How I Made Almost One Million Dollars


Gosh!  It has been a while since I posted on my lovely blog – I simply must do better and find the time within my hectic workload to ensure I keep you all better informed, lol!

Anyway, I came across this article from the brilliant Dino Vido and thought I’d begin my come-back by reposting it here.  Enjoy (and learn!).  Please scroll down a bit – the perils of cut and paste!


I got into thinking about ‘making money online’ about 7 years ago. Thats when I had zero assets online and I was starting from scratch. Of course, I had no idea at that time that I would make close to a cool million.

Anyhow, after browsing and looking around, I decided to giveForex Trading a go. It seemed to be a good way to make money. Just sit at home, watch charts on your computer and download the money. You don’t even have to step out of the house. Needless to say, it appealed to me.

I bet you’re thinking I made my money from trading. You’d be wrong. After playing the markets for a while, I realized that there were many traders asking question on trading forums. Most of the new traders were looking for systems. So I sat down and devised a few systems and put it into a book form. I went back to the forum and asked if anyone would like to buy it. I got tons response. I sold each copy for just $10.

So after thinking about this, I thought hmmm, I could make more money with another book. So then I created a beginners guide to trading. I sold this for $97 a copy. This time, I made a site and collected emails and did some advertising online etc.. This sold like hot cakes too because I also set up an affiliate program with this book.

Then, after a couple of years or so, I thought, I already have a good following. I already have a good subscriber list.
If I were to create a course with bells and whistles and sell it for $1000 each, I could make some serious money.

The Next Step

So I sat down and started creating this course. I knew it had to be a really powerful course to be worth so much money. It took be the best part of 9 months to complete the course. It was spread over many CDs and a manual. Once it was completed, I had to arrange all sorts of things to launch this product:- Website, Launch Sequence, Launch Material and of course Joint Venture partners.

I managed to gather a few big names in the industry and this was the biggest factor in creating the sales. On launch day, all hell broke lose. Phones were constantly manned and orders were coming in from all sorts of places. To add to that, Paypal shut my account which created huge cashflow problems. From this launch, I raked in just under a million bucks. However, all of that wasn’t mine. I had to give 2/3rds to affiliates etc… but I was left with enough money to buy a house (which I did). Sometime after that, I decided to make money in other ways but I also wanted to help others at the same time.

So I set about creating a site which teaches people to make money. In fact any guru who publishes a product online about “Make $124,975 in the Next 90 Days” and things like that, I take the idea, make my own product and share it with people on my site. The site has taken a huge leap upwards and people love it as they get the information that they can’t afford to buy from the gurus themselves. They can get the same information from my site for $5 a month. For that, they get not 1, but 4 of the latest money making products every month.

It’s Your Turn

Nowhere on the net can you get a good, buzz worthy money making product for a fiver, let alone four whole product for $5 in total. You can see for yourself. The site I set up is and it has many members who receive their weekly dose of money making products for next to nothing ($5/month). So if you want to make a million like I did, I don’t know if you’ll be able to replicate my success but the site I own now, can lead you in that direction.

Hope this helps,

Certified Junkie


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Talk soon,


Click Income Tycoon: A Proven Online Home Business Franchise.


Today, given the proliferation of ‘coupon sites’ on the net (which I love – I’ve had many a cut-price massage and a few Zumba classes through them!), I thought I’d look at a marketing system which promotes one such portal where people can earn – whether or not they buy anything – just through the act of clicking.

It’s unique in its simplicity.  One signs up for the system, is walked through the necessary steps, and then gets instantly plugged into the portal where savings and earnings are gained immediately.

There is also the added benefit of an affiliate program for the marketing system itself.

The vast majority of people venturing out online in search of home business success will fail.  Why?  Because most usually have zero business related skills in sales and marketing or sadly have the get-rich-quick-or-not-at-all mentality which ensures that they don’t stick to anything long enough to have any success.

The respected marketing experts at Click Income Tycoon have
set out to turn failure into success with their newly-launched Click Income Tycoon turn-key home business type franchise.

Click Income Tycoon can take care of all new entrepreneurs’ marketing, sales calls, and training, providing a full-service company that handles much of the day-to-day needs of the home business newbie.  It also taps into an ever growing market—the home based business market—giving new entrepreneurs the ability to make
money selling what everyone wants these days.  Time freedom, no debt and control of their financial futures.

Most people aren’t born salesmen, aren’t marketing experts, and don’t know near enough about computers and the Internet to truly be successful when first starting out.  That’s where Click Income Tycoon comes in, with its experienced professionals who can help new online entrepreneurs find success.

“Click Income Tycoon uses a proven, simple marketing system that anyone can be successful using…just like a traditional offline McDonalds franchise would” George Briere (founder) states. “It’s a system that does all the marketing, selling, and explaining for the new business owner.”

Basically, the system allows the home business owner to outsource the most difficult and tedious aspects of their business.  Quite simply, it’s the best and most affordable marketing system ever created for the home-based business industry, George says.

The system generates leads, qualifies them for you, makes the sale, and even trains future business partners all on complete auto-pilot.  Using Click Income Tycoon, those new to marketing can often have the same results as marketing veterans.

The franchise that the system markets is a growing internet trend – this will ensure the longevity and success of this innovative endeavour.

For more information,  CLICK HERE,  and get access to a free, 20-minute video detailing this unique online home business franchise & marketing system.

Talk soon.


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Your ClickBank Freedom Formula


Today’s post is a guest post on the Clickbank blog by successful internet marketer, Simon Hodgkinson.  It details the issues to have in mind when considering affiliate marketing and is a must-read for all budding internet entreprenuers.

Author: Molly Lane, ClickBank | October 21st, 2010

Written by: Simon Hodgkinson, Guest Author

The secret to becoming a successful affiliate marketer: WORK BACKWARDS

This might seem odd so let me explain…

Over the last few years, we’ve generated millions in commissions and taught thousands of budding affiliate marketers how to make more money online. After many unsuccessful attempts, we finally realized what we were doing wrong.

Statistics show there’s a 95% chance that you aren’t as successful at affiliate marketing as you’d like to be, and even if you’re doing great, by simply applying the little ‘mind shift’ I’m about to share with you, you’ll be able to take your current success to an entirely new level.

Before you begin any promotional campaign you need to identify your end goal.

Think about it for a second, and ask yourself why are you even working as an affiliate in the first place? Although affiliate marketing can be fun, making money is essential.

Like everyone else, you’re an affiliate because you need the money. Making car payments, paying bills such as rent or mortgage, family vacations or the 101 different things that factor into our cost of living add up.

One of the biggest problems is that most people never sit down and add the cost of all these expenses. Once you begin to crunch those numbers and figure out exactly what it takes to live without the worry of how much things cost, or where the money for the next bill is coming from, is when you will start to see the true power of affiliate marketing.

The revelation is that affiliate marketing doesn’t just have the power to make you some ‘extra cash,’ it has the power to set you free!

So how do we start? First you need to know how much you need (pretty simple right). ☺

Grab a notebook and make a list of everything you spend money on each month. At the top of your sheet, you want to write “living expenses.” Go through the fixed costs that you have each month (everything should go in here, rent/mortgage, car payments, cell phone, utilities, food etc.).

Then you want add in your entertainment expenses (the fun stuff!). You can estimate the monthly costs but include things like movies, eating out, monthly mini-vacations etc. Next combine your living expenses with your entertainment costs and you’ll have a total monthly expense figure. Got it?

Don’t underestimate the power of doing this. This has been the number one exercise we ask our coaching students to do because affiliate marketing is not the be all and end all – it’s the tool that gets you there. Without the end goal, you don’t have any kind of way to evaluate your progress!

Let’s work an example: Say $5,000 is the amount you need each month. If your affiliate income can match $5,000 (which is peanuts compared to what you can do if you really push things), you’ll have all of your expenses covered!

Now it’s just a matter of building your system that will generate this income for you automatically, every month. We need to calculate how many sales we need to achieve our income goal. What I want you to do is take your income goal and divide it by the net amount of commission you plan to make with each sale.

For example, let’s say that we’re going to make $30 per sale. $5,000 divided by $30 is equivalent to 166 sales a month. When you break that down, it’s just 6 sales a day.

Now, if you think it’s hard to sell 6 ClickBank products a day, just understand that there are people who can sell 150 ClickBank products a day and more. What I’m talking about here doesn’t even take into account rebills and future payments and how they can compound over time!

So how much traffic do we need to get to those 6 sales?

Just take the monthly number of sales you need (which was 166), and divide that by the vendor’s sales page conversion rate.
We can make a quick assumption that sales page conversion rate will be around the industry standard of 2%. Then, we divide the total number of sales we need by .02, and see what we get from that. Don’t worry if you don’t want to do all the calculations right now, I have handy ‘one click’ resource for you coming up at the end. ☺

For example: 166 / 0.02 = 8,300 unique visitors a month. Break that down and it becomes just 277 unique visitors a day.
The point is, with this formula you’ll know how to figure out exactly how much traffic you need to reach that goal, and vice-versa. If you know how much traffic you site is getting right now, you can reverse the calculation to determine which programs to promote based on commission amounts. It’s not just random numbers floating around anymore!

You have a target to aim for!

Well, kind of. That’s the number of visitors you need to get to the vendor’s page (the page of the person you’re promoting), however, you’ll probably want to send them to your own site first, and then get them to the vendor’s site. In a perfect world you could get every visitor to go from your site to your vendor’s page (that would be a 100% conversion rate), but it’s not a perfect world. So the big question is how many do you actually need to come to your site to reach your goal?

For a quick and dirty answer just divide the number by 0.3 (this is a 30% conversion rate from your site to a vendor’s site). Although you may be able to achieve a higher conversion rate (we have pages that covert to 40%-50%), we will estimate on the conservative side. So, 8,300 / 0.3 is 27,666 and that’s the traffic we would need to reach the goal in our example. The next step is to take that 27,666 and divide it by 30. That tells us how many visitors per day we need to arrive at our own website. That’s 922 visitors a day.

And that’s everything you need for financial freedom! Beautiful how this works isn’t it?


When you calculate your own personal freedom formula number, you might be surprised how close you are to it already. It’s just a matter of setting up your traffic plan and finding the best programs from the ClickBank Marketplace to promote.

You can also run more than one campaign, identify programs that offer recurring billing to automatically add fresh commissions each month to your tally without having to drive more traffic and test and tweak your own pages to increase conversions to ultimately reach your goal. In fact there are many easy-to-apply adjustments that will reduce the time it takes to achieve your objective. Just remember that knowing your objective first is the best way to achieve it.
If you’d like to calculate your own freedom formula number (and you don’t want to crunch through all those numbers in your head), we’ve put a useful online tool that will do it all for you with just a couple of clicks. Click Here:

About the Author

Simon Hodgkinson and his business partner Jeremy Gislason have been involved in Internet Marketing for more than 10 years and are the creators of a number of best selling information products and software applications. For more information about their business visit


Sound advice indeed and plenty to mull over and apply.

Do you know that one of the fastest growing,
& most successful, methods to earn money
online is to sell wholesale products!?  Click here to find out more.

Talk soon.


Why You Should Promote Residual Affiliate Programs


Are you a webmaster in need of additional income?
Or are you planning to set up an online business
but you still don’t have any product to sell?
If so, affiliate marketing may be the best solution
for your problems.  With affiliate marketing, you
won’t need to worry about the products you have
to sell.  All you need to have is a website with
sufficient contents that are related to the products
of a certain online company offering affiliate
programs.  By becoming a member of the program,
or by becoming an affiliate, you can start earning
a certain amount of money right away!

At the end of this piece you’ll see how you can
totally automate the process for phenomenal results.

Affiliate marketing is some sort of business
relationship established between a merchant and
his affiliates.  In affiliate marketing, an
affiliate agrees to direct some traffic to a
merchant’s website.  If that traffic is converted
into some kind of action, like a visitor purchasing
a product on the merchant’s website or a visitor
becoming a lead for the company, the affiliate
who directed the traffic will be compensated.
Compensation may take the form of either a percentage
sales commission for the sales generated or a
fixed fee predetermined upon the application of
the affiliate on the merchant’s affiliate program.

Promising a lot of benefits both for the merchants
and the affiliates, affiliate marketing has become
one of the most popular online marketing methods
today.  In fact, almost every merchant or retailer
site today offers an affiliate program that any one
can join into.  Most retailers would entice people
to become affiliates or members of their program by
promising great benefits like large commissions,
lifetime commissions, click through incomes and alot
of other benefits.  But would all these affiliate
programs bring off the same benefits?

Most affiliate programs would pay you, as an
affiliate, a one-time commission for every sale
or lead you brought to the merchant’s website.
Commissions for this kind of affiliate programs
are usually large, ranging from 15% to a high of
about 60%.  Other affiliate programs would pay
you a fixed fee for every click through or traffic
you send to the merchant’s site.  Programs like
this often pay a smaller fee for every click
through, usually not getting any larger than
half a dollar.  The good thing about this kind
of program, however, is that the visitor won’t
have to purchase anything in order for the
affiliate to get compensated.

Another type of affiliate program is the residual
income affiliate program.  Residual affiliate
programs usually pay only a small percentage of
sales commission for every sale directed by the
affiliate to the merchant’s site.  This commission
often comes only in the range of 10% to 20% sales
commission.  Because of this, many people ignore
residual affiliate program and would rather opt
for the high paying one-time commission affiliate
program.  Are these people making a mistake, or
are they making the right decision?

We can’t tell, for sure, if people are making a
mistake by choosing a high paying one-time
commission affiliate program.  But we can
definitely say that they are making a large
mistake if they ignore residual affiliate
programs.  Residual affiliate programs would
indeed pay at a lower rate, but merchants
offering such kind of programs would generally
pay you regular and ongoing commissions for a
single affiliate initiated sale!  That means,
for the same effort you made in promoting a
particular affiliate program, you get paid only
once in a one-time commission program, and a
regular and ongoing commission for a residual

So, are the benefits of promoting residual
affiliate programs clearer to you now?  Or
are they still vague?  If they are still vague,
then let’s make them a bit clearer with this

Suppose there are two online merchants both
offering web hosting services on their sites.
The first merchant offers a one-time commission
type of affiliate program that pays $80 for
every single affiliate initiated sale.  The
second merchant also offers an affiliate program,
but this time a residual affiliate program
that pays only $10 for every single affiliate
initiated sale.  As an affiliate, we may get
attracted at once at what the first merchant
is offering, as $80 is definitely a lot larger
than $10.  But by thinking things over before
actually getting into them, one may be able
to see that the second merchant is offering
us more opportunity to earn a larger amount
of money.

Supposed you have directed traffic to the
merchant and it converted into a sale, you’ll
get paid once by the first merchant for the
sale you have initiated.  But with the second
merchant, you’ll get paid monthly for as long
as the customer you have referred to the merchant
continues to avail of the web hosting service.
That means that for the same effort of getting
one customer to avail of the merchant’s service,
you get paid monthly in residual affiliate
programs while you only get paid once in a
one-time commission type of affiliate programs.

So, are residual affiliate programs worth promoting?
Definitely yes, because you virtually get more
money from these types of affiliate programs in
the long run!  And would residual affiliate programs
work best for you?  Probably not, probably yes.
It is not really for me to tell.  But with the
benefits that residual affiliate marketing can
provide, it would really be unwise to ignore such

If you would like to get started, why not be led by
the hand and learn, step by step, the automated
income stream method?

Click here for all the lucrative details.

Talk soon.


Holy Residuals! Can $2 work into $61,000 within weeks?

I came across this ingenious program designed to help newbies
and those without much money to start out with, to work
together by paying it forward.  Each membership level comes
with an extensive range of products and additional free access
to other paid membership sites and so it rates exceptionally
highly on value gained even before the earnings begin.
Rather than go over the program I am reproducing a message
sent to my personal contacts – the offer within still applies to all lol!
From Chineme:  I Will PAY Your Way In To
HOLY GRAIL RESIDUALS – Turn $2 Into a great deal!
Please read this very carefully!
Would you like to turn $2 into hundreds or
even thousands in a matter of days or weeks?
And, build a long-term residual income using
an incredibly POWERFUL but simple system?
I am so bowled over by the immense value of the program that
I will send you $2 aftert you sign up!  Just send me
a copy of your AlertPay receipt FOR VERIFICATION TO:
HOLY GRAIL RESIDUALS $2 to $61,000 and I PAY
Your Way In!
The Holy Grail of Residuals Cash is quickly
becoming the most popular way of earning money
online. Many people received amazing amounts
of cash just for sharing the concept with others.
It is destined to be the success story of 2010 and

* You only need 4 partners to realize the following:

>Earn between $4,000 – $122,000+ monthly
>You get our Push Button Invitation System Builder
>System tracks every Personal and Network referral
>System links your entire Network back to You
>System easily follows Leads to get your four
It really is push-button easy.
The Easiest Way To Qualify –

Holy Grail Residuals is really GREAT
for a couple of significant reasons:

#1 Low Cost – At just $2 anyone can actually
‘Give it Away’ or PIF- ‘Pay It Forward’ to get
4 members to Qualify Forever

#2 This is perfect for people who DO NOT Sponsor
or refer anybody OR have NOT made a dime
on the Internet.

Here Is The Easiest Way To Qualify Forever –

1) PIF your 1st Person – You get your $2 back
2) Take that $2 and PIF your 2nd Person –
you’re Half way Finished
3) Take $2 and PIF your 3rd – you get that Paid
Back Immediately
4) Take that $2 and PIF your 4th Person –
BOOM you’re DONE!

JOIN NOW!  It’s free and I will PAY your $2.
For just $4 (plus AlertPay fees), you Qualify
your 4 partners. This System makes it super
easy –  You just Give it Away FREE!!
Now just teach those 4 to do the same and you
WILL be earning over $12,000 monthly in 12
weeks as will they!
The above example is based on people taking
1 week to get their 4 – In reality there is no reason why
this can’t be done sooner working as a team.
So if people are motivated + PIF (give it away)
for a total out of pocket cost of just $4 – they WILL
make over $12,000 in just 12 days!!!

Week 1: $2 x 2 = $4
Week 2: $8
Week 3: $16
Week 4: $24
After 4 weeks you have earned $52 from your $2
investment + quickly PIFing to 4 people!!

Week 5: $ 48
Week 6: $ 96
Week 7: $ 192
Week 8: $ 384
After 8 weeks you now have $720 + $52 = $772
monthly income!!

Now here is where it Gets REALLY EXCITING –
Week 9: $ 768
Week 10: $ 1536
Week 11: $ 3072
Week 12: $ 6144
TOTAL earnings = $11,520 + $772 = $12,292 in
just 12 weeks. Get BUSY and DO IT in 12 days!
The KEY is simple. Use the PIF – Pay It Forward
plan to GIVE it away FREE to 4 People who are
excited to finally make a lot of money.

We all know 4 people who need more money and I
am sure they each know 4 more people who need

Plus, using this quick, easy, simple, affordable
system your $4 and the PIF examples enables
everybody to know HOW to do it.

Money Likes Speed but if you’re not interested in
the money, just take advantage of all the products
offered to all members – you can’t lose!
Talk soon.
Chineme Noke
Internet Marketing Views

Today sees the launch of a brand new cash multiplier program


Affiliate programs come and go and it’s always said that it’s best to get in at the very beginning and then start to build your team which will in turn build their own.  And on and on it goes.

Today, Thursday, 1st July sees the launch of Speedy Spinner – ‘results so fast that your head will spin!’

The idea behind the program is that whenever someone joins and upgrades by making a relatively low payment (with no other monthly fees), 5 people get paid.  Payments are spread out evenly to the 5 people ahead so that everyone gets a piece of the pie.  Members then make referrals to others and the process is repeated over and over again.

The program offers valuable downloadable digital products (with full private or master resale rights) to further enhance one’s internet marketing knowledge, experience and earnings, as well as offering upgraded members 500,000 sokens to spend at Jane Mark’s Sokule (value $635).

The member’s back office also offers extensive business tools in the form of advertising aids and a link cloaker.

All in all, Speedy Spinner is a fantastic, fun, no-nonsense program – so great in fact that I bought the script!

There will be further updates as the program progresses and all testimonials will be gratefully received.

Talk soon.

Blimey! Have you seen this? $50 just for signing up!


Just thought you’d want tocheck this out. I actually
can’t believe what I foundhere, so I needed to shoot
it off straight away!
This company is crediting people $50 commissions
just for taking a look at their site… for free.

Tell everyone… “It’s Coming!” Spread the word about
this massive world-wide pre-launch phenomenon! Yes,
there really is a $50 FREE Registration Bonus
available for credit to everyone who pre-enrolls!

Also, you’ll receive Unlimited $20 Fast Start Bonuses and
Over-Ride Commissions to 5-Levels Deep after launch!
Talk soon,

Why not get your compelling message spread virally

Why not get your compelling message spread virally by others by using Sokule’s powerful re-squeak and re-tweet tools. …

“I don’t think that once you get to one level, you

“I don’t think that once you get to one level, you can relax. You’ve got to keep pushing.” — Larry Bird, basketball player. Track me …

There’s a great site giving $1O,OOO in ads at 95% OFF – Limited Offer!

Greetings all,

There’s a brand new ad site that has every place online and off where you can get $10,000 a day in ads – but for a whopping 95% OFF!

You can literally get ads for just 54¢ an ad that would otherwise costs you $1,000’s

But what you need to know most is this:

o  You get $10,000 in ads (DAILY!)
o  You can get them in 50,000 places all over the World!
o  You can place them all with just 1-3 clicks from
inside your own Super-Center using
just your mouse!
o  You get another 30,000 places in FREE ads!
o  You get limitless FREE Traffic Sources!

And again, it all comes in a very easy-to-use Members Area you get your own private Username & Password LOGIN too!

It’s rumored that the husband and wife couple who operate the site may either LIMIT how many people are allowed in, or at the very least “choke” down the flow of new Members so as not to let just anybody get in.

It’s also been said that they may stop offering anymore Memberships after some time (and without notice) just to keep competition “alive and well” (but who really knows?)

Regardless of which, it’s understood that once you’re in, *YOU’RE IN!*

Here is the link in case you’re smart and want in just like me and the few others who’ve found this so far:

~~~> Top Secret Ads

It would be great if results from around the world could be posted here for others to see – also any other tips out there would be much appreciated.