Youngest Internet Marketer Turns Five

Little Morgan Mulac, the daughter of Internet marketers Greg and Stephanie Mulac, turned five years old today.  She’s been helping her Mommy and Daddy for some time now, so she qualifies as one of the youngest (if not THE youngest) internet marketers working on the web.

A family friend and fellow internet entrepreneur, Tahir Shah, ("Uncle Tahir") has created an online birthday video for her.

So congratuations to Morgan and to her online "family" for showing us that people around the world really do "connect" is a way that we would never be able to before the internet.

Happy Birthday to Morgan and Happy New Year to the rest of you.

All the Best,

Tim

Can You Really Make Money With Your Blog?

Since I’m starting my internet marketing ventures with a blog, I thought it might be good to find some products that actually show you HOW to create a successful blog and, especially important, how to make money with them.

To do this, I went out and bought two different programs, BLOGGING FOR RICHES and it’s competitor, BLOGGING TO THE BANK.  I figured the cost would be worth the investment.  Years ago, I was a teacher so I know that investing in your education is important if you want to succeed.

After looking at both products, I’m undecided about which one is "BEST."  Both offer a lot of value and are a real help in learning how to set up everything to succeed in internet marketing.

BLOGGING FOR RICHES has a series of videos as well as different themes and plugins that they recommend you use to monetize your blog.  While some of the videos are a little short, the content is solid and they offer lots of examples to follow.

BLOGGING TO THE BANK , on the other hand, seems to offer much more content for the initial amount you pay for the product.  Lots of videos as well as practical guidance and bonus software downloads.  There’s also a monthly membership to get in on the latest tips and tricks of the trade.

Investing in any product that is going to help you MAKE money is a good investment.  (As Robert Kyosaki, the author  of RICH DAD, POOR DAD, states, use your money to buy ASSETS if you want to create wealth.

In summary, both products are well worth the money, but have distinct benefits.  I would recommend starting with one and then moving on to the next one after you’ve implemented what you learn.  The most important thing is to actually DO the steps they teach you.  Otherwise you’re just wasting your time and money.

Happy Blogging.

The Journey to Internet Marketing Success with Blogging

Okay, here we go.  The journey is set to begin.  I take a deep breath … and jump in … I’ve taken my first steps toward making money with an online business by using blogging.

Ahhgggg ….

That’s kind of how I felt when I first came to the internet with the hopes of making money on the internet with blogging.  For one thing, I didn’t know the first thing about blogging and was more than a little confused about how to do it successfully.

Thankfully, I found a program called Blogging for Riches which not only walked me through the basics, but helped me with the more advanced topics of using plugins, social networking and how to "monetize" your site.

Another resource I’ve found extremely helpful is a site called Niche Blog Marketing at  Blueskybrothers.com.  I check there regularly to find updated tips and tricks on how to use my blog more effectively.  One of the site’s owners, Greg Meares, has tons of experience and willingly shares a lot of his secrets.

One of the things I want  do with this blog is to record my journey of the things I’m learning as I go along.  I used to be a teacher and one of the most significant things I learned through that experience is that the best way to learn anything is to write it down. 

So that’s what I’ll be doing here.  I’ll be sharing my experiences, including my victories and my frustrations, as I go through here and try to understand everything better.  I welcome your comments and your questions as we go along. In fact, I look forward to them.  Hopefully we can learn from each other.

And so we’re off … Wish me luck and … even better, come back to visit to say hello.

All the Best,

Tim  "the big hula monkey"