Steps to make Money On the web.

Text-only Preview

IM Success Secret:
Just Write It!
... how to win forum friends and influence people
By
Dennis Becker
____________________________________________________________
Copyright (c) 2010 by Earn1KaDay.com, all rights reserved - Page 1

Disclaimer and Copyright Notification:
Copyright (c) 2010 by Dennis Becker, Earn1KaDay.com
The contents are based on the author's personal experience and research. Your results
may vary, and will be based on your individual situation and motivation. There are no
guarantees concerning the level of success you may experience. Each individual's success
depends on his or her background, dedication, desire and motivation.
NOTE: Some of the recommendations in this report might contain affiliate links. If you
click on the link(s) and purchase such a product based on my review and/or
recommendation, I will receive a referral commission. Whether I receive a commission or
not will not have any effect on the purchase price of the product. Additionally I am
sometimes offered a complimentary product to review. My decision to promote these
products is based on my own satisfaction with the products. I do not recommend crap, and
any review I make will be based on my own experiences, which are not typical. You could
do better, you could do worse, you could do nothing at all, and that is totally out of my
control.
We make every effort to ensure that we accurately represent our products and services.
There is no guarantee that your results will match examples published in this report.
Some links may change or even not work for many reasons beyond the control of the
author and distributors. They cannot guarantee or otherwise be responsible for what you
might find when you click through to sites not under the control of the publisher of this
report.
____________________________________________________________
Copyright (c) 2010 by Earn1KaDay.com, all rights reserved - Page 2

About Us:
Dennis Becker began his Internet marketing
career in 1998 by selling on eBay while still
running a full time retail business. Beginning in
2002, he became interested in Internet
marketing, and spent 3 years trying virtually
everything with dismal results.
One day, frustrated and beat, but unwilling to
quit, he devised a new strategy to simplify the
entire process, starting with a mindset makeover.
That strategy changed his life, and he wrote about it in the classic "5 Bucks
a Day" book, available at Amazon, or through a link in the resources
section.
He also opened an "Insiders Club" in 2007 to help more experienced
Internet marketers achieve their first $1000/day of profits by following
proven, sometimes little-appreciated, business models to receive amazing
results.
Rachel Rofe has been a full time Internet Marketer
since June 2006, and has been on the Internet for over
a decade.
Although she's dabbled in many fields, she's mostly
known as a membership site expert, copywriter to the
"Internet Stars", and offline business expert.
She dedicates her time to learning as much as possible,
both in Internet Marketing and in life. She joined the
staff of Earn1KaDay in 2010.
You can read more about her on her blog at http://www.RachelRofe.com.
____________________________________________________________
Copyright (c) 2010 by Earn1KaDay.com, all rights reserved - Page 3

Would you like me to summarize the one key skill that, once
developed, will add a zero or two or three to your Internet
marketing income?
Well, like it or not, here it is:
The ability and willingness to write
Sometimes the most important things, after taught, are also the
most obvious. Like in "5 Bucks a Day", the obvious things were
set goals, make lists, focus, and improve your income. Some
complained that the teaching was too obvious. If that's so, why
weren't they earning what others are?
I suspect those that complained were looking for the magic
bullet, the trick that would be like a slap upside the head,
something that nobody else had ever thought of, or a "black hat"
technique that would deliver riches without effort.
Set goals? Make lists? Focus? That sounds too much like work
or mumbo-jumbo to some. Hopefully not you. And too obvious
to others. My goal has always been to boil down complex
strategies into the simplest steps, and in so doing, if it all sounds
obvious in the end, so much the better.
If you're reading this, and obviously you are, I would say the
odds are excellent that you have the ability to write. So, you're
halfway there.
But are you willing to write? Better yet, do you write? And if
not, why not?
I'm not necessarily talking about writing a novel, even a book,
even an e-Book, even a 15-page report. I'm not telling you not
to, either. But we'll discuss more on all this later.
Let me tell you a bit about myself. As a young child, I was
terribly shy, so much so that I can remember little else of my
____________________________________________________________
Copyright (c) 2010 by Earn1KaDay.com, all rights reserved - Page 4

pre-school years, but I can remember my grandmother telling
me that she was ashamed of me.
She was ashamed of me because I wasn't outgoing, loud and
boisterous like her other grandchildren. Actually around children
my age, I was all of that, but with grownups nearby I retreated
into a shell.
Did her lecture inspire me? No, to the contrary, it terrified me.
I lay awake nights. What was wrong with me? I knew I had
things to say, but yet I was afraid to say them to grownups. I
guess I was taught that "children should be seen and not heard"
and I was the poster child for that motto.
What was I afraid of? Probably rejection. Probably like in school
if you raise your hand to answer a question, and your answer is
wrong, and the other kids laugh at you. That kind of rejection.
Nothing terribly painful physically, but something that can haunt
you psychologically the rest of your life if you let it.
It's something that a person might not even realize, but it might
be causing that person to avoid communication of some specific
type for years to come.
It's easier to just sit there in the classroom and let someone give
your answer, and you can smugly say to yourself "I knew that".
Unfortunately you're the only one that knows that you knew
that, and your credibility, though it doesn't decrease so much,
certainly doesn't increase.
So too on the Internet. But more about that later also.
To avoid immediate rejection as I started to grow, I took a fancy
to writing instead of speaking, and by doing so, rejections were
slower to come. When they did, I didn't care any more. At least
the rejections weren't immediate.
I found as I grew older that I enjoyed writing letters to people.
Even though when I talked to them on the phone, and they
____________________________________________________________
Copyright (c) 2010 by Earn1KaDay.com, all rights reserved - Page 5

would say "what's new" I would reply "ah, nothing much", yet I
could sit down 15 minutes later and write a 10 page letter to
them.
This was before the Internet and email of course, and long
before text messaging. Too bad, I would have flourished today.
I guess it was a good thing that my grandmother lectured me
and drove me more to writing than to talking, that habit served
me well later. The majority of communication on the Internet is
done by writing, isn't it? Not by one on one speaking to
someone.
But enough about my childhood.
Let me ask you: What's your favorite form of communication?
Verbal or written?
I'd like to encourage you to, as I did eventually, balance one
with the other, the verbal communication with the written form.
Why should you bother? The incentive is that your income will
increase if you write more.
It's as simple and as obvious as that.
In fact, written communication is more important than verbal
online. Very seldom is it necessary to talk to someone verbally.
Especially since the person you need to communicate with may
be in a far off country and asleep during your prime time hours.
Over the course of my years on the Internet, I've accumulated a
list of my favorite forums. People are online 24/7 chatting,
asking questions, answering, helping, and occasionally spouting
off with nonsense.
You would think that these active forums with new posts being
made constantly would be an indication that the ability to
communicate with the written word is alive and well.
____________________________________________________________
Copyright (c) 2010 by Earn1KaDay.com, all rights reserved - Page 6

Not so. In fact, in most forums, 80% or more of the members
have never made a single post. And 90% have made fewer than
3.
That's a shame.
I'll repeat it again. The ability (which 99.9% of computer users
have) and the willingness (which 90% or more lack) to write is
the key difference between success and failure with Internet
marketing.
Where do you fall into this group? If you're in the 90%, you're
typical, but I suspect your income could be higher. Even if
you're in the 10% there's a good chance we can improve it still
more.
Would you like your income to be higher? The good news is that
there is hope, and it can start today.
I'm not talking just about writing that killer sales letter that will
make people take out their credit card and give you their
money.
I'm not even talking about writing a 10 page or so report like
this one.
I'm talking about starting with simple things.
For example, how do you rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10, 1
being scared to death, and 10 being proud of your ability, in
performing the following tasks that require you to write:
1. emails
2. responding to forum posts that others have made
3. starting new forum threads
4. posting comments on other people's blogs
____________________________________________________________
Copyright (c) 2010 by Earn1KaDay.com, all rights reserved - Page 7

5. setting up your own blog and posting regularly.
6. writing articles for the purpose of getting publicity, links to
your website, Bum marketing purposes, etc.
7. writing press releases, or submitting articles to your local
newspaper for publication
8. writing short reports (5+ pages) for sale or to give away
9. putting together an autoresponder series to send to people
who you've convinced to sign up to have you send them more
information about something
10. sending promotional emails to people that have signed up
to receive them from you
11. writing a sales page to promote your product or service
12. sending an email to someone who doesn't know you, asking
him or her to do a joint venture with you.
13. writing complete e-Books
14. writing books for POD (publish on demand), so that when
someone requests one, a hard copy version of your book will be
printed and mailed to them
15. writing books that can be sold on Amazon.com
16. writing books that will show up on the shelves of your local
bookstore, or in your local library
The further you can go down that list before saying: "Whoa, not
me!", the more comfortable you seem to be with your ability to
write, and if you've reached step 6 or higher, you obviously have
a willingness to write.
For the rest of you (at least), I would like to offer another
personal example.
____________________________________________________________
Copyright (c) 2010 by Earn1KaDay.com, all rights reserved - Page 8

For years, I too was a lurker in the forums. You wouldn't believe
it now, since I administer a very active one. Back then (a whole
year and a half ago as I write these words in 2007), I saw others
that would write nonsense and get bashed. I saw others that
would ask a question and have some self appointed guardian of
the forum tell him or her that the question had been asked and
answered 17 months ago, why didn't they know that?
I guess I was shy in the beginning there also.
But eventually I got over my fear of posting. I joined a
relatively new, at the time, membership site and started
contributing. Since we were all new there, I felt comfortable.
As I contributed I learned from others and I like to think they
learned from me also.
As I contributed, I developed friends. These were my forum
friends and I'll talk about them in just a bit.
As I contributed, I developed confidence. I started to answer
questions others had, as well as requesting help for myself. In
some topics I became a go to guy. Imagine that.
As I contributed, and as I developed confidence, I learned new
skills which I developed and tweaked, and profited from.
As I developed my tweaks and started increasing my income, I
suddenly felt that I had ideas that I hadn't seen others teach
before.
And with that, I decided to write a short report to give away, to
use as an incentive for people to join my email list.
Then a funny thing happened. I had forum friends whose
opinions I trusted, and I felt able to call on them for advice on
my little report.
____________________________________________________________
Copyright (c) 2010 by Earn1KaDay.com, all rights reserved - Page 9

These were people from all over the world. I had never spoken
verbally to any of them a single time. I had no idea what race
they were or what religious belief they had. I didn't know if they
were young or old, short or tall, thin or fat, single or married, in
fact in some cases I didn't know if they were male or female.
None of that mattered. They were my forum friends.
The advice from my forum friends astounded me. They told me
I shouldn't give my report away, I should sell it.
Me? A writer? Writing something that others would pay to
read? You're kidding me? At that point I realized that I had to
upgrade my little report, it was one thing to give something
away, a whole new level of responsibility came with selling it.
And so I wrote some more. And got more feedback from my
friends. That was how I started writing for profit, and I've never
looked back. My little report became an e-Book, and several
thousand copies have been bought and paid for (that would be
my 5 Bucks a Day book).
Imagine that.
It all came out of a willingness to share my thoughts by writing a
paragraph or a line here and there on a forum. By so doing, I
was able to develop relationships with people that have helped
me attain more success in the last 9 months than I could have
ever dreamed.
It sure pays to have forum friends, doesn't it?
Now, let's talk about you. Only you know where you stand as
far as the list I wrote earlier. I hope you spent some time
honestly evaluating your progress down that list. If not, do it
now.
If you're willing to try to improve your scores on each level, I
can guarantee that your income will improve.
____________________________________________________________
Copyright (c) 2010 by Earn1KaDay.com, all rights reserved - Page 10

Document Outline

  • ﾿