Three Steps to Building a List & Making Money Online

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Most of the Internet marketing blogs out there preach that the two main things that you should concern yourself with are good content and good traffic. This advice leads to no less than ten people a day telling me that they are too stupid or lazy to write good content. They say, “E, I am too stupid or lazy to create good content.” Well, this article is for all of you.

The thing that you need to know is that most of the articles that you are reading are written by posers. These people couldn’t sell a coat to an Eskimo. Instead, they invent an online persona that makes you think, “Wow, this guy could sell tons of coats to Eskimos.” So, from now on, stop reading worthless tip articles and just stick to doing things that make money.

I’m not knocking good content and traffic, but what I am knocking is the idea that these are the end all be all of Internet marketing. You can make a good living without spending your days writing content.

So, here are three easy steps to making money online if you are too stupid or lazy to create good content.

Step One: Start Collecting Free Ebooks

There are thousands of websites that offer free “how to” ebooks on just about any topic. Many of these free ebooks come with redistribution rights. Start collecting those ebooks. Download them into a folder on your computer every time you come across one. It doesn’t matter what topic the ebook is, as long as it teaches something that you think people will want to learn.

Step Two: Create a vehicle to give these ebooks away

Even if you are the most ignorant Internet marketer on the planet, you can still have a great looking one page site that gives away free ebooks. You don’t need talent for this either. Thankfully, there are a lot of countries with poor people that are willing to create great one page sites for next to nothing. And these people are waiting in the chat forums for people like you to hire them.

You can start at the DP forums. Foreign designers hang out there because they know that this forum is filled with no talent ass clowns that need their services.

While at the DP Forum, DO NOT read any of the threads there. They will make you dumber than you already are. There’s nothing like a few hundred of the biggest losers all giving advice to each other on how to succeed. (The only Internet marketing forum that I suggest to my peeps is the Warrior Forum.)

Head to their Services category and make a post that says you need a simple one page site that includes a signup form to give away a free ebook. Tell them your budget, even if it’s only $20. There are lots of talented designers living in grass huts that will do anything for $20.

Step Three: Get the word out about your free giveaway

There are many ways to let people know about your new site that is giving away your free how to ebook. One cheap, and by cheap I mean free, way to get the word out is by hanging out in chat forums that cater to the niche that your ebook is. Add a link to your signature file and just start chatting about the product. Don’t mention the giveaway in you posts, they will see it in your signature. If the forum has “Freebies” category, then you can post about it there too.

A few other ways to get the word out about your free how to ebook are:
  • Add it to every free stuff directory you can find.
  • Spend some money on an AdWords campaign.
  • Go to all of your neighbors houses and scream that their house is on fire. When they come outside, tell them you were just kidding, but you have a free ebook that they should download.
So, how do you make money from this exercise? Boy, you really are dumb. You have just built yourself a list of people that share a common interest. Now, go find some worthy affiliate products to tell them about in some emails! Most vendors have pre-written copy for their affiliates to email to their lists, so you don’t even have to come up with any words of your own.

Now you can go back to all of those bloggers that said content is king and tell them to kiss your…
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  • Profile picture of the author alfiano13
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  • Profile picture of the author abhinav
    Nice tips, I would suggest creating a list by providing valuable content for free and then promoting affiliate offers/products to further monetize on that list.

    Keep those coming!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jhangora
    Good Idea. Thanx for sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Field
      Very useful information. Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    Great post....I love your no BS approach!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kendra Hanes
    Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

    So, how do you make money from this exercise? Boy, you really are dumb. You have just built yourself a list of people that share a common interest. Now, go find some worthy affiliate products to tell them about in some emails! Most vendors have pre-written copy for their affiliates to email to their lists, so you don't even have to come up with any words of your own.

    Now you can go back to all of those bloggers that said content is king and tell them to kiss your...
    LMAO ...Naked truth ... folks try to make it harder than it really is ...myself included. Great read and info.

    Kendra
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    • Profile picture of the author Vogin
      As often said in mathematics, good content is a necessary but no sufficient condition of success.
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  • Profile picture of the author n3on
    Nice I'm even thinking to really burn my neighbor's house to make them give their email address. LOL =))
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  • Profile picture of the author djbventures
    Really needed some insight. Thanks for the great tips.
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  • Profile picture of the author MemberWing
    Great post.

    Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

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    So, here are three easy steps to making money online if you are too stupid or lazy to create good content.

    Step One: Start Collecting Free Ebooks

    There are thousands of websites that offer free “how to” ebooks on just about any topic...
    1. Go to google
    2. Type: "your keywords filetype:pdf - to find ebooks.

    Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

    Step Two: Create a vehicle to give these ebooks away
    1. ($10/yr) Register your domain at namechap.com
    2. ($5-10/mo) Register your hosting at hostgator.com
    3. Install wordpress website in few clicks via CPanel.
    4. Register for free professional autoresponder account at either of these:
      - mailchimp.com (limit 500 emails)
      - getresponse.com (limit 100 emails)
    5. Create list and opt-in form and paste it's code into your site.

    Gleb
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    • Profile picture of the author christineconte
      Hey E. Brian Rose - Count me among the thousands that have already thanked you this year...

      Your posts, here is obviously not a revolutionary new idea... but then again -- at their core -- many of theways to make money with Internet Marketing are not earth shatteringly new ideas.

      If I were to contribute anything to your post, I would suggest that the novice Internet marketer focused on trying to add value to what they're providing their target audience by reading through some of the free content that they have collected... and hopefully weeding out some of the junk.

      I realize that not all Internet marketers have the same mastery of English, and so it's not always feasible for a new IM'er to spend a bunch of time writing out new content -- or modifying existing content... but at the very least, I would advise that an IM'er try to add value. It's the only way that you'll get your customers to come back to you again.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinedee
    Thanks to E for this post and memberwing for the adition too.
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  • Profile picture of the author robie
    Thank you for the tips. Really helpful
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  • Profile picture of the author kin_lau
    Great Post Brian

    The hardest thing for any newbies is have the confident to take action, even the step are so simple and it makes sense. People who are in the employee mindset don't have the guts to set up things themself. They like to be guide by others and they refuse to think themselves.

    I have another suggestion to add. After you have an one page opt-in , focus on one method to generate traffic. Hanging out at forum is a good start. I use facebook a lot to generate traffic to my site.

    Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduardo2
    Great post Thanks.
    Content is cool but list building beats all.

    10x
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  • Profile picture of the author Eliteworks
    Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

    Most of the Internet marketing blogs out there preach that the two main things that you should concern yourself with are good content and good traffic. This advice leads to no less than ten people a day telling me that they are too stupid or lazy to write good content. They say, "E, I am too stupid or lazy to create good content." Well, this article is for all of you.

    The thing that you need to know is that most of the articles that you are reading are written by posers. These people couldn't sell a coat to an Eskimo. Instead, they invent an online persona that makes you think, "Wow, this guy could sell tons of coats to Eskimos." So, from now on, stop reading worthless tip articles and just stick to doing things that make money.

    I'm not knocking good content and traffic, but what I am knocking is the idea that these are the end all be all of Internet marketing. You can make a good living without spending your days writing content.

    So, here are three easy steps to making money online if you are too stupid or lazy to create good content.

    Step One: Start Collecting Free Ebooks

    There are thousands of websites that offer free "how to" ebooks on just about any topic. Many of these free ebooks come with redistribution rights. Start collecting those ebooks. Download them into a folder on your computer every time you come across one. It doesn't matter what topic the ebook is, as long as it teaches something that you think people will want to learn.

    Step Two: Create a vehicle to give these ebooks away

    Even if you are the most ignorant Internet marketer on the planet, you can still have a great looking one page site that gives away free ebooks. You don't need talent for this either. Thankfully, there are a lot of countries with poor people that are willing to create great one page sites for next to nothing. And these people are waiting in the chat forums for people like you to hire them.

    You can start at the DP forums. Foreign designers hang out there because they know that this forum is filled with no talent ass clowns that need their services.

    While at the DP Forum, DO NOT read any of the threads there. They will make you dumber than you already are. There's nothing like a few hundred of the biggest losers all giving advice to each other on how to succeed. (The only Internet marketing forum that I suggest to my peeps is the Warrior Forum.)

    Head to their Services category and make a post that says you need a simple one page site that includes a signup form to give away a free ebook. Tell them your budget, even if it's only $20. There are lots of talented designers living in grass huts that will do anything for $20.

    Step Three: Get the word out about your free giveaway

    There are many ways to let people know about your new site that is giving away your free how to ebook. One cheap, and by cheap I mean free, way to get the word out is by hanging out in chat forums that cater to the niche that your ebook is. Add a link to your signature file and just start chatting about the product. Don't mention the giveaway in you posts, they will see it in your signature. If the forum has "Freebies" category, then you can post about it there too.

    A few other ways to get the word out about your free how to ebook are:
    • Add it to every free stuff directory you can find.
    • Spend some money on an AdWords campaign.
    • Go to all of your neighbors houses and scream that their house is on fire. When they come outside, tell them you were just kidding, but you have a free ebook that they should download.
    So, how do you make money from this exercise? Boy, you really are dumb. You have just built yourself a list of people that share a common interest. Now, go find some worthy affiliate products to tell them about in some emails! Most vendors have pre-written copy for their affiliates to email to their lists, so you don't even have to come up with any words of your own.

    Now you can go back to all of those bloggers that said content is king and tell them to kiss your...
    Thanks you rock
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
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    The beauty of outlining and then implementing a solid system is that it eases the risk of getting disappointed by the time it takes to take hold and start building itself.
    Remember the Law of the Farm. It's a system: Prepare the soil, plant the seed, tend and water the growth, and wait for the system to produce the harvest many months later. There's no rushing a good system, but also no fail to a good system.
    Keep at it!
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  • Profile picture of the author soependi
    nice tips, i figured it out that's what we do normally
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    Thanks for the good advice,you've helped me alot!
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  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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    Haha I like this best:

    "While at the DP Forum, DO NOT read any of the threads there. They will make you dumber than you already are. "

    anyways great point. If it comes PLR with editing rights you can also edit in some affiliate links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuel Baker
    Building the trust in your list by offering / providing quality & useful content will lead to more sales further down the track, the process of giving them something first is vital.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jetmir
    Really useful post. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke McCormack
    E

    Really loved this post and applies not only to list building but all other IM business streams. Learn a system and take massive action. You can then go back at tweak it where necessary but take the massive action to put it in place to start with.

    Regards

    Nigel
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    • Profile picture of the author jurgenherzmann
      Sounds too easy, but still makes sense. The only concern is how loyal are the members of such lists? If you don`t prove that you are a reliable expert with a valuable content the unsubscribers rate may get quite high I think.

      It would be nice to read about someone`s experience, especially about the loyalty and how often you can send affiliate offers.
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      • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
        Originally Posted by jurgenherzmann View Post

        Sounds too easy, but still makes sense. The only concern is how loyal are the members of such lists? If you don`t prove that you are a reliable expert with a valuable content the unsubscribers rate may get quite high I think.

        It would be nice to read about someone`s experience, especially about the loyalty and how often you can send affiliate offers.
        Good observation. So, how do you prove yourself to them? By sending them more free content that they can learn from! Not every email that you send to your list should be selling something! Offer them something of value, build their trust, then sell them. It's a win-win situation.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Bleidt
    great infos. i will start something like that in the near future
    Thanks.

    Reptor
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  • Profile picture of the author wowl
    good tips.. giving away fee ebook is a good idea
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
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  • Profile picture of the author dfinancialmkt
    Thanks, the tips are really helping me out.
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