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Nigerian to Woods: Cough Up My $66,000

November 18th, 2019   |   By Tom Woods

So maybe you’ve had the widow of a Nigerian prince offer to send you dough.

I’ve had a Nigerian demand more than $60,000 from me. No joke.

Back before I offered 50% commissions at Liberty Classroom I offered a flat $30. If someone joined through your link, I sent you $30.

Well, this Nigerian wrote and said: please send me my $66,000.


He had sent 2200 clicks to Liberty Classroom. He multiplied that by $30 to arrive at his figure.

Dear reader, how many sales do you think his 2200 clicks translated into?

Zero, of course.

The clicks were all crap, from a click factory.

I explained to him that clicks alone earn him nothing. It’s sales that count. Did he know how to promote a product like this?

I never heard from him again.

That guy was clueless.

Now it’s true: if you’re not clueless, there are opportunities galore to make a living — or at least a nice side hustle — with your laptop and an Internet connection.

How to be not clueless?

Learn from people who know what the %$@&# they’re talking about.

Michael Cheney and I know what we’re talking about. We have nearly 30 years of combined experience, and we have the receipts to prove that we ain’t no novices.

So we created a nice, inexpensive training program for all you folks who dream of telling your boss to take this job and shove it.

We’re more than doubling the price at midnight Eastern, though, so now’s the time:

I Gave Away a Car. Here Are the Results

September 17th, 2019   |   By Tom Woods

In 2017 I held an affiliate contest: whoever brought in the most sales of Liberty Classroom, my subscription site, through his link over the course of Black Friday weekend would win a brand new car: a 2017 Kia Soul.

For people in the next nine slots I gave away $5000 in cash prizes – in addition to the 50% commissions I paid.

Why did I do this?

First because, come on, I looked like Joe Cool.

Giving away a car, for heaven’s sake? That’s sweet. Ain’t no other libertarian giving you a car.

But more to the point, I figured: if I give away prizes, people will try harder to promote their affiliate link so they can make sales and win a prize.

The site grossed about $143,000 that weekend. So yes, I’d say the prizes worked.

So here’s my thought right now:

If giving away prizes made people work harder to promote my product, what if instead of prizes I just gave away all the money?

You make a sale, you keep 100% of the dough, for a full year.

I’ve even made a video showing you how to do it.

Sound good?

Well, duh.

This is obviously the best bonus I have ever offered, and it’s likely to be the best bonus I will ever offer.

I honestly don’t have anything better than this.

Join Gerry Cramer’s affiliate training program, and this bonus (plus two others almost as good) are yours.

You will go mad if you don’t at least click, and you don’t want that to happen, so:

Meet Your New Enemies

September 16th, 2019   |   By Tom Woods

You know the advantages of affiliate marketing:

— no 9-to-5 grind;
— no product creation;
— no customer service;
— no inventory;
— no shipping;
— can work from anywhere;
— can work whatever hours suit you;
— and so on.

Here’s the disadvantage:

Some people will resent you.

This is unavoidable.

If you aren’t slaving away at a traditional 9-to-5 job, and you’re having success in a more pleasant if unorthodox way, some people won’t be able to compute what you’re doing, and they may even think you’re cheating somehow.

If they have to slave away, so should you.

How dare you break from what everyone else is doing?

You will find that you won’t even be able to discuss the subject with some of the people you know. There will be veiled hostility, and awkwardness, the whole time. You think I’m joking. I’m not. It’s weird.

But you know what? This disadvantage of affiliate marketing doesn’t matter to me at all.

If it helps me smoke out the losers, all the better.

I don’t want to spend time with people like this.

I’d rather spend it with people like you, dear reader, who actually want to make a change in your life, instead of pretending, with these people, that staying in a grind you hate is some kind of virtue.

Gerry Cramer’s program is about to close.

He is the world’s number-one affiliate marketer, and he’s managed to get his students into eight of the top ten slots – out of 100,000 affiliates – on the world’s greatest affiliate network.

Think that guy might know something you don’t?

And if you do, I’m offering you the best bonuses I’ve ever offered:

(1) For one year, 100% commissions on my Liberty Classroom subscription site. Someone clicks on your link and joins, and you get 100% of the money.

(2) An exclusive ask-me-anything session, just for people who join.

(3) Once you’ve chosen a product to promote (Gerry will help you), I’ll promote it to my audience to get you traffic and sales.

You’re smart enough to see how valuable those are.

Now go make the time to watch this presentation, and screw those envious bastards:

My Savage Burn of Bob Murphy

July 7th, 2019   |   By Tom Woods

I may not be as quick or as clever as masters like Michael Malice or economist Bob Murphy, but the old man occasionally gets a good one in.

In promoting this year’s Contra Cruise (the vacation Bob and I host for our listeners), Bob posted on Facebook a link about Alaska, our destination, and the embedded photo showed a whale leaping out of the water.

Bob’s accompanying text ended with the words, “The whale has not yet been confirmed to speak.”

To which I replied:

“Bob, I thought it was certain you were going to speak.”


A month later, a mysterious package arrived.

An anonymous person had sent me a beautiful sweatshirt with our design on it, and the words, “I came to hear the whale speak.”

I am wearing it as I type this.

How’d he do it? Is he some amazing designer with a sweatshirt factory in his home?

He used print on demand.

It’s a fun business to start, and requires basically no up-front investment. (Hence “print-on-demand.”)

I’m making you a deal:

I’ll promote your product, or your full-blown print-on-demand store, to my audience.

Think that’s a valuable bonus? (Duh.)

But she’s disappearing, so go:

Libertarians I’ve Enriched — and I Don’t Mean With My Brilliant Ideas

June 20th, 2019   |   By Tom Woods

Every Black Friday weekend I make many libertarians very happy.
I drop the top membership level at my Liberty Classroom website from $497 to $297, and they get 50% of the dough ($148.50) every time someone orders through them.
I have libertarians who make thousands of smackers that weekend just for making a few social media posts.
Here’s my offer to you:
Instead of 50%, you’ll earn 100% commissions on your first five sales. So instead of $148.50 x 5, you’ll get $297 x 5.
That comes out to an extra $742.50.
That’s the eighth bonus I’m offering you with an $18 product.
I’ll be coming to my senses pretty soon, so secure this for yourself now:

Want to Know My Public Speaking Secrets?

March 26th, 2019   |   By Tom Woods

Here’s how to get them.

Life Isn’t Easy for the Nerdy Kid

February 7th, 2019   |   By Tom Woods

Man, the other kids sure didn’t make life easy for a kid like me.

I was bookish, I was interested in politics, I did all the things I wasn’t supposed to do.

And man, did they let me know it.

Now granted, I gave them plenty of ammunition: in 1984, when I was 12, I watched the Democratic and Republican conventions in their entirety.

And I’ll admit: that’s not normal for anyone at any age.

But I was curious, and this was bad.

I should be mocked for this.

I’ll be honest with you: it screwed me up, for a long time. I became suspicious of people who seemed to want to be my friends. What was their real angle? Were they setting me up for something?

By 10th grade I had broken out of it, but the damage had been done. For years afterward, I’d always wonder where I really stood with my friends. Turns out there was nothing to wonder about, but my experiences had left me insecure and skeptical.

You may not have had my experience, but I’ll bet you’ve read some of my posts and emails and thought:

OK, this stuff works, but maybe not for me.

I of all people get and understand that.

Today is the final day to get in on Steve Clayton’s business program. Steve has helped a boatload of my listeners build something that supports them, and that they can be proud of.

If deep down you want to do this, don’t be paralyzed by the kind of self-doubt that has plagued me for much of my life.

Here’s the key point: you get a 60-day money-back guarantee. To say you almost never see something like that is an understatement. If it doesn’t work out for you, get your money back. But the time surely won’t have been wasted: you’ll learn plenty of valuable skills that will serve you well in any business.

But I’ll bet you — like the vast majority of my listeners — won’t even consider a refund. You’ll be dancing a jig that you ever found out about Steve.

Steve’s program gives you virtually every unfair advantage you could ask for, and is perfect for an absolute newbie.

He has changed the lives of many of my listeners.

Don’t be your own worst enemy.

Watch my four-minute video, and you’ll know what to do:

After watching the video, click here.

P.S. This closes down for good at Midnight Pacific Time.

The Brutal Drubbing the Libertarian Party Is Going to Take in 2020

February 6th, 2019   |   By Tom Woods

By now you’ve probably heard that Bill Weld, former Massachusetts governor and Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate, has changed his registration from Libertarian to Republican.

It’s looking like he won’t be seeking the LP nomination for president.

This blows the field wide open.

But here’s the problem:

No matter what candidate the LP fields in 2020, it’s going to be even more of a brutal beatdown than usual. The left is voting Democrat, period, to get Trump out. This is why I suspect the Green Party will have a dismal year as well.

The right, fearing the new Democrats, is going for Trump in a big way.

There will be even less opportunity for a third party to be heard.

Worse still, if the party does nominate a good, principled libertarian, the so-called “pragmatists” will blame those of us who favor principled candidates when the vote total comes out badly — even though any candidate, including those favored by the pragmatists, is going to get killed in 2020.

Some people are saying: focus on local races in 2020 instead.

That makes sense to me, especially since that’s what I think the LP should be doing anyway.

Now, what this has to do with you:

Remember my theme these days: finding freedom in an unfree world.

You can’t win every battle — but you can win some.

The LP can’t win the presidency, but it absolutely can win local races.

Likewise, you as an individual can’t change American political culture, but you sure as heck can change and improve your own life.

This is probably the best chance to do so that I’ll be able to find for you this year. I can’t imagine anything topping it.

But it closes its doors tomorrow night.

The time has come for the all-important click:

I Was a Hacker, and the Secret Service Came to My House

February 5th, 2019   |   By Tom Woods

This really happened.

And yes, I used this as the topic of “What I Did Over the Summer” in freshman English with Mr. Reynolds at North Andover High School in 1986.

Long story short:

I was a computer hacker (a pretty lame one) in my early teens.

I definitely did things I should not have done.

But the one time the Secret Service came to my house, I was actually innocent.

A deranged kid in high school had ordered something with a stolen credit card number and had it sent to my house. He was crazy — he’d shot his best friend with a BB gun — so I believed him when he said he’d do terrible things if I told anyone.

Later he told me the package wasn’t going to come, that he’d used a bad credit card number, and I shouldn’t worry.

So there I am, fast asleep one morning (it was summertime, after all), and my mother comes into my room.

“I think you’d better get up.”

I wasn’t in any hurry.

She added: “The Secret Service is here to see you.”

I bolted out of bed.

This isn’t good.

Which of the 100 things they could nab me on was this going to be?

None of them.

It was about the thing that kid had ordered.

All caution went out the window. I told them exactly who had done it, and I even told him how he’d gotten the number.

Back in those pre-Internet days we had BBSs, so I showed them my secret access, etc.

No way am I letting this degenerate ruin my life, I thought.

I told them I was afraid he would retaliate. They assured me they would pay him a visit.

They must have scared the life out of him, because he never came near me after that. But people would come up to me in school and say, “Hey, do you know Jeff M—–? He asked me to punch you.”

(No one actually did it.)

Moral of the story:

Crime doesn’t pay.

If you’re going to use the Internet, use it for something honorable that you can be proud of.

Oh, and don’t “make money online.”

Build a business.

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P.S. I’m pulling this short video down tomorrow night, to add to the urgency and excitement. So go watch:

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