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Democratic Socialists Are Sapping My Will to Live

July 17th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

These people make me crazy.

A democratic socialist on Twitter writes:

“Remember, babes, there’s nothing moral about work, and you have basic human rights to food, water, shelter, and health care (among other things) whether or not you work.”

There are scores of things wrong with that statement, but here’s the key one. If there’s nothing moral about work, and we all decide simply to loaf around and exercise our “rights” to shelter and health care, who’s going to provide the shelter and health care that we supposedly have a right to?

How can I exercise a “right” to something that doesn’t exist?

And if we can’t all exercise this “right” at once, how can it be a natural right that belongs by nature to all of us?

In fact, work is profoundly moral, and it involves providing people with things they want.

And if you aren’t just fooling yourself and you really do want an online business, you will need to sell something.


Creating something to sell sounds like a lot of work.

But what if I found you three in-demand things that you can get the rights to sell as your own, and keep all the profits?

Would that not make your online income stream project 100 times easier?

(Some of my best-selling stuff consists of products I bought the resell rights to, as opposed to products I created myself.)

You can have your own business by today.

Check it out:

Want to Start That Blog? Today’s the Day

July 16th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

Last week I sent my email list an unintentionally cryptic message. I told people to do something on Tuesday the 16th.


Tuesday is the 17th, as many of you kind folks wrote to tell me!

But it turns out I was kind of right.

You can do the thing I urged you to do on both days.

That thing was this:

Start that blog you know you should start.

Why now?

Bluehost is celebrating its birthday, and for this fleeting moment my folks are getting web hosting for the ridiculous pittance of $2.65 per month.

So if you’ve been meaning to take the plunge, why not do it now?

Plus, I’ll help get you visitors, and that’s the hardest part of a new site.

Here’s the link:

And here are my bonuses (plus my step-by-step overview video of how to get started in five minutes):

Report: Woods Is “The Most Divisive Figure Alive” in the Libertarian Movement

July 12th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

I just read a report about the 2018 Libertarian National Convention in New Orleans.

The author wrote:

“Woods is arguably the most divisive figure alive in the modern libertarian movement. To his supporters, he is the ideological linchpin that sets the standard for libertarian pedagogy. For many in this room, his podcast The Tom Woods Show has been an inspirational guideline that provides a historical roadmap to the libertarian movement dating back to the beginning of our country. To his detractors, Woods is a firebrand with a murky past and he received a cold shoulder from the LP leadership who have attacked him in the past for what they perceive to be Woods’ more conservative philosophies.”

A few thoughts here.

For one thing, I never set out to be “the most divisive figure.” (I’m not even sure the claim is true, but let’s accept it for the sake of argument.) That’s dumb, and wouldn’t work anyway.

But this title isn’t anything I’d want to run away from, that’s for sure.

It means my ideas get talked about.

It means my name gets repeated again and again.

It means people seek out my books and podcast episodes to find out what the fuss is about.

When I was promoting The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History years ago, the TV spot that got me the most sales wasn’t the interview I did on MSNBC with Pat Buchanan. It was the argument I had with Alan Colmes on FOX News.

Conflict gets people’s attention. It makes them takes sides. And when they take sides, they cheer for their side.

You build a devoted following.

Meanwhile, there’s a milquetoast think-tank head who doesn’t like me. He gives boring speeches than offend no one. (Except Nazis. He’s really bold, so he’s summoned his courage to oppose…Nazis. So there are 544 people in the U.S. who would be repelled by the guy.)

Result: nobody would cross the street to hear this guy speak, which is why he speaks only at conferences with captive audiences.

I know which one of us I’d rather be.

Yes, you can try to be Oprah and appeal to the whole world. But then, you’re competing with the whole world.

Or, you can be you — unapologetically you — and build up raving followers in some niche. Depending on the niche you may take some abuse, too, but just get a thick skin.

In other words: pick an area, and stake your claim there.

Simple way to begin: start a blog. It will make you a better writer, it will add your voice to the conversation, it will get you off Facebook (where you’re spending lots of unproductive time) and give you something productive to point to, it gives you an opportunity to earn affiliate commissions, and it’s your piece of online ground on which you can stake your claim.

The sooner you begin, the sooner you’ll see results.

What to do next:

The Nazi Takeover is Nearly Complete

June 28th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

Came across this on Twitter:

“Literally in tears. Haven’t felt this hopeless in a long time. With Justice Kennedy leaving, we now have two options as Americans: get fitted for your Nazi uniform or report directly to your death camp. How do you fight the darkness without light? My spark is going out. #SCOTUS”

Got that?

We have two options: get fitted for your Nazi uniform, or report directly to your death camp.

I replied to him:

“Third option might involve a mental hospital.”


Some so-called progressives genuinely believe we’re more or less living under a Nazi regime. Others just use hysterical headlines to drive traffic.

That’s not a good long-run strategy.

Want to drive traffic — the lifeblood of your online business — to whatever you’re doing online?

A free membership here, which I got for you, will go a long way:

I Have My Own Personal Irishman

June 22nd, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

What do I do when I’m stumped on something in my various online ventures?

I ask Kevin Fahey, whose private Facebook group alone is worth the price of his indispensable IM VIP Training membership (for which he’s offering a $1 trial this week, which you should certainly take him up on).

First off, I’m a paid member, and splurged for the lifetime membership:

A lot of people come to me with questions, but when I myself have a question, I go to Kevin.

Your questions probably won’t be as technical as mine, but I include a few of mine to show just how broad Kevin’s knowledge is, and how he regularly participates in his private Facebook group:

Kevin wound up making me a screenshot video to show me what to do (this is from Skype):

He’s a good guy, period.

Again, for just a few days he’s offering a $1 trial for his flagship program, IM VIP Training, where I’m a lifetime member. The members’ area is massive, teaches anything you could possibly dream of learning about generating an online income (the strategy as well as the nitty-gritty technical aspects). And it includes Kevin’s special Facebook group as a bonus.

This saves you days, weeks, months, even years of frustration and failure that going it alone often amounts to.

No more fruitlessly staring at your screen, or dealing with $0 paydays day in and day out with no idea what to do next.

Come on now: Kevin’s Irish accent alone is worth the $1:

If This Homeless Guy Can Do This, So Can You

June 16th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

Some rags-to-riches stories, especially in Internet marketing, have the whiff of b.s. to them.

“I was about to lose my house when I came across this eBook….”

Sure you were.

(More on this in a minute.)

My friend Tim Verdouw, whom some of you know from Facebook, just released an excellent new training program for a mere $7. It shows the exact, step-by-step method he uses to make his online living promoting other people’s products and earning commissions.

I went through it myself. Yes, it works — I see Tim doing precisely this every day. And the tools and strategies you learn will serve you well in whatever you do online.

Now I’m throwing in two bonuses:

First, a program called Laptop Legacy, by Bill Hugall. I just wished Bill a happy 39th birthday a few days ago. He’s on top of the world, and very successful.

It wasn’t always so: Bill used to be homeless. He doesn’t blame the world for this; he’ll tell you straight out that he made plenty of bad decisions. In fact, in his Facebook video this week, Bill said that in the old days nobody would have given him the time of day, or ever expected he was going anywhere with his life.

What’s Bill’s secret? That’s what his Laptop Legacy program is about, and that, too, is a free bonus when you grab Tim’s $7 product through the link below.

My second bonus is a program I sold last year, but am now giving away for free: List Masteree, in which half a dozen established folks explain how they built their email lists — which, though you may not believe me now, will one day be your most prized asset — and how they monetize them. This is gold.

All this for $7.

The price is increasing by about 400% in two days, so now’s the time:

This Is Better Than That Time I Hit a Girl

June 5th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

When I was six, there was a girl two years older than I was who kept stealing my toys.

One day, she rode off with my Big Wheel.

Let me tell you: I had had it.

Remember the Big Wheel? It had a removable seat.

I chased her down, pulled the seat out, and smashed her over the head with it.

That sure quieted down her little witch cackle.

Now I’m not hitting you over the head with a Big Wheel seat. But I am giving you a gentle smack across the face (for your own good!).

Chances are good that you have little or no audience right now.

You’re not sure you can make any of this work.

This post is that smack across the face.

Yesterday’s email showed you how to make affiliate marketing work even without a massive following.

Today I want to show you a video that will walk you through exactly how very small fries, when they know what they’re doing (and that’s the key), outperform even the biggest names out there.



After watching, sign up for my webinar with Matt McWilliams (who hosts the video above) this Thursday. You’ll learn a lot, and there I’ll be announcing my new mastermind group and how to get in.

We’re going to help each other succeed.

Want in?

Step one is to sign up here:

“Relax, Tom. The Scary Colored Folks Aren’t Going to Steal Your Job.”

June 2nd, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

That’s what someone on Twitter told me yesterday after I retweeted an item about affirmative action.

My reply:

“That’s a relief. I’m always afraid I’ll lose my job as HOST OF THE TOM WOODS SHOW.”


“Welcome to the Tom Woods Show. I’m your host, Levon Sarkisian.” Doesn’t really work.

Nice to have a job you can’t be fired from.

OK, not everyone wants to have a podcast. No problem. But you can’t get fired from affiliate marketing, either.

As I explained last night, good affiliate marketers are like extreme couponers — except instead of piling up coupons for 20 cents off, they pile up $125 commissions.

Listen to me explain it — this is a short video, I promise — and you can be doing it by this afternoon.

The Speech I’d Give if I Were Trump

June 1st, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

Time to go for broke.

For all of Trump’s faults, the left wants to concentrate on alleged irregularities in the election, and/or Trump’s alleged “collusion” with Russia.

Trump’s policy toward Russia has actually been rather bellicose — by design or because he’s trying to fend off accusations of collusion, I don’t know.

If I were him, I’d hire Pat Buchanan, one of the great speechwriters, to write me an address to be delivered to a national audience.

There I would calmly lay out the forces arrayed against me. I would explain the nature of the Deep State. I would remind people of Chuck Schumer’s remark that if you mess with the CIA, they have “six ways from Sunday” of getting back at you. Is that how we want to live?

Since Trump’s foreign policy is not nearly as different as he said it would be or as his opponents feared, he could even say: I haven’t even deviated all that much from what previous presidents have done in foreign policy, yet they still come at me.


Because they fear I can’t be controlled. I’m a wild card. I don’t owe anyone anything. So even if they do approve of some of what I do, these are control freaks, and they do not know how to cope with someone they do not own.

Make no mistake: that, and for no other reason, is why they are trying to take me down in an open coup.

This speech would only intensify their struggle against him. But you know what? He doesn’t need this job.

He’s independently wealthy, owes no political favors, and can be perfectly happy doing something else.

Alerting Americans to the nature of the Deep State is more than any president in living memory has accomplished for the public, and it would be a speech even the lying historians couldn’t ignore.


You and I aren’t Trump.

In fact, I venture to say that Trump has more money than you and I, dear reader, put together.

We’re not going to match him in that area.

But we can aspire to one thing he has: living on our own terms.

Not having to live in fear of an employer or (if we have any) our enemies.

A newbie-friendly way to do that, that millions of people are already doing?

Affiliate marketing. You don’t need to create or invent anything. You just earn a commission whenever someone buys a product through your special link, which you can share on a blog, on Facebook, on Twitter, on YouTube, on Instagram, or via dozens of other free ways.

If you know what you’re doing, it yields you an incredible lifestyle, on your terms.

This week Matt McWilliams, whom I introduced you to on episode 1161 of the Tom Woods Show, is holding some webinars on how to do it.

But only at the one he’s doing for my readers — on Thursday, June 7 — will I be unveiling the Tom Woods Mastermind Group, where all of us, experienced and newbie, will help each other succeed.

You don’t have to stand up to the Deep State. You just need to click the link:

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