Thursday, April 26, 2007

Make Money Online with Text Link Advertising

What's the easiest way to make money online? In my experience, text link advertising is the easiest way to make serious amount of money online. Text link advertising is buying and selling text link ads. And in my experience, Linkworth is the easiest and the best text link advertising company.

Linkworth cater to both advertisers and publishers. Advertisers uses text link advertising as a way to do search engine marketing. They buy links from relevant sites to drive traffic to theirs. Publishers, on the other hand, sells links on their site.

So whether you are the advertiser or the publisher, you stand to gain from text link advertising. For advertisers, more visitors mean there's a big chance of people buying what they're selling. For publishers, the more links they sell the bigger their online income.

Better still is that, you don't have to work that hard. Linkworth offers an easy to use admin area to their members. So looking for a good and relevant site to advertise has never been easier. Try emailing thousands of webmaster offering links and you'll likely be tagged as spammer. For publishers, you have full control on how much you want to sell your links so your relatively new site has a good chance to have an advertiser if you priced it right.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

How to become a video game tester

Imagine receiving all the newest video games for free. Now imagine being paid up to $50 per hour to test and give your opinion about those video games. This is what a video game tester does. Video game testers play video games before they come out and tell the manufacturer what they like and dislike about the game. This way the public will get the best possible product.

People are making hundreds of dollars to test video games and give their opinions about them. You do not need any special skills to be a video game tester. All you need is the gaming system for the game your are going to test. Here is a quick way to get a job as a video game tester.

Finding a video game tester job may be difficult unless you know a programmer that works for ea games or sony. It would also be difficult to try and get a company to hire you for a video game tester position. The best way to find a video game tester job, and usually any job for that matter, is to find someone on the inside and work through them. Many companies will post these jobs on their website so just do a search for video game developers and you will find many. Go to their website and see if there is a posting for a video game tester. Here are a few to try:,,,, and

Once you are hired as a video game tester you will receive your games to test in your mailbox. The game will come with an assignment to fill out that will include things you like or dislike about the game. Usually the company wants you to look out for errors in the game. Make sure to read your assignment and understand what the company wants you to look for. Each company pays different and they will tell you the hourly pay. When you have completed testing the game return your findings to the company, they will most likely provide you with a return envelope for this.

Now you just have to wait for them to send you a check for being their video game tester. After completion of each job, you will get a check in the mail from the company you worked for. The best part about being a video game tester is that you get to keep the game that you tested!

This article was meant to guide you in your search for becoming a video game tester. This is a great job because you can set your own hours to play the game. Good luck in your quest to become a video game tester.

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Michael Slevin

Saturday, April 14, 2007

5 Critcal Barriers to Effective Communication

Barriers to effective communication are commonplace for the Internet small business newbie. They were told that,” Building an online home business is a very simple task; you can start with little or no start-up business knowledge, capital & can start immediately making thousands of dollars per month.”

The home business newbie filled-to-the-top with all the hype puts caution on the back burner and digs right in. This is the first barrier to effective communication.

The newbie relied on the information without verifying its legitimacy. That is the number one reason why we have a 95% small business failure rate today.

The first barriers to effective communication are twofold, the newbie got bad information and secondly, he relied on the suspect information. It has been said that, “If it sound to good to be true, it's probably not true.”

To keep you from being one of the 95% failures, find out if the source of the information is true. I would ask them,” What makes you an expert & what are your credentials?” I make them answer me before I take the bait. To me, it's better to err on the side of caution.

The second barriers to effective communication in a home business for the newbie, is not understand the role of communication in a small business.

The truth is that all business has to have a communication component. The online home business cannot and will not work without it either. The newbie has to continually hone their communication skills; if he does not, his advertising, marketing, service and management of his small business will surely suffer.

The four major components of the home business I mentioned above is the main barriers to effective communication in a home business. Most newbies don't know how to write ads & sales copy. They don't know the formula (A.I.D.A) for writing good effective advertising.

Most of the ads I get everyday says, “I'm a newbie, would you please buy my 'X' product/service and send your friends too?” I don't even open an email any more because the subject says it all. I open my inbox with my index finger poised over the delete key.

The fourth barriers to effective communication for the newbie are learning how to market. Somehow, the newbie thinks they can sell. Being a salesman takes training. If they do it any other way they are repulsing their prospects. If you don't already know, most people hate to be sold. They don't want to be pitched.

To remedy for being repulsed, you must master marketing. Marketing makes you attractive to your market. When you market as apposed to selling, your marketing sorts & sells for you so you don't have to sell your prospects.

Lastly, the last barriers to effective communication in a small business are good service. From the time your prospect has its first contact with you, this is your golden opportunity to interact with them. The law of attraction takes the first seat. Your objective is to ultimately bond with them & with their permission, have an ongoing relationship with them.

Without a lengthy discussion, meet them where they are, human behavior play a crucial part here. There will never have a second chance for a first meeting.

So get it right from the beginning. Be yourself, they have a second sense when it comes to you not being genuine. So don't do it! Character and trust count. If you don't it right here, they will drop you like a hot rock.
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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Taking Time to Think

How often do we take time to think? How often do we get away from the Rat Race and deal with the important issues rather than the urgent ones? How do we as CEO’s sit down and consider the critical issues in our marriage, family, business, spiritual life, and future? For me this is a continual struggle. I am an action person and am far more of a “doer” than a thinker. Also, I am a workaholic, so I constantly have to build rest and time to get alone into my schedule. Many of you as business leaders share this struggle with me. I have done some things well. A daily time in God’s Word is a habit for me and I really enjoy just walking and praying. I also love to exercise and pray for others. I have tried to regularly be in a small group of my peers. This is a great time to get away from the business and deal with key issues with other wise counselors. I also love to read and do a lot of that while traveling. However, in the last year I have missed concentrated times of study.

Over the last five or six years, my wife and I would plan an extended weekend at the lake for study and writing about every six weeks. Last year due to a heavy U.S. travel schedule and several overseas trips, I did not get in all of these special times. This year I decided to remedy that. So I have put in the “big rocks” first into my schedule jar before the “pebbles and sand” of urgent issues fill up the space. I decided to spend every Wednesday that I am in town at home in study, prayer, and writing. This special time for wisdom and thinking is already on my schedule for the entire year. It will be a battle to stay with it, but I know how important it is to me. The result will be that I will be more able to keep my focus and my priorities in a world that continues to move far too quickly.

The bible tells us that God is the source of all wisdom. James 1:5 (Message) says, “If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get His help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought.” God will give us the answers if we take time to be with Him and seek Him. Throughout the book of Proverbs we are challenged to seek this wisdom. Proverbs 3:13 (M) says, “You’re blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom, when you make friends with Madame Insight. She’s worth far more than money in the bank; her friendship is better than a big salary. Her value exceeds all the trappings of wealth, nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her.” Because I am taking this time several times a month, this means that I can write articles like this even though I am involved in several businesses. By doing the important things at certain times, I do not allow my life simply to be controlled by the urgent.

I was talking to another CEO this week. He asked how I still was able to have balance in my life even though I traveled a lot. I told him that early in each year I set aside times of a full week and several weekends alone with my wife. I set a week to be with our children and grandchildren in Colorado and several special weekends at the lake. We set times to be with other couples for special times together. We have an empty nesters weekend each summer, and this year we will celebrate our 40th anniversary with six other couples at a nice resort. By having these important times already set in my schedule, then it allows me to travel and work hard while maintaining my priorities. Although I love my work and could work many hours, I have a set time that I go home when I am in town. This gives my wife great security.

So, I am guarding my calendar so that I can do the important things that are a high priority to me. Why not begin now to put the big rocks into your schedule jar for the next six to twelve months? Then, you will have time with your family, your leadership team, and time to gain wisdom from the Father. It will be the best thing that you can do for your health, your marriage, and your business.

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Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Highs and Lows of Working from Home

In the following article I aim to outline the major disadvantages of working from home. After reading this article you should be more aware of the dangers that threaten the success of your home business.

So you've decided to work from home, fantastic news. You imagine yourself 5 months from now on a golf course somewhere or in a bar enjoying some social drinks before returning home and discovering your business has once again expanded with very little of your own efforts brining you tonnes more money for you to spend on your leisurely pursuits and free yourself from debt forever!

Unfortunately for most people the dream of working from home becomes very quickly a nightmare for these main reasons:

1. Lack of Promotion of the business

2. Over grand expectations too quickly

3. Loss of interest

Lack of Promotion: I would say before you take the plunge and decide you want to fire your boss and work from home, first think about how much advertising and marketing knowledge you have, then ask yourself how can I increase this knowledge and roughly how long do I estimate it will take me to gain enough marketing experience to develop a stable business.

Over Grand Expectations: Dreams are wonderful and it's great to have big goals, but every big tree in the forest begins as a single seed. In other words you must start small, and once you can grasp that concept life will be a lot less stressful and frustrating for you. Before your business can expand for itself you need to be able to develop a strong organisation beneath you, before you can do that you need to of acquired the marketing knowledge, and before you even begin that you need to start developing yourself as a leader, the strength of your team and the success of your business depends on how good of a leader you are.

Loss of Interest: This is one of the major factors that will prevent your success in working from home and it follows on from the other two mentioned because if you don't know how to promote your business or develop yourself into a leader representing your company, you will not see the wealth you desire. This will make you even more frustrated and inevitably give up on the whole idea in the first place. It is hard to stay committed and focussed when working from home because our homes are a different environment to the whole office feel we are use to working in. Also there are many distractions to be found at home. The best way to stay focussed would be to make a deal with yourself to work totally and fully on your business for a certain amount of time everyday. During that time you will only involve yourself in activities that will grow your business or educate you to become better at growing your business. If you commit to just a few hours everyday without fail of doing this, over time you will begin to experience tremendous success and it won't be long before you can enjoy those late noon golfing sessions while your business works for you:)

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I graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Engineering. I am an investment banker with a growing online Network Marketing business without buying or calling a single lead.