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

What a Stinky Dog Can Teach You About Business

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-03-21 09:20.
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I love my dogs.  I currently have two…a mixed breed collie/rottweiler type and a golden retriever.  Since the mixed is growing old, my wife and I are considering getting a third one soon…another golden.

My wife and I treat our dogs like children.  They run with us.  They play with us.  They cuddle with us.  The big difference is when you want to go out for the evening you don’t need a sitter.

“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.”
(Quote of Gene Hill)

With all their good parts, they also have a few negatives, especially when you live in the country surrounded by trees and farmland like we do. One of those negatives appeared very brightly yesterday.

How To Make $50 Profit In 20 Minutes With Traffic Arbitrage

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-03-20 12:50.
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Curious about traffic arbitrage?

Why Your Sales Staff Shouldn't Market

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-03-20 07:00.
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Free Tax Software (Prepare Free, Print Free, e-File Free)

First, a few tips for managing salesforce

#1: Cut the truly poor performers - don't prolong everybody's agony.

#2: Coach top performers to do even better if you're looking for the fastest results.

#3: Provide the best possible combination of environment, example and tools but recognize that real motivation is self-motivation. You'll drive yourself crazy accepting full responsibility for other people's actions.

#4: Focus on accountability. Accountability always improves performance.

7 Bizarre IT-ish Business Ideas That Succeeded Online

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-03-19 13:02.
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OK, maybe bizarre is the wrong word. How about ‘unusual’? ‘Unexpected’? Or ‘ubercool’? Better? Here we go:

1. Make $65 An Hour Teaching Others How To Play Games Online

http://www.gaming-lessons.com/

Tom Taylor never expected to be a player in the business world; he just wanted to play video games. But as he got better and better, his passion for competitive gaming--and his desire to share his expertise with others--grew. Last year, Taylor, a top-five rated player in the pro-gaming circuit, started a video game coaching business to help others who wanted to improve their games. "I wanted to offer them a shortcut so they didn't have to go through what I did to learn," says Taylor, who started playing video games at age 7. Running his business, Gaming-Lessons, out of his Jupiter, Fla., home, Taylor draws dozens of clients from middle-school kids to middle-aged parents and from college students to celebrities. His fees? A whopping $65 an hour.

How To Create An Umbrella That People Will Line Up For

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-03-19 08:44.
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http://www.senzumbrellas.com

American industrialists try to build better mousetraps, but northern Europeans apparently need better umbrellas. The SENZ Umbrella has been designed to directly fill a need - to prevent a strong wind from turning an umbrella inside out. The SENZ team has redesigned the umbrella to be both stronger and more aerodynamic. The asymmetric shape keeps the rain from hitting the face, and it acts as a weather vane to help reorient the canopy for maximum protection. The SENZ Original opens up to about one square meter, and the Mini folds down to a typical handbag size.

The Biggest Marketing Sin You Can Commit

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2007-03-18 09:35.
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I see this mistake every day of the week.

It's not just beginners who make it and believe me, I've made it too - and long after I should have known better.

If you want to know what the mistake is – and remember it so that you never make it yourself - the answer is in the question and staring you right in the face: "marketing."

AdSense Bid Gap Or Why You Should Never Display All Ad Units Google Allows On One Page

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2007-03-17 07:10.
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Google allows up to three AdSense ad units (plus one adlink and one Google search box) on a website at any one time. In most cases, it is best to run the maximum three - the more ads you show, the higher the chance it will catch a reader’s eye. However, there are times when having less ads could make you more money. This is caused by something known as the Google Bid Gap.

What Is The Bid Gap

The bid gap is the difference in price between the Google ads. The top spot always cost the most, with each lower position costing less and less. The gaps between the top four bids are normally very close. However, once you get pass that, the gap can widen substantially. For example, the bids on a high paying keyword might be $5.00, $4.99, $4.98 and $4.97 for the top 4 spots, and then 10 cents for the fifth spot. There is only a 1-cent gap between positions 1-4 but a $4.87 gap between positions 4-5.

The Single Greatest Copywriting Success Secret

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2007-03-17 07:03.
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I was born cocky.

When I was 17 years old, running a Baumfolder in a printing plant for $1.60 an hour ($64 a week; $3,328 a year -- before taxes!) – I was absolutely convinced I could write more compelling copy than I saw in the direct mail packages they had me working on ...

At 23, as I slaved over a hot IBM Selectric at an L.A. agency for $15,000 a year, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that my sales copy was by far the strongest stuff in the mail – probably the hottest copy anybody had ever written in the entire history of the direct response industry, period ...

How To Get 100 Checks Coming To Your Mail Every Month

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-03-16 09:47.
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How To Sell Reports

How To Make Money Naming Domains

I'm a big fan of creating multiple streams of passive income. My personal goal is to have at least 100 checks coming in each month from a variety of sources.

Just like a mutual fund, it is better to have LOTS of people giving you money than just one or two. This way if one of the sources dried up, you're not screwed.

My last event in LA I used an example. I asked people in the audience to shout out some of their payments that they have to make each month.