Ghostwriting For Profit

By necessity you've probably written many articles and your own web content. If you've done it enough, you get good at it. In fact, you may be good enough to do it for profit.

I never considered myself a great writer. I got the job done, but when I saw my articles get hundreds of hits a month and ezines started picking them up, I thought about writing for profit.

If you've been toying with the idea of writing for profit, consider the following:

- A ghostwriter is a professional writer who is paid to write content that is credited to another person as the author

- As a ghostwriter, you're a great resource to webmasters, bloggers, and other article marketers

- As a ghostwriter, you can create your own PLR packs and sell them multiple times

- People are always looking for quality, professionally written content using specific topics and key words

- As a ghostwriter you can do anything from organizing other's thoughts into an outline, creating blog posts for bloggers around a theme, or a complete ebook

If you're interested in getting started in ghostwriting, check out the course here.

Research for Profit

Internet Research Business Guide
If you've been doing Internet marketing for any amount of time, you quickly become a pro at finding what you need. Afterall, time is money and you learn quickly where to go to find what you're looking for. You may not think of yourself as a pro, but compared to the person who doesn't use a computer regularly, you are. Locating web sites to find what you want can be a tedious task. Those who are able to refine their research on topics of interest may be interested in creating their own home-based Internet business.

There are many companies, both offline and online, that provide Internet research for top dollar. If you are one of those people who can find sources of information on the Internet through various databases, a home-based Internet research business is a great idea.

When you're doing Internet-based research, it is necessary to be an expert; however you only need be an expert at finding the information. You have to know where to look and have a list of professional resources other than Google.

As an example, look at Yahoo Answers. If everything is available simply by Googling a few key words, wouldn't people do that? Many people have difficulty mining data on the Internet--it's called information overload.

Most government agencies have an online presence and make their information available to the public. The information can be easily retried regarding a home or small business, statistics on start-up costs, local business taxes, state and federal agencies, etc.

I can attest to the fact that being able to search the Internet on various topics on the Internet can be a lucrative home business. I have made an income online for 4 years researching a range of home and small business topics. In my case, knowing where to find topics for home and small business owners requires a specific set of databases. In most cases, I can find answers online within minutes. I personally enjoy retrieving information they need, and the information benefits my business as well.

If you're thinking about starting your own home-based business, download the Research for Profit ebook here.

Video Utility Poster

Video Utility PosterI'm sure you've heard of Jack Humphrey and the Authority Site Center. It is, without a doubt, the oldest, most respected, results-producing business and marketing training center on the web for authority site building. Jack has a stellar reputation for building great utilities for bloggers—and he's done it again.

If you have had a blog for a little while you know how hard it is to keep readers coming back. For that matter you might be finding it hard to attract enough readers as it is.

What if you could very quickly tap into terabytes of video content to run on your blog on every imaginable topic? In 5-10 minutes you could have some of the most interesting and engaging content on your blog: video!

And you could do this over and over to capitalize on 1. search engine rankings for keywords in your niche, and 2. speed posting.

Now, I'm not talking about junky posts. Whether the content is good or not is up to you and what you pick from the never ending supply of video on the web.

What I AM talking about is keyword rich posts that use video as the main attraction and being able to compose those posts in minutes.

Ever been in a crunch for time and have to get a post up for the day on your blog? You don't want to just "phone it in" and lose subscribers. You still need to hit the mark and keep your readers happy while seeking out more rankings for more keywords in the engines.

But time is Blogging Enemy #1. None of us ever seem to have enough of it.

That's where this ingenius software from Content Desk and Jack Humphrey comes in.

It's called Video Utility Poster and it should be on the desktop of every single blogger on the web. In fact, it soon will be on thousands of bloggers' desktops which means it had better be on yours or your competition is going to be harder to beat!

I love this software and I know you will too, so here's that link again. Check it out!

How NOT to Use PLR Articles

Internet Marketing Blogging Bootcamp

It's pretty tempting to submit PLR articles to article databases. After all, they're keyword rich and ready to go, but there are several negatives to doing this. The primary one is that it makes you look lazy and brands you as part of the herd that's just out to make a buck. Remember, you're not the only one who knows how to Google. Here are a few other reasons NOT to do this--

PLR subscriptions reach many people, so if every Internet marketer submits them to an article directory they will all be deleted for submission of duplicate articles

Duplicate content might come into play, and it is rumored you could see penalties from search engines.

Your readers are looking for value, so at least rewrite the content somewhat to make it unique to your site and use it to the best of your abilty for affiliate sales and establish yourself as an authority.

Article marketing is about branding and using PLR for this will skew the branding that you are working towards.

If readers think you are plagiarizing or copying another site's material, it will devalue your branding, name, link etc. Even if it's not true, it' looks bad.

Article directories refuse duplicate content and may ban you from using their service in the future if you submit something that has already been submitted.

Even with modifications your article from PLR may appear to the be very similar to others that have done the same thing with the same article causing the same reprecussions as if it were exactly the same content.

Think about the PLR process, you pay for the rights to using the PLR, putting it into a free article database is giving it away free for others to use as well, which is breaking the rights agreement of the PLR subscription in most cases.

The most crucial reason above all is that you are not the only person using this article, and it would be more beneficial if used in other ways on your website and in your newsletter compared to what might happen if you submit to a directory.