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Personal story by Matt Lloyd

Seems like just yesterday I was starting out in internet marketing.  Completely clueless, I got involved with this company that had 3 main products.

One was $1,997, the other $8,997, and the last was $14,997.

I was an affiliate for them, before I even knew what the word ‘affiliate’ meant!

The $1,997 product they had was a home study course in the personal development niche… which came with a manual, and a bunch of CD’s / DVD’s.

The other 2 more expensive programs were these all-expenses paid mastermind retreats, held in places like Fiji, Mexico, etc.

The commissions were $1,000, $5,000 and $9,000 per sale.

Those dollar amounts were really what got me into this industry in the first place.

I thought to myself, “if I can just make one or two sales each month of these programs, I might be able to make an extra 50k (or more) each year.”

But to make these big commissions, you had to know how to generate leads, and you had to know how to sell the programs. (about traffic click here >>>)

I didn’t know how to do either.

So my first year in the business, I made very little.  Literally less than $5,000.

This company provided very little training, but in reality I can’t blame them.

My lack of results was a lot more due to me having no focus, and spending way too much time learning.  Learning is great, but if you never apply what you learn, it’s useless.

On top of that, each day I was on to the next ‘shiny object’ that appeared in my email inbox.  My focus was terrible.

Finally in early 2010 (March I think it was), I got my act together.  I had a lead I’d generated from advertising on Google, who went ahead and bought two of those mastermind programs.

I made 14 grand USD in one day.  In Australian dollars, it was about $15,600.

And I can’t even begin to describe to you how excited I was.

Up until then, I’d only read about other people doing that kind of thing.  There was still a lot of doubt in my mind as to whether I could actually do it.

The $15,600 in my bank account that day proved I could.  Best of all, I knew if I could do it once, I could do it again and again.

From that day on I put all my focus on promoting top tier programs.

I wasn’t interested in generating little $20 commissions here and there each day with normal affiliate marketing.

I wanted to have those big paydays instead, where I’d make $1,000+ per sale.  Even if they came in only once or twice a week, that was fine by me.

Fast forward 6 years, and I’m still doing the exact same thing.  Only now, the numbers are a little bit bigger : )

So what’s this got to do with you?

I’m going to release a training program (new and updated in 2016 version) that will teach you how to do the same thing.  It will show you how to generate these top tier commissions for yourself.

You will need a minimum of 30 minutes a day (more is better), and you will need a marketing budget.  Ideally 50 bucks a week to get started.

This training will be offered as a 7 day trial, for just $7.

Don’t be fooled by the price though; with absolute sincerity, I can tell you the knowledge in this program is worth many thousands of dollars.

This company is in the TOP of 5 best affiliate internet marketing programs.

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Time for Big Dogs



==> Don’t dig for gold – Sell the shovels! <==


  • Marketing on the internet IS a relatively easy way to earn a reasonable supplemental income!
  • Unfortunately – it’s also the world’s easiest way to go BROKE!

Here’s your problem!

How much TIME have you spent beating your head against the wall in frustration, in a vain attempt to put money into your bank account, instead of sucking money out of it – again?


… And here’s your solution!

“Secrets of the Big Dogs”

…will show you incredibly powerful, yet ultra-simple system that enables you to generate,- not just one, or two – but an astounding FIFTEEN residual income streams SIMULTANEOUSLY. Even if you don’t have a website! Even if you don’t have a product!

“Secrets of the Big Dogs” is going to take you by the hand, every step on the way, and show you how to…

  • GENERATE…a supply of up to TEN MILLION quality, targeted prospects every month!
  • EARN … an ongoing, residual (and most importantly – realistic) income!
  • SLASH…the time required to perform the mundane tasks of running your business to just 1/2 hour a day!   Click here to learn more and download eBook.


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PS: Multiple Income Streams

Entrepreneurs (affiliate members) make one technical mistake – many of them promote only one program. They should diversify and have multiple income sources.

Download this ebook to know how.

Personal mistakes in online business -1

I counted 7 my personal mistakes in starting online business from home (actually they are common). I’ll post about them in different posts (not to overwhelm you)

First mistake – Overwhelming.

(You can sort them out (mistakes) or classify in different ways – I think it first, when you start online business and look for make money opportunities)

tell me if this feels familiar… (Yaro Starak)

You are starting or growing a new online business.

You frequently have conversations with other people who also have a business, and walk away with lots of ideas. Every time you go online and watch your Facebook feed, or check your email inbox, you are presented with more ideas, opportunities, and things other people do that you could do too.

While you are excited about the potential in front of you, this feeling quickly turns to overwhelm and a sense of stress. You want to do it all, but for some reason you don’t seem to do any of it!

Progress is slow at best, and you’re so frustrated because it seems like everyone else is getting so much more done than you. How is it these people can be so productive?


You can even get lost by all the opportunities within one project. Do you create a short course or a flagship training program first? Or run a webinar, or focus on social media, or write a blog? What about looking for affiliates and doing a launch? Or maybe you should focus on private coaching now, or run some kind of lean test to make sure your idea works? Or first hire people to build a team around you?

So many options!!!

If you don’t have a concrete foundation holding you on a path towards a result, it’s easy to jump to another path.

Unfortunately this has the effect of destroying any momentum you have built up with whatever you had started to do.

The net impact of this is discord. You float around all the time and never feel anchored towards a goal.

You need the anchoring because it helps you with one very powerful technique…


It’s natural to compare your own results against the results of others. Unfortunately we tend to be our own harshest critics, so nothing is ever good enough.

It’s not realistic to do it all, so there is always going to be some feeling of untapped potential (which ideally should fuel your motivation).

How to solve the problem:

Commit To A Project (And Ignore The Rest)

I learned a long time ago that this feeling of wanting to do everything is a trap.

To make matters worse for new entrepreneurs, it’s much easier to fall into this trap when you don’t have a successful project yet.

When you’re not sure what your focus is, you easily jump from idea to idea. We all have plenty of ideas, but if you don’t have an active project that you build on every day, it’s too easy to change focus. There is no loss changing projects if you haven’t built something that has value.

Ignore and commit to one project.

This practice is helpful because it keeps me on track and it forces to me to focus on priority tasks.

However the reason this works at all is because I’ve become very good at ignoring.

The act of forcing myself to limit to just the three to five tasks I can work on in one week means I ignore everything else.

Since all or nearly all the tasks tie into the one short term goal, it forces me to decide what project is most important this week.

It’s not just a way to hold yourself accountable, it’s a technique for setting priorities, which gives you the mental freedom that comes from ignoring everything else.

In my experience mental freedom is vital. For you to focus and get projects up and running, you have to have tunnel vision, at least short term.

You need a big long term vision, which contains all the different things you want to do over a period of many years, but that many conflicting projects and goals will mess you up when it comes to short term execution.

For example: this project

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Free is a very high price

Check this first: (and go pro, upgrade, free is not profitable)

Do You advertise for free? Right? May be you pay very high price for that.

You trade your time and get not targeted traffic.

Free is a very good price.

However, did you know that free can also be a very high price?

For some reason, a ton of people expect everything to be free on the internet. Free blog setup service. Free social media. Free videos. Free online games. Free dating and match making. Etc. For new internet marketers, the number one thing they want for free is to make money.

While it is certainly possible to make money online for free, you may find that it also comes with the highest price. Yes, free has a very high price.

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The 10 Questions

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You Absolutely Must Ask Before Choosing a Home-Based Business.

Here is your copy of my eBook The 10 Questions You Absolutely Must Ask Before Choosing a Home-Based Business. (by Matt Lloyd)

I know you’ll find it useful because, unlike a lot of guides and how-tos and checklists that you can find on the internet, my eBook is really more of a story.

In the eBook, you’ll see the mistakes I made along the way. You’ll read about the hard lessons I learned on my journey toward building a 40 million dollar company. How I learned, from experience, what questions I wish I had asked.

Had I known then what I know now, it would have saved me a ton of hassle, heartache, and, of course, money.

I encourage you to read the eBook right away and ask yourself those 10 questions before starting any business.

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Avoid Online Scams

Cut Through The Chaff and Avoid Online Scams

Although there is great potential to make money online, the internet is also riddled with scams and fraudsters. And unfortunately, people fall for such scams every day. Fraudsters know that thousands of people need money, and will turn to desperate measures to obtain it.

So how do you find ways to avoid scams online, when many are so convincing? While some phishing emails are transparently fraudulent, others look like the real deal. One click and then your computer is ruined, or your credit card details are stolen. In 2014 fraudsters managed to steal over £614 million from victims in the UK.

Whether you’re targeted with emails, pop ups or advertisements, how do you sort the wheat from the chaff? Like those leaflets that claim you’ve won a million, we all want to believe they’re true.

Firstly, if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is a scam. As the famous saying goes: ‘There’s no such thing as a free lunch’- an adage that certainly applies to the internet. Secondly, if they don’t offer a free sample without first offering your payment details, then stay away.

The next time a pop up window claims you’re the 10,000th customer, it might be best to switch off.

It must be a scam!

How many times have you said that to yourself?

If it is too good to be true  then it is probably a scam.

The only way to avoid online scams is:

 Try before you buy.


No matter how good an offer sounds if you have to subscribe to it before you have tried it, leave it alone.

If the offer is as good as it sounds then the seller would give you a chance of examining the article before asking for money.

But there are ways to avoid online scams.

Would you buy a pair of shoes before you tried them on? No, of course, you wouldn’t, so why would you pay for an offer of downloading software to make money online before you have tried it?

Of all the distinguishing qualities of a person or people, probably the most dominant feature is greed.

Wanting something for nothing, or making a lot of money for very little outlay, and that’s what  the scammers prey on, make you an offer you can’t refuse for a reasonable fee, then when they have your money, hey presto the disappearing rabbit trick, no contact and nowhere to be found, and you are left with software that is very basic but you can upgrade for an additional payment.

Don’t Get Hooked In.

hooked inAnother tell tale sign is the pop-up window when you try to leave the page, telling you that because you are the 1000th customer, you qualify for a discount on the advertised price, of course you are so are the 1000 people before you.

When you get an offer online, time is of the essence, think about it, look deeper into the offer, do research on the article through Google.

Very often if you type into the search bar the actual offer that is being made or the company involved, 9/10 will have reviews from people that have already been exposed to it and you get a very good idea if this is genuine or just another scam.

Don’t be fooled by the “You must act now” message attached to any offer, there will be plenty of time to invest if the offer is genuine or the offer of large profits in a short space of time, believe me that just does not happen.

Always be aware of anything that doesn’t ring true, scammers are very clever, they will have you believe that black is white if you let them,  so do not take in everything that’s written, take time and be sure before you click.

Money Back Guarantees.

Watch out for those Money Back Guarantee that are offered, most are not as guaranteed as they sound.

T’s C’s are put on the returning item and they are pretty stringent, so if you have an item that you acquired through the post with a 60-day guarantee on it, you had better make sure that the item is exactly how it was when you received it and the packaging is in mint condition.  The software that you have bought is probably from an affiliate of the company and has already been paid out, so the company are going to make it very uncomfortable for you in returning any money that you have paid them.

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Work From Home Scams

And How To Avoid Them (recommended by Gdodd).

Working from home is becoming more and more popular, but I’m afraid the more people trying to create an honest living from the internet, the more there will be the sites that try to leverage money from them for inadequate and useless offers.

So how do you avoid work from home scams?

The point of owning a website is to earn money online, but most people will get drawn into the shiny object syndrome at some point in the lives. There are so many tempting offers out there that it can be very easy to succumb to that tempting video, advert or landing page, only to discover that the product you have subscribed to isn’t worth a penny.

How Can You Tell If That Offer Is A Scam?

Even if the offer isn’t a scam in the true definition of the word, there are many people that have bought products or subscribed to schemes that leave them feeling ripped off, you don’t actually receive what the offer portrayed until you upgrade.

I will try and show you how to discover if a website is a scam. Some telltale signs are so obvious even a blind man could see them.

7 ways to tell if a website is a scam:

1. Claims of “Let’s make lots of money” overnight

Ok so along comes that very enticing promise of a secret way to earn $1000’s in a very short space of time.

Come on  let’s face it, if there was a way to earn $1,000s of dollars within days of downloading a program, do you really think it would be a secret? It just simply isn’t true. Yes, you can earn $1000’s with an online business but it takes a time to achieve results like that. You need an established website and presence before you can make sales. If you want to be a success, you need to be patient.

2. That annoying video you just can’t stop.

I find these the most annoying of all. You’ve probably come across that landing page that immediately starts playing a video with nowhere to escape out of it. No “get me out of here I’m being scammed”  button, and  nowhere else to click on the page except the “Buy it now!” call to action button. Now here is a very good chance that this is one of those work from home scams and you are about to be from home scams Actually, theses videos contain no more than a lot of repetition of fake earning potentials and actors/actress’s giving fake interviews of how well they did with the program. When you come across pages like this, steer well clear, it’s a pretty good indicator that the product is a scam.

3. So How do I contact you?

Any program worth its salt should come with a good support strategy. So if you want more information about the product and are finding it difficult to access contact details, this smells of bad customer support.If you are going to be investing your money into something, you have every right to know that there is going to be someone there to help you if it goes wrong. The same goes for email contact. If it takes more than 24hrs to reply, this is an indication of bad customer support, and that can only mean they are not really considering your interests and are just seeing you as a money making venture.

4. Trust me I’m A Guru

Definition of Guru?  “An influential teacher or popular expert”, I always worry when I see a program being offered by someone proclaiming to be a Guru.a guru Why would someone have to upsell themselves to sell a perfectly good program? No, my take is that if they are upstaging themselves it is a smokescreen for a scammy product. Give it a wide berth.


5. And there’s more

This is the most annoying one. It’s really absurd that an offer of $19 to download a program that is going to make you $1000’s  overnight attracts people’s attention. But that is the reality. An offer for something at a really low price. That is until you subscribe and then you learn very quickly that the cheap price tag comes with another price tag to get to the next level and then another until your initial outlay of $19 becomes nearer to the region of $ from home scams These are Upsells a cunning way of enticing you in at a very low price and then making you add more to the program to actually get the full value of what you subscribed to in the first place.

6. It Must be Good, Look where those people are working.

You’ve seen them, those enticing pictures of people sitting on a beach with their laptops, soaking up the sun while they work, those large mansions with flash cars sitting outside. Mmm, well maybe is possible to run your business from the beach,work from home scams with an online business you place of work is your computer so as long as you have an internet connection, anywhere is possible. But to advertise a program with stacks of money or sun drenched beaches poses the question “why aren’t you seeing what the program consists of”. If you see a program that has to advertise with images like this, have second thoughts, it probably consists of a scam somewhere along the line. (May be 5% of these offers are true – people really have this location freedom )

7. 60-day guarantee? Yeah Right!

Many legitimate companies give a money back guarantee so that if the customer has a change of mind within the time frame given they are happy in the knowledge that the item can be returned, although having said that it is very wise to read and digest the T’s and C’s attached to the said from home scams

That said not all companies are that honest. They will use the money back guarantee as a selling point  to get you to sign up in the hope that you will forget to cancel the subscription when you decide you don’t want the item. Getting your money back is another story, they will put all the barricades in front of you with excuses as to why you have violated the Money back guarantee.  Is it really worth the hassle?

If you have ever been scammed you were probably left feeling stupid and angry. We’ve all had those experiences at some at some point in our online business ventures but you need to put those mistakes behind you and learn from from home scams

There are some really honest and reliable programs out there that will teach you how to earn money online, it’s just a case of sorting out the right from wrong and by following the tips I have laid out for you will go some way in helping you to be scam free.


So there you have it, my top tips on how to tell if a website is a scam! A philosophy I work by to avoid being scammed is always TRY BEFORE YOU BUY, free to use should be free to use so if they can’t give you a free trial of the program before you decide to subscribe then chances are you are about to be scammed.

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Socrates Method

Socrates generally applied his method of examination to concepts that seem to lack any concrete definition; e.g., the key moral concepts at the time, the virtues of piety, wisdom, temperance, courage, and justice. Such an examination challenged the implicit moral beliefs of the interlocutors, bringing out inadequacies and inconsistencies in their beliefs, and usually resulting in aporia.

You can read a lot about Socrates Method

Socrates didn’t sell anything. What we can learn from him. We are going to make his method as simple as possible. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it!

You can’t win an argument.

The secret of Socrates.

 Socrates, “the gadfly of Athens”, was one of the greatest philosophers the world has ever known. He did something that only a handful of people in history have been able to do. He sharply changed the whole course of human thought, and now, 2500 years after his death, he is honored as one of the wisest persuaders who ever influenced this wrangling world.
When you are talking with people, don’t begin by discussing your differences. Rather, begin by discussing the things on which you agree. Keep emphasizing, if possible, that you are both striving for the same end and that your only difference is one of method and not of purpose.
Get the other person saying “Yes, yes” at the outset. Keep the other person, if possible, from saying ‘No.’
A ‘No’ response is a most difficult handicap to overcome. When a person has once said ‘No’ all of his or her pride of personality demands the person to be consistent and NOT reverse by saying ‘Yes.’
Did Socrates tell people they were wrong? Definitely not.
He was far too adroit for that. His whole technique, now called the “Socratic method”, was based upon getting a “yes, yes” response. He asked questions with which his opponent would have to agree. He kept on winning one admission after another. He kept on until, almost without realizing it, his opponents found themselves embracing a conclusion they would have bitterly denied a few minutes previously.
Get the other person saying “yes, yes” immediately.
Socrates wasn’t that simple guy. He used very general definitions (concepts) to prove a person that he (or she) doesn’t understand them.
In Plato’s early dialogues, the elenchus is the technique Socrates uses to investigate, for example, the nature or definition of ethical concepts such as justice or virtue. According to Vlastos,[5] it has the following steps:
  1. Socrates’ interlocutor asserts a thesis, for example “Courage is endurance of the soul”, which Socrates considers false and targets for refutation.
  2. Socrates secures his interlocutor’s agreement to further premises, for example “Courage is a fine thing” and “Ignorant endurance is not a fine thing”.
  3. Socrates then argues, and the interlocutor agrees, that these further premises imply the contrary of the original thesis; in this case, it leads to: “courage is not endurance of the soul”.
  4. Socrates then claims that he has shown that his interlocutor’s thesis is false and that its negation is true.


PS:  – Get the other person saying “Yes, yes” at the outset.

  • When you are talking with people, don’t begin by discussing your differences.

I wanted to simplify Socrates method.

Agatha Christie advice not to procrastinate

We’ve all read stories about people taking too long to make decisions and find that, regrettably, opportunities have been lost. Most of them relate to their personal lives e.g. If only they’d bought something when it was on sale, If only they’d asked her out before she started dating their best friend, If only they’d told someone how much they loved them, before it was too late. (see offer at the end of the post)

Author Agatha Christie wrote   “One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late.” 

We must also remember that this can and often does apply in business.

I want to be clear, I’m not talking about missed opportunities. It’s not worth dwelling on what might have been, that type of regret can eat away at you.  Atari founder Nolan Bushnell turned down an opportunity to invest $50,000 in seed money in Apple.  Had Bushnell said yes, he would have owned a third of Apple, a company that is today valued at about $480 billion. That’s a missed opportunity.

What I’m talking about is knowing you should take action and for whatever reason, you just keep putting it off. In business, this may concern reinventing your company, whether it be a branding, reacting to new competition, refining operations, installing up-to-date technology or recognizing an untapped market. It’s especially tempting to stall when your company is at the maturity stage and enjoying success.

There are many excuses for doing this. Perhaps it feels more comfortable to stick with certain employees, perhaps you’d rather not spend money on marketing or you feel you might just be making changes for changes sake. Whatever the reason, it’s good to re-evaluate, from time-to-time.

You don’t want your company to be pushed out of the market by one that is hungrier and ready to be innovative. You can’t afford to let your business stagnate as this will affect your image not only with your customers, but also with employees who value a challenge and have the energy to move the company forward.

Of course, in order to take the right action, a company needs foresight and employees need to be encouraged to share ideas and be asked for input, on a regular basis. If, however your company is open to this idea, you must be prepared to act. Otherwise those same employees may feel their input isn’t valued and you could miss out on an idea that could be transformative in boosting efficiency, sales or several other areas of operation. (by blogger, Martin Parnell)

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How to find your online business?

Answer: Find real person, with proven history of success and the one who gives you inspiration, then join his team or personally if you are lucky enough. (see picture above – I had a chance to speak with both of them).

You can find a lot of these titles in the internet. Who can you trust? Titles are similar, but there should be a real person standing behind it. Don’t do this personal mistake to join first flash object with attractive title – that’s not enough.

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