May 10th, 2017 | By Tom Woods
I have an email address almost nobody knows about.
When someone is super-duper important, I give that person that address.
I’m on the verge of giving it to you, and you can write to me with whatever questions you have about earning an online income.
Today every affiliate in the world is frantically promoting a particular product: JVZoo Academy. It’s for beginners at (1) creating digital products or, as I myself prefer, (2) becoming an affiliate for existing products.
That means you earn commissions when people buy things through your link. The product creators deal with returns, complaints, order fulfillment, etc. You just collect the dough. It’s almost not fair.
But it’s incredible and amazing, as I can tell you from personal experience. All day long, while doing other things, I get notifications on my phone about commissions I’ve earned. Every morning I wake up and check. You can do this, too.
Today, with JVZoo Academy launching, most Internet marketers are sending emails like this:
BUY JVZOO ACADEMY THROUGH MY LINK! BUY BUY BUY! YOU MUST GET THIS! IT’S AWESOME! THERE’S AN EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! GO GET IT! GO GO GO!!
I’m doing something different. I’m offering to give you my private email address, that goes directly to me, that almost no one knows about, so I can help you succeed.
I’ll earn a commission if you buy. But being able to get your questions answered by a real person, and someone you’ve sort of come to know, is going to be worth way more to you than my commission is to me. (When you see how inexpensive the product is, especially until midnight tonight, and therefore how small my commission is, you’ll understand what I mean.)
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P.S. To find out my secret email address, log in to the JVZoo account that will be created for you when you pick up JVZoo Academy and under that product click on the button that reads Tom Woods’ Bonus.
May 8th, 2017 | By Tom Woods
There are plenty of great niches out there that can generate an online income, from pets to weight loss to health. But if those don’t catch your fancy, and you’re stumped as to what niche to enter, I’m going to recommend the one I myself have entered on the side, namely Internet marketing.
I’m mainly in the education niche myself, with my Liberty Classroom and my (pretty darn good) affiliate site for the Ron Paul Curriculum. But on the side I’ve entered this other niche, and it’s worked out extremely well.
Here’s what makes it good:
(1) It’s something lots of people need. Anyone trying to make a living online will be interested in things like (a) attracting website traffic, (b) getting websites designed, (c) getting websites hosted, (d) getting graphics designed without breaking the bank, (e) social media marketing, (f) building an email list, (g) how to write copy that sells, (h) creating landing pages, and (i) plain old “how do I earn money online?” The products you promote will help people solve those problems.
(2) It’s really easy to be an affiliate in this niche. (In other words, it’s easy to find other people’s products you can promote and earn a commission.) There are tons of products launching all the time, they’re all looking for affiliates to help promote them. The affiliate payment is much more generous than with physical products: usually 50%, but sometimes as much as 100%.
(3) These products generally have some form of scarcity attached to them: either they come off the market altogether after a certain amount of time, or their price rises after the initial launch. It is much, much easier to make a sale when the customer knows there’s a chance of missing out.
(4) There are some jerks in this industry, so you’ll stand out just by being a decent person.
There are other reasons, too. I don’t know of any industry that has something like Michael Cheney’s 7-Figure Franchise, which he launched early this year. I’ve had tremendous success with it. I cannot get over how brilliant the logic of it is.
Michael Cheney is one of the most successful affiliate marketers in the world. Anyone in his right mind wants Michael promoting his products. I have earned a small fortune promoting products using Michael’s method.
Toward the end of March I promoted one of Michael’s products — The Commission Machine — to the smaller of my two email lists. This is a very inexpensive but exceptionally valuable product. As you’ll see if you buy it, it lays out the exact strategy I myself use for successful affiliate promotions: where to find products, how to make sales, how not to bore your prospects to death (as so many affiliates do), and a lot more.
As a member of Michael’s 7-Figure Franchise, I earn 100% commissions on all his products. So every cent of those sales went directly to me. When people buy his upsells, all that money also goes to me.
Once people enter their email addresses on Michael’s landing page, the fun really starts. They get placed into an 8-week email sequence in which, in his usual entertaining style, Michael pitches them on all his products. I also earn 100% commissions on every one of those sales.
So once I send traffic to Michael’s page, all I have to do is sit back and wait. Michael’s email sequences do all the work.
And if someone buys one of Michael’s high-ticket, back-end products, I earn a $1000 commission.
This has worked so well for me that a few weeks ago I revamped my Happy Earner email list so that all the new people who join it are automatically taken through a 7-day email sequence promoting The Commission Machine before they start receiving my regular emails.
It’s been just under six weeks since I sent out that week’s worth of emails, and it’s earned me $17,501.88.
The money in this niche is ridiculous. If people knew, they’d be shocked.
So if it’s plain old dough you want, you should at least look into it. Suppose you managed to build an email list of 1000 people (which is totally doable). That’s a little more than one-sixth the size of my (quite modest) list when I started that Cheney campaign. Would you be satisfied with one-sixth of $17,501.88 after a week’s worth of emails?
Don’t do anything you don’t want to do, but I’m just telling you: I’m in the middle of this pool, and the water’s great. Particularly this water.
April 30th, 2017 | By Tom Woods
One dinner with Pat Buchanan in 2005 set me on the right path at a time of uncertainty in my life.
Pat had been reading my columns for a number of years, and in late 2004 had even named me “Most Original Thinker of the Year” on the McLaughlin Group’s year-end awards show.
(I’m beyond tired this morning, by the way, because I stayed up much too late reading Pat Buchanan’s absorbing new memoir of the Nixon years, so I’ve got Pat on my mind.)
I was in the middle of the all-out assault from the left and the neocons (I know, I repeat myself) over my temerity in writing The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.
There really isn’t anything you can do about it, Pat said. He added that when he gives a lecture even today, there will be people in the back handing out some offensive column of his from 1977. These people never stop.
So he said, “Where there is no solution, there is no problem.”
Since I can’t do anything about it, I should forge ahead on all fronts.
Pat himself almost never responds to critics. He just keeps churning out bestselling books, which is the best revenge.
But he said that one reason all the smears hadn’t destroyed him is that Americans had seen him on TV forever. They knew him. He was obviously not a “Nazi,” or whatever else the hysterics said.
I took that advice, too.
I’ve been on TV a little, but I never lived in a major city long enough to be on much. But in this day and age I don’t need TV. I just need YouTube.
The videos of my speeches, and the videos I made in my office, are what brought me continued success even in the wake of relentless attacks. “How did you hear about me?” is nearly always met with, “I saw one of your videos.”
There’s a learning curve when it comes to making videos that keeps most people from doing it. That’s too bad, because video dramatically increases your website traffic, is more shareable than a blog post, and (if you’re selling something) gets you more sales.
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April 28th, 2017 | By Tom Woods
During Ron Paul’s presidential campaigns, lots of really crummy people launched lots of ignorant and hostile attacks on him.
I took the worst ones and made YouTube videos in response.
Those videos, taken together, got hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of views. They were much more effective than anything I put in writing in Dr. Paul’s defense. And as an ancillary benefit, I think it’s safe to say that they went a long way toward making my own name better known, far more than any blog post I published.
That’s what video can do for your traffic, your name recognition, your sales, your business, whatever you’re trying to do.
It accelerates everything.
The barrier to entry? The learning curve.
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April 25th, 2017 | By Tom Woods
I was giving a lecture at a university in Wisconsin when I got the news: the AP was out with a hit piece on me, inspired by the Democratic Party of Idaho.
It was 2010. My book Nullification had come out that year. It called on states to take Thomas Jefferson’s advice and refuse to enforce unconstitutional laws.
After speaking to a packed auditorium (450+) at Boise State University the previous night, I had a private breakfast with the governor of Idaho to discuss the idea. He had read the book, as had key people in the state legislature.
The book became such a sensation in the Idaho government, in fact, that ABC News even did a segment on it.
Then the Associated Press came after me.
You can imagine the things they say about somebody who thinks the states have a role to play in determining constitutionality. The usual career-destroying smears.
I knew instinctively that a blog post wouldn’t be enough to defend myself. When I got back home I’d have to get on camera.
The trouble was, I knew zero about making videos.
So if you watch the first video that I made myself on my YouTube channel, you’ll see it’s a mess: the lighting is wrong, it’s pixelated, awful.
Bad video is slightly better than no video, but ugh.
For months afterward, I struggled to get the lighting right. The lighting is all over the place in my early videos.
A professional-looking video gives you instant credibility. A lousy one does the opposite.
And man, can it bring in traffic: I got maybe 12,000-15,000 downloads of my eBook on Bernie Sanders, but over 56,000 views of a short, simple video about him.
And Facebook loves video.
But it’s scary, it seems impossible, and you don’t know where to begin. Yet at some point you will have to figure this out. It WILL generate more traffic for you, and that means more dough — sometimes a lot more.
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