A Very Un-Se*xy Tactic That’ll Se*x-Up Your Internet Marketing Life.

January 9, 2008

Thumbs Up This is not some sneaky Internet Marketing Tactic that only the Gurus know.

This is some basic down-to-earth common sense.

Which BTW wasn’t so common for me ­čÖé

So without further mucking about lets get down to it.

Whether you’re in Internet marketing or doing anything else online, if you’re like most of us, you’ll have subscribed to some newsletters or the other.

If you’ve subscribed to Internet Marketers then you’re in big trouble.

Major trouble.

Within a few days Your Inbox is going to EXPLODE!

Don’t believe me?

Just open up a new window.
Type in Internet Marketing in your search box and see how many names come up.

Then go to a few sites and sign up for their newsletters.
Be sure to do this in a separate email account that you wouldn’t need for really important purposes like emails from your family, friends and work.Subscribe to those newsletters and wait a few days.

Maybe a week.

What happens when you finally open up your email?

See the avalanche of emails in your inbox?

H*ell I subscribed to one of these Giveaways…and guess what happened.

If you guessed that my inbox got inundated with emails from all of those people then you guessed right.

So I glanced through them and checked out the ones that looked interesting.

Then I deleted the ones that were boring. I deleted about 52 emails that day.
The next day was the weekend and I had some stuff to do so I never checked my mail.
Come Monday and I open up my email. And man! did I get a shock or what!

Over 200 emails in my inbox.
Dam*n I thought… anyway I read through some…very few.
Never got to deleting the majority as there as a power outage.
As luck would have it I got a bad cold and didn’t check my mail for another few days.

Finally opened it up after 5 days and I said “What the F*ck!”

There were 2783 emails in my inbox!

And most of them were selling the same stuff.

That got me dash pis*sed off.

But I got down to deleting them…and unsubscribing from them.

You might want to do the same too.

In fact I recommend this.

Don’t worry about missing something. Simply keep a list of the sites you’ve subscribed to and then unsubscribe from most of them.

If you’re really worried that you might miss something then stay on the list the Biggest Internet Marketing Whore.

You’ll know who I mean. Just see who sends you the most emails about all the different promotions and launches and affiliate products out there. I’m actually staying on this guy’s list just to keep up with what’s going on in the Internet Marketing Guru’s circles. I do like to know what th Gurus are doing next.

Here are some tips for cleaning your inbox.

  1. Be ruthless.
  2. Be selective.
  3. Stay on 3 Seo experts lists. 3 is all you need. not more. (I’ll give tips on those too in a later post)
  4. Stay on 1 Affiliate Internet Marketing Whore’s List. (to be up to date on IM)
  5. Stay on 1-2 advertising experts lists. (You need to know as much as you can about advertising…but be sure to use it too)
  6. Stay on 1 Web Techy’s list. (So you know about scripts and other website stuff)
  7. And last and certainly the least important: Stay on 1 Internet Marketing Whore’s List.

Keep your Inbox clean. Don’t get more than 15-20 mails in these categories combines

Only keep subscribed to people who give you good information.

If you’ve subscribed to my RSS feed and think my stuff sucks then please by all means unsubscribe.

Clean your reading space of all unnecessary emails.

As I said in the beginning. This tactic is not se*xy. But like most other unse*xy tactics is

  • Immediately Effective
  • Produces long-term efficiency in your Internet Marketing Life.

Do yourself a favor and do this One thing right now. It’ll make your Life a whole lot easier.
Until next time,
“The-Naked-Truth”

Why TrafficSwarm Stinks As a Free Traffic Generator

January 4, 2008

TrafficSwarmO.K. now here’s a system that I really think stinks for my site/blog and wastes a lot time.

We’re talking Trafficswarm and why I used to hate it.

If you haven’t heard of TrafficSwarm then don’t worry. I’ll just give you the basic outlineof what it is.
And then you can save yourself a lot of sweat and just bypass this loser.

TrafficSwarm is a traffic exchange system. And on my personal Banned List of services that I think wastes my time.

Let me explain: Here’s What TrafficSwarm basically does…

Step 1: Sign up for a Free membership.

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Step 2: Surf your TrafficSwarm Page and view only the sites that interest you.

Step 3: Place your ads inside your TrafficSwarm account. Then…

… sit back while you get free traffic to your site from interested TrafficSwarm members. It just couldn’t be any easier!” Unquote

Now what the problem I have with this?
Why don’t I like this when their site says that 400,000 successful members are using it?

Q: If so many people like it then…
Why have I put it on my banned list?

A: Read on
I think it was over a year ago when I was looking for Free ways to drive traffic to my site.
(And there are plenty of Free and proven ways of driving traffic to your site or blog but more on those later.)

Getting back to TrafficSwarm…so I joined it and then I started surfing for credit.

Yes some Ads did interest me and I only clicked on those. After all why would I want to waste my time looking through ads that don’t interest me at all right?

Then a month later I realized that I was spending a lot of time surfing through ads just to get my ads seen by others.

Now I’m sure in the beginning you wouldn’t mind doing that too if you were just starting out.

But that’s only half the story. You see I also realized that in order for me to generate any kind of traffic I’d have to pay for a listing.

This bears saying again: in order for me to generate any kind of traffic I’d have to pay for a listing.

Now the trouble was that my site was not on Internet marketing.

How many people would then be interested in my ad for the amount of money I’d have to spend?

If you guessed not that many then you’re right.

So for me it didn’t make sense to buy ads on their site.

Frankly I got quite disgusted with the whole thing.

I wasn’t getting what I wanted out of this system.

I didn’t want to have to spend loads of time on it.

Or loads of money on it.

It took me many months to finally face the truth. I’d have to cut this out of my Internet life.

Believe it or not this was a hard thing for me to do.

You probably already know this but sometimes it can be really hard to admit defeat. No one likes to admit that they really failed. Or that what they were doing fell through. You know what I mean.
You try something and after months of working at it you realize that it’s just not working.

What I’m talking about is me finding out that after all those months I had still fallen flat on my face.

So I chopped it out of my Internet Life and started looking at other options.

That was one of the best things I’ve done online.

So remember that if you’re doing something and it’s just not working no matter what you do, then maybe it’s time to rethink its position in your life.

This could be a tactic you’re trying that is just not working.
You’ve wasted a lot of time on it. Why waste anymore. Find a system that can give you what you want with a good ratio of Effort : Results (See This Post on Maximizing Your Life & Time)

Remember always its the Ratio of Effort : Results that should finally determine what you keep doing and what you kick in the butt and out the door.

What do you think of this?

Has Traffic Swarm worked for you?

If it has then what did you do that it worked?

In fact I’ve found a good system that makes good use of The Maximizing Rule.

More on that later,

Until then,

Your Partner in Success,

“The-Naked-Truth”

How To Maximize Your Life

January 4, 2008

Have you ever wondered why you work so da*mn hard and yet seem to get nowhere?

Sometime late last year I felt like that.

After much time spent in spinning my wheels and going around in circles in my Internet Life and my Personal Life I’ve come to the conclusion that My Action Ratio should always be 1: 10 or >10

Let me explain: This is the Ratio of Effort : Results.

Where Effort is the Time and Energy / enthusiasm/resources you expend .

And Results are what you get from what you did.

And this should always be Effort (1) : Results (> than 10)

You take 1 action. The results you get from that should always be more than an equal return. Your results should be 10 times or greater then 10 times whatever you spent doing the work.

An example of a 1:1 ratio

You cook a meal. That is a collective of 1 Action.
You then eat the meal. That is the collective of 1 Result.

Now if you ate food that agrees with your stomach then your result may be greater than 1 i.e. you get strength and energy from it and you work better.

If the food you ate doesn’t agree with your stomach then you might end up at the emergency room and have to pay for medicines to put it right.

So in this case your ratio is Effort (1) : Result (-10)


In Work , in Money and in Life always aim to get a 1: greater than10 ratio.


If you get a bad result from an action you took then you need to sit quietly and reevaluate what happened.This is a major part of what I’m doing now in the beginning of 2008.

I can tell you right now that a lot of it doesn’t look very pretty.

But you get to learn from my mistakes and avoid them in your internet life.

Were there any whoppers you did last year?
What did you do to make it better?

Let’s all learn and do better this year.

Your partner in success,
“The-Naked-Truth”

Why I Hate most of the so-called Free traffic Methods out there.

January 3, 2008

banned Symbol2 Most of the Free Traffic methods out there are really programmes started by Internet Marketers.

Fact: Most of them only work if you ditch the Free part and use their Paid System.

And quite frankly speaking most of the people who join these kind of programmes are Internet Marketers who want to promote products for generating more trafic or using Adsense or any number of other related Internet Marketing products.

What if your site or blog is Not based on Internet Marketing?

Then how many of these people would actually be interested in seeing your site?

Not That Many.

So why should you spend cold hard cash for Advertising on a site that is Not your Target market?

You wouldn’t would you?

Well not unless you were lucky enough to get left a boat load of cash and had nothing better to do with it than waste it on bad Advertising…or leave the Millions to your pooch like that rich woman hotelier who died last year.

(I understand why people want their pets to be taken care of after they die. I have a pet myself. What that dog really needs is someone who actually cares for it, not someone who just wants the money but hates the dog)

Getting back to what I was saying…

When I was starting out I was really strapped for cash and so I could not even consider using paid or expensive methods.

In fact I still don’t like using expensive methods, and if I have to pay then I want to make Da*mn sure that I get my money’s worth!

I do try out the services that people recommend.

But then I see for myself if it actually works or not.

Am I truly getting what I want out of it?

If not then Ditch that service.

Use your time and money for a service or product that’ll:

Give You What You Want.