Archive for July, 2007

Moving Into Word Press

July 12, 2007

Once again I’m behind the learning curve but I believe this change will be a good one.

 I’ve imported all of my entries from my old blog over to this Word Press site. I have not figured out how to bring in all of the elements of my sidebar–so that will take a bit of adjustment. In the long-run, this move integrates my Right-Writing and my entries on the Writing Life. Notice the top button on each of my Right-Writing pages says, Right-Writing Blog? It will be better in the long run but I will have a few days of painful moving.

Looking For A Few More Affiliates

July 7, 2007

Do you have associates or affiliates? According to the Merriam–Webster dictionary, an affiliate is someone that you have a close relationship. Several months ago, I started an affiliate program which is a part of my shopping cart. Some people have signed up for this free program. My sign-up page is simple and can be completed in a few minutes. After you sign up, then you receive an email with your own affiliate number and link to my products. Also you will have access to my banners and promotional emails for different products. Several of my affiliates are actively using their links and earning the benefits of such activity. They are receiving checks for their efforts.

Yet the majority of my affiliates have signed up and aren’t making any sales. I’m unsure of the reasons. Maybe they don’t understand how to use the links or haven’t taken the time to put them into emails or on their websites. I don’t have any idea what their particular barrier is to using their links—but I’m working to get this information.

Some of the most successful affiliate programs provide training and sales ideas for their partners. In about nine days, I’m going to provide an affiliate training TeleWebcast. I’ve sent an email to all of my affiliates telling them of the specific date and time for this free training. The TeleWebcast allows them to ask their questions. I will organize the training around these questions plus give them some innovative ideas about how they can improve their affiliate marketing. I hope a number of these people will be able to attend the live training. If they can’t get to the training session, then I will take the replay and store it in the affiliate area so they can listen to it on their own schedule.

If you have not signed up to become one of my affiliates, I hope you will in the next few weeks. And if you have questions about how to use an affiliate program, then ask them during my forthcoming TeleWebcast. As an affiliate, you touch people that I will never cross their path. You can tell them about my products and lead them to the landing page. If the individual buys the book or product, then you receive an email and I receive an email notifying us of this purchase. Then following the unconditional guarantee period, I pay 50% commissions from this referral. It’s a good way to boost your passive income and help other writers in the process.

The Extra Degree of Effort

July 5, 2007

What will take your writing to the next level? Is it a writer’s conference where you invest and travel across the country and have a significant conversation with an editor? Or maybe it’s a class which you take from one person at the conference or several of them. Or it’s an email that you get from a writing friend which spurs you ahead in your craft.

It’s easy to get discouraged in publishing if you look at the massive amount of material in circulation for consideration or the large number of books which are constantly being released (and few of them selling in a significant way). Rather than look at the negative, it is better to be focused on the positive. What can you do today that will make a difference in your life and move you along the path to success? Where is your personal “tipping point” to use a phrase from the best-selling book by Malcolm Gladwell called The Tipping Point. I’ve had other entries about this book.

If you need a bit of inspiration, I recommend you check out this short film, 212 The Extra Degree Movie.

May this presentation inspire you to put out the extra effort and not only today but into everything that you write. I’ve watched this inspirational piece several times. See if you can raise your efforts by one degree.

Inspiration for Book Marketing

July 4, 2007

It’s a national holiday in the United States as we celebrate our independence. Because it falls on a Wednesday this year, I received the regular Wednesday Minute from Alex Mandossian. If you want to subscribe to The Wednesday Minute then follow this link. It is a free resource and I’ve only been taking it for a month or so. From the sign-up page, Rick Raddatz started this endeavor but now Alex is carrying it forward. Ignore the munching on this page and sign up (it goes on a very long-time–so please ignore it and quickly sign up). Rick is the co-creator of InstantTeleseminar.com.

Today’s Wednesday Minute is about The Greatest Ad Of All Time. According to Alex, it’s a wonderful tool for Writer’s Block plus you can learn something in the process. I always learn something listening to this brief presentation and I thought you’d like to know about it. I will not steal Alex’s teaser by telling you about the specifics of this ad but it was a surprise to me and appropriate for today.

How Do You Consume Products?

July 2, 2007

In these entries about The Writing Life, I’ve written a great deal about book covers, back covers and book titles as key to draw the reader into the pages of your book. If you want to read these entries, then I suggest you use the Google search engine tool in the right-hand column.

What if you looked at the question from a much broader view? I’m talking about consumption and how products are consumed or purchased. Over the last few months, I’ve been learning from Alex Mandossian. If you go to his website, you can download his free Ebook, 5 Secrets To Making Change (which is excellent and something I’ve read). If you glance through his background, you will see why I appreciate this experienced marketer.

Last week I was listening to Alex and podcast with Paul Colligan and the lessons they’ve learned from 50 podcasts at Marketingonlinelive.com. At the top of the page for Marketing Online Live and right in the center of this page, there is a sign-up box for email bonuses. I signed up–simple with first name and email address. Why do it? You receive the link and information for Consumption Secrets by Alex Mandossian which is a $247 course. From signing up, you receive over 60 pages in an Ebook format plus five MP3 files of Alex teaching. You can download the material and listen to it on your computer or your iPod.

I’ve been listening to the teaching and I have read through the Ebook and found it valuable information for anyone who cares about how to improve your relationships with your customers. Whether you are a writer or not, this resource can help you improve that communication.