We all know it’s a good thing to create multiple passive income stream online – especially through information products combined with affiliate marketing.

The benefits you often see listed include:

  • Spending lots of time with your love one.
  • Being able to work only when you feel like it.
  • The potential for unlimited financial income.
  • Flexible work schedule.

But there’s a dark side to taking that road that many people quickly find out.

And that dark side could be you.

Optimists Who Play “Hookey”

There are all sorts and types of personalities in the online community, but one type seen among entrepreneurs is “The Creative Optimist”.

What’s a Creative Optimist?

It’s someone who in their own minds is already making those millions – but only in their dreams.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, if you’re using it to drive yourself forward.

However, if you allow yourself to be tricked into thinking your millions are just around the next virtual
corner, without any basis for that belief, you’re setting yourself up for big trouble!

It’s easy to self-delude:

Products bombard your inboxes every hour, promising big chubby 6 figure incomes in your underwear.

They leave us with a ton of information to assimilate and use – we can keep ourselves really busy, without doing anything productive at all.

But if you use your vision to drive yourself forward, that’s a different matter altogether.

* Stay on target – focus only what you need to assimilate “right now”

* Make sure you’ve made a business plan – and check off every small goal as you reach them

* keep working hard.

Yep, it’s nice to take off for the golf course on a fine morning, instead of being stuck in an office – and isn’t that what having information products creating passive income while you play is all about?

Sure it is! But not if you haven’t yet got to the point where that income replaces your full-time salary.

Until that moment, it’s best to cut down on the “hookey” days, and focus on maximizing the products you’ve got in place, or working on the next price point in your marketing sales funnel.

Well, okay. There’s no way you’re not going to take advantage of a truly glorious morning – and the fact that this is what you stayed home for, in the first place!

But do keep track of these “hookey” mornings, afternoons – or days.

If you find yourself playing golf or hanging out three or four times a week, and you’re not yet financially
independent, that’s a big “tip off” that you’re careening off the course.

For now, keep the “hookey” mornings for those truly rare perfect days.

Then they’ll seem like the privilege they truly are – and you won’t have been lured to the Dark Side of passive income, okay Luke ;)

All The Best,

You’ve decided to make a video this time, to help sell your product. If you’re nodding you’re head in agreement, I’ve got three words of advice: “Just do it!”

It doesn’t matter if you have the latest software or a top-of-the-line camcorder.

It doesn’t even matter if you’ve made a video marketing before.

The truth is, teens and pre-teens are uploading home-made videos to YouTube every day – and getting views that would make many marketers drool with envy!

There are 3 main keys to making a video that gets views:

1.  Keep it real. Your honesty and enthusiasm are what will help sell your product – not whether or not you can out-direct Quentin Tarantino

2.  Promote it.  Create a buzz. You can bet that’s what the “kids” are doing – telling all their friends,
announcing the video using YouTube’s “Share” feature, talking about it on Facebook, leaving comments on other similar or related videos in their YouTube group…

3.  Make it interesting. It can be as flawed as all get out, production wise, but if it’s interesting – even if
you have to stand on your head and juggle with your feet – it will get views.

(And if it’s interesting enough, it may go viral!)

Here are some solid tips to help you get started…

The Most Importing Tip For Making a Successful Video

1. Use a storyboard or rough script.

If you’ve never made a video before, chances are, you’re going to either ramble on, using up precious seconds – and rambling will tip your video firmly over into the “boring” camp – or miss out vital information.

Using a storyboard or rough script will help you:

• Stick to the point

• Include everything you need included

If you are a “visual” learner, use a story board – quick, scribbled thumbnail sketches (“stick people” are fine) showing each point in “frames” (think of it as a comic book page).

If you do better with lists, use a rough script. This is not the sort of script you read word for word – doing
that would ensure you ended up with a “wooden”, deadly dull video. Rather, just a reminder of the key points you need to include (such as your call to action, and website URL).

Shoot your video, edit, upload to YouTube – and promote.

The important thing to remember in all of this is… yup, you got it:  “Just do it.”

All the best in your video marketing efforts,

PS. Looking for a great way to do video, check out VideoMakerFX, This tool ROCK!

We all have heard how many people have become successful in their internet business. Perhaps, you have also tried getting into the online market yourself but unfortunately, you were not able to succeed unlike the others.

Starting a business online is just like starting a physical business, except that you will have to do all
your transactions online and you are able to reach a global market. The same difficulties may also be
experienced when starting an online business although you do not have to worry about putting up establishments or renting stalls.

However, one thing is the same for all different types of businesses so that they can become successful – the right mindset. When you do your startup with the right approach then you will be able to get ahead in the race.

What are the qualities that you should possess in order to succeed in an online business?

Before you go about things, it is also important that you have the right knowledge when it comes to doing an online business. You cannot just take on the offensive side without making the right plans. The lack of planning when it comes to taking actions into your business, without that you are likely to fail in the industry.

Starting up any business, whether online or in the physical world, would also need a lot of determination. Although people may say that fate determines how your business would go, you can actually alter the destiny of your company, especially if you are determined in making it successful. It is very important that you take away all the negative vibes that you have and feel confident about what you are about to undergo.

Discipline is also needed to become successful in your online business. In a physical business, you will have to get up every morning to visit your establishment and see how things are going around. When you have it online, you can check out any transactions anytime of the day giving you more freedom when it comes to managing your time.

However, this would sometimes make one lazy and complacent on the comings and goings of the business. Since you can have the luxury of time, you are likely to put off the things you would have to do for the day and instead get them done tomorrow.

Transactions are also made online and various tools can be used to make managing of the business a little easier. This enables you to manage the entire business on your own and without the need of help from any other person.

Unfortunately, you could not have anybody else with which to entrust the transactions of your business and you cannot get help in case you are not able to fulfill your role.

While the right mindset in having an online business would make you more likely to succeed in the undertaking, you must still remember that it is not a walk in the park. You would still need to exert some more effort as you would in a physical business to ensure that you succeed in your online business.

Best Regards,

You have heard that an affiliate program can help grow your business, how beneficial it can be and why it is a good investment. So you are convinced, but how do you get started?

Launching an affiliate program can take your business to new heights and these five steps will help you get there.

Step 1: Choose your software. Before you begin creating your affiliate program, you will need to decide which affiliate management software is right for you.

Take the time to research the different programs available to you. You will need to take a look at product
reviews, user recommendations, and if possible, reach out to other business owners who have used programs you are considering in order to get the most accurate feedback.

The affiliate management software you choose will be an extremely important investment as you begin your program and later, manage it in the most effective and efficient way possible.

Click Here to read my review of the Rapid Action Profits Affiliate software.

Step 2: Create your program. Once you have selected your affiliate management software, you will need to make some basic decisions about what it will look like.

Begin by writing the terms and conditions of your affiliate program. Decide whether you will offer a
two-tiered or multi-tiered structure. In addition, you will also need to write your affiliate agreement, which will outline what is expected of your affiliates and what they can expect from you.

While it is not always necessary, you may want to consider hiring an attorney to review your terms and
conditions and affiliate agreement to ensure you have covered all of your bases.

Step 3: Build your team. The only way to grow your affiliate program and build a team of affiliate marketers is to let them know you are out there.

The best way to do that is to list your new program on various affiliate directories online where affiliate
marketers can find you. And having already selected a robust affiliate management software program, you can rest assured that once they find you and are directed to your site, they can easily sign up and automatically receive the tools they need to get started.

Here in my opinion the best affiliate directories. MunchEye.com

Step 4: Offer incentives. Not only are you competing within your niche to make your business succeed, but you will now have to focus on offering an attractive affiliate marketing program with plenty of incentives in order to build a team of dedicated, profit-producing affiliate marketers.

With competitive commissions, potential for growth and the occasional opportunity for bonuses, you can attract affiliate marketers who know how to work hard and produce results.

Step 5: Equip your team for success. Make sure that your affiliate marketers have the tools they need to properly market your business. Provide them with materials such as banner ads, email ads and articles.

In addition, offer to share educational materials with them and make sure they are on top of the latest industry trends, marketing strategies and affiliate marketing tactics. When they succeed, you succeed, so you will want to stay on top of their efforts

All the best In your marketing efforts,

PS. You may list your product on JV Zoo, They have a free affiliate platform and it’s very easy to set up your affiliate program.