Friends In Business
& Scams 101
"Seven years to pack a toolbox?"
Yes indeedy! I take my responsibility very seriously.
And I confess, I inherited just a tad of my late pappy's obsessive-compulsive disorder -- MaaMaw's Magnificent Toolbox(or is that "Magnificent MaaMaw's Toolbox"?)
- a problem for me,
- a virtual insurance policy for you :-)
My choices are the result of seven long years of searching, visiting, reading, testing, ash-canning, and starting over. Thus, it is with total confidence that I shriek, "IT JUST DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!!"
Everything on this page has earned *MaaMaw's Personal Seal of Approval* and is guaranteed to fit snugly into the "100% Scam-Proof, Top-Of-the-Line, You-Really-Can't-Afford-To-Miss-This" department.
MaaMaw's Toolbox is a work in progress, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often.
One last thing before we start:
I never said this list was exclusive, so don't get your bowels in an uproar. I'm not here to bash those who didn't rate or are yet to be discovered but to sing the praises of the people, places, and products that have earned a permanent home in
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
- EXPERT PROOFREADING & PROFESSIONAL EDITING
If you wouldn't halt a sales presentation to clean your ears, why in the world would you risk leaving grammatical or (gasp!) spelling errors in the stuff you write and show to the world? To you, they're just little boo-boos -- "typos" even -- but trust me when I say they're on the job 24/7, trashing your image and robbing you of sales.
MaaMaw's been "Proofing & Polishing" for 26 years now. She's affordable and as good as they get. Visit WordMentor.com for details...
Making Real Money On eBay
- THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE EBAY COURSE EVER WRITTEN
This is *SO* good I can't begin to describe it in one little paragraph. It's head & shoulders above every other eBay course I've ever read and could be pure gold for anyone who's ever dabbled in eBay and wondered why (me, f'rinstance). And if you're still on the outside looking in, I don't believe you could build a better foundation than the one in this course. OUTSTANDING!
Have a look at what's inside...
- THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE INTERNET MARKETING COURSE ON THE PLANET
This magnificent 600-page course walks you step-by-step through everything you need to know to set up and run a business on the internet, from coming up with a workable idea through the most advanced operating techniques. This course can be your first -- and most important -- step toward that magical but very realistic goal of making money while you sleep. Learn more...
- COREY RUDL'S "SECRETS TO THEIR SUCCESS" -- UNBELIEVABLE!!
This exclusive membership site is SO good I can't possibly do it justice in this small space -- and anyhoo, I'm much too busy kicking myself because it was right under my nose for years and I chose not to subscribe until now. (IDIOT!) Each month you get access to two in-depth internet success stories and an absolutely incredible site review that's worth easily ten times the price of your membership. (I should probably mention that a new subscription gets you two extra issues, but I'm still mourning the the ones that got away.) Learn more...
- THE *ULTIMATE* INTERNET MARKETING SEMINAR VIDEOS
After seven years on the net, I expected more of the same (so, as seems to be my habit, I left them stuffed in a drawer for several months before I even opened them... SMACK!). I confess -- I was shocked at how much I learned from these videos. I found them to be fresh, inspiring, and just plain great. Learn more...
Web Site Services
- THE WORLD'S *BEST* WEB SITE HOST
I've been with AllWebCo since time began (seven years and counting), and I honestly don't believe there is a better web site host on the planet. Their rates are extremely low, but somehow they manage to keep their service second to none -- and that has never wavered, even in the middle of two devastating hurricanes. I can't begin to tell you how good they've been to me (but I'll surely try :-) Learn more...
- DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION
Yes, I'm recommending AllWebCo again -- not because I get a commission (I don't), but because they're the best. Come on, it's only a domain name. Who cares, right? I care -- and so do they. I can't always count on myself to stay on top of things. I need someone who will track me down before I miss a deadline, and AllWebCo has done that for me time and time again. My domain names are too important to mess around with. As far as I'm concerned, peace of mind is well worth a few extra pennies. Learn more...
- QUESTION ABOUT WEB SITE DESIGN?
You can always count on Steve MacLellan to come up with the answer. A FIB participant for years, he knows so much it's almost scary, and he's always willing to help. Visit Steve's discussion board...
Selling Your Product or Service
- SECRETS OF MOUTHWATERING MARKETING COPY.
A masterpiece by Marcia Yudkin! I've read lots of books on copywriting, but this is my personal favorite. Not only does it do a downright magnificent job of covering all the basics, but it includes details I haven't seen anywhere else. A "must read" whether you're just getting started or already writing your own sales copy and feeling pretty pleased with yourself. Learn more...
Publicizing Your Business
- ONLINE PUBLICITY - POWERFUL AND PAINLESS!
Learn from the best! This 150-page report contains all the knowledge you need to harness the mind-boggling power of online media attention. It includes detailed instructions and dozens of exciting ideas for beginners and pros alike -- from the basics of crafting a sensational press release through the magic of fanning the fire long after the excitement was supposed to have died down. Learn more...
- 24 PRESS RELEASE MAKEOVERS
If you've ever experienced the sting of rejection, then you know that just any old press release ain't gonna cut the mustard. Walk shoulder-to-shoulder with expert Marcia Yudkin as she dissects 24 "blah" press releases and turns them into irresistible "scoops" practically guaranteed to stop those annoying media gatekeepers in their tracks. Learn more...
- MAKE A BUNDLE WITH BOOKLETS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
I dare anyone to visit Marcia Yudkin's web site then come back here and tell me she isn't one of the leading experts in the field. Eee gads, the lady is a walking reference library! With her guidance, you, too, can make money with this extremely lucrative and exceedingly straightforward form of self-publishing. In no time at all you'll be saying, "Hey, I'm an author!" (What's that? You've already written a whole stack of reports? Well then, I'll betcha don't know how to squeeze every last cent out of the little buggers, do you?) Learn more...
- 50 WAYS TO TURN CONTENT INTO MONEY
Just the title excites me! I've been writing content for years, but until I got my hands on this 46-page report, I didn't have a clear grasp of exactly how to turn it into cold, hard cash. You get a great overview of 50 different ways to do just that, plus online resources if you want to dig deeper. The highlight for me was the whole concept of slicing and dicing, lopping and chopping, reformatting, reshaping, and reselling virtually the same information over and over again. (I mean really, does business get any more fun than this?) Learn more...
Success Stories and Case Histories
- THE BUSINESS FASTLANE
For mere peanuts, you gain immediate access to articles and ideas by some truly great marketing minds (including the amazing Don Alm). And oodles of case studies -- more than 357 of them! -- many of which come complete with all the "secret details" you need to ethically steal these rock-solid, tried-and-true business ideas. They range from everyday to, shall we say, bizarre (hey, don't knock bizarre; it can make you rich). Some require specialized skills... many require absolutely none. Learn more...
- SECRETS TO THEIR SUCCESS -- ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING!!
You might have seen this listing under "Internet Marketing," but it's SO good I feel it's my duty to tell you twice. (I chose to ignore it for years... a very bad idea if you're serious about making money on the net) Each month you get access to two in-depth internet success stories and an absolutely incredible site review that's worth easily ten times the price of your membership (plus you get two back issues with your new subscription). Learn more...
Legitimate Business Opportunities
- KAESER & BLAIR ADVERTISING SPECIALTIES
I was a Kaeser & Blair business owner for a short time, and I bombed royally. (It was before I figured out that, for me, waking up every day knowing I had to approach living, breathing prospects was even more horrifying than a chocolate famine.) However, I was with the company long enough to know that the opportunity they offer is absolutely legitimate. They've been in business for well over 100 years and are highly respected in the industry. So... if this sounds like it's right up your alley, I strongly recommend you contact Dennis Bevers. He has been doing extremely well with K&B for many, many years. If you're serious about building a successful advertising specialties business, you won't find a better guide than Dennis. Learn more...
Just Plain Good Sense
- MY BUSINESS CAPSULE -- A "MUST HAVE"
You've probably thought about doing it, but thinking doesn't get the job done. "My Business Capsule" puts everything about your business -- including day-to-day, step-by-step procedures -- into one neat little package so that if you are suddenly incapacitated, your assistant or even a family-member-without-a-clue can pick it up and keep things running smoothly 'til you're back on your feet. Think about it... what would really happen to your income if you were totally out of commission for even a piddly two weeks? Learn more...
- WHAT KIND OF NINNY WOULD PUT PEOPLE IN A TOOLBOX?
My kind of ninny, and for good reason. There's a tiny handful of people I trust enough to recommend across the board. If it has their name on it, experience tells me it's top-notch. Period. If space prevents me from stuffing all their great works into MaaMaw's Toolbox, I've given each of them them a page all their own. I call this my "MaaMaw's Stickin' Her Neck Out" category. Space is limited, and only the best survive the shakedown.
- MARCIA YUDKIN
Do you hire out all your sales copy to a professional copywriter? Got so many orders you're having trouble keeping up? Overwhelmed by the fresh, targeted traffic from all that free publicity you're getting?
If you answered "No" even once, you need help; you might think your marketing copy is hot stuff, but if it isn't raking in the bucks, chances are it could be better. That's where Marcia Yudkin comes in. Her specialty is leading writers and entrepreneurs to the pot of gold at end of the rainbow -- not with empty promises but with solid training in the skills she knows best. If you want to be the best you can be, you really can't afford not to pick this lady's brain. Click here now to start putting Marcia's experience to work for you.
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