Are you a ‘niche collector’, like us? Seriously, we love niches. We first got interested in AdSense niches five years ago, when we accidentally found out that you can make either $0.02 or $2.42 per click. The difference? Topic of your article. So right away, we started wondering – what’s the most profitable Adsene keyword(s) out there? Then we stumbled upon unusual business niches. Then we found out that a lot of people are looking for a good website niche (aka profitable website niches) to start their business. So we decided to start a niche website that covers nothing but profitable (crazy, unusual) niches. If you are a nicheholic, you’ll love NicheGeek.com

Banner ads just don’t work … so they say!

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2007-04-07 07:54.
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If you ask me, this is a huge fallacy – I currently have web ad placements returning over 800% ROI. Imagine being handed eight bucks for every dollar you spend! So obviously it would take a lot to convince me that web media doesn’t work.

But not all web media is created equal. As a responsible web marketer, you can’t listen to what they say. You have to find out for yourself! And this means testing.

As a smart direct response marketer you need to allocate time and money to testing not only ad copy, ad layout, offers and prices. You also have to test media. Because in the web marketing world your media is your traffic driver … the catalyst that brings potential prospects to your doorstep.

Seven Lead Generation Sins

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2007-04-07 07:46.
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I really just don't get it. It's just plain pathetic.

How can so many businesses be missing the boat by such a long country mile on this?

Billions of dollars in profits, flushed away!

Just because of 7 innocent, yet deadly, tactical sales and marketing errors. Its nuts!

Now before I continue, let me just say that some of you who read this might find it upsetting.

I'm going to reveal some controversial ideas here. And yes, some of them are likely to fly in the face of many of the things that you've probably read and heard, and come to believe.

Tadacopy - How Japanese Entreperneurs Profit From Free Photocopies

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-04-06 07:49.
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http://www.tadacopy.com/

An innovative Japanese company is offering university students free photocopies. This free love is made possible by printing ads on the back of the copy paper, which is slightly thicker than normal to prevent ads from shining through. For JPY 400,000, advertisers can have their message printed on 10,000 sheets of paper.

Tadacopy machines have been placed at a few dozen campuses, and are a big hit with students. The company was founded by students at the universities of Keio, Chuo and Hosei, who installed the first free copy machine in April of last year. Nice one for student entrepreneurs to set up in other countries! You'll make some extra money, your fellow students will thank you, and local advertisers will be able to reach a targeted audience in a novel way. Like any good free love concept, it’s a win-win-win situation.

How To Get A Link From NicheGeek.Com

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-04-05 10:48.
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If you are into SEO, you know the importance of links. You can buy a link from any page on NicheGeek.Com, except the index, for $50 (you can pay via credit card, paypal, e-check, wire, etc.)The best of NicheGeek.Com pages are $150 per link (because they get massive traffic, in addition to having good PR) These are

All links are PERMANENT, which means your really BUY them, not rent them. I can link to any site, except pharma sites, porn sites, spyware sites and scammy-looking MFA sites.

Why Clueless Marketers Are Terrified Of The Web

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-04-04 08:25.
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If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner… and you’ve been earning a few bucks online using any of the tactics you’ve learned from me (or any of the other veteran marketers online)… then pat yourself on the back.

You’re doing something that many “mainstream” businesses haven’t yet figured out how to pull off.

And… if they continue to ignore the basics of direct selling (which you’re taking for granted as necessary for profits)… they won’t be “mainstream” much longer.

They’ll be extinct.

Bye bye.

Here’s what I’m talking about: The Web has “officially” become the Number One source for advertising for many of the culture’s biggest advertisers — a year earlier than predicted. Gazillions of bucks that used to be channeled through “traditional” media (newspapers, magazines, direct mail, television, radio, etc) have now been measurably diverted online.

The Biggest Secret To Successful Copywriting There Is

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-04-03 12:17.
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Business and Business Management Advice

In the 33-plus years since I created my first little piece of direct response sales copy, I've written considerably more than a thousand direct response ads, television spots and mail pieces.

Because nearly all of them were direct response promotions, each produced an easily measurable and almost immediate result. And over the years, as I studied those results, my approach to strategizing and creating sales promotions began to evolve.

Today, my work process is very different than it was in those early years. My first thought is no longer about the product benefits or even the product's USP. Nor do I begin each project by thinking about all the rational "reasons why" my prospect should buy.

How To Cut Costs And Increase Your Sales

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-04-03 06:34.
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In the last Success Marketing Strategy we talked about pricing and how most business people under price their products and services. Of course, fixing this problem is a huge source of profit improvement.

A second source of profit improvement directly linked to everything else we've discussed in these email is doing more business with each customer as opposed to obtaining lots of new customers. A lesson I've learned from the mail order business is that a buyer is a buyer is a buyer. It's infinitely easier and always more profitable to work at increasing the purchasing of your satisfied customers than it is to go out and add new ones.

Hitchster.Com - Taxi Ride 2.0

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-04-02 10:03.
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Everyone loves New York, except for when they have to take a cab to or from the airport and it ends up costing almost as much as airfare. Which is why smart New Yorkers are starting to plan their airport commutes via Hitchster.com. Founded by New York attorney Terry Crawford and wife Gloria, Hitchsters.com is a combination of a social networking and a ride matching site. Hitchsters' software connects travelers scheduled on the same flight and living in the same area of the city so they can save money by sharing a taxi. Customers can also specify their preference for a male or female co-rider and make a new social connection.

How To Run A Business From A Yacht

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2007-04-01 13:11.
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For most of his career, Neville Hockley has faced the tech headaches that confront the owner of any small design firm: finding time to read the hundreds of e-mails he receives each day and waiting for high-res graphics to upload. But in a few months he'll face a new set of challenges, such as preparing his workstation for an oncoming nor'wester or searching for a satellite signal off the Caymans.

For the past decade Hockley has worked ten-hour days building his i&D Media Group (iandd.com), a New York City-based graphic-design company with eight employees, more than $3 million in annual revenue, and clients that include Discovery Networks and Hyperion Software.

Woman Entrepreneur - Banu Ozden (Smart Medical Consumer)

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2007-04-01 10:11.
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http://www.smartmedicalconsumer.com/

When Banu Ozden, PhD, couldn't get a straight answer out of her health-insurance company regarding the cost of treatment options after being diagnosed with breast cancer, she got mad.

And as she went through the treatment process, she grew increasingly overwhelmed by the fact that the myriad of bills that were sent her way were filled with unintelligible codes and statements that didn't accurately reflect what she owed. She couldn't figure out what to pay--let alone if she was overpaying. When she finally sat down to sort through the mess, she discovered that she had overpaid by about $4,000.

So Ozden decided to get even by building a service that would help others by automating medical billing, tracking medical expenses, and detecting errors, so they could concentrate on getting well. She had already left her job at Bell Labs, where she had worked as director of research of computing systems, and had been frustrated that many of the inventions that she and her colleagues had worked on simply didn't make it to market.