Watch Out For That Scam

Written by James Junior

Continued from page 1

Foreign Investment Letter

Another popular email scheme is an email from a foreign country stating that they have millions that need to be transferred torepparttar United States but need a bank account to finalizerepparttar 148147 transaction. The sender ofrepparttar 148148 email is willing to give you a percentage ofrepparttar 148149 amount transferred in exchange for using your bank account. Never submit your social security number and checking account or credit card number via an email or an unfamiliar website. This is also known as Nigerian letter fraud and among one ofrepparttar 148150 highest dollar loss frauds with an average of $3000.

Online Dating

You would also be surprised how easily people give their hard earned money away to people they meet overrepparttar 148151 internet but not in person. The victim meets someone in a chat room or message board and builds a friendship withrepparttar 148152 perpetrator who usually sendsrepparttar 148153 victim a picture of an attractive person. Whenrepparttar 148154 time comes to meet,repparttar 148155 schemer admits to not havingrepparttar 148156 money for airfare and expenses, sorepparttar 148157 victim sendsrepparttar 148158 money via Western Union or similar money transfer service, never to hear back fromrepparttar 148159 person again.

Avoiding Scams

Here are a few ways to avoid becoming a victim of a scam:

  1. Do not disclose your social security number, credit card or banking numbers to anyone you do not feel comfortable with.
  2. Check withrepparttar 148160 Better Business Bureau ( and before making a purchase from an unfamiliar website and company.
  3. When purchasing items online avoid force seller tactics. If they canít wait, then tell them youíre not buying. Whenever possible, use escrow. Escrow is a third party who holdsrepparttar 148161 money untilrepparttar 148162 item or service has been delivered torepparttar 148163 buyer.
  4. Avoid Western Union or similar forms of payment at all costs.
  5. Most importantly, do your research.

Please visitrepparttar 148164 IFCC or viewrepparttar 148165 annual report at for more information about internet fraud.

James Junior is a freelance writer and web programmer for

Why eBooks Are The Most Overlooked Path To Online Prosperity

Written by Jim Edwards

Continued from page 1

One more thing: It doesn't need to take very long to write an ebook. Why? Because many "book books" are like encyclopedias in prose form - they cover everything imaginable aboutrepparttar topic.

eBooks aren't like that. They go right torepparttar 148146 meat of what people need to know to solve a problem. They have information about everything necessary to solve a problem, but no "filler" information that takes so long to write - and takes readers so long to sift through.

Here are four mistakes ebook authors make that typically reduce or prevent sales:

1. They don't write to a specific, target audience. The biggest mistake most ebook authors make is they don't clearly define, identify and visualize who they are selling their ebook to. Onrepparttar 148147 Web, to be successful, you must write to a specific group of people who have specific interests. Make sure that you know exactly who is going to buy your ebook, and where you can find them online.

2. They don't automate as many of their business activities as possible. Selling ebooks, though it is highly profitable, is not a business where you make hundreds of dollars per sale.

Automate everything you can - credit card processing, ebook delivery, as much technical support as possible.

3. They don't have a compelling title for their ebook. Use words that conveyrepparttar 148148 benefit of what's inrepparttar 148149 ebook, as well as words your audience is familiar with.

A bad title for an ebook: "Online Marketing for Newbies." A good title forrepparttar 148150 same ebook: "97 Ways to Promote Your Website - No Experience Required."

4. They try to cover too much ground. Many ebook authors convey a lot of information but don't cover anything in-depth. As a result, they never fully explain anything in enough detail to provide any useful value to their readers.

As long as you are aware of these mistakes and put in a little effort to avoid them, your chances of success are VERY high.

So, if you know a lot about something - or even if you don't - you can put together and market an ebook quickly, and make a lot of money quickly as well. The large traditional publishers may never understand or agree with this, but that's actually to your benefit. It keepsrepparttar 148151 playing field level and offers you,repparttar 148152 entr epreneurial author, unlimited opportunities for many years to come.


Simple "Traffic Machine" brings Thousands of NEW visitors to your website for weeks, even months... without spending a dime on advertising! ==> "Turn Words Into Traffic"

Jim Edwards and David Garfinkel are co-authors of "eBook Secrets Exposed - How to Make Massive Amounts of Money in Record Time With Your Own eBook (whether you wrote it or not!)," the authoritative guide to publishing ebooks on the Internet. Guerrilla Marketing author Jay Conrad Levinson says, "If there was ever a 'must read' for this century, it is this book." For more information, visit

    <Back to Page 1 © 2005
Terms of Use