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My Productivity Secret (the Awful Truth)

May 24th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

The one clickbaity title I’ve ever used in the 1160+ episodes of the Tom Woods Show was “My Productivity Secret.”

People listened in droves. They had to know what it was!

After all, I’d researched, recorded, edited, and developed assignments for 400 videos on history and government for the Ron Paul Curriculum. I’d created Liberty Classroom. I lectured all over the country and the world. I had written 12 books before I turned 40. I had edited an encyclopedia series. I had written hundreds of articles. And on and on.

How was I doing it?

And then the letdown:

My productivity secret was that I more or less killed myself, denied myself hobbies and simple pleasures, and never relaxed.

Well, that’s a lousy productivity secret!

But these days, I have things under control.

In fact, when people say to me “I know you’re busy, but…” I take it as an insult — as if I don’t know how to manage my time.

But I do.

If you could get more done in the same amount of time, and feel less stress, would it be worth $10?

In fact — and here’s the ultimate time-saver — what if I could show you a course on time management that you could not only enjoy yourself, but also get whitelabel rights to so you could sell it as your own product, all for $10 (or even less, depending on how quickly you act)?

You’d think sleep deprivation had given me brain damage.

But I don’t deprive myself of sleep anymore, and the ol’ noggin is doing just fine.

The first step is admitting, as I did, that you have a time problem.

The second step:

Albert Einstein, Boneheaded Socialist

May 18th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

Stephen Hawking had a brilliant scientific mind.

So did Albert Einstein.

But when they spoke outside their areas of expertise, and tried to lecture us on economics or even metaphysics, the results were embarrassing.

Engineers are brilliant people.

But when they try to do a marketer’s job, the results are just as bad.

They’re talking geekspeak about all the features of their product, instead of speaking English about the benefits to the consumer.

Let the experts do the selling.

If you’re new to all this, you too may find it hard to sell things.

So let the experts do the heavy lifting. Don’t be like Einstein talking economics. For the love of all that is decent, don’t do that.

That’s the beauty of Covert Commissions — you don’t have to sell anything. Just give away something valuable, and the robots (figuratively speaking) take it from there for you.

Do this, and you’ll be smarter than Einstein.

My bonuses (including a fast-expiring coupon code, plus how to get a free Skype consult with me):

The thing itself:

Time to Line Up Your Exit Plan, Before Everything Blows Up

May 10th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

You and I are watching the unfolding of some pretty scary economic and social developments in the Western world. It’s demoralizing, even terrifying.

You’re probably feeling a lot of uncertainty.

Maybe you’re worried that SJWs at work could make your life miserable, or even get you fired.

Or you’re concerned about what the next Fed-fueled recession could bring.

Or worried that automation could threaten your job.

Do not wait until these things happen to formulate your exit plan. Make it your spare-time project right now: creating an online side hustle that one day you could step into as your main gig.

If I understand you right, your major question for me isn’t “Which WordPress plugins are the most important?” or “How do I integrate my autoresponder with my eCommerce store?”

It’s “What the heck do I do, and where do I start?”

Well, I have the answer.

It’s not without work, and it’s not “get rich quick.” It does involve effort, particularly at the start. But the idea is to create something that, thanks to the Internet, can someday run more or less on its own.

That’s true of most of the projects that support my family and me right now. I paid my dues at the beginning, and now they run without much direct intervention by me at all.

So no, that’s not a fake promise. That’s the whole point of all this.

You know I’m right when I tell you that putting this project off is a bad decision.

Learn as much as you can as soon as you can.

From where?


I’ll Show Your Video to My Audience (But I’m Withdrawing the Offer Soon)

May 2nd, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

OK, try this on for a bonus:

I am in love with Viddyoze, which creates incredible, Hollywood-quality video intros featuring your logo, or whatever text you choose.

It gives you instant credibility and makes you look established (and like you know what you’re doing).

No wonder it’s the #1 seller out of nearly 60,000 products on JVZoo.

So here’s the deal.

You may not believe me now, but I’m telling you: if you’re on this list and you’re looking to start an online business, or earn affiliate commissions, or whatever, you will sooner or later start making videos.

That’s just a fact.


Pick up Viddyoze through my link below, and between now and when one of us drops dead, I will promote one video you make to one of my social media outlets, each of which has many tens of thousands of followers.

It can be a political video, a video on some hobby of yours, or even a video promoting an affiliate product, with your affiliate link in the description.

Now that’s a bonus, my friend.

​​​​​​​It’s like a Get Out of Jail Free card in Monopoly: even if you don’t need it at the moment, it’s nice to have in your back pocket.

This Viddyoze promotion ends two days [edit: now just one day] from now, and this bonus (and the three others I’m offering) will be withdrawn.

My Viddyoze demo and bonuses:

Viddyoze itself:

Time to Eat Your Broccoli

April 20th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

I don’t obsess over email metrics, but sometimes I’m too curious not to look.

Here’s the thing:

(1) If you want to earn anything, you need people to see what you have to offer — whether it’s your own product or something you’re offering as an affiliate.

(2) Therefore, you need to know how to drive traffic or build an audience (which is hard if you don’t know what you’re doing).

Yesterday’s email contained two absolutely foolproof ways to do this.

And it got my lowest open rate of the year.

So I shall gently push back:

People: you need to eat your broccoli, so to speak. Topics like this may not sound fun, but they are absolutely the difference between success and failure online.

It’s covered a bit in the webinar replay from this week, too (and which you can view via the bonuses link below), so that will help.

Oh, and I’ve added $2K worth of bonuses.

(And no, that’s not Internet marketerspeak, where they take $20 worth of crap and call it a $7000 bonus. This is the most massive bonus I’ve ever offered.)

What does $2K worth of bonuses look like?


How to Build an Audience That Will Buy From You

April 19th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

Here’s one of the most valuable emails I’ve written in 2018. Do this, and you’ll see results.

Let me deal with this: “Woods, you have an audience. Of course you make sales. How could I expect to make sales and/or earn affiliate commissions?”

Here’s how:

If your niche is dogs, join Facebook groups about dogs, add value to the conversations, and then find out who the really engaged folks are. Add them as friends.

You now have a targeted audience to whom you can pitch things and earn commissions. (How to pitch non-obnoxiously? See the webinar replay below.)

Marketers in decades past would have slit throats to do what you can start doing this very afternoon.

Do something similar on Twitter. Find leaders in your niche, and see who’s most engaged with them. Follow and interact with those people, and build up a Twitter following that will be interested in what you have to offer.

There’s nobody who can’t do this.

We talked about this in yesterday’s webinar.

We also talked about how I’m earning commissions on __products I’m not even promoting__.

As I left the Soho Forum last week, where I watched Bob Murphy debate fractional-reserve banking, I got a phone notification telling me I’d just earned a $1000 commission on a product that was not part of any blog post, email campaign, podcast advertisement, or anything else I’d been doing at the time.

How does something like that happen?

I’ve got a replay of the presentation in which we discussed it — but as with all these replays, it’s up for an extremely brief window of time.

While the rest of America keeps on as if it’s 1957, here’s what’s possible in 2018:

Because I’m Sick of Libertarians Being Broke, I’m Doing This

April 16th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

So-called progressives think libertarians are just rich folks who want to hoard their wealth.

As usual, progressives have no idea what they’re talking about.

Libertarians are some of the brokest people I know.


They talk a lot about capitalism. Almost none of them actually do capitalism.

This frustrates me to no end.

Here’s an easy way for the ambitious to get started: I recommend a particular product that every libertarian should be promoting as an affiliate. Each sale earns you over $100 in commission.

It’s a product that helps a lot of folks, and which people will thank you for promoting.

And if you promote it using the strategies I recommend, you’ll get better results, period.

I reveal this product in the video I’ve made you that pulls back the curtain on my online businesses: what I do, how I do it, and how my experience might be applicable to you.

This is a valuable video, you can be sure.

Yet I’m giving it away as a free bonus just for attending my webinar on Wednesday and staying until the end of the presentation.

Another free bonus for attending: a done-for-you website selling a highly useful product that you get resell rights to — which means that whenever someone orders, you keep all the dough.

These are bonuses just for sitting there and watching our Wednesday presentation.

I’m not saying everyone in the world would want these bonuses. Some people, after all, are clinically insane.

As for everyone else, here’s how to sign up:

How I Did It

April 12th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

Remember the film Young Frankenstein? The grandson of the famous Victor discovers his grandfather’s notes in a preposterously titled book: How I Did It.

I’m about to give you the Woods version of How I Did It (except it’s a video).

I went from generating $50 a month (and thinking that was pretty neat!) through the Amazon affiliate program, to now running several successful Internet businesses.

I had no training in this.

I’ve made a long and detailed video taking you behind the scenes of everything I do, how I monetize it, what my strategies are, and a whole lot more.

The wheels will start turning as you watch this thing, trust me.

How do you get it?

I’m not selling it.

I’m giving it away to my readers for free, as a bonus.

To claim it, click the link below to attend this upcoming live webinar with me, and stay until the end of the presentation. Then the bonus is yours.

You’d want to attend this webinar anyway: it’s about an extraordinary expert who, almost more than any single person on Earth, has helped me succeed.

Let me be blunt: I’ve pulled in an astonishing pile of dough thanks to this guy. (It came so easily that I wound up giving every dime of it away to causes I believe in.)

So not only does the webinar give you get a glimpse inside how I did that, but you also get a pretty darn valuable bonus: that How I Did It behind-the-scenes video of my Internet business life.

If that video doesn’t help you, you may be unconscious.

So remember: it’s free. Just attend the webinar, which will be great, and when we’re all done I’ll send it to you as a bonus for attending.

Sign up here, before you forget:

P.S. Braggy income claims, which you’ll encounter on the signup page, are OK when they’re true, which in this fellow’s case, they are.

Woods, How Do You Get So Much Done? My Embarrassing Answer

April 7th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

I’m not saying you’re lazy. You’re probably not.

But if you’re like me, and the rest of the human race, you’d rather reach your goals with the least possible effort.

I’m getting good at that.

Instead of writing eBooks from scratch, I convert my podcast episodes into transcripts, and release them as books. That’s called “repurposing,” which sounds nicer than “lazy man’s method.”

Instead of creating everything from scratch, I sometimes buy licensing rights. I once bought a license to resell a plugin I use (it generates very nice countdown timers for my promotions).

That means I didn’t have to develop the plugin myself (as if a tech idiot like me would know the first thing about that). I could just sell it and keep all the dough.

As I mentioned in a previous email, I once bought the rights to an extremely helpful course, which has helped a great many of my listeners, for $97, and turned it into (as of this writing) $44,793.

Sure beats creating it from scratch, especially when I couldn’t have done nearly as good a job myself.

Still, I had to sell these things, and some people are spooked by selling. It sounds hard.

So what if all you had to do was give things away?

What if all you had to do was give away genuinely valuable training, of the kind a huge number of people are looking for?

I’ve done it myself.

You’re the good guy: you just give away free stuff.

Then the sales funnel takes over.

The prospect is then presented with a $9.95 upgrade. If he takes it, you get all $9.95.

He’s then presented with a $97 upgrade. If he takes that, you get all $97.

Meanwhile, you haven’t had to sell a thing. You’ve just given away valuable content that people will thank you for.

I’ve done this (if you’ve been on my list for a while, this will ring a bell) myself, and I can attest that it works.

I lay it all out for you in what I’m pretty certain you’ll find a valuable backgrounder (though FYI I’m taking the video down Monday night):


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