The One Big Secret to Making Money on The Internet

Written by Edward Thorpe

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If I'm put on hold for call waiting I simply hang up. And I don't care who I'm talking to. It could be George Bush or a potential client. Screw em. Let em get back to me. Or not. My time is too valuable for that.

I want you to value your time, as well. Byrepparttar way. You don't have to change who you are to make money. You don't have to pretend you're someone you're not. Life's too short for that.

And I don't want you to get taken byrepparttar 119099 internet marketing rascals. Before you throw away your good money on something you're not certain of -- call or email me.

I'll help you out. If I can't point you straight, odds are very good that I know who can.

So what'srepparttar 119100 one big secret to making money onrepparttar 119101 internet?

That there are no secrets. Making money onrepparttar 119102 internet is pretty much like making money offrepparttar 119103 internet.

Target a market. Find out their problems. Find a solution to those problems. Make your target market aware of your solution. Work withrepparttar 119104 ones who raise their hands.

Follow a system. Track everything you do. Watch your cash flow. Give more value than you take. Follow up. Re-sell your buyers. Become a problem solver.

Above all. Be yourself. Enjoy what you're doing. Never compromise your morals to make a business deal. Pick your associations wisely.

To sum this up... If your loved ones wouldn't like what you're thinking of doing, just say no.

Edward Thorpe, The Laziest Dude on the Internet, publishes The Home Grown Biz Advocate. Smart, funny and candid Home Biz Opp selling tips, tricks & free help. Get yours at

Buy a home through your home computer

Written by Kris Grant

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A big advantage of online discount brokerage firms is that buyers can now obtain rebates up to 1.5% ofrepparttar purchase price of their home. Traditional Realtors generally do not offer rebates torepparttar 119098 buyers. For sellers, discount brokerage firms offer to list homes for up to 4.5% vs.repparttar 119099 traditional 6% commission. With repparttar 119100 average home price in San Diego County now over $400,000, such discounts are worth considering. The 1.5% savings amounts to $6,000 for a $400,000 home and $9,000 for a $600,000 home.

Another San Diego-based real estate site provides an opportunity for "FSBO" (For Sale by Owner) sellers to list their property onrepparttar 119101 MLS. will list any property onrepparttar 119102 MLS for a flat fee of $299 vs. 3%, which is one-half ofrepparttar 119103 traditional Realtor fee. EfreeMLS rebatesrepparttar 119104 $299 torepparttar 119105 seller if they then buy a property through their service. For homeowners not looking to buy or sell, but who just want a good reading onrepparttar 119106 value of their home,repparttar 119107 site is an excellent resource for sales comps: just enter your Zip code andrepparttar 119108 last 100 sales for that Zip appear.

Online real estate portals also offer lots of educational links for homebuyers, including information on community schools, a glossary of real estate terminology in layman's terms, and tips on preparing your home for sale. Many have links to mortgage lenders, moving companies, and furniture stores.

And, armed with this information, you can walk into a brick-and-mortar real estate firm and ask about discounts, as well. Coldwell Banker is even getting intorepparttar 119109 discount brokerage business with Blue Edge Realty. Currentlyrepparttar 119110 company is testingrepparttar 119111 model onrepparttar 119112 East Coast and it is not currently available in San Diego County.

Kris Grant is a free-lance writer based in Coronado, California. Telephone (619) 437-8987 Cell Phone (619) 252-5525 email:

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