Online and Offline Marketer and Entrepreneur http://brianmaroevich.com Proven Techniques For: Information Marketing, Internet Marketing, Ecommerce, eBooks, and Amazon FBA! Wed, 02 Dec 2015 22:42:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Why Turn Your Kids Drawings Into T-Shirts? http://brianmaroevich.com/why-turn-your-kids-drawings-into-t-shirts http://brianmaroevich.com/why-turn-your-kids-drawings-into-t-shirts#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2015 22:42:20 +0000 http://brianmaroevich.com/?p=706 I believe one of the best gifts you can give to your children is the knowledge and skills to become an entrepreneur. It’s not for everyone, and you can’t force it, but at least you can show them a few … Continue reading

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My son drawing.

I believe one of the best gifts you can give to your children is the knowledge and skills to become an entrepreneur. It’s not for everyone, and you can’t force it, but at least you can show them a few things at an early age.

Artists are especially resistant to learning to sell and market their products. This is probably because many of them believe art is to be seen and not necessarily paid for, or they are totally focused on producing the artwork and hope that it alone with sell itself. Most artists are not comfortable in the ‘salesman’ role, which is what makes them artists and not ‘sellers’.

My son is a budding artist. He’s 9. And he likes to draw (although lately he has been spending the majority of his time with Legos and Mega Blocks). Over the years I saved most of his work, and set aside a few of his best drawings and put them in a drawer. I had no intentions other than to make sure we didn’t lose the best ones.

As Christmas approached I started thinking about gifts or experiences that were not what Santa usually brings at Christmas. I wanted to give him something totally unique and then it came to me. Why not put his drawings on a T-shirt?

He loved the idea (I broke it to him early because I was so excited) and I found a relatively easy way to get his artwork from paper and then onto a t-shirt. But then another idea came to me. Why not take it a step further and teach him a little bit about marketing and selling and using his t-shirts as a starting point?

And hey, if he isn’t into the whole selling thing at least he gets to show off his work and share it with his friends and relatives. By the way, several people purchased his shirts already! And they are really cool because his artwork really is quite good. Everyone likes to have a original and cool t-shirt.

Do me a favor and make my son happy. Buy a shirt or two and write a nice review? Good karma and a nice shirt will be coming your way as a result!

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Nice shirt, right? Boys especially like it. As a matter of fact, a couple of the boys in his class bug him to draw them a skull or skeleton constantly.

So How Do I Get His Drawing On A T-Shirt?

  • Step 1: Scan your drawing into a jpeg, or png. I used my printer/scanner and it took 10 seconds. You may be able to use your tablet, or if you need to go to Fedex office or the UPS store you can have them scan it for you.
  • Step 2: Have the drawing traced by a professional (or do it yourself if you know how to do this). I have no idea how to do this so I simply went to Fivver.com and hired someone to do it. I have only spent $10.50 – $20.00 per tracing. This is a great deal because I’ve had quotes from others that were anywhere from $90 – $400 by other artists.  Be sure that the artist you hire has the exact specifications before they start (more on this in step 4).
  • Step 3: Choose your print on demand t-shirt company. I only use companies that use print on demand technology to make my shirts because this way you don’t have to buy inventory and make a big investment. There are sites like Zazzle.com, TeeSpring.com and others. But my favorite is Amazon.com! Amazon is awesome because it’s really easy to set up, and it will be ready for sale in literally minutes. Plus, it will be listed on the biggest eCommerce website in the world.
  • Step 4: Amazon requires the image you upload for the front and the back be a .png file and 4500 x 5400 pixels.

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  • Step 5: Simply fill out the product information, pick colors you want (t-shirt colors), keywords for the listing, and a description, and then it’s ready for sale.

Watch This Detailed Video On Making and Listing T-Shirts on Amazon.com For More Information:

How To Make Your Son or Daughter Into An Instant Entrepreneur!

Now that you have your t-shirt up for your son or daughter, you should buy a couple right away because they are really going to want to have it. So get cracking on that.

After you do that you should use the link that Amazon gives you to tell your Facebook friends about it. You really want to get as many people as you can to order it because you want them to write a review, not to mention that they get a really cool t-shirt created by your son or daughter.

The more orders that come in, and the more reviews it gets, the higher it will rank in Amazon which means eventually you will get orders from people who are looking for t-shirts.

I wanted to provide my son with a tool that will help him sell his t-shirts to even more people without having to go online. So what I did was get him his very own business cards along with an engraved business card holder. I got a great deal on the cards and the case here, and it was really easy. Here is his card:

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top-secretIn this tutorial on how to add an rss feed to your site so that you can get affiliate revenue or pay per click revenue from eBay Partner Network!

Th eBay partner network got rid of their Editor Kit which allowed you to generate live feeds of listings on eBay.com. It was great because it would allow you to generate listings in any category, so if you were writing an article on antique tea pots you can place a live feed of antique tea pots in your post, and if anyone clicked and/or bought you would get paid.

Now the only way to do this is to use what’s called an rss parser to accomplish the same thing. Here is the email they sent me in response to my request for assistance on this issue:

Thank you for contacting eBay Partner Network Customer Support.

Once you have the RSS feed URL, you will need to use an RSS parser to
incorporate the data into your site. You can either build a parser or
download one. There are many free or cheap parsers available for all of the
popular programming languages. A quick search for “php RSS parser” or “asp
RSS parser” or “java RSS parser” (or whatever language you choose) will
show you some of the options you have available for your application.

If you are unable to access the source of your website, I suggest that you
use our Link Generator to generate a code and then use the URL within the
generated code, which follows the *href=”* part until the closing *”* as
trackable URL.

However, please note that while clicks and transactions will be still
credited to you using this method, many functions will not be available,
such as impression counts.

ePN allows the use of four URL shorteners: t.co (Twitter), goo.gl (Google),
fb.me(Facebook) and bit.ly.

How To Add An RSS Feed To Your WordPress Site (Using A Parser):

Before Installing Any Plugin or Writing Code Be Sure To Make a Backup Of Your WordPress Site or HTML!

Let us begin the tutorial:

First things first, you have to find out a suitable RSS feed aggregator plugin that matches you need. You have to login into your WordPress Dashboard. From the Dashboard, hover (Mouse over) over the Plugins and a Menu will appear as in the image below. Click on Add New.

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Search for an “RSS Feed” and press ENTER in the search area. I already know which plugin I am going to use but as we are targeting the newbie here I want to ‘teach you to fish’ so that you can catch fish anytime you want. Scroll down and you will get a plugin named, “RSS Via Shortcode for Page & Post”.

Click on Install Now:
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Click on Activate Plugin:
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Next thing is understanding the pattern of short code and how to write it proper way to show the feed item.

Here is the pattern to write the shortcode:

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Where:

  • rss = URL of your RSS feed. This is the only tag required.
  • feeds = Number of RSS items to be fetched from feed. Default is 10.
  • excerpt = Extract feed summery? True or False. Default is true.
  • target = Default is ‘_blank’. By default it will open links in a new window/tab.

Let me show you a real example for this feed url using a specific feed for Drones on eBay using a feed url from the eBay Partner Network:

http://rest.ebay.com/epn/v1/find/item.rss?keyword=%28drone%2Cquad+copter%2Cuav%29+-toy&categoryId1=220&sortOrder=BestMatch&programid=1&campaignid=5337690923&toolid=10039&listingType1=All&lgeo=1&feedType=rss

The shortcode would be:

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You will get the following output if you have done all the steps properly:

Hope you enjoyed it. Let me know if you have any questions.

How To Use An RSS Parser To Put An RSS Feed From The eBay Partner Network On Your HTML Site (Static Website):

I am going to write another post on how to put rss on your site. This time I will write the post targeting the general audience who doesn’t use wordpress but still knows basic html, css, and a little javascript. And that me as well…I don’t know these languages very well but after a while I can find my way around on a basic level.

Don’t worry! Even if you don’t know anything of these, you can still do it if you follow my instruction. Ok let us begin.

For this tutorial we are going to use FeedEk. According to official Feedek website, “FeedEk is a jQuery plugin for parsing and displaying RSS and Atom feeds. FeedEk uses Google Feed API to retrieve feeds. You can obtain feeds easily from any domain. No need for server-side scripts.” You can download it from here: http://jquery-plugins.net/FeedEK/FeedEK.html

From there, click on the download button. If you don’t have winrar then go to the github and download a zipped version.

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Ok, now extract the files you will get 2 folders and a FeedEk_demo.html. If you have more files other than these, don’t worry about them. We only need these.
How to use it:

1: Include jQuery and FeedEk plugin scripts into your page.

2: Add a placeholder for the plugin to your page.

3: Call the plugin.
Basic:
$(‘#divRss’).FeedEk({
FeedUrl : ‘http://rss.cnn.com/rss/edition.rss’,
});
With Options:
$(‘#divRss’).FeedEk({
FeedUrl : ‘http://rss.cnn.com/rss/edition.rss’,
MaxCount : 5,
ShowDesc : true,
ShowPubDate:true,
DescCharacterLimit:100,
TitleLinkTarget:’_blank’
});
With Date Format Options:
(‘#divRss’).FeedEk({
FeedUrl : ‘http://rss.cnn.com/rss/edition.rss’,
MaxCount : 5,
ShowDesc : true,
ShowPubDate:true,
DescCharacterLimit:100,
TitleLinkTarget:’_blank’,
DateFormat:’MM/DD/YYYY’,
DateFormatLang:’en’
});

Real example with files:

In the following section I will make an html webpage with this feed, which is another feed from the eBay Partner Network:

http://rest.ebay.com/epn/v1/find/item.rss?keyword=%28drone%2Cquad+copter%2Cuav%29+-toy&categoryId1=220&sortOrder=BestMatch&programid=1&campaignid=5337690923&toolid=10039&listingType1=All&lgeo=1&feedType=rss

First I am creating a basic html page with the following code:

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Now adding the code on the head section:

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Now adding the div as mentioned in the tutorial where feedek will show the feed:

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Now we have to add the feed you need to put the following code in the head section and also in the body section as highlighted:

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Here I have used the feed with options. The ‘Max count’ is the number of feed items you want to show. Increase or decreases as you want per your need. ‘Show desc’ means the item descripton and the ‘character limit’ is the number of characters in the description. ‘ShowPubDate’ is the date option to show, which is the date when the feed was published. For the rest, keep it as is to get the feed properly.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s tutorial. Let us know if you have any problem.

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This article on how to increase traffic and recover from the Google updates is for SEO dummies, like myself. It’s for the average Internet marketer who is not technical and does not know all the in’s and outs of SEO.

I Was Living The High Life Up Until Late 2011 – 2012!

Here’s one screen shot of a niche website that I built over a few years, in a really lazy way. I was getting a fair amount of traffic and making a small monthly income without doing much work. I had a total of 754 pages on this site, about 70% was user generated content (people who were submitting their own content to my site):

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Most of the traffic was coming from Google and Bing at the time:

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My traffic was nearly cut in half:

But then traffic plummeted in late 2012 on this site and all my other sites after Google started making massive changes to their search results algorithm. 

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 10.23.17 AMHere’s where I was getting most of my organic traffic in late 2012:

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I went into a depression because my sites were getting crushed and my income was cut down significantly. So rather than do something about the websites I just let them sit, hoping that things would change. But they didn’t. So after about two years I decided that I really need to increase traffic. So I had to take some steps to find out what was wrong with my sites, particularly this and another niche sit because they were my better performing ones.

I’ll tell you what I did in a moment. But almost immediately after making some changes to my site I started to see results.

Here is the rebound I made as of this year and was able to increase traffic by 53%!Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 10.24.37 AM

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As you can see Google started to like my site again, and it’s making more money. It’s not back to where it was before but keep in mind that there are only 354 total pages on this site now rather than 750 in 2011, and I am getting referrals from other sites to make up for the loss from Google. But overall I significantly increased traffic with almost half the pages, and I did all this work part time over a period of a few weeks.

8 Tips To Recover From Googles Updates and Get More Search Engine Traffic For Dummies!

Find All Pages With Terrible or Weak Content: Go through every single page on your site and delete the page if it’s weak or re-write it and make it a quality page on the topic. There’s no room for average or weak content anymore!

Combine Pages That Have Similar or Duplicate Content: If you have pages on similar subjects you should consider combining them into one killer article, unless each of them are really long. For example, if you have one page about chocolate frosting and sprinkles on cupcakes and another subject just on chocolate frosting and they are each about 750 words of good quality content, you may want to combine the two into one article.

Do Not Build Links Unless You Know What You Are Doing: I do not deal with link building anymore because I have been burned and bad links can hurt your site. But if you have really good content the links will come. If you build quality content the traffic and links will come! What movie does that sound like its from?

Write Killer Content For Quality Websites and Link Back To Your Site: Find websites or blogs in your niche and ask to write good content for them and then link back to your site. Or, you can go to sites like Hubpages and create killer content on a related subject and link back to your site. Hubpages gets good rankings, and the page you create there will rank quickly therefore giving you solid link juice and traffic you can count on.

Create Killer Youtube Videos and Link Back To Your Site: Creating content doesn’t just mean writing. Video is huge and always will be. Therefore create excellent videos and link back to your site in the ‘about’ section as well as on your channel. I have a few good videos on how to do this on my video channel.

Build A Facebook Fan Page and Get Traffic Back To Your Site: Facebook is huge and you need to have a fan page because if you do things properly you will get traffic from Facebook back to your site as well as to your videos and pages you build on Hubpages. Be sure to read about my social media technique.

Build Your List and Bounce Them Back To Your Site: If you are not building a list you are losing out on lots of revenue and more traffic linking sources. So be sure you have a  subscription box and page on your site and be sure it’s converting. Send your list quality content that they can use and share with their network.

Get More Engagement By Asking Your Subscribers and Followers To Contribute: A huge part of my website marketing strategy is to get other people to send me content so I can use it as is or to build upon the content and make even more articles and even books and videos. It’s the most powerful technique in my arsenal.

Hope this helped. Let me know by commenting or liking my page. Thank you so much!


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A Social Media Technique That Spreads The Word! http://brianmaroevich.com/social-medial-technique http://brianmaroevich.com/social-medial-technique#respond Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:28:28 +0000 http://brianmaroevich.com/?p=620 Sharing content with your subscribers and Facebook followers is a very good way to prove you are the expert in your niche. It also spreads goodwill and engagement which means you’ll get more followers and more traffic to your website. … Continue reading

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Sharing content with your subscribers and Facebook followers is a very good way to prove you are the expert in your niche. It also spreads goodwill and engagement which means you’ll get more followers and more traffic to your website.

But you have to share good content. If you are sharing ‘thin’ content and offers all the time your brand will diminish and your site or fan page will dwindle to almost nothing. So share good quality information both yourself and other websites. You’ll be paid back as a result of your goodwill…

This video describes the basic technique I’ve been using for years. But below is a more advanced technique that you may want to try (see step 4)…

It’s been said that you should share at least one good bit of content per week. I agree with that, but I try to share up to two or three times per week depending on the content I have available.

The problem with sharing content is that you can’t be writing an article every two or three days unless you are a super hero writer. So what I do is I let Google help me.

Here’s how it works:

Go to Google Alerts: Type on the keyword you want to find content for. In this example I am using Chocolate. Click ‘show options’ if you want to be notified less than once per day. The click Create Alert. Now you’ll get articles sent to on the subject of your choice which you can share with your followers and your list. sniply-4

As you can see Google will show you articles instantly before you create the alert so choose one of these or wait for an email alert, it’s up to you.

2. Go to your Facebook fan page: Post the article to your page. You can post it immediately or click the ‘Post’ button on the lower left to schedule your post to go out on a date of your choice.  This is a good way to post and schedule several articles so that you don’t have to keep doing it every week and automate it.

You can also share this with your list or use other social media outlets like Twitter.

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Step 3: Congratulations! You now have a simple tool at your disposal, a free tool, which will help you increase the expert status amongst your followers and spread goodwill. And when you share information from other sites as well as your own you’ll be seen as a hub for information, a ‘go too person’, and that results in more overall traffic.

Step 4: Try using a new tool that I am testing. It allows you to embed a message into any article or page you share with your Facebook followers or any subscribers you have (affiliate link).

Follow the same directions above except before you post an article to your list or on your Facebook page create a special message and a link with this tool.

So instead of the long link above you’ll have a short link like this:

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But the best part is that when your followers or subscribers click the link to read the article they not only get the quality article you sent them but you also have your own custom message at the bottom of the page which links to whatever you want it to like this:sniply-11

Here Is The Video Guide For Steps 1-4:

Simple Goodwill Social Media Technique Explained from Brian Maroevich on Vimeo.

As you can see this is a great way to share content but also link to something else of value to your list, or you can send them to an offer. Test it our for yourself. Give it a try for free here.

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Easy Way To Remove Labels For Amazon FBA Listings http://brianmaroevich.com/easy-way-to-remove-labels-for-amazon-fba-listings http://brianmaroevich.com/easy-way-to-remove-labels-for-amazon-fba-listings#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:22:01 +0000 http://brianmaroevich.com/?p=600 Here’s a twist on an old way to remove labels for Amazon FBA: As you probably know by now, many items you buy at thrift stores or at clearance events have labels that are often very difficult to remove. And … Continue reading

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Here’s a twist on an old way to remove labels for Amazon FBA:

As you probably know by now, many items you buy at thrift stores or at clearance events have labels that are often very difficult to remove.

And one way to remove these little pains in the rear is to use manual label removers. I’ve been doing this for a long time now. I use them in conjunction with Goo Gone.

But it can still be a very labor intensive process especially if you are dealing with stubborn labels.

I finally figured a way to remove stubborn labels very quickly and efficiently. What we used to do with stubborn labels was use my wife’s hair dryer to heat them up. But I found that we were spending a lot of time using the hair dryer on the labels. The idea was to heat the label and soften them up. But hair dryers don’t have enough heat and so it was really slow, still.

So one day I was in the garage using my heat sealer (the large machine that fits plastic around products like books, dvd’s – You should get one) on some products we were listing on Amazon and I was using the heat gun that was attached to it to shrink the wrap around the products.

Below me as I worked was a text book with an old stubborn label that was a pain in the rear to remove, and I was close to damaging the text book using the plastic label removers.

So I picked it up and put the heat gun on the label for a short time, and then used the plastic label remover. And it came off almost right away with no problems.

After I removed the label I used a tiny bit of Goo Gone and wiped it with a micro fiber cleaning cloth for the best results, and it was ready for labeling for FBA! It was so easy.

If you are using a blow dryer for removing labels forget about it. Use a heat gun. You can get a cheap one at Amazon. Or you can spend $50 on a really good one.

The only thing to remember is that the heat gun gets really hot so you have to gauge it carefully on your book or product packaging because you can damage the book cover or packaging, or even the product if you are not paying attention.

Best Cheap Heat Gun:
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Goo Gone:goo-goneBest Plastic Label Removers

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Best Low Cost Micro Fiber Cloths:

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How To Turn Youtube Videos To Text! http://brianmaroevich.com/how-to-turn-youtube-videos-to-text http://brianmaroevich.com/how-to-turn-youtube-videos-to-text#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:44:59 +0000 http://brianmaroevich.com/?p=591 If you want to turn Youtube Videos To Text you’ll need to have a software program called Youtube SRT Downloader 1.0 (UPDATED). Here’s what you do: 1. Search on Youtube for the videos you want to turn to text. 2. … Continue reading

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If you want to turn Youtube Videos To Text you’ll need to have a software program called Youtube SRT Downloader 1.0 (UPDATED).

Here’s what you do:

1. Search on Youtube for the videos you want to turn to text.

2. Go to Features on Youtube and sort by Closed Captions.

3. Copy the link from your browser and paste it into your Youtube SRT Downloader.

4. Save the SRT file.

5. Open the SRT file with Notepad.

6. Clean up the SRT file you turned into text and now you have text that you may or may not be able to use (make sure you have the right to use the text to stay out of trouble).

What Is An SRT File?

An SRT File is a subtitles file that is used in videos. I am not an expert in the area.

Assuming you can use this text, now you have quality content on niche subjects you never would gotten without using this technique.

Are You Uploading Videos To Youtube?

If you are uploading videos to Youtube there are benefits to using closed captions on your videos. You’ll get more viewers: the hearing challenged are a large segment that like to watch videos and learn online. And it’s really good for SEO.

I’ll do another video and article just on the subject of using subtitles and transcription to boost your video SEO!

If you enjoyed or learned from this article on how to turn Youtube Videos to Text please like and share this article and the video. Share the love 🙂

And don’t miss my User Generated Content Video (program). It’s doing very well for a lot of smart Internet Marketers.

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How To Link From One Part Of The Page To Another http://brianmaroevich.com/how-to-link-from-one-part-of-the-page-to-another http://brianmaroevich.com/how-to-link-from-one-part-of-the-page-to-another#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:41:17 +0000 http://brianmaroevich.com/?p=568 There have been many times where I wanted to create a link at the top (or near top) of a page or post that takes a visitor from one part of my page or post down to another part of … Continue reading

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There have been many times where I wanted to create a link at the top (or near top) of a page or post that takes a visitor from one part of my page or post down to another part of the page or post, but I wasn’t sure how to do it and the tutorials were not ‘dumbed down’ enough for me.

So I finally figured it out.  Here’s the code:

Link Down: Link To Any Part Of The Page Including The Bottom:

<a href=”#bottom_link”>Click Here To Go To The Bottom Of The Page</a>

<p id=”bottom_link”>Bottom Of The Page or Post

  • What you do is place the first line of code at the top of your page or wherever you want it (after you change the text part to say what you want. The text part says, ‘Click me and I’ll take you down’).
  • Then, put the second line of code anywhere you want on your page and your visitor will be taken there after clicking your new link which you put at or near the top of your page.

Side Bar: The # identifies the name that the code looks for on the page so that it knows where to go.

Conversely you can link from the bottom of your page to anywhere you want at the top. You just do it in reverse…

Link Up: Link From The Bottom To The Top or Any Part Of The Page:

<p id=”top_link”>Top Of The Page or Post

<a href=”#top_link”>Click Here To Go To The Top Of The Page</a>

If you want to link from the bottom of your page up to the top (or bottom) using an image then use this code below (links to the top of your page as described above. If you want to link down the page using an image you would do the opposite – you would place the image at or near the top of your page with the correct phrase, in this case using the very first example, #bottom_link.

Link Down With Image:

<a href=”#bottom_of_page”><img src=”bottom-page.jpg” width=”638″ height=”529″ alt=”” title=”” border=”0″ align=”” /></a>

<p id=”bottom_link”>Bottom Of The Page or Post

If you want to use a clickable image sends your visitor to the top of your page from the bottom do the opposite of linking from the top to the bottom as show above. Better yet, Watch The Video To Tie It All Together.

I hope this makes sense and helps you. Whether it helps or does not make sense, or you think it could be improved please let me know by commenting below or in the comments area on the Youtube video I made above.

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Can You Make Money At Estate Sales? http://brianmaroevich.com/can-you-make-money-at-estate-sales http://brianmaroevich.com/can-you-make-money-at-estate-sales#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:13:26 +0000 http://brianmaroevich.com/?p=495 Do you want to make money with estate sales? Are estate sales worth your time and money? The short answer it yes. But read my story and tips for a better insight into making estate sale money… What’s the first … Continue reading

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Do you want to make money with estate sales? Are estate sales worth your time and money? The short answer it yes. But read my story and tips for a better insight into making estate sale money…

What’s the first thing you envision when you hear the word estate sale? Is it a nice home that is clean and loaded with luxury items? It is with me every time. Something like this:

luxury estate home

So Brian, can you make money with estate sales or what?

My experience is not vast in estate sales. As a matter of fact it’s very limited, however I hit three estate sales over the weekend, and here is what the first estate sale looked like:

estate sale

Notice that the lawn is poorly taken are of, there are trash cans in front of the poorly maintained garage doors, overflowing with garbage, and the plants and surround fence are in terrible condition.

Also, just down the street is section 8 housing where there is trouble on a monthly basis (section 8 housing is low income housing in California and it’s notorious for attracting gangs and crime, although good people live this type of housing as well).

This time I asked my wife to come with me on this adventure and she agreed, so we hired our babysitter for a couple of hours.

So we both looked at each other and said, ‘great’, this is not what we were anticipating.

So we opened the gate, and entered the patio where there were tables loaded with tools and all kinds of household stuff. I noticed that the prices were fairly high on tools and sports equipment, as well as the regular household items. I was a little shocked actually…

But we ventured inside and looked around. My wife found a tub full of cassettes and she started looking some of them up. I went into the kitchen, and was not very inspired by the pricing of anything.

But next to the where the register for the people handling the estate sale was, was an open door where I saw a desk, and next to the desk on both sides were books and arts and crafts materials and tools.

I asked what the prices where on the books and they told me .50 – $3 for big hard backs. So I started looking them up…

I spent an hour going through the books and videos and scored a nice load. But that’s not all I found. I found some other things under shelves like a watch, and some unopened games which were quite valuable and I got a good deal on them.

Before we left I found a little dark workshop area that nobody was in. There was some good stuff in there that wasn’t priced. But at this point I am realizing that this estate sale is a lot like the thrift stores. They price big items that are well known for high prices, but price the small stuff lower (but not by much).

However, the books and small nick knacks are priced quite low. In this dark room I found a couple of  books hidden inside a plastic bin. I got them for a total of $2.50, and they will return $40. That is just a fraction of what we got, and everything was similar in price and profit margin.

I was really excited! We ended up spending $104, and we will make at minimum $500 from just two hours spent at this estate sale.

So we went home and gave each other a high five. This estate sale will make us money – good money.

I was really feeling it, so I searched for another estate sale and found one that was a short distance away. It looked like it was in a good part of town. So I asked my wife is she wanted to go and I’d watch the kids (I want her to get more experience scanning and getting a feel for this sort of thing – and it was really hot and I don’t take the heat as well as her).

She texted me thirty minutes later and said that this estate sale was in a trailer park! I had the location wrong. So I was thinking it was not going to be very good.

mobile home estate sale

Anyway, my wife spent two hours there and came back with a major score! The mobile home estate was owned by a military guy, and his trailer was loaded with junk in the main room. But then she saw what looked like a den, and she went in. It was loaded with military books and pictures.

She said she could only get through a third of it, but that what she did get was very valuable, and she was right. On top of that the people holding the estate sale were local friends doing it as a favor before all the estate was donated to the Humane Society. Needless to say, she got some very valuable old and new books in excellent condition for pennies on the dollar.

You CAN make money with estate sales!

Our profits from these two estate sales will be at least $1000. But I am confident that we will make more.

How do you find estate sales?

You simply look them up on Craigslist and also do a google search. That’s all there is too it.

How to make money with estate sales?

If you have a niche that you are familiar with, look for those items as well as books and even magazines and books on CD etc.

Maybe you understand furniture or electronics? Or, maybe you have an eye for art. What about clothes? You never know what you’ll find.

As you develop your eye you will find other items that will bring a profit on eBay or Amazon other than books. For example, I found two tools that were half off on Sunday at another local estate sale, a watch, and some vintage tools. All of which I know will sell.

Make Money Estate Sale Tip #1:

You will find that many items are over priced. But don’t let that keep you from looking. The pricing of items depends on who is putting it on. If the people putting on the estate sale are professionals they are going to ask for top dollar on everything, except the things they know about. So look around and keep positive.

Estate Money Estate Sale Tip #2:

Negotiate. They want to sell stuff so negotiate. But don’t bring up one small item that is worth $5 to them and ask for $2.50. They want to move items and make a profit. Ask for pricing first, and then show them that you are probably going to buy a lot of stuff. For example we had three boxes full of books and other items and that is when the first estate sale professionals starting making better deals for us. They even through in a few items.

We hit a total of three estate sales and we will make a significant return on our small investment. Total spent: $167. Total Return: at least $1200 (probably more like $1500 – $1800).

What’s the most important skill for making money with estate sales?

In my short experience with estate sales and thrift stores, I believe the most important skill is having a good eye. This comes with experience, and you don’t need much.

My first experience with an estate sale was not good. My first estate sales was about three years ago. We didn’t find much, except for a bunch of old records that I had a feeling about, but didn’t jump on them. They were all in really good condition, and the previous owners was a military guy. Military people, by nature, are usually well organized, clean, and take care of their things.

We didn’t buy any of the records. And there were also a bunch of old cameras which I know nothing about, but I do know that there are many dealers who make a small fortune with them (I’ve recently bought and sold some Polaroids for a small profit).

I went home and I looked up a couple records and they were listing at a nice profit. But it was too late. So I regretted that.

Anyway, this first estate sale was before I ventured more seriously into selling on Amazon and eBay…

Going to Library book sales, and sorting through Thrift store inventory has helped me identify things that could sell online.

Our plan is to go to at least one estate sale every weekend or every other weekend time permitting.

By the way, I want to learn more about watches and cameras because I find these all the time and I am not sure what types of worth good money or not other than the old Polaroids. So let me know if you have any tips in this area.

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How To Make Money With PLR http://brianmaroevich.com/how-to-make-money-with-plr http://brianmaroevich.com/how-to-make-money-with-plr#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:47:18 +0000 http://brianmaroevich.com/?p=482 Many newbie marketers want to learn how to make money with PLR, and the truth is, it’s not difficult. In fact it’s quite easy – if you have a list. And if you have a list that means you probably … Continue reading

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Many newbie marketers want to learn how to make money with PLR, and the truth is, it’s not difficult. In fact it’s quite easy – if you have a list. And if you have a list that means you probably have a site that gets traffic, or you are buying traffic to build your list.

But if you don’t have traffic, or you don’t have a site, but you want to make money with PLR, then you need to start with the basics (skip down if you already know this part)…

First, start building a site. Build a quality site with killer content that the search engines can’t ignore. I will not go into how to build a site because there are numerous tools and courses on how to accomplish this important task using WordPress or other tools. You can read my free ebook on the subject.

The good news is that PLR is a solid content marketing tool for online businesses – if done correctly…

There are many ways to use PLR to grow your business. But the problem is that most beginner Internet marketers don’t use it the right way and either hurt their business, or don’t get the results they were trying to achieve.dollar bill

How To Get PLR:

You can buy PLR for any number of websites online. Some are good, some are terrible. It can be hit and miss in terms of quality. You can buy PLR content for as little as one dollar per article, or per ebook page! But you have to know where to get the good stuff…

I’ve always received good quality PLR from this website. It’s run by Tiffany Dow (yes that is my affiliate link. It’s OK to use it and give me credit for any purchases you make – if you don’t want to give me credit then just go to PLRminimart.com)…

She is a writer and online marketer with an exceptional talent for writing. She started as a ghost rider and was hired by several big name marketers to write their ebooks and articles. I think I hired her back before she became a guru.

You definitely want to stick with a good quality PLR provider and PLRMiniMart is the only one that I have consistentl received excellent quality PLR from. I have bought from about 10 others PLR sites, and even from some sellers on a couple of Internet Marketing Forums, and only a few of the dozens of PLR articles and ebooks I purchased were satisfactory. So stick with PLR MiniMart.

In addition to PLRMiniMart, I have my own series of PLR ebooks which very few people know about, and the prices are ridiculous. I had them created for niches that I intended to go into but did not have. I paid as much as $300 to have one of them created. They are all good.

What To Do With PLR: Here Are 8 Ways To Use PLR To Grow Your Online Business:

  • Lead Generators: You can get a quality PLR ebook or report and give it away in exchange for your prospects contact information. This is one of the most common uses of PLR because list building is your key to large profits online. You can’t make very much if you don’t have a decent list.
  • Content: You can buy PLR article packs and use them on your blog or website to get free traffic from the search engines. But you have to re-write them so that you are not putting up the same content as other people who have the same article packs.
  • Autoresponders: Content isn’t just for your website. You can use the article packs or break up a PLR ebook and send it in separate emails via your auto responder. This is a great way to build a relationship with your list and gain trust by sending them good quality content, and you don’t necessarily have to re-write it because it’s not going on your website. But you should definitely read it and re-write it if it doesn’t suit your niche properly.
  • Article Submission: A good way to get traffic and links back to your site is to submit articles to quality article directories. Be sure you re-write your articles when you do this so that you are not submitting duplicate content. Article directories are very strict about this now.
  • Bonuses: If you have a course or ebook of your own you are selling, bundle up two or three quality PLR ebooks with it as a bonus for ordering promptly and you’ll bump up your conversions.
  • Small Business Marketing: You can get PLR ebooks printed up for offline marketing to small businesses, or you can offer printed versions of your PLR ebooks to your customers if you are a small business owner. I’ve done this myself. You can also get them printed up and sell them to small business owners as gifts to provide their clients. Tell them that you can have their business information put on the book, and give them to their clients as a thank you gift.
  • Print Newsletters: Sending a newsletter is a very effective tool for small business owners. I use them in our small business very successfully, and getting PLR content to help fill up the newsletter is very helpful. You can create print newsletters and sell them to small business owners, or create a newsletter business for small business owners.
  • Videos: You can turn any ebook or article into a video and upload it to Youtube or other video sites. This is a proven way to get more traffic and links back to your site. All you have to do is either load the content into a Powerpoint and use Camtasia to video tape the powerpoint and record audio, or you can simple read the content and use images on the screen as you read through the information, and highlight important points.

Make Money PLR Example:

Lets use an example of how to build an online business using PLR content, OK?

If you already have a website in specific niche then get article packs and an eBook to use on your site for content, and use them in your email autoresponder to build your list (and build a relationship with your list).

For example, I have a site on organic gardening. Here is a breakdown of a basic content marketing and PLR money making strategy I have used and that you can model using organic gardening as the subject…

Here Are The Basic Steps To Making Money With PLR and Building Your Online Business:

  • Purchase as many PLR articles on the subject of your niche as possible, and get one or two eBooks, or more.
  • Use these articles to build content on your site (after re-writing them).
  • In addition put up an email capture form on your sidebar which will offer the one of the books for free in exchange for an email address.
  • Lastly, use some of the articles in your auto-responder messages to build expertise status with your audience and build a tighter bond with your list.
  • After 4-7 messages  follow up with an offer. It’s that simple.

What Will I Sell To My List That I Built Using PLR?

  1. Either hire someone to write a specialized eBook on a subject closely related to organic gardening, or whatever niche you are in write it yourself.
  2. Find two or three more eBooks on the subject of gardening or whatever your niche is, check them for quality, and offer them as a bonus for buying the main ebook you created.

Other options:

  1. Interview experts in Organic gardening and either create the eBook out of those interviews, or offer the interviews and transcripts as a bonus for ordering the main eBook.
  2. Using gardening as the subject, create plans for things such as garden shed, container garden, landscape plans, etc. which you can sell, giveaway, or offer as bonuses.

There are many ways to make money with PLR, just use your imagination and most important – TAKE ACTION!

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Frontend Image Add Plugin Directions http://brianmaroevich.com/frontend-image-add-plugin-directions http://brianmaroevich.com/frontend-image-add-plugin-directions#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:16:08 +0000 http://brianmaroevich.com/?p=400 I have a plugin called Front End Image Ad. It’s pretty cool because you can put it on any page, and it gives people the ability to post an image and write about it on your blog so that you … Continue reading

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user generated contentI have a plugin called Front End Image Ad. It’s pretty cool because you can put it on any page, and it gives people the ability to post an image and write about it on your blog so that you get content and images to use on your site.

Getting this kind of content is called user generated content.

Anyway, here’s how to use it…

Basic Directions On How To Use It:

How To Click Down To The Plugin:

There is a tag already attached to the Image Ad Plugin. After you place it on a page or post, put the following code at the beginning of your page if you want people to be automatically directed down to the area to insert an image and content as shown in the above video:

Lastly, there is a document that you can use if you don’t have an agreement for when people submit content and images. They must click the box which they must agree to the terms. I created one for you to use which is in your download material but you should tweak it for your site.

Create a page, and put it in the plugin.

Don’t Have The Plugin? Get It Here Now.

The Frontend Image Add plugin is all about turning your traffic and subscribers into content creators for your site. It will work best when you ask your current subscribers on your list to contribute to the subject (the page). So build your list and use the plugin to snowball your content and images on your blog.

But that’s not all it’s good for. You can use this plugin to get testimonials, create videos, and even create a book you can sell on Amazon or other publishing platforms. And I’ve done it all using the same or similar system. I’ve done it without the plugin by simply asking for pictures, reviews, and stories depending on the subject.

Read more about exactly how I accomplished this and more here.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to use the ‘submissions guidelines’ page so that you get yourself covered (you’re never totally safe when it comes to images, unfortunately. I have never had a problem using this strategy). You can copy my submissions guidelines page if you wish, just change it to suit your site or particular guidelines.

Here is a copy of my submissions guidelines page.

Let me know if you have any questions on it.

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