordan Peterson or Owen Benjamin would never have been heard from again.

Today, they’re Internet celebrities.

If you’re not yet a part of it, you’re sitting on the sidelines of history, as one of the most liberating forces of all time passes you by.

Tomorrow, Seth Young is going to join us to show you just how easy it is to (1) get a blog up with content posted in under 15 minutes; and (2) drive serious traffic to it.

Most people never even try (1), partly because they think they can’t do it. And very, very few ever figure out (2).

Tomorrow I’m handing you an unfair advantage. Take it.

Reserve your seat:

Images You Were Never Meant to See

October 27th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

Need a graphic of some kind designed? Well, just use Fiverr!


Once in a while I’ve had a decent result, but not lately.

Two recent examples:

You have to be kidding me. Those are hideous.

If you’re doing anything online, you’ll need some kind of graphics at some point, guaranteed. Could be eBook covers, product covers, whatever. Social media, meanwhile, has its own graphics requirements that you probably won’t want to navigate unaided. And like me, you may need graphics created on a regular basis.

At $150 a pop, that adds up.

I finally threw in the towel and started using Pixel Studio FX instead. It’s easy — even fun — to use, it generates exactly what I want even though I have zero design skills (and I mean zero), and it saves me a boatload of money. With my first cover I’d covered my small investment three times over.

It’s actually one of the few products I’ve written a testimonial for. That’s how thankful I am for it.

For just a couple more days, you can pick it up for a low one-time fee; after that it switches to a monthly charge, and you don’t want to pay that.

Save your sanity and your money, on something you will need if you’re planning to make your mark online:

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